Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stevie Nicks working on new album

Stevie Nicks is working on a new collection of rare songs that she hopes to release this October.

Billboard reports the set, tentatively titled "24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault", will feature lost and stray songs that she's written and recorded through the years, but never made it onto an album.

The selections for "24 Karat Gold" were all newly recorded in Nashville, and co-produced by Nicks, Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel.

Nicks says that she just recorded "18 tracks in three weeks" for the album, saying that it's the "fastest I have ever recorded."

The Fleetwood Mac singer made the comments Tuesday night during her acceptance speech at the BMI Pop Awards in Los Angeles, where she was honored with the BMI Icon award for her songwriting achievements.

"We went onto YouTube and we found all the songs that, somehow, were taken from my house or picked up or loaned out or whatever ... and we went to Nashville (and recorded them)," Nicks told the Associated Press. "So they're like all starting from like 1969 maybe? I call them my 24 karat gold songs."

Nicks’ most recent release is 2011’s “In Your Dreams.”

Nicks and Fleetwood Mac recently announced the return of Christine McVie to the band for a North American tour this fall, with dates starting September 30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Fleetwood Mac’s The On With The Show Tour sees the reunion of the group’s hugely successful mid-1970s lineup, which cranked out hit albums like 1975’s self-titled release, 1977’s “Rumours” and 1979’s “Tusk.”

This spring, Fleetwood Mac have been in the studio working on new music while Nicks was busy working on this solo collection.

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