Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The front lady of Fleetwood Mac comes alive yet again with her "Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams"


There isn’t anyone on the planet that hasn’t heard a Fleetwood Mac song, right? Dreams? Rumours? Yes? Well the front lady of one of the greatest bands of the last century comes alive yet again with her " Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams " let’s call it ’reality’ movie. In the vein of showing the behind-the-scenes, everything including guts and gore, the fans of aging rock stars want to either read their grotesque memoirs or see a rockumentary where their heroes reveal everything about their creative process.... and some more.

And the latest Stevie Nicks album, on which this film is based, with hits like "Secret Love" with its soft groans and "Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)" acting as a the zeitgeist’s trance and a hopeful "You May Be The One" feels just right for this older, stronger so-called white-winged dove.

As the cameras follow the gypsy-like singer around her home with documentarian Dave Stewart (from Eurythmics fame) and crew, you realize just how talented and beautiful this Phoenix-born singer truly is. Forget the awards especially the eight Grammy nominations (holding the record for most nominations for Best Female Rock Vocal without a win), the various hit singles, the fact that she slept with practically the whole band, the hysterical witchcraft allegations, the signature shawls and capes - the genius comes in the quieter moments where she wants to get her artistry just right. And she does that like a tight ropewalker above the clouds.

Purchase, then download or stream: "Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams" $9.99
http://inyourdreamsmovie.com/

by Daniel Scheffler
EDGE Contributor

23 comments:

Troy Martin said...

Great..

Troy Martin said...

Great film. The film could have been longer and showed alittle more of the life of Stevie.I think fans will come away filling the same way I did

Debbie said...

I am sitting here watching this wonderful, inside view of creating music. The joy, craziness, true friendship, respect and love that went into making her finest gift to her fans and music. Thank you Stevie and Dave for sharing your dream.

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed this...........she is so hardworking!!!!! Loved the home. I understand it is up for sale. I attended the Portland concert - UNBELIEVABLE. Am wondering what the band is doing for their R & R before the next leg. Dianne Youngblood

Anonymous said...

To above poster, how do you know her house is up for sale? I thought she said she was going to keep it now.

Anonymous said...

The last time that house was up for sale was 2007. Trust me, we'd ALL hear about it if it went back on the MLS.

Anonymous said...

The house was initially on the market for 14 million in the fall of 2007 when she realized she preferred her Oceanside place over the Pacific Pallasades house. I guess when the market tanked she decided to pull it. Now according to the New York mag exposé she is using it as a 14 million dollar "bed and breakfast" for friends and family. That's our Stevie!!

Anonymous said...

She'll never sell it now, especially since it became such an intricate part of "In Your Dreams."

Looking back at the entire IYD era, it really feels like an experience we all went through. The anticipation, build, release, tour, and documentary...it feels like I was just as a part of IYD as Stevie and Dave.

I hope we get to relive that again someday soon.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what year Stevie bought the house?

Anonymous said...

She purchased it in 2006. An executive from Colgate used to own it.

Anonymous said...

To above poster, do you know how much she paid for the home in 2006?

Anonymous said...

It's all public record. Determine the address and look it up in the county public records/county tax records.

The street name is correct based on the original mls listing that was published in the rag mags when the house was for sale back in 2007. You just need the street number and an internet connection.

Anonymous said...

I read she paid 9.7 million. Not sure what if any improvements were made other than the title of her
Ownership and asked 14 million a year later. The real estate market tanked and its not like she needs liquidity with her steady flow of income from touring. It's probably good she has capital tied up in real estate. She pays cash for all her houses- so I have read. She has the wisdom of a long lucrative career to not bee foolish with $$.

Anonymous said...

The street number is extremely easy to find, as is the fact that she pays $10,627.81 in taxes on the property every month.

She actually purchased the property in 2007 from then Colgate-Palmolive CEO Reuben Mark. According to tax records, she paid $9,000,090 for it when Mark decided to step down from his position of CEO and move back to NYC.

The house has 4 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a 400 bottle wine cellar, a two story library, a guest house, apartment over 4 car garage, pool/hot-tub, state-of-the-art security system, and a "secret walkway" leading to several private walking trails in the canyon below it. Her neighbors include Ozzy and Sharon Osborne, actress Megan Mullally (of Will & Grace), and Whoopi Goldberg owns a house down the street.

That's about all I could find on the property, besides the main building was built in 1938 and "two extensions" were added in 1958. The house was completely gutted and remodeled in 1999 and "extensive renovations to the library and kitchen" were completed in 2007 (I guess done by Stevie).

Anonymous said...

I also live in L.A. and am a big Stevie fan but I just become sort of fuzzy when it comes to her residences, only because I want her to in any way invade her privacy. That said, I am interested in this info, I have to say. Everyone knows about the condo because it's clearly visible from PCH, but I am surprised about the location of the IYD house - I thought it was out near Point Dume, much further away. I'm presuming Stevie buys these properties because of real estate values and appreciation. Otherwise it makes absolutely no sense to have two residences within spitting distance of each other. Why doesn't she have places elsewhere? Like Santa Barbara or San Francisco or New York? I don't understand our girl, but I love her. She truly is a gypsy and can't settle in one place. Stevie, you need to get out more....

Anonymous said...

I love it that Stevie's filthy rich and will never end up a broke loser, like Judy or Marilyn or Billie Holiday or Whitney. Stevie inherited business smarts from her dad, and thrift from her mother. Keep growing your fortune, Stevie. We want you to be rich, glamorous and fabulously wealthy - at least I do. And if there's a houseboy position opening anytime soon....I do windows and can hum all of The Wild Heart....on key!

Anonymous said...

Her house is very near the condo she lives in. She has said publicly that from her balcony at her condo that she can see her house and it's only a couple of minutes drive from one to the other. Look it up on Bing Maps and you can tell which house it is. And Pacific Palisades is very popular with celebrities because it is closer to downtown LA and Hollywood, and even LAX than being way out in Malibu. But it has all the same attraction as Malibu.

And since Stevie sold her Phoenix home, I think these two properties are all she owns. But remember she goes to Maui a lot, went to Key West last Christmas time, and she likes staying in hotels, and has said that many times. Why should she own more than she wants anyway?

Anonymous said...

I think she also bought a luxury condo or townhouse in Scottsdale so she can have a private place to stay when she is there visiting family.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, when did she sell her home in Arizona?

Kenneth Hughes said...

Back to the point of the article... THIS AMAZING MOVIE! I loved it! I absolutely, without a doubt, loved everything about this documentary. It had everything I wanted and so much more. WORTH THE WAIT!!! I loved seeing her writing in a photo still of her in front of a massive fireplace. I bought it through my SmartTV, on Amazon. Sat me back $15 and it was worth it. That lady has so much of my money, lol. I'm glad she's got my cash. After a documentary like this, she earned it. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of Stevie, although a snipet into her private life is an interesting read she can't be accessible to us 365 days a year. Risking her personal security and right to a PRIVATE life when she's not working....giving VERY specific information about where she lives, how much she pays a year in taxes etc....Kinda crossing a not so cool line. Imagine for a minute that you go on Facebook or some random blog and there for public consumption is your face, street address and very private financial data.... "who can I sue for violating my privacy"? Would probably be the your first thought. Because she is a celebrity somehow it's OK to post stuff like this. Facinating but not a cool thing to do.
Just a random thought.....Respectfully T.

Anonymous said...

Respectfully and well said.

^v^ Bird said...

Odd as it is, In Your Dream or mine, We are a part of this.Stevie made this as much for us,all of us,as she did herself.Stevie's music has played its part in my life for a long time and much as music can-her songs speak to me. Her music (and FM)has been a soundtrack to my life since I was 17 and a senior in hih school.Just a little more than 20yrs ago a girlfriend got Timespae and the green Mac greathits and it began.of course i had heard Stand Back and the others but not untill this day did I hear her .If Stevie wonders if there is someone out in this world who really gets her music who hears her stories and in them hears the world they live in well there is .Its me.Thank You Stevie Nicks.Thank You for making things o.k. even if they wern't.Your music has truly touched my life and beautified my mind.. ^v^Bird

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