Stevie Nicks Unearths Her Hidden Gems For ’24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault’

Rolling Stone
By Rob Sheffield
August 28, 2014

These songs are little jewels,” says Stevie Nicks of her new album. “Each one is the story of what was going on at the time – new relationships, new friends, new Fleetwood Mac albums.” 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault (out October 7th) is full of songs Nicks had written but never previously recorded, dating back to 1969. Some are so private, not even her Mac bandmates have heard them. “‘Lady’ was on a cassette I kept in a box, in a sacred trunk that my mother had,” she says. “It just said ‘Lady’ on the front.”

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Nicks faced a severe time crunch in the studio – she had to finish before rehearsals for Fleetwood Mac’s fall reunion tour with Christine McVie began. “I called [producer] Dave Stewart and said, ‘I’ve got the songs, but how do we make a record in two months?'” she says. “He said, ‘Nashville. That’s what they do.’ It’s like checking yourself into music rehab.”

The Nashville session cats helped Nicks crash 17 tracks in just three weeks. It was a new experience for her. “I’m usually up till four or five in the morning, but [for this album] I had to get up at nine, do a vocal lesson at 10, then watch Wendy Williams just to wake up. I’m in the bathtub at 12, then dressing as fast as I can, and driving across town to be in the vocal booth by two.” It was exotic in other ways, too. “I’m used to bands where we argue over how to do the song. These Nashville guys just say, ‘Yes, ma’am.'”

The album is decorated with Polaroid selfies taken by Nicks over the years. “People would ask to model for me, and I’d say, ‘Be at my hotel room at 2:30 a.m., dressed in lipstick and gowns and hats and rhinestones and diamonds,’ ” Nicks says. “And they’d say, ‘Uh, no, I’m good.’ So I was the model, photographer and furniture mover.”

Like the photos, the songs document Nicks’ private life. “‘Lady’ captures the mood of me and Lindsey [Buckingham] being scared to death when we moved to L.A. in 1971,” she says. “Our producer Keith Olsen gave us this white carved piano – I wrote ‘Rhiannon’ on it. But I didn’t know how to play. ‘Lady’ was me figuring it out.”

Nobody from Fleetwood Mac has heard the album yet, but she’s confident her mates will like it. “Lindsey will love it,” she says. “Half the songs are about him!”

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie is ready to Rock again | Elle Magazine

Elle Magazine
August 25, 2014
By Ann Friedman

McVie gave up her glamorous life as pop royalty for a quieter existence. Now, after taming her demons, she’s thinking about tomorrow.

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Christine McVie looks into the camera and asks, “How does it feel being a sex symbol in rock ’n’ roll?” Hanging out backstage on Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 world tour, McVie, the band’s keyboardist, looks as if she’s had a few vodka tonics (and if this night was like most on the Rumours tour, probably a fair amount of 
cocaine, too). She pauses for the perfect comedic beat, then delivers: “I don’t know; ask Stevie Nicks.” Her blond shag and shiny caftan shake as she emits a husky laugh. “Oh, listen, Stevie’s gonna know I’m kidding,” she says in her proper English accent. The two women of Fleetwood Mac have always been friends. There’s no need for competition when their roles are so clear: Nicks in front, twirling seductively in her shawls; McVie in back, stealthily ruling the keyboards. If Nicks is the band’s witchy goddess, McVie is its warrior queen, strong and steady. She’s also one of its key creative forces, having written half the songs on the band’s Greatest Hits album. Continue reading

Stevie Nicks previews new track ‘Lady’ from new album

Stevie Nicks previews new track ‘Lady’ that is now available for immediate download from iTunes and Amazon

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“24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault” – Deluxe Edition – iTunes | Amazon
“24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault” – Standard Edition – iTunes | Amazon

also Stevie has added the lyric video to her official YouTube channel


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Stevie Nicks – “24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault” now available for pre-order

SN-24Karat-title_750Stevie Nicks has pre-released her new album “24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault” that is due to debut on Oct 7th.

The pre-release is available as three different packages…

1) Photo Booklet, Lithograph, CD, Digital Download,
2) Photo Booklet, CD, Digital Download,
3) Double Vinyl Release with Digital Download.

With all packages one track ‘The Dealer’ is available for immediate download.

Please click on the image below to be taken to the pre-order website

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Packages are available in America, Europe and Australia, in addition the pre-release digital download has been added to iTunes and Amazon and one track ‘The Dealer’ is available for immediate download.

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“24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault” – Deluxe Edition – iTunes | Amazon
“24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault” – Standard Edition – iTunes | Amazon

In addition, Stevie Nicks has uploaded a lyric video of ‘The Dealer’ onto her official YouTube channel.

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