1983 Second Solo Effort featuring the Classics "Stand Back," "Nightbird" & "I Will Run To You," Newly Remastered!
Stevie Nicks' evolution from a member of Fleetwood Mac into a solo artist in her own right was one which came about organically: when you're part of a band that has three songwriters, it's hard to keep things fair and spread the wealth while still providing space for all of the material that was being written. As a result, Ms. Nicks took some time during the sessions for Tusk to record demos for a solo project, but that was in '78, and when Tusk was released in '79, she was decidedly preoccupied with touring behind that album.
Finally, in 1981, Bella Donna emerged, topping the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and yielding four Top 40 singles with "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (duet with Tom Petty), "Leather and Lace" (duet with Don Henley), "Edge of Seventeen," and "After the Glitter Fades." Following the 1982 release of Fleetwood Mac's Mirage, Nicks returned to her solo career with 1983's The Wild Heart. The double-platinum smash included such favorites as "Stand Back," "Nightbird" and "I Will Run To You," which reunited the artist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Her success as a solo artist proven in a big, big way, Nicks subsequently went on to balance her time between Fleetwood Mac and her own work, and whenever the former has gone away for a while, the latter has always been there to keep her in the public eye.