Stevie Nicks – In Your Dreams (2011)
Rock icon Stevie Nicks has put out some great solo records, but In Your Dreams ranks right there near the top. She collaborates with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, which proves to be a shrewd choice. Stewart is a master in the studio as well as an ace guitarist and songwriter, and one of the best producers in the business. Like Nicks, Stewart works best with a strong collaborator, as he did for so many years with Annie Lennox. In Your Dreams has some truly breathtaking moments, like the wistful ballad “For What It’s Worth.” One can’t help but imagine what some of these songs would sound like with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie harmonizing along, but that’s just a testament to the strength of the material. The title song is another winner, and first single “Secret Love” is a strong opener. Dave Stewart’s blazing guitar takes center-stage on the excellent “Wide Sargasso Sea.” It’s a shame that In Your Dreams didn’t do better commercially. It did reach #6 in the U.S. upon its release (although with first-week sales of barely over 50k), but quickly tumbled down the charts. There seems to be a tendency by fans of older artists to ignore the newer stuff, and that’s a shame. This is still the same Stevie Nicks who wrote and sang classics like “Dreams,” “Landslide,” “Sara,” “Gypsy,” “Stand Back,” “Nightbird” and so many others.
by Chris Gerard
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February 26, 2014
It is a shame this album is absolutely awesome. Some of the best music she has written for so many reasons. Great Songs Great Music and Great MotivationReplyDelete
This amazing record is filled to the brim with so many great songs. Where to start? "You May Be The One", "Everybody Loves You", "Annabel Lee", "Moonlight", "For What It's Worth", "Wide Sargasso Sea", "Italian Summer", and on and on.ReplyDelete
It's very lame so many long time fans DO IGNORE newer music. It's like they are stuck in time, only interested in radio hits and a certain "era." What a shame. They are missing out on some truly great music. I've remained a die-hard fan who DOES purchase all the new stuff ever since May 1983, when I spun "The Wild Heart" on my turntable!! Now I purchase her/Mac mp3's on ITunes!! Wish more people moved with the times instead of being so stuck in a time-tunnelReplyDelete
In Your Dreams is an Awesome LP (album). I was hoping for another solo album but maybe with Chris back in the Mac the new Fleetwood Mac will do well and get played on the radio. I called my local radio station that claims to play the best of today as well as the classics about not playing Secret Love. The song never got played but they will play Stand Back ,Edge,Leather and Stop Draggin. How can you play the best of today and not play someone like Stevie's new music I asked..Just cause the DJ said. Such a shame......Rock on Stevie and put some awesome songs on the mac's album just maybe radio will play themReplyDelete
arguably the best from stevie, certainly right there with belladonna and the wild heart and other than her big fans. nobody knows. sad but true really. I think it combination of todays world and she not in her 20's and 30's its the kids that younger crowd that buys the music. But what matter to me the most is that I have been blessed to live in this era that stevie was in and that's all that matter the most too me. I know that there will never ever be a other STEVIE NICKS!!!ReplyDelete
"Ghosts Are Gone" and "In Your Dreams" are two of the songs that have stayed with me ever since this record came out. I love a hard rockin' Stevie!ReplyDelete
I also give kudos to "Wide Sargasso Sea" and "Moonlight".
It really gets to me when people go on about the disappointing sales of this album. It sold around 200,000 in the U.S. alone which is pretty good considering the music industry and her age.ReplyDelete
Italian Summer and Ghosts are Gone are my two favorite songs but I think they are all fantastic.ReplyDelete