Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks
by Stevie Nicks
Released: Nov 2009
Stevie Nicks' twirling-gypsy image has taken some of the spotlight off her supremely individualistic songwriting gifts. This set remedies that by combining solo hits such as "Edge of Seventeen," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" and "Stand Back" (oh, synth-laden 1980s production, what were you thinking?) with newer versions of such Fleetwood Mac wonders as "Landslide," "Rhiannon" and "Dreams" (oh, Deep Dish, your thumpy remix makes the 1980s look subdued!). Her gritty vocals serve to sweeten her bleak narratives and generally fatalistic viewpoint.