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STEVIE NICKS / The Wild Heart

Producer(s): Jimmy Iovine
Modern 7-90084-1 (Atlantic)
Originally reviewed for week ending 6/18/83

Nicks follows the multi-platinum "Bella Donna" with an album that's just a bit harder rocking in the main than that pop smash. "Stand Back" is a tough rhythm number and "Enchanted" a sly boogie rocker that tie into radio's embrace of harder textures in the two years since Nicks' solo debut. But there are also plenty of softer ballads to bring pop and AC play, including "Nightbird" and "Sable On Blond," which have the sinuous midtempo pop approach of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." And Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are backed on "I Will Run To You," a smoky ballad that would make a strong single.

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