Thursday, October 13, 2016

AUDIO: Stevie Nicks streams Bella Donna demo

Stevie Nicks is streaming a previously unreleased demo of the title track to her 1981 solo debut, “Bella Donna”, ahead of the album’s expanded reissue on November 4.

The 3-disc Deluxe Edition will feature the original album alongside a disc of previously unreleased alternate takes and demo versions of songs from the era, and a collection of live performances from 1981 that combines solo tracks with Fleetwood Mac classics.

“Bella Donna” topped the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 4 million in the States with the help of hit singles like "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", "Leather And Lace" and “Edge Of Seventeen."

Nicks will also release an expanded reissue of 1983’s “The Wild Heart” on the same day.

"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,” says the singer. “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..."

Nicks will launch a North American tour with The Pretenders in Phoenix, AZ on October 25.

NOTE: Audio of "Bella Donna" is not available in all regions due to restrictions at source beyond hennemusic’s control.

See also:

Stevie Nicks to release expanded reissues of Bella Donna and The Wild Heart
VIDEO: Stevie Nicks performs Leather And Lace on The Late Late Show
Stevie Nicks to perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden
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