The Soundstage Sessions

( 13 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Recorded in October 2007, just over half a month after the release of her hits collection Crystal Visions, The Soundstage Sessions finds Stevie Nicks running through her hits -- both solo and Fleetwood Mac tunes -- in front of a small studio audience. This performance, which was also released simultaneously as a DVD, is suitably intimate and respectful of Nicks' original recordings, right down to how "Stand Back" and "If Anyone Falls in Love" are slathered in synthesizers that overwhelm the otherwise subdued arrangements. This fidelity isn't necessarily a bad thing, as the performance has a tight West Coast studio pro feel a vibe partially achieved by Waddy ...
See more details below
CD
$19.24
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$21.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $7.15   
  • New (4) from $7.15   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Recorded in October 2007, just over half a month after the release of her hits collection Crystal Visions, The Soundstage Sessions finds Stevie Nicks running through her hits -- both solo and Fleetwood Mac tunes -- in front of a small studio audience. This performance, which was also released simultaneously as a DVD, is suitably intimate and respectful of Nicks' original recordings, right down to how "Stand Back" and "If Anyone Falls in Love" are slathered in synthesizers that overwhelm the otherwise subdued arrangements. This fidelity isn't necessarily a bad thing, as the performance has a tight West Coast studio pro feel a vibe partially achieved by Waddy Wachtel's presence as a co-producer and Nicks is in good form, never pushing too hard, never straining, always sounding assured even when she's navigating through the gentle misogyny of Dave Matthews' "Crash." Nothing about this is flashy but -- despite the addition of "Nashville" strings to "Landside" strings not heard on the original broadcast -- it's not too tasteful either, thanks to those welcome waves of analog synths and the songs they serve. That may not make The Soundstage Sessions a memorable affair -- and fans wanting this, her first solo live album ever, to be memorable aren't asking too much -- but it does make it enjoyable, albeit in a pretty gentle fashion.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624984214
  • Catalog Number: 508028
  • Sales rank: 77,239

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stand Back (4:41)
  2. 2 Crash into Me (5:34)
  3. 3 Sara (6:57)
  4. 4 If Anyone Falls in Love (4:12)
  5. 5 Landslide (4:21)
  6. 6 How Still My Love (7:35)
  7. 7 Circle Dance (4:14)
  8. 8 Fall from Grace (4:36)
  9. 9 Sorcerer (5:01)
  10. 10 Beauty and the Beast (7:14)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stevie Nicks Primary Artist, Musician
Ricky Peterson Keyboards
Eddie Bayers Drums
Lenny Castro Percussion
Sharon Celani Background Vocals
Greg Flint Horn
Michael Rhodes Bass
Carlos Rios Guitar
Darrell Smith Keyboards
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Al Ortiz Bass
Jana Anderson Background Vocals
Lori Nicks Background Vocals
Carole Cook Viola
Eric Roth Conductor
Jimmy Paxson Drums
Vanessa Carlton Guest Appearance
Christine Worthing Horn
Carmen Llop Violin
Jennifer Cappelli Violin
Jocelyn Davis Cello
Janice MacDonald Flute
Deb Stevenson Oboe
Joe Thomas Keyboards
Chrisstie Keiko Abe Violin
Technical Credits
Stevie Nicks Producer
Bonnie Raitt Composer
Frank Pappalardo Engineer
Stephen Walker Art Direction
Waddy Wachtel Producer, Musical Director
Howard Kaufman Management
Sheryl Louis Management
Joe Thomas Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 13 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(6)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 13 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must For Any Stevie Nicks Fan!

    This is a great, great CD. She never sounded better. Her rendition of the Dave Mathews song "Crash" is amazing. Even if you already have the other songs on this CD - Stevie sounds fantastic singing them live.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Stevie Nicks/ Sound Stage Sessions

    This cd is one of Stevie's best....She took a long time making this cd perfect.In which of course it is.This is clearly Stevie's best!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good CD

    Stevie Nicks at her best..

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Music!

    I enjoyed this CD thoroughly. It is very good and I recommend to everyone who loves Stevie Nicks!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    AWESOME !

    I had the luxury of seeing Stevie Nicks live in this tour and it was the BEST concert I have ever seen. In additon I saw FM Unleashed Tour in Chicago and that was also remarkable.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 13 Customer Reviews