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Bella Donna

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679042729
  • Catalog Number: 38139
  • Sales rank: 1,301

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stevie Nicks Primary Artist, 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, 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
Richard Wachtel Guitar, Guitar
Dick Dunn Bass
Technical Credits
Tom Petty Producer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Loreena McKennitt Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    Who can knock Stevie Nicks?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is an awesome solo album.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Stevie Nicks

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Mystical Goddess at her Best

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VERY GOOD

    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!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Listen from start to finish

    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.

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