Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks

Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks

by Stevie Nicks


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The first American single-disc Stevie Nicks compilation since 1991's Timespace, Reprise's 2007 Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks bests that previous set even if it falls just short of being truly definitive. The problem area lies in the place where it clearly attempts to distinguish itself from its predecessor: the inclusion of Fleetwood Mac songs. Where Timespace never attempted to explore this territory, Crystal Visions does, but with the exception of "Silver Springs," all of the Mac songs are re-recordings -- "Dreams" is performed with Deep Dish, there's a live version of "Rhiannon," and a version of "Landslide" performed live with the Melbourne Symphony. None of these is necessarily bad, but it's hard not to wish that the original versions of these hits were alongside the original versions of "Edge of Seventeen," "I Can't Wait," "Stand Back," "Talk to Me," "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," and "Leather and Lace," since that would have resulted in a perfect Nicks retrospective. With the live versions, this merely becomes a near-perfect compilation, representing the scope and range of Nicks' career, as a solo artist, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, and as a duet partner. The big songs from all of her career are here, along with some sharply chosen lesser-known tunes -- including a live version of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Sorcerer" -- that, along with good annotation by Nicks (and in the case of the deluxe edition, a DVD of 13 of her videos), help paint a full portrait of Nicks' career so well that it makes it all the more obvious that this compilation needs the originals of the Mac songs to be perfect, but as it stands, Crystal Visions is very good (indeed, it's the best Nicks retrospective assembled to date).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/27/2007
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624999812
catalogNumber: 100363
Rank: 2576

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Nicks   Primary Artist
Sharon Celani   Track Performer
Carlos Rios   Track Performer
Darrell Smith   Track Performer
Brett Tuggle   Track Performer
Waddy Wachtel   Track Performer
Ortiz   Track Performer
Scott Smalley   Conductor
Jana Anderson   Track Performer
Lori Nicks   Track Performer
Takuya "Taku" Hirano   Track Performer
Jimmy Paxson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Fleetwood Mac   Producer
Stevie Nicks   Composer,Producer,Illustrations
Jimmy Page   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer,Producer
Robert Plant   Composer
Rupert Hine   Producer
Sheryl Crow   Producer
John Paul Jones   Composer
John Bonham   Composer
Ken Caillat   Producer
Richard Dashut   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Rick Nowels   Producer
Ern Rose   Engineer
Chas Sandford   Producer
Stephen Walker   Art Direction
David Wild   Liner Notes
Deep Dish   Producer,Remixing
John Shanks   Producer
Howard Kaufman   Management
Brian Valentino   Engineer
Sheryl Louis   Management

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Crystal Visions: The Very Best of Stevie Nicks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DragonDM More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection of Stevie Nicks classics; from across her whole career! Plus a dvd colection of videos too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow some of her songs in the past were put into live versions and one of them was put into a dance version. She made her dreams version into a dancing one. That made me dance so much everytime I listen to it. She was in Australia when she made other songs the live versions. She's really made many live versions of her songs since Fleetwood Mac. I think they all sound lovely. Stevie you're the bestest ever and I'll always love you!