Album of the Day
24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault (Deluxe Edition)
The title of Stevie Nicks' 24 KARAT GOLD: SONGS FROM THE VAULT suggests a set of previously unreleased recordings, but the 2014 Reprise collection is much more intriguing than that. Nick revisits her back pages as a writer here, with new recordings of unheard songs from before, during and after her rise to superstardom. With Eurythmics' Dave Stewart behind the boards, these 14 tracks feature fairly simple arrangements (though such stellar accompanists as Waddy Wachtel and a couple of the Heartbreakers play them), allowing the material – and Stevie's beautiful voice - to shine through. “Blue Water,” “Lady” and “The Dealer” are just a few treasures that would have felt right at home on her classic Fleetwood Mac and solo albums of the 1970s and '80s. The Deluxe Edition of 24 KARAT GOLD: SONGS FROM THE VAULT includes bonus tracks “Twisted” and “Watch Chain,” and we'll give the set a spin now to wish Stevie Nicks a happy birthday.