Stevie Nicks - Reissues album review
The witchy woman’s first two solo albums
You can tell a lot about a band when their members go out on their own. Of Fleetwood Mac’s Buckingham-Nicks songwriting tag team, Lindsey took his more experimental ideas circa Tusk and ran with them, which is probably why he never enjoyed a big-selling solo album. Certainly none as big as Stevie, whose first two solo forays are now reissued as deluxe editions with bonus tracks (alternative versions and demos) and live recordings. Those albums – Bella Donna (1981) and The Wild Heart (1983) – were huge successes, the first reaching No.1 and selling six million in the US alone, and the second hitting No.5 and selling two million.