Stevie Nicks ROCK A LITTLE - Vinyl

Stevie Nicks


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Personnel: Stevie Nicks (vocals); Chas Sanford (guitar, synthesizer, bass, drum machine); George Black (guitar, synthesizer, bass, background vocals); Waddy Wachtel, Mike Landau, Les Dudek, Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Barney Willens (saxophone); Benmont Tench (piano, organ); Rick Nowels (keyboards, background vocals); Billy Payne, Charles Judge (synthesizer); Kenny Edwards, Bob Glaub (bass); Russ Kunkel, Steve Jordan Andy Newark (drums); Greg Phillinganes (tympani); David Temper (percussion, tambourine); Bobbye Hall (percussion); Maria Vidal, Lori Perry, Sharon Celani, Marilyn Martin and Carol Brooks (background vocals).
Engineers: Shelly Yakus, John Kovarek, David Hernandez, Gabe Veltri, Robert Feist, David Leonard, George Black, Rick Nowels, Chas Sanford, Don Smith, Gary Skardina, Tom Gondolph, Tom Swift, Robin Laine, Steve Hirch, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Glen Holquin, Paul Levy, Slex Schmoll, David Glover, Bill Jackson, Bruce Weinstein, Casey Mccackin, Jon Ingolsby, Ernie Wilkins, Ray Leonard, Paul Wertheimer, Mark Cobrin, Carol Cafiero, John Agnello and Frank Pekoc.
Producers: Jimmy Iovine, Rick Nowels, Mike Campbell, Chas Sanford, Keith Olsen.
At the time of its 1985 release, Stevie Nicks's ROCK A LITTLE was greeted with some critical puzzlement, and it was less commercially successful than her previous solo records, scoring only one hit single, the Top 5 "Talk to Me." In retrospect, although the distinctively mid-'80s production dates the album somewhat, this is one of Nicks's most personally revealing and heartfelt sets of songs since the musical diary entries of Fleetwood Mac's RUMOURS. Nicks's personal life at this point was getting nearly as much press as her music--her battles with drugs were becoming public knowledge--and it's hard to separate the two in songs as seemingly revealing as "I Can't Wait" and "The Nightmare." The closing piano ballad, "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You," which Nicks sings in her lived-in voice, is one of her finest performances.

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Pop

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