Who

What

CS Archive

News

Film

TV

SF/Fantasy

ComicBooks

Leftovers

Video/DVD

Links

Contact

Home

 

 

 

 

Enchanted
Stevie Nicks
(Atlantic Records)

Reviewed by Beth Hannan Rimmels

This is what a boxed set is supposed to be. Enchanted is a 3-CD mix of Nicks’ most popular solo hits, alternate versions of hits (such as a simple but stirring piano version of "Rhiannon"), songs that deserve a second listen (including my long-time favorite, "Bella Donna") and B-sides, unreleased live performances or songs on movie soundtracks that never ended up on her albums (like "Twisted"). The only weak entries out of the 46 songs in the collection are "Garbo" and "Desert Angel," the latter proving that Nicks should avoid political topics. The spirit behind the song is wonderful, but the execution pales in comparison. But you’ve got to give Nicks credit for being thorough when she includes "Gold" even though she only sang harmony on the John Stewart song. Her version of "It’s Late" emphasizes the fun in its bouncy rhythm. Beautifully put together, the enclosed booklet contains photos by her brother Christopher that have never been released and Nicks’ commentary on the songs, which was my favorite part of Timespace. A must for any Stevie fan, this collection might also win over a few new ones.

This review originally ran in the Long Island Voice. Review © 1998 Long Island Voice. Enchanted © 1998 Atlantic Recording Corp., a Time-Warner Company. Cover concept & design: Christopher Nicks.  Logo Illustration: Sara Fleetwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here!