Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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REVIEW: Stevie Nicks "A timeless gem, an iconic legend, a dream, a mystic, a sage, and the essence of magic"

photo by Dondi H.

A timeless gem, an iconic legend, a dream, a mystic, a sage, and the essence of magic, Stevie Nicks — La Bella Donna herself –  has always been a star in my mind and heart. I was elated at the opportunity to be in her presence, soak up her greatness, and experience pure musical soul amongst the chaos that is the New York City music scene.

The night was full of beauty, new and old Stevie alike, entwined with the glimmer of Fleetwood Mac at its best. Stevie conjured up an intimate evening of rock, honesty, and timeless style. The bewitching Nicks, stayed true to form with her black ensemble, platform shoes, and rotating collection of glistening shawls and bedazzled tambourines.

REVIEW: Stevie Nicks "Playing over a two hour set, Nicks showed she still has it going on"

Rock Legend Stevie Nicks Wows Seneca Niagara Casino 
By Melanie Hulick

The stage was set to receive one of Rock and Rolls best female vocalists at Seneca Niagara Events Center Saturday, July 7th, 2012.The sold out crowd was already in a frenzy before Nicks even took to the stage, as the lights went down and Nicks began singing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” from backstage while the band members, one by one, took their places, followed by Nicks, to flashing strobe lights and cheers loud enough to bring the house down. 

Nicks delivered a show that had something for everyone of her fans with some Fleetwood Mac hits, some solo works and the purpose of the 2012 tour, her newest material from her album “In Your Dreams”. The singer-songwriter made it clear when she said, “This is not a greatest hits tour. I will do some songs from my solo career, and yes, some from my Fleetwood Mac days, but this tour is about my new album. I have to move on to new things, move forward,” she added.

This was my first time seeing Nicks in concert and I was sure she would put on a good show, but I wasn’t expecting what I noticed. At times it was as if she was almost possessed by the music… not in a the sense of it being a bad thing, but like you could almost see the music enter her body as she would “air” play the different instruments along with the musicians, fingering the chords like she was the instrument herself, and she would sway as if she was being directed to in a way from inside her. Then I thought… music is something you hear, but maybe if you could “see” music, this is what it would look like.

Continue to the full review on the original site

Monday, July 09, 2012

8 Contests.. Some New Music... and a Review! Stevie Nicks | Rod Stewart | Fleetwood Mac

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Stevie Nicks Doesn’t Just Rely On Past Laurels
Seneca Niagara Events Center, Niagara Falls, NY - July 7, 2012

Rock Show Critique
Review/Photos By: Joseph Suto
13 Photos included

July 2, 1983, which takes us all the way back to her Wild Heart Tour, was the last time Stevie Nicks graced a Buffalo area stage as a solo artist. Fans of Ms. Nicks have been clamoring for her to play in the area and have waited a very long time. Well, Saturday evening at The Seneca Niagara Events Center, fans old and new both received their fill as Nicks and her band sifted through her catalog. Nicks made it a point to say how she was glad the fans were enjoying her more recent material. She stated this is not a greatest hits tour as she backed that up by playing no less than six cuts from last years In Your Dreams release, also her latest.

Nicks decided to try something a little different by starting off with the Zeppelin classic “Rock And Roll”. It wasn’t that the performance was bad, but perhaps one of her own songs such as “Stand Back”, which was played later in the set, would have gone over better in the opening slot. The chart topping “Dreams” was the first of four Fleetwood Mac songs on the evening. Stevie stated how “New Moon” from the Twilight series of films inspired her to finish writing Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) a song from In Your Dreams that dates back almost some thirty years.

Continue through to the full review and photos.

Just released... 
Albatross | Lee Ranaldo Band featuring J Mascis another one of the Fleetwood Mac cover tunes featured on the upcoming August 14th release of "Just Tell Me That You Want Me".  It's an instrumental track and I think sounds fairly close to the original (once you get past the first minute).

Check it out on Soundcloud

Video: Stevie Nicks Interview from Today at 'Good Day New York'

Really great interview from earlier today at 'Good Day New York' on Fox New York City - July 9, 2012

Stevie Nicks Interview:  If you have problems viewing... Here's the Fox5 Website

Part 1

New York News | New York Breaking News | NYC Headlines

Where Stevie is shown the Wild Heart video from the Rollingstone Cover shoot in 1981, and she talks about the Documentary.

STEVIE NICKS IN CONCERT THIS WEEK: Boston Tues, Mohegan Sun Thurs. Virginia Beach Sat. Atlantic City Sun.


Four (4) Solo shows left on the east coast before Stevie hooks up with Rod Stewart in Cleveland - July 20th.  Tickets still available for these shows:

July 10th Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion TICKETS
July 12th Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena TICKETS
July 14th Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach TICKETS
July 15th Atlantic City, NJ - The Borgata Events Center TICKETS

STEVIE NICKS on 'Good Day New York' TODAY

Stevie Nicks, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of our time, visits the set of Good Day New York on Monday July 9th.  Nicks is on a solo tour making the rounds in the tristate region.

Watch the show online HERE  Stevie will be on at 9:30am approx.  When you log on, if the screen gives you this image, that just means they are away for commercial.  Stick around... 

Got a question for Stevie... Post it on the Good Day New York Facebook Page


Sunday, July 08, 2012

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Domestic Sales & International Charts

Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart
Week ending July 1st - Billboard Chart Date July 14, 2012

Amazing... Fleetwood Mac have 3 albums on this weeks Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart!

Fleetwood Mac's 1988 Greatest Hits album re-enters Billboards Top 200 Albums Chart this week at #65 with US sales for the week of 6,544 units, up from 2,222 last week (195% increase). This marks the albums 32nd non-consecutive week on the Top 200. The album is also sitting at #7 on the Top 200 Catalogue Charts, up from #78 and at #4 on the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart up from #42. The album was an Amazon Deal a little over a week ago discounted to $2.99 for the digital download which contributed to the large sales increase.  The album continues today at $2.99 on Amazon. Total digital sales for this reporting period were 5,864 a 320% increase over the previous weeks number of 1,397. Overall total US sales since November, 1991 are 4,562,666.

Fleetwood Mac's self titled 1975 white album also re-enters the Top 200 Chart this week at #187 on sales of 2,864 units, up from 261 units the previous week. Total sales for the white 1975 Fleetwood Mac album in the US since November, 1991 are 852,975.  This marks this albums 149th non-consecutive week on the chart.   The album also re-entered the Top 200 Catalogue Charts at #40.  The album also re-entered the Top 200 Catalogue Physical Chart at #11 with 2,712 physical units sold. The 2004 re-released remastered album with bonus tracks was discounted at Amazon for $5.00, not as a digital download but for the actual disc! That's a pretty amazing deal! The AMAZON sale has since ended.

For a 4th Week, Fleetwood Mac's 2002 double cd release "The Very Best Of" remains on the Top 200 Chart - albeit in second last place moving down the chart from #181 to #199.  Sales for the week were 2,682 vs 3,134 the previous week, a 14% sales decline. Total US sales for The Very Best Of are 1,492,697 - just shy of triple platinum (each sold unit is counted as 2 because the set contains 2 discs). Unless the album receives a boost in sales, it will likely drop off next weeks chart.  The album is also charting on the Top Catalogue Charts at #43 down from #37 the previous week and on the Top 200 Physical Chart at #12, down from #7 the previous week.

Rumours remains on a few charts in the US as well.  On the Top 200 Catalogue Albums Chart the album moves up to #50 from #107 the previous week on unit sales of 2,467 vs 1,991 the previous week, a 24% sales increase. The album is also sitting at #180 on the Top 200 Catalogue Physical Charts, down from #163 the previous week. Physical sales of the CD were 1,034 vs 1,139 the previous week.  On the Top 200 Catalogue Digital Albums Chart the album moves up to #34 from #107 the previous week on digital sales of 1,433 vs 851 the previous week.  Total US sales for Rumours since November, 1991 are 2,968,145.

Stevie Nicks 1981 debut album Bella Donna finds itself hanging on to #192 on the Top 200 Catalogue Physical Albums Chart, up from #199 last week.  Sales for the week were static at 1,011 units sold.  Total album sales since November, 1991 are 865,838.

#   65 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 187 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
# 199 (181) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

#   7  (78)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 40 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
# 43 (37)   Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 50 (107) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

# 11   (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
# 12   ( 7)    Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 180 (163) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 192 (199) Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna

#   4 (42)   Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 34 (107) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Week of July 8, 2012

4th week in the Top 100 for Fleetwood Mac with a pretty much guaranteed 5th week for their re-released box set 25 Years - The Chain. The box set continues to be heavily discounted at retail in the UK for as low as 7.50 a unit when you take advantage of the "2 For" offer at HMV (2 for 15.00).

# 34 (24) Fleetwood Mac - 25 Years - The Chain (4CD Box Set)

# 20 Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Week of July 9th

Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of moves down to #44 from #37 last week on the Top 100 Albums Chart.  On the Top 50 Catalogue Chart, TVBO moves down one place to #6.

# 44 (37) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

# 6 (5) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best of

Week ending July 5th

Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of, re-enters the Top 100 this week at #50.  Greatest Hits moves down to #94 from #91 last week.

# 50 (R/E) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 94 (91)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Review: Stevie Nicks Niagara Falls, NY "Nice to see such sincere flashes of humility"

Buffalo News

NIAGARA FALLS – If one were to look only at the concert schedule for Saturday night in Niagara Falls and not at recent news of restoring waterfront access and attracting young professionals through an innovative program that pays off student loans, one might think the Cataract City is more passe than progressive.

Likewise, one might also equate the offering of Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks at Seneca Niagara Events Center with that of classic rockers The Guess Who at Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls at the other end of Old Falls Street; there is a profound difference, however, which Nicks stated in no uncertain terms before an adoring sold-out crowd made up mostly of baby boomers.

The 64-year-old Nicks and her eight-piece band paced their long set by bouncing back and forth between her considerable collection of hits from the ’70s and ’80s and more recent material, directly declaring her desire to create new material and avoid a “greatest hits” show. For the most part, this was well-received, although the show opened ominously – taking the stage with a tepid take on Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” that could’ve been topped by a common cover band playing at the casino bar, the fact that Nicks has lost a step was made plain, as she stood still instead of flashing any sight of her signature gypsy twirling, and her confident but staid contralto voice belied the wildness of Robert Plant’s pyrotechnics on the original.

Thankfully, this slow start was soon forgotten, as Nicks loosened up a bit with “Enchanted,”....

Read the full review at the original site

Check out this short review of Stevie show in Detroit July 6th - by Photographer Marc Nader.. He includes 29 photos with his written piece on the show.  See The Music

Homage to Rock and Roll... Homage to Neal Preston - Stevie Nicks Detroit

Rock & Roll filmed live in Detroit - July 6th
From a distance, this actually looks pretty cool seeing all the vintage rock photos by Neal Preston go whizzing by behind Stevie as she opens here show with Rock & Roll.  If you watch carefully, a couple of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks shots are included... What a nice way to pay homage to Neal... who over the years has captured some iconic moments of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks and to Rock & Roll!

Photos... 18 Great shots of Stevie Nicks at Seneca Casino, Niagara Falls, NY

Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara Casino
Niagara Falls, NY - July 8, 2012

Photos by: Harry Scull Jr. / Buffalo News
Check out the gallery.. 18 Total shots from tonight

Saturday, July 07, 2012

"This is not... I repeat, this is not a Stevie Nicks Greatest Hits Tour" - Stevie Nicks Detroit July 6th


Stevie opened her show last night in Detroit with Rock & Roll... Here's a clip  Enchanted was next in the set after which Stevie welcomed everyone to the show and talked a little bit about the show and this tour.. Taken from the video below.. Here's a little bit of what she said... Taken from the video below:
"This is not... I repeat, this is not a Stevie Nicks Greatest Hits Tour.  After doing this last summer and this summer I probably will never do a Stevie Nicks tour that is just Stevie Nicks hits again because for my own artistic trip I have got to do new things and I appreciate the fact that everybody has given me the chance to do that. I do, really you have no idea how much. So... I thank you for coming, I thank you for being wonderful and loyal and all of that. It never.. for one second do I take it for granted. So knowing that... I think we should begin with something new... Secret Love."

Also available is a 12 minute Edge of Seventeen

By Steve Wiseman

Check out the photos from last night by Steve Wiseman at the 104.3 WOMC website with a few on Flickr... Really great shots of the night including Vanessa Carlton in her first appearance this year opening for Stevie... And Ghosts Are Gone was back in the set... (Thanks Amy).