Thursday, June 16, 2011

(Review) Stevie Nicks 'In Your Dreams ★★★ Stars "The beguiling voice behind many of Fleetwood Mac’s best moments is back in the fray"

BRIAN BOYD
Irishtimes.com

In Your Dreams Reprise ***

After more than a decade away, the beguiling voice behind many of Fleetwood Mac’s best moments is back in the fray with a high-grade album that signifies she is still a stunning vocal presence – even if she can get herself trapped in an AOR cul-de-sac at times. There’s plenty here that is crisp and evocative – Secret Love and For What it’s Worth (the latter being one of the best things she’s done for a while). But there’s also the odd track (such as Wide Sargasso Sea ) which suggests a lot but doesn’t really go anywhere. Elsewhere, she does dig deep to come up with some great moments – Cheaper Than Free – and there’s enough here to suggest that she’s up for it again and ready to climb new heights. It would be interesting to see her take a few more risks next time out – unclutter the arrangements and stretch her voice into new shapes.

Download tracks : Secret Love, For What It’s Worth, Cheaper Than Free

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