Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Rhino Expands Stevie Nicks’ “Bella Donna” and “The Wild Heart” In November

"And the Summer became the fall... I was not ready for the winter"... Well I am now!!

Stevie Nicks is launching her 24 Karat Gold tour later month, named for her acclaimed 2014 studio album consisting of new recordings of previously unheard compositions. Now, Nicks is looking back once more with two more 24-karat gold Deluxe Editions of her first two solo albums, Bella Donna and The Wild Heart. Both releases arrive from Rhino on November 4, along with remastered, stand-alone editions of the original albums on LP, CD and DD.

1981’s solo debut Bella Donna will be released as a 3-CD set. Produced by Jimmy Iovine, the album yielded such immortal Nicks tracks as “Edge of Seventeen” and two duets: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and “Leather and Lace” with Don Henley. Disc Two of the upcoming set has nine previously unreleased cuts (including alternate versions of “Edge of Seventeen,” “Leather and Lace,” and the title song) plus Nicks’ soundtrack performances of “Blue Lamp” from Heavy Metal and “Sleeping Angel” from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The third disc premieres a 1981 concert featuring selections from Bella Donna alongside Fleetwood Mac favorites “Sara” and “Rhiannon.”

Following the 1982 release of Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage (recently reissued across multiple formats by Rhino – read our review here!), Nicks returned to her solo career with 1983’s The Wild Heart. The double-platinum smash is being reissued as a 2-CD set. It included such favorites as “Stand Back,” “Nightbird” and “I Will Run To You,” which reunited the artist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The 9-track bonus disc has seven previously unreleased cuts including demos and outtakes, plus the “Stand Back” B-side “Garbo” and Nicks’ recording of “Violet and Blue” from the Against All Odds soundtrack.

“I’ve had so much fun reliving the making of Bella Donna and The Wild Heart while working on the liner notes and listening to all of the alternate versions and demo takes,” Nicks commented in the original press release. “The liner notes are so much more than liner notes. They are like a little novel. I tried to make whoever reads this feel like they were there. I think…I succeeded….”

These two highly-anticipated reissues arrive from Rhino on November 4. In the meantime, Stevie kicks off her 24-Karat Gold tour (on which she’ll be joined by The Pretenders) on October 25 in Phoenix. It wraps December 18 at The Forum in Los Angeles!

You can peruse the track listings for both Deluxe Editions below!  Pre-order links are not yet available, but we will add as soon as they become active!

Stevie Nicks, Bella Donna: Deluxe Edition (Rhino, 2016)

Disc One: Original Album (Modern Records MR 38-139, 1981)

“Bella Donna”
“Kind Of Woman”
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” – with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Think About It”
“After The Glitter Fades”
“Edge Of Seventeen”
“How Still My Love”
“Leather And Lace”
“Outside The Rain”
“The Highwayman”
Disc Two: Bonus Tracks

“Edge Of Seventeen” – Early Take *
“Think About It” – Alternate Version *
“How Still My Love” – Alternate Version *
“Leather And Lace” – Alternate Version *
“Bella Donna” – Demo *
“Gold And Braid” – Unreleased Version *
“Sleeping Angel” – Alternate Version *
“If You Were My Love” – Unreleased Version *
“The Dealer” – Unreleased Version *
“Blue Lamp” – From Heavy Metal Soundtrack (Asylum/Full Moon 90004, 1981)
“Sleeping Angel” – From Fast Times At Ridgemont High Soundtrack (Asylum/Full Moon 60158, 1982)
(*) denotes previously unreleased

Disc Three: Live 1981

“Gold Dust Woman”
“Gold And Braid”
“I Need To Know”
“Outside The Rain”
“Angel” *
“After The Glitter Fades”
“Leather And Lace” *
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”
“Bella Donna” *
“How Still My Love” *
“Edge Of Seventeen”
Stevie Nicks, The Wild Heart: Deluxe Edition (Rhino, 2016)

Disc One: Original Album (Modern Records 90084-1, 1983)

“Wild Heart”
“If Anyone Falls”
“Gate And Garden”
“Stand Back”
“I Will Run To You” – with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Nothing Ever Changes”
“Sable On Blond”
“Beauty And The Beast”
Disc Two: Bonus Tracks

“Violet And Blue” – from Against All Odds Soundtrack (Atlantic 80152, 1984)
“I Sing For The Things” – Unreleased Version *
“Sable On Blond” – Alternate Version *
“All The Beautiful Worlds” – Unreleased Version *
“Sorcerer” – Unreleased Version *
“Dial The Number” – Unreleased Version *
“Garbo” – B-side
“Are You Mine” – Demo *
“Wild Heart” – Session *

(*) denotes previously unreleased

Source: By Joe Marchese The Second Disc


Unknown said...

This is great news! Hopefully she'll go further in 2017 and re-release the rest of them. Especially since TOSOTM has SO many outtakes and songs that didn't make it! She seemed to really hit another creative peak during the making of "Mirror."
Plus, it'll be really great for Stevie to be promoting THREE albums (re-releases AND 24 KT) while she's out on tour.
She's getting SO much buzz about this upcoming tour - either people are getting afraid they may never get to see this legend solo again - or - people are finally realizing her true importance in the annals of American rock music.

Either way, we'll take it!

Good luck on the tour!

MplsMike said...

This is incredible news and very encouraging. 'Rock A Little' and 'The Other Side of the Mirror' also have a wealth of demos and outtakes floating around, so I hope those are planned as well. If we can get those next, as well as a Deluxe Remastered 'Tango In The Night' I will be very happy!!!!

Brian said...

So excited for this tour and hope she does feature the bella donna and the wild heart albums and play some songs she has never done on stage. Like wild heart Bella donna and with those lyrics of Nightbird I am like melting from this excitement. Please Stevie do Nightbird but did not see Lori nicks on stage on the Ellen show sure hope she is touring otherwise no Nightbird.

Anonymous said...

This is great news! But I hope the exclusion of The Witch Melacine, Baby Doll, China Doll, Sanctuary, Ooh Baby, and Julia are because they are included on a new FM album or a Songs from the Vault 2.

And in case anybody at Rhino is reading, now bring on Rock A Little with Jimmy Come on Back, Night Gallery, Tied Up in Promises, Something Exquisite, Rock a Bye baby, and Chanel Chanel. And bring on Other Side of the Mirror with Beautiful Ghost and Love and War.

Get those early songs When Will We love Again, See the Worlds go By, Forest of the Black Roses out there too. Maybe a boxed set....

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