STEVIE NICKS – ” Bella Donna Live 1981 ” Record Store Day 2023

Posted: April 23, 2023 in MUSIC

If you missed the recent joint stadium headlining dates by these two, here’s a chance to recreate ’em on your turntable, kind of. These are two examples of live album that were previously squeezed into a boxed set, now made available as independent titles for the first time. In the case of Nicks, her December 1981 performance at L.A.’s Fox Wilshire Theatre — needless to say, that would count as an underplay now — was part of a 2016 deluxe CD edition of her first solo album, and includes material from that as well as what she’d done with Fleetwood Mac to date. More than 40 years later, her solo performances still include a lot of this material, of course.

One of rock’s all-time great vocalists, at the peak of her powers, performing tracks from one of her great albums, and some of Fleetwood Mac’s most-loved songs, live on stage; what more could we ask for? 

Another title making its vinyl debut among the best Record Store Day 2023 releases, Bella Donna Live captures Stevie Nicks on stage during her White Winged Dove Tour, at Los Angeles’ Fox Wilshire Theatre, on 13th December 1981. Part of the tour to promote Nicks’ quadruple platinum solo debut album, “Bella Donna”, the show features sublime versions of many highlights among the best Stevie Nicks songs (Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Leather And Lace, Edge Of Seventeen), in addition to Fleetwood Mac perennials “Gold Dust Woman”, “Dreams”, “Sara” and “Rhiannon“.

Available for the first time on vinyl, this 2LP set features Stevie Nicks live recording from the ‘White Winged Dove Tour’ at the Fox Wilshire Theatre on December 13th 1981. The show included tracks from “Bella Donna” including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Leather and Lace” and “Edge of Seventeen,” along with Fleetwood Mac favourites “Gold Dust Woman,” “Dreams,” “Sara” and “Rhiannon.” Black vinyl

Released on Rhino / Atlantic ?

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