Nicks conjures the old black-lace magic and makes it feel new.” —Rolling Stone

24 Karat Gold ~ Songs from the Vault is Stevie Nicks‘ eighth solo album, her first since In Your Dreams (2011). It was released as a limited edition, double-vinyl set on September 30, 2014 and as an expanded CD with an oversize photo booklet on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold 2014 cover

24 Karat Gold (Standard)

  1. Starshine
  2. The Dealer
  3. Mabel Normand
  4. Blue Water
  5. Cathouse Blues
  6. 24 Karat Gold
  7. Hard Advice
  8. Lady
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. All The Beautiful Worlds
  11. Belle Fleur
  12. If You Were My Love
  13. Carousel
  14. She Loves Him Still

24 Karat Gold (Deluxe)

Comes with two bonus track and oversize photo booklet

  1. Starshine
  2. If You Were My Love
  3. Mabel Normand
  4. Twisted (Bonus Track)
  5. 24 Karat Gold
  6. Belle Fleur
  7. All The Beautiful Worlds
  8. Lady
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. Watch Chain (Bonus Track)
  11. Hard Advice
  12. Carousel
  13. Blue Water
  14. Cathouse Blues
  15. The Dealer
  16. She Loves Him Still

Liner Description

“Most of these songs were written between 1969 and 1987. One was written in 1994 and one in 1995. I included them because they seemed to belong to a special group. Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul. Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story. They represent my life behind the scenes — the secrets, the broken hearts, the brokenhearted and the survivors. The music is not new. It is like going through my mother’s things and finding the things  she did not share with me because she left so suddenly. These songs are the memories; the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box. ~ These songs are for you.”

“I used to make cassettes of my songs and hand them out. But to know that these songs have finally been recorded with the same love they were originally created is joyous for me. I picked 12 songs from about 40 demos made from ’69 – ’87 and one each from 94 and 95.

“I began thinking about making this record in February of this year because I had about five months before Fleetwood Mac rehearsals started in August. We didn’t have a year to hang out and work on music like I usually do. I had about 40 songs originally done in demo form from 1969-1987 and ’94 and ’95. I thought we could certainly make an album from this collection – probably three albums. Many of the songs were already out there on the internet and fans have been asking for them for years through fan sites and letters. I used to make cassettes of my music and give them to anybody. But to know that these songs were finally going to be recorded with the same love they were originally done when they were demos – that was joyous for me. I narrowed it down to 30 and had to keep weeding out. I think Waddy hit it on the head when he said, “Stevie really writes one very long song. They’re all involved with each other.

Each song is a lifetime… Each song has a soul… Each song has a purpose. Each song is a love story… They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors… These songs are the memories – the 24 Karat gold rings in the blue box… These songs are for you.

“From the very beginning of the first song I wrote before I turned 16 to the last song I ever wrote, there’s a certain thread that I use because it’s just what I do… The songs are all about love and heartbreak – how to pick up the pieces – how to keep moving… I’m really chronicling love from the very beginning. When you write a song and it doesn’t go on a record, it floats around in your life for years. You think about it and go over it until it becomes part of your world. These songs are now 24 Karat Gold.It all started when I fell crazy in love with a really super handsome kid from Arcadia High School who is still my really good friend today… Even now when he walks through the door, it’s like the same as when I saw him walking down the hall in 10th grade… He started me out as a songwriter… From that second onward I told my parents I was going to be a famous singer songwriter. I was 15 1/2.

“You usually don’t write songs about being super happy… When you write a song or a book, it’s usually when someone walks away. I think that’s the first moment you start to think about it not working out and you start to write. The relationship may go on for longer but you’ve already started writing in your head because you see the future… Other times, you know a relationship won’t work from almost the beginning but you wouldn’t trade what you shared for a million dollars…

“It’s not acting… It’s never acting… It’s the reason I go onstage and sing Edge of 17 every night since ’81 or Gold Dust Woman. I just take myself back to that time when it was written… Sometimes I can’t remember what happened yesterday but I remember so well what happened through the whole period of time that I wrote these songs.

“Fast forward to 2014, I said to Dave (Stewart, co producer), “How do we make a record in a few months?” And he said, “We go to Nashville for two weeks.” So we all got on a plane – Waddy (Wachtel co producer/Stevie’s musical director), Dave, Lori and Sharon (long time background vocalists), my assistant Karen and I headed to Nashville from LA. By this time, I had narrowed it down to 17 songs. I knew we had to smash the recording of them into ten days. Later I’d figure out which 14 would make the record. We went in on Monday morning and did two songs – even got a good vocal… Then, two more each day through Friday. Then we went into the smaller room to do little touches. We flew back to LA and started working at my house for three weeks doing background and guitar overdubs. It was really coming together.

“The only way this would have been possible was because of the amazing “Nashvillians” (as I named them) the brilliant musicians who we worked with in Nashville. Dave said that these guys can record all these songs in two weeks. I had my doubts because I don’t know any band in the world that could record all these songs in two weeks. It was like Annie Oakley rode in and hired a gang. We were a whole different can of beans than they were used to working with for sure. They were a great band – tantamount to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers… They reminded me of Tom’s band because they were so good and they played together so well. We were awestruck for the whole time just watching them. For me to stand in the vocal booth and be able to see all of them – that they could learn the songs that fast – it blew my mind… I told them, “I’m making a great record. Don’t care if it’s a hit record. And they were all on board. We recorded live and just about all the final vocals are live… This was going to be a fast moving train… That is how we roll and that IS how we rolled. And we did it.

“Ages ago I wanted to learn how to become a photographer. I don’t sleep at night so I thought, who am I going to ask to stay up all night and then do a show tomorrow night… I’m not going to get Christine (McVie) to be a model… She’s going to say, “Are you crazy? I’m going to the bar, bye.” And so it began… I had a long cord that plugged into the Polaroid which I put on a tripod with the button in my hand… I’d be completely dressed – red lipstick and hair and long white gown in the middle of the night… I’d start moving furniture and lamps around and kept changing the lighting… Lots of times I ran out of film and would send people out to buy more in the middle of the night but the end result was I taught myself about lighting and how to take a great picture. I realized the songs and pictures from that time all fit together and from these I would select the art work for the album. They were of a time. I had stored them all in shoe boxes and they still look great. Many have a golden tone to them which is perfect for the title of the album. And all the shots are not just me but certain people in my life who surrounded me as I was writing these songs… Everybody is represented here… These songs and photographs came from all these people. This is not a solo effort… We just got the last photo release signed by Jimmy Iovine… Without the pictures of Jimmy, I would have had to throw out the whole idea because he was so important with “Belladonna” and my solo career… If it hadn’t been for Jimmy, I don’t know if it would have ever really gone anywhere.

“I even did some of the calligraphy for the packaging. My trusty assistant Karen found the most amazing calligraphy pen and I decided to write all the titles of the songs. I never thought I could do it but the pen was indeed magical and I thought it was an extra added touch to include the calligraphy as part of the package for 24 Karat Gold.”


“Rock legend Stevie Nicks nets her sixth top 10 solo album, as her quasi-archival release 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault set starts at No. 7 (33,000). The set consists of newly-recorded material that was written and recorded in demo versions in earlier years. 24 Karat Gold follows Nicks’s In Your Dreams, which debuted (and peaked) at No. 6 back in 2011 (52,000 sold in its first week).” (Billboard, October 15, 2014)

Stevie Nicks Starshine

Promotional Videos

The Dealer

Stevie Nicks - The Dealer (Official Lyric Video)



Stevie Nicks - Lady (Official Music Video)


24 Karat Gold

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold (Official Lyric Video)



Stevie Nicks - Starshine (Official Lyric Video)


News & Coverage


Nicks, S. (2014). Recording the album. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgXnFrIwGCM [deleted video]

Nicks, S. (2014). A woman’s record. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeRvExQilAI [deleted video]

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