Stevie proves she doesn't need Fleetwood or McVie to thrive as seen here on her 1981 solo debut! Includes Leather and Lace featuring Don Henley; Stop Draggin' My Heart Around with Tom Petty; Edge of Seventeen; Think About It; After the Glitter Fades and more!
While Stevie Nicks had the most recognizable voice in Fleetwood Mac, there was no guarantee she could craft the same kind of pop-rock magic without the help of the Mac's guiding musical force, Lindsey Buckingham. As such, Bella Donna
found her emerging surprisingly strongly as a solo talent. Part of the credit goes to Tom Petty, who gave her an excellent song in "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" (and duets with her on it). But other high points are Nicks's own creations, including the urgently rocking "Edge of Seventeen" and the country-tinged ballad "Leather and Lace" (a duet with Don Henley). A few tunes here are forgettable, but overall Nicks started her solo career on a high note. --Peter Blackstock