BY JASON KELLER
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Now Magazine Toronto
Upon hearing that the great black magic enchantress Steve Nicks has written a song inspired by milquetoast teen vampire franchise Twilight, you had to figure her new disc, In Your Dreams, didn’t stand a chance. Why would an OG (original goth) like Nicks take her cues from something so toothless?
It turns out the track in question, Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream), plods along at times but isn’t nearly as offensive as it might have been. In fact, you could say the same about all of the surprising In Your Dreams, which, despite being overlong at an hour-plus, might be Nicks’s best record since The Wild Heart.
Co-written with long-time songwriting partner (and former Eurhythmics main main) David Stewart and co-produced by Glen Ballard (of Alanis fame), the disc has a handful of top-rank Nicks tracks, including the mourning observations on New Orleans, an intimate tune called For What It’s Worth and Secret Love, a propulsive track she penned during the Mac’s mid-70s heyday. Lindsey Buckingham appears on the quiet Soldier’s Angel, and he and Nicks interlock in a unique way that tells us these two, at least musically, are bound together for life.
Top track: Secret Love