Monday, June 19, 2023

Stevie Nicks announces Complete Studio Albums & Rarities box set

Stevie Nicks will release a career-spanning box set next month.

Due July 28, “Complete Studio Albums & Rarities” presents all eight of the singer’s studio albums – from “Bella Donna” to 2014’s “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault” – alongside a new "Rarities" collection.

The Fleetwood Mac rocker launched her solo career in 1981 with a pair of US Top 10 hits: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and “Leather And Lace” (with Don Henley), as her debut album, “Bella Donna”, topped the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of 4 million copies in the region.

Three more records followed in the 1980s – “The Wild Heart” (1983), “Rock a Little” (1985) and 1989’s “The Other Side of the Mirror” – as she continued to tour and release projects with Fleetwood Mac, while more albums eventually followed randomly through the years.

“Complete Studio Albums & Rarities” packages the series into 10-CD and limited–edition 16-LP editions, and adds the new “Rarities” compilation of hard-to-find tracks only available with the set.

“Rarities” collects 23 of Nicks’ best non-album tracks, including numerous contributions to film and television soundtracks like “Blue Lamp” from Heavy Metal and “Free Fallin’” from Party of Five. Several B-sides are featured in the set, including “One More Big Time Rock And Roll Star,” the flipside to her 1985 hit, “Talk To Me.” A trio of songs originally released on Nicks’ 1991 hits collection “Timespace” also appear, including “Love’s A Hard Game To Play”, while “Rarities” closes with Nicks’ most recent release, her 2022 cover of Buffalo Springfield’s classic “For What It’s Worth.”

The 16-LP version ($299.98) limited to 3,000 numbered copies worldwide will be available the same day exclusively from Several albums in the collection are making their vinyl debut, including “Street Angel”, “Trouble in Shangri-La”, and “In Your Dreams”. All three – plus “The Other Side of the Mirror” and “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault” – will be released as double LPs housed in gatefold sleeves, while the new “Rarities” collection comes as a 3-LP set in a tri-fold sleeve.

Nicks’ is previewing the 2023 package with a newly-remastered version of “One More Big Time Rock And Roll Star”, which was previously featured in the 1998 box set “The Enchanted Works.”

With sales of nearly 10 million albums in the US, Nicks is the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, first as a member of Fleetwood Mac and then as a solo artist in 2019.

Nicks has concerts scheduled this summer and fall, including several stadium shows co-headlining with Billy Joel.

Check out the “Complete Studio Albums & Rarities” package here.

Stevie Nicks
“Complete Studio Albums & Rarities”

Release date: July 28

Bella Donna
The Wild Heart
Rock a Little
The Other Side of the Mirror
Street Angel
Trouble in Shangri-La
In Your Dreams
24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault

See also:

Stevie Nicks expands North American tour
Stevie Nicks announces North American headline shows
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Lindsey Buckingham cuts European tour short due to health issues
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