Stewart says of his musical other half Annie Lennox (pictured slipped unknowingly between Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks's own satin sheets. “In Your Dreams” was written and recorded at Nicks' Los Angeles home and is co -produced by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. Nicks and Stewart co-wrote. Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart looks back on the night he met Stevie Nicks in a chapter of his upcoming memoir, Sweet Dreams Are.
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Fans of the wispy tunestrel will be pleased to hear that she hasn't strayed far from her familiar stomping grounds of melodious folk-rockism and tales of love and yearning, the focus in fine Seventies style fixing on the singer's emotional trials and torments. The voice that sang "Rhiannon" remains suitably ghostly, and even with an overlay of mild croakiness, it sounds pretty good for a year-old.
The Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell plays an assortment of instruments and co-wrote a couple of tracks, though not as many as Dave Stewart, who also co-produced the disc with Glenn Ballard. The best songs work very well indeed. Nicks opens with "Secret Love", a sturdily pulsing piece blitzed by growling powerchords as she sings of "a timeless search for a love that might work".
Vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars underpin the affecting "For What It's Worth" no relation to the Stephen Stills onewhile the pick of the bunch may be the title track, a scintillating blast of jangle-rock which harks back to the days when Nicks used to hang around with Tom Petty and his crew.
Her only problem was knowing when to stop. In Your Dreams lasts half an hour longer than Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, and the longer it goes on, the more you want to start pelting it with rotten fruit.
It'll all boil down into a nice playlist though. How time's don't change - she's still keeping it 'chiffon'. Fleetwood Mac certainly don't look like reforming again anytime soon the last group release was the acclaimed "Say You Will" inbut "In Your Dreams" does at least herd three of the favoured line-up together again - Nicks obviouslyBuckingham and Fleetwood contribute at various points. Main right-hand man to Nicks, however, turns out to be Dave Stewart, a huge name in his own right, both as a producer to the stars and erstwhile founder member of Eurythmics.
King session-musician, Waddy Wachtel, also makes a few appearances, as does Heartbreakers member, Mike Campbell. As Stevie Nicks albums go, this rates as one of her best, mainly due to its consistent delivery of pin-sharp rock-songs and beguiling choruses.
From early track "Secret Love" rumoured to have been mooted for the self-titled Mac album ofkicks things off in typical fashion and has already done a turn on American radio - it's true grown-ups' pop-rock, but that doesn't make a dull prospect by any means.
In truth, there aren't that many poor moments amongst the 14 songs, although mawkishness does sneak into "Soldier's Angel" - yet she can ramp up some classic hooks, particularly on "Moonlight" and the Edgar Allan Poe-influenced, "Annabel Lee".
I suppose my only criticism of "In Your Dreams" is its length - we live in an age of drawn-out albums and, at 69 minutes, yes you get value for money, but you also get a couple of songs too many, methinks. Otherwise, Stevie Nicks still knows how to paint a picture and sing a song.
Nick Levine BBC. A few tunes feature country-ish flourishes, and Italian Summer is an orchestral ballad that sways with the blowsy elegance of a half-soaked matriarch, but otherwise In Your Dreams sticks to the slick, melodic soft rock template set by Nicks on her first effort away from Fleetwood Mac, 's Bella Donna.
It's the romantic element of her well-honed persona that's the most prevalent across these 14 tracks.
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Written in the mids, Secret Love is a paean to a clandestine liaison with a rock lothario whose identity, showbiz pro that she is, Nicks claims not to remember; Annabel Lee's lyrics are adapted from a poem by Edgar Allan Poe about love that lasts beyond the grave; and Cheaper Than Free features a cavalcade of couplets every bit as corny as the Green Giant's toothpick.
But perhaps even more remarkably, 34 years on from Rumours, Nicks is still capable of extracting emotional heft from her relationship with Mac comrade and former flame Lindsey Buckingham. Yes, if In Your Dreams proves anything It would be interesting to see her take a few more risks next time out — unclutter the arrangements and stretch her voice into new shapes.
While unlikely to reach the popularity of anything bearing the Fleetwood Mac brand, this album deserves to be rated as one of the finest pieces of work to come out so far this year.
Dave Stewart: 'What Annie Lennox and I went through was insane'
With the mix of rock, Italian ballad and folk on In Your Dreams, perhaps that title should be extended. Although having to accommodate two other songwriters on a Fleetwood album was a severe constraint at the time, one of the advantages now is the quality of her held-onto 'leftovers'. This is the product of Nicks having matured through the ups and downs of the Fleetwood Mac years and then her solo career — from the dizzying heights of Rumours, to the lows of her highly publicised cocaine addiction.
This is one of those releases in which everyone will find a different favourite. Penultimate track, a powerful romantic ballad 'Italian Summer', left me amazed at the variety in the album and the versatility of Nicks who is indeed no doubt one of the finest ever musicians.
After ten years of absence, the legendary Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac fundamental part, author of radio gems like "Dreams," "Sara" or "Rihannon" returns to disc with In Your Dreams and a deluxe kit: And the result is as expected: Gypsy Queen of Rock is back in good shape, and both his fans and audiences anonymous Courtney Love and Tom Petty we compliments.
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