REVIEW: Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks
Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks. Modern-Atlantic. **

Stevie Nicks is the most potent distillation of that psychic blend peculiar to pop culture celebrities: titanic ego and an awesomely regrettable fashion sense.

Both trademark qualities are represented here, the cover photo capturing her in all her mystic, witch-like finery while the breathy solemnity of her notes on each song underlines just how seriously — despite all the magical mumbo jumbo and mawkish sentiments — Nicks takes herself.

More than any release that comes to mind, this project points to the laughable irony that has made best-of compilations the last resort of faded performers who didn’t have far to fall in the first place — something like “The Love Boat” of pop music.

But this album is a strikingly apt representation of the Fleetwood Mac superstar-turned-detox gypsy who inspired a generation of teen-age girls to wear silly, floppy hats and way too many scarves.

It has a few genuinely transcendent highs — “Rooms on Fire,” “Talk to Me” — and a lot of dreadfully misconceived lows. That’s especially depressing when one considers that the lowest of those occur on her new material.

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Tom Maurstad / Lexington Herald / October 18, 1991

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

🗹  New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
May 7, 2022 

🗹 Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
May 11, 2022

🗹  The Gorge Amphitheatre
Quincy, WA
May 14, 2022

RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Ridgefield, WA
June 10, 2022

Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA
June 12, 2022

USANA Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City, UT
June 16, 2022

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Manchester, TN
June 19, 2022

Ruoff Music Center
Noblesville, IN
June 21, 2022

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

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

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

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

Ohana Festival
September 30, 2022
Dana Point, CA

Edge of Midnight (2020)

Beautiful People Beautiful Problems (2018)

New Release

Stevie Nicks, Stand Back 1981-2017, compilation

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