This much can be said for Stevie Nicks‘s solo career: It won’t suffer from lack of material. “I have about 50 songs from the last two years,” she reports. “And if you want to go back through the archives, I’ve probably got another 300.” Nicks is now wading through some of those songs with producer Rupert Hine, selecting tracks for her fourth solo album, which she hopes to release early next year. Meanwhile, she’ll go into the studio with Fleetwood Mac and producer Don Gehman to record two new songs for a greatest-hits album that’s due this fall.
But it’s her solo album that Stevie is more anxious to work on. “My music outside Fleetwood Mac has always been really special to me,” she says. She’s already done three songs — “The Tragedy of One’s Own Soul,” “Dial the Number” and “Don’t Treat Me Like a Stranger” — with Kenny G. Once her record is finished, she plans to make another Mac album, do a solo tour, then tour with the band. “I’m trying really hard to make everybody happy,” she says.
Rolling Stone (Random Notes) / Summer 1988.