Sorcerer

Sorcerer” is one song in Stevie Nicks’ vast catalog with an interesting and unusual recording journey.

Stevie wrote “Sorcerer” back in the early 1970s, as she and Lindsey Buckingham started to navigate the Los Angeles music scene and business. Buckingham Nicks rehearsed the song but did not include it on their debut album.

Sorcerer (Bass, Drum Machine, Vocal) - The Coffee Plant Demos

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In 1983, Stevie rehearsed the song again for The Wild Heart sessions, recording a version that later surfaced on the deluxe edition of The Wild Heart (2016).


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In 1984, Stevie gave the song to Marilyn Martin to record for the Streets of Fire motion picture soundtrack. Martin’s version, with Stevie on backup vocals, featured a piano-driven arrangement and alternate lyrics.

Streets of Fire Stevie Nicks Sorcerer Marilyn Martin 1984
Streets of Fire Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

Stevie finally recorded the song for herself on Trouble in Shangri-La, staying true to the original Buckingham Nicks demo with the help of Sheryl Crow. “Sheryl challenged me to explore different areas of my voice,” Stevie recalls, noting the soulful falsetto that she reaches during the song’s initial verses. “It was fun to do, and it wound up working so well within the song’s arrangement.

Stevie Nicks - Sorcerer (with Sheryl Crow) (Official Music Video)

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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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