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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR (1989)

The Other Side of the Mirror is Stevie Nicks’ fourth solo recording, a concept album inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Stevie Nicks The Other Side of the Mirror

 

Track List

  1. Rooms on Fire
  2. Long Way to Go
  3. Two Kinds of Love (Duet with Bruce Hornsby)
  4. Ooh My Love
  5. Ghosts
  6. Whole Lotta Trouble
  7. Fire Burning
  8. Cry Wolf
  9. Alice
  10. Juliet
  11. Doing the Best I Can (Escape from Berlin)
  12. I Still Miss Someone (Blue Eyes)

Other Tracks

  1. Real Tears (b-side of “Two Kind of Love”)
  2. Dial the Number (with Kenny G) – unreleased
  3. Don’t Treat Me Like a Stranger (with Kenny G) – unreleased
  4. Lily Girl (with Kenny G) – unreleased
  5. Tragedy of One’s Own Soul (with Kenny G) – unreleased

Background

Driven by British producer Rupert Hine‘s keyboard arrangements, The Other Side of the Mirror (1989) features a whimsical sound, a sonic departure from the signature rock sound that characterized Stevie’s earlier solo work. Pianist Bruce Hornsby (“Two Kinds of Love,” “Juliet”) and saxophonist Kenny G. (“Two Kinds of Love,” “Alice”) also perform on the album. It includes a cover of Johnny Cash‘s 1958 song “I Still Miss Someone (Blue Eyes),” which closes the album.

Besides “Two Kinds of Love” and “Alice,” Stevie recorded at least four other tracks with Kenny G, which were not included on the album. 

Release

Modern Records released CD, cassette, and vinyl versions of The Other Side of the Mirror on May 11, 1989.* The album debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart and produced the single “Rooms on Fire,” which reached No. 1 song on the Billboard Album Rock chart and No. 16 on Pop Singles.

Modern Records heavily promoted the album overseas, which led to Stevie Nicks touring Europe for the first time as a solo artist. As a result, “Rooms on Fire” became an international hit in Germany (#46), the Netherlands (#15), and the UK (#16). The song also reached the Top 40 in Australia (#23).

In Japan, the album included slightly different tracks: the 7″ Remix/Edit of “Rooms on Fire” and the bonus track “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You” from Stevie Nicks Live at Red Rocks (1987).

*Some sources list May 9, 1989 as the official release date.

Charts

Rooms on Fire

Billboard Chart Peak
Pop Singles 16
Album Rock 1

Outside U.S.

Country Peak
Australia 23
Germany 46
The Netherlands 15
UK 16

Long Way to Go

Billboard Chart Peak
Album Rock 11

Outside the U.S.

Country Peak
UK 60

Two Kinds of Love (Duet with Bruce Hornsby)

Did not chart

Whole Lotta Trouble

Country Peak
Ireland 22
UK 62

Promotional Videos

Two Kinds of Love

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