Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks [CD/DVD]

Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks [CD/DVD]

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The first American single-disc Stevie Nicks compilation since 1991's Timespace, Reprise's 2007 Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks bests that previous set even if it falls just short of being truly definitive. The problem area lies in the place where it clearly attempts to distinguish itself from its predecessor: the inclusion of Fleetwood MacSee more details below

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The first American single-disc Stevie Nicks compilation since 1991's Timespace, Reprise's 2007 Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks bests that previous set even if it falls just short of being truly definitive. The problem area lies in the place where it clearly attempts to distinguish itself from its predecessor: the inclusion of Fleetwood Mac songs. Where Timespace never attempted to explore this territory, Crystal Visions does, but with the exception of "Silver Springs," all of the Mac songs are re-recordings -- "Dreams" is performed with Deep Dish, there's a live version of "Rhiannon," and a version of "Landslide" performed live with the Melbourne Symphony. None of these is necessarily bad, but it's hard not to wish that the original versions of these hits were alongside the original versions of "Edge of Seventeen," "I Can't Wait," "Stand Back," "Talk to Me," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," and "Leather and Lace," since that would have resulted in a perfect Nicks retrospective. With the live versions, this merely becomes a near-perfect compilation, representing the scope and range of Nicks' career, as a solo artist, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and as a duet partner. The big songs from all of her career are here, along with some sharply chosen lesser-known tunes -- including a live version of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Sorcerer" -- that, along with good annotation by Nicks (and in the case of the deluxe edition, a DVD of 13 of her videos), help paint a full portrait of Nicks' career so well that it makes it all the more obvious that this compilation needs the originals of the Mac songs to be perfect, but as it stands, Crystal Visions is very good (indeed, it's the best Nicks retrospective assembled to date).

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2007
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624999157
catalogNumber:
101885
Rank:
24162

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Edge of Seventeen  - Stevie Nicks
  2. I Can't Wait  - Stevie Nicks
  3. Sorcerer  - Stevie Nicks
  4. If Anyone Falls in Love  - Stevie Nicks
  5. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around  - Tom Petty
  6. Silver Springs  - Stevie Nicks
  7. Dreams  -  Deep Dish
  8. Rhiannon  - Stevie Nicks
  9. Rooms on Fire  - Stevie Nicks
  10. Talk to Me  - Stevie Nicks
  11. Landslide  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  12. Stand Back  - Stevie Nicks
  13. Planets of the Universe  - Stevie Nicks
  14. Rock and Roll  - Stevie Nicks
  15. Leather and Lace  - Stevie Nicks
  16. Edge of Seventeen  -  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Disc 2

  1. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around  - Tom Petty
  2. Edge of Seventeen  - Stevie Nicks
  3. Stand Back  - Stevie Nicks
  4. Stand Back  - Stevie Nicks
  5. If Anyone Falls in Love  - Stevie Nicks
  6. Talk to Me  - Stevie Nicks
  7. I Can't Wait  - Stevie Nicks
  8. Rooms on Fire  - Stevie Nicks
  9. Whole Lotta Trouble  - Stevie Nicks
  10. Sometimes It's a Bitch  - Stevie Nicks
  11. Blue Denim  - Stevie Nicks
  12. Every Day  - Stevie Nicks
  13. Sorcerer  - Sheryl Crow
  14. Bonus Material

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Nicks   Primary Artist
Sharon Celani   Track Performer
Carlos Rios   Track Performer
Darrell Smith   Track Performer
Brett Tuggle   Track Performer
Waddy Wachtel   Track Performer
Ortiz   Track Performer
Scott Smalley   Conductor
Jana Anderson   Track Performer
Lori Nicks   Track Performer
Takuya "Taku" Hirano   Track Performer
Jimmy Paxson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Fleetwood Mac   Producer
Stevie Nicks   Composer,Producer,Illustrations
Jimmy Page   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer,Producer
Robert Plant   Composer
Rupert Hine   Producer
Sheryl Crow   Producer
John Paul Jones   Composer
John Bonham   Composer
Ken Caillat   Producer
Richard Dashut   Producer
Arthur Gorson   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Rick Nowels   Producer
Gordon Parry   Director
Ern Rose   Engineer
Chas Sandford   Producer
Stephen Walker   Art Direction
David Wild   Liner Notes
Deep Dish   Producer,Remixing
David May   Producer
Neal Preston   Director
John Shanks   Producer
Dean Karr   Director
Rabia Dockray   Producer
Jeffrey Hornaday   Director
Howard Kaufman   Management
Jim Atkins   Authoring
Brian Valentino   Engineer
Marty Callner   Director,Producer
Brian Grant   Director
Robert Lombard   Producer
Christine Smith   Producer
Sean Donnelly   Art Direction
Sheryl Louis   Management
Dawn Rose   Producer
Nancy Bardawil   Director
Patricia Friedman   Producer
Randall Gladstein   Producer
Jim Lenahan   Director

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