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When Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks conquered British Summer Time

Live Review

Venue: London Hyde Park

For two veterans with oodles of classic songs between them, both dripping professionalism, this show should be a walk in the Park

July 9. A full moon in Capricorn, aka the Buck Moon: a time for rutting, magic and midsummer madness. Or, as they call it in Hyde Park, Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time. A suitable venue, then, for the return of the Mac queen Stevie Nicks, who takes to the Great Oak Stage in Mafioso widow’s weeds, throwing Mata Hari shapes. Her well-crafted band – led by veteran guitarist Waddy Wachtel, Nicks’s long-time confidante and accomplice – lock in on opener Gold And Braid. It’s just one of four songs from her 1981 Bella Donna debut album era that will punctuate a late afternoon made for languid nostalgia.


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