Stevie Nicks

ALBUM REVIEW: The Other Side of the Mirror

The Other Side of the Mirror (Modern/Atlantic)
Stevie Nicks

The title’s allusion to Through the Looking-Glass is no coincidence. This album also includes a tune called ”Alice,” and it’s not that hard to think of Nicks as the little blond from the Disney cartoon 20 years and some measure of frowsiness later. Nicks’s lyrics, too, often have a surreal quality. Line by line, they don’t add up to much. Read the title of ”Doing the Best I Can (Escape from Berlin)” and try to make sense of it. But Nicks knows which words can carry a serious burden, and her impressions do create vivid images: ”And the angel said, ‘Well you must have had a dream . . . / And you remember it . . .’ Till the dream followed through . . . / Till the — end of the dream . . . and the dream came true/ When I want something . . . I get it.” (Nicks has a Cheshire cat sense of punctuation; all those ellipses and dashes are hers.) She continues to sound darker and more substantial on her own than she does with Fleetwood Mac, and her nanny-goat-with-a-head-cold voice, while it’s nobody’s textbook instrument, conveys the passion, anger and persistent curiosity of her language. It’s hard to imagine, say, Judy Collins singing most of these songs without sounding silly. Nicks makes them both poetic and musical. Bruce Hornsby sits in (and sings in) on a couple of tracks, to the best effect on ”Juliet,” where his jangly piano complements Nicks’s vocal. There’s also a reggae-ized version of the Johnny Cash standby ”I Still Miss Someone (Blue Eyes)” on which Nicks succumbs to blatant romanticism. Most of the time the images are less sweet, as in ”Rooms on Fire” or ”Fire Burning,” which make Nicks seem to be someone interested in neither lighting any candles nor cursing the darkness, though she might be talked into sitting down and spending some time discussing the topic ”All Right, Just Exactly What Is Going on Here?”

 Ralph Novak / People Weekly Vol. 32, Issue 1 / July 3, 1989

For What It’s Worth (2022)

TWO ICONS ONE NIGHT

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

March 10, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
SoFi Stadium

April 10, 2023
Arlington, TX
AT&T Stadium

May 19, 2023
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN

August 5, 2023
Ohio Stadium
Columbus, OH

August 19, 2023
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO

Presented by Live Nation

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
September 13, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
September 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Maine Savings Amphitheatre
Bangor, ME
September 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA
September 30, 2022

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
October 3, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

POSTPONED
Ak-Chin Pavilion

Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

POSTPONED
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, TX
October 9, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
October 12, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
October 16, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Credit One Stadium
Charleston, SC
October 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
October 25, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
October 28, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Orion Amphitheatre
Huntsville, AL
October 31, 2022

RESCHEDULED SHOWS

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
November 2, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
November 5, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

 

Today in Stevie History

Milestone
1945

On November 26, 1945, John Graham McVie was born in Ealing, Middlesex, England.

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