Crystal Visions - The Very Best of Stevie Nicks (CD / DVD)
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Vinyl, Original recording, Compilation, July 10, 2007
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Now - why 2 versions of "Edge Of 17"? Well, the studio version obviously is the one most people would want, so it is right up front. But by ending the album with the same track, we complete the circle, which, in Stevie's mystical world, just might be a cosmic necessity. (The End is just The Beginning, right?) Also, this album needs a very muscular finish, and with Stevie, the backup singers, the rock musicians and the orchestra having a field day at the end with additional lyrics and instrumental passages, the finale is quite a musical catharsis. Whew! I'll say it again: 78 minutes of power and pleasure!
Well worth the wait and long time fans won't be disappointed.
This collection may not have all the original versions of her hits but the live verisons and remixes that do replace the originals are still worthy of a listen. The recent live version of "Rhiannon" is powerful, and hearing "Dreams" in a dance version brings this timeless song into the millennium. It's a treat to hear the original "Silver Springs". It's hard to believe this track was not included on the original pressing of "Rumours". It's simply brilliant, and it's easy to understand why Nicks was upset that it wasn't originally included. But at least this song is getting its due. It's become an important part of Nicks' legacy.
And there are so many more great songs: "Edge of Seventeen", "I Can't Wait", "Talk to Me", "Stand Back", and "Rooms on Fire".
It would have been a perfect collection if this compilation included "Gypsy" and "Sara", two of Nicks' finest songs with Fleetwood Mac, but ultimately integral to Nicks' own career.
Small quibbles aside, this is highly recommended.
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Love Stevie Nicks music, voice and personality as she puts into her music! A unique artist!Published 5 days ago by Bandit5906
Check this out-classic after classic after classic, and a great DVD!Published 22 days ago by Bruce Usher
This is a must for every Stevie Nicks fan. I have the 2 LP vinyl and I am very pleased with this album. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Trickster