Bella Donna

Bella Donna

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by Stevie Nicks
     
 

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Stevie Nicks' solo career was off to an impressive, if overdue, start with Bella Donna, which left no doubt that she could function quite well without the input of her colleagues in Fleetwood Mac. The album yielded a number of hits that seemed omnipresent in the '80s, including the moving "Leather and

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Stevie Nicks' solo career was off to an impressive, if overdue, start with Bella Donna, which left no doubt that she could function quite well without the input of her colleagues in Fleetwood Mac. The album yielded a number of hits that seemed omnipresent in the '80s, including the moving "Leather and Lace" (which unites Nicks with Don Henley), the poetic "Edge of Seventeen," and her rootsy duet with Tom Petty, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." But equally engaging are less exposed tracks like the haunting "After the Glitter Fades." Hit producer Jimmy Iovine wisely avoids over-producing, and keeps things sounding organic on this striking debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075679042729
catalogNumber:
38139
Rank:
477

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Nicks   Primary Artist,Vocals
Don Henley   Drums,Vocals
Tom Petty   Guitar,Vocals
Don Felder   Guitar
Davey Johnstone   Guitar
Mike Campbell   Guitar
Bobbye Hall   Percussion
David Adelstein   Synthesizer
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Roy Bittan   Piano
Richard Bowden   Bass
Sharon Celani   Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Bill Elliott   Piano
Bob Glaub   Bass
Phil Jones   Percussion
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Stan Lynch   Drums
Tom Moncrieff   Bass
Lori Perry   Vocals
Bill Payne   Piano
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Dick Dunn   Bass

Technical Credits

Tom Petty   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Stevie's best in my opinion. Not to disregard her other work, but this is mystical and thoughtful. You can (and should) listen to this from start to finish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is soooooo good!!! It has a lot of feeling and mood to it, and each song is perfect. Listen to the whole thing, it is sooo good!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stevie Nicks is sky-rocketed into her solo career with this first album - an impressive interpretation of her ability to draw her audience into her music through her very personal lyrics and hauntingly inescapable voice. The general aura generating from album is pure mystical rock - Stevie at her best. She never fails to win over her audiences with catchy rock classics like ''Edge of Seventeen'' and ''Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'', a duet with Tom Petty. The album opens with one of my personal favorites, ''Bella Donna'', which, although never released as a single, is highly emotional and tells a story through its haunting lyrics. Stevie's country roots come out in ''After the Glitter Fades'', one of her few released country songs. It gives a personal glimpse into her life as a musician and the pressures one has to endure. Another duet, ''Leather and Lace'' with Don Henley is a classic love song worthy of praise. What makes the album so incredible is the fact that each individual song gives a glimpse into Stevie's soul. She is known for writing from the heart and it is apparent in each of her songs. None of them lack substance and they all have their own ''personalities'' so to speak. This album does not need to be sitting on the shelves of music stores, rather it needs to be in every Stevie fans cd player. It is raw artistry at its best with no frills or strings attached. Stevie Nicks rocks!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a little girl, my father played this record (how cool is that?) and I remember getting goosebumps listening to "Edge of Seventeen" and "Bella Donna". I would imitate her in the mirror singing, "Stop Dragging my Heart Around." So clearly, a big influence on anyone who falls in love with her voice. Impressionable and memorable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stevie's Bella Donna album is simply the best I love listening to it like all the time. The songs I love listening to are Bella Donna, Kind of Woman, Stop Dragging My Heart Around, Think About It, After The Glitter Fades, Edge Of Seventeen, How Still My Love, Leather and Lace, and Outside The Rain.
BayouPB More than 1 year ago
Who can knock Stevie Nicks?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago