The Wild Heart (album)

The Wild Heart (album)

Infobox Album
Name = The Wild Heart
Type = Studio album
Longtype =
Artist = Stevie Nicks

Released = June 10, 1983
Recorded = 19821983
Genre = Rock
Length = 49:09
Label = Modern Records
Producer = Jimmy Iovine, Gordon Perry and Tom Petty
Reviews =
* AMG Rating|4|5 [ link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|2|5 [ link]
Last album = "Bella Donna" (1981)
This album = The Wild Heart (1983)
Next album = "Rock a Little (1985)

"The Wild Heart" is the second solo album by American singer/songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. Released in summer 1983, a year after Fleetwood Mac's successful #1 album "Mirage", it reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard charts and achieved Platinum status on September 12th, 1983. It has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. to date, achieving double-platinum status in 1993, ten years after its release.

The album is notable for its array of prominent guest musicians. Tom Petty made a return to write "I Will Run to You", on which his bandmates from the Heartbreakers performed. Nicks' Fleetwood Mac bandmate, drummer Mick Fleetwood, made an appearance on the track "Sable on Blond". Toto's Steve Lukather contributed some of the guitar work on what would become the album's biggest hit single, "Stand Back" (#5), which also features an uncredited contribution from Prince, who played the synthesizer track. Nicks also worked with friend Sandy Stewart, who wrote the music for three tracks on the album and performed on several (Stewart would go on to write the 1987 Fleetwood Mac hit "Seven Wonders"). The album's final track, "Beauty and the Beast", features a full string section.

Track listing

All songs written by Stevie Nicks, except where noted.
#"Wild Heart" – 6:08
#"If Anyone Falls" (Nicks, Sandy Stewart) – 4:07
#"Gate and Garden" – 4:05
#"Enchanted" – 3:05
#"Nightbird" (Nicks, Stewart) – 4:59
#"Stand Back" – 4:18
#"I Will Run to You" (Tom Petty) – 3:21
#*performed by Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
#"Nothing Ever Changes" (Nicks, Stewart) – 4:09
#"Sable on Blond" – 4:13
#"Beauty and the Beast" – 6:02


Main Performers
*Stevie Nicksvocals
*Sharon Celani – backup vocals
*Lori Perry – backup vocals

Guest Musicians
*Sandy Stewart – keyboards, synthesizer, backup vocals, piano
*Tom Pettyguitar, vocals
*Mike Campbell – guitar
*Benmont Tenchorgan, keyboards
*Howie Epstein – bass
*Stan Lynch – drums
*Mick Fleetwood – drums
*Steve Lukather – guitar
*Don Felder – guitar
*Prince – synthesizer on "Stand Back" (uncredited)

Session Musicians
*David Monday – guitar
*Dean Parks – guitar
*Waddy Wachtel – guitar
*David Williams – guitar
*Roger Jausz – bass
*Bob Glaub – bass
*Kenny Edwards – bass
*Roy Bittan – synthesizer, piano
*David Foster – piano
*Brad Smithdrums, percussion
*Russ Kunkel – drums, drum overdubs
*Bobbye Hall – percussion
*Chet McCracken – drum overdubs
*Marvin Caruso – drums
*Ian Wallace – percussion
*Phil Kenzie – saxophone

String section on "Beauty and the Beast"
*Gene Bianco – harp
*Jesse Levine – viola
*Julien Barber – viola
*Theodore Israel – viola
*Harry Zaratzian – viola
*Jesse Levy – cello
*Frederick Zlotkin – cello
*Seymour Barab – cello
*Jon Abramowitz – cello
*Marvin Morgenstern – violin
*Herbert Sorkin – violin
*John Pintavalle – violin
*Max Ellen – violin
*Regis Eandiorio – violin
*Harry Glickman – violin
*Peter Dimitriades – violin
*Paul Winter – violin
*Matthew Raimondi – violin
*Harry Cykman – violin
*Raymond Kunicki – violin
*Lewis Eley – violin
*Ruth Waterman – violin
*Paul Gershman – violin


*Producer: Jimmy Iovine, Producer
*Producer: Gordon Perry, Producer
*Producer: Tom Petty, Producer
*Engineer: Shelly Yakus, Engineer




External links

* [ The Official Stevie Nicks web site]
* [ AMG Entry for Stevie Nicks]

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