Stevie Nicks Gets Solo Career Sets: ‘Stand Back’

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To commemorate Stevie Nicks’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist this spring, Rhino will celebrate her career apart from Fleetwood Mac with a new collection. Stand Back 1981 – 2017, available in varying lengths, includes “essential recordings chosen from studio albums, live performances, and soundtrack contributions, plus several of her most-celebrated collaborations.”

The February 22 announcement notes that Nicks will become the first female artist inducted into the Rock Hall twice. Fleetwood Mac were part of the Class of 1998.

Stand Back 1981 – 2017 will be available as an 18-track, single-CD collection on March 29, the same day as her induction.  A 50-track, 3-CD version arrives on April 19, followed by a 6-LP edition on June 28. (Click on the links to see the complete track listings and to order.)

In 1981, six years after joining Fleetwood Mac, Nicks went solo for the first time with her debut Bella Donna. A massive success, it sold more than five million copies in the U.S., topped the album charts and produced four hit singles, including her signature anthem, “Edge Of Seventeen.”

Related: Looking back at the release of “Edge of Seventeen”

More platinum albums followed: The Wild Heart (1983), Rock a Little (1985), and The Other Side of the Mirror (1989). Music from all eight of Nicks’ studio albums are included in the set.

Her solo tracks are joined by memorable collaborations “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and “Leather And Lace” with Don Henley.

Classic rock favorites like “Gold” with John Stewart, “Whenever I Call You Friend” with Kenny Loggins, and other collaborations are on the expanded editions.

The collection also explores her career on stage including performances from her 1981 Bella Donna tour (“Dreams” and “Rhiannon”), and her 2009 live album The Soundstage Sessions (“Sara” and a cover of Dave Matthews Band’s “Crash Into Me.”) Rounding out the collection are several of her contributions to film soundtracks, like “Blue Lamp” from Heavy Metal and “If You Ever Did Believe” from Practical Magic.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 29.

Nicks is currently on tour with Fleetwood Mac. Tickets are available here and here.

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