|Album Release Date: May 3, 2011
Rock 'n Roll's reigning queen Stevie Nicks will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD "In Your Dreams" on May 3rd. This will be Nicks' first CD of new material since the release of her Grammy nominated "Trouble in Shangri-La" ten years ago. "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 seven of the album's thirteen songs.
"I had written a song in Brisbane , Australia when I was on tour with Fleetwood Mac in 2009 called 'Moonlight -- A Vampire's Dream' which was inspired by the 'New Moon' film. When I finished writing that song, which came together really quickly, I knew the time was right to start recording. We had a core group of five people who were at the heart of the creation of 'In Your Dreams.' Dave and myself, my longtime friend and musical director, Waddy Wachtel, and my girls, Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks. It was a perfect blend," commented Nicks.
"This was one of the most extraordinary experiences I've had making a record. It is the first album that I have had this kind of collaboration since the making of Rumours. Dave created a situation where I could be totally creative and focused on writing songs and making music. I cannot remember ever having this much fun making a record. Writing the songs and recording them in my home studio was the key element in how this music turned out. It made the whole process seem very similar to how we used to work back in the day," she concluded.
The first single "Secret Love" written by Nicks is currently on iTunes. "It was 1976 and Fleetwood Mac was opening for Peter Frampton at the time. It was written about a forbidden relationship -- not Peter and I," laughed Nicks. "I always knew that one day I was going to record the song."
In the latest edition of the US Rolling Stone magazine Stevie Nicks talks about some of the songs on her upcoming new album and her collaboration on it with Dave Stewart:
"I haven't been this excited about anything I've done since [1981's] Bella Donna," says Stevie Nicks, who is working on her first solo LP since 2001. The album is a collaboration with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, who co-wrote and co-produced the disc (Glen Ballard also worked on the record). "Itís thrilling, because I've found a writing partner," says Nicks. "I never thought that would happen, because Iíve never been into sharing songs." The record, which Nicks hopes to put out next spring, doesn't have a title yet but is full of atmospheric, moody rock & roll reminiscent of her best solo work. "For What It's Worth" is a road song that Heartbreaker Mike Campbell contributed the music for, "In Your Dreams" is a super catchy, uptempo cut, and "Italian Summer" is a grand, romantic ballad based on a trip Nicks recently took to Italy. "It's so powerful," she says. "That was a magical time thatís become a magical song.Ē She adds, "at a certain point, I'm going to get too old for this, but making this album really shows that I'm not done yet."