By Amanda Wicks
Stevie Nicks is preparing to launch her 24 Karat Gold Tour with the Pretenders later this October, and to coincide with her time on the road she’s also getting ready to share with fans several unreleased tracks and newly remastered recordings. Nicks will release deluxe editions of her first two solo albums, Bella Donna and The Wild Heart.
Available November 4, Bella Donna: Deluxe Edition will be three-CD featuring bonus recordings, including 13 previously unreleased tracks, and a disc dedicated to live recordings from 1981. Listeners will get a chance to hear unreleased versions of “Edge Of Seventeen” and “Leather And Lace,” as well as rarities like “Blue Lamp.” The Wild Heart: Deluxe Edition will also include a CD of bonus recordings with seven previously unreleased tracks.
Nicks said of working on the deluxe editions, “I’ve had so much fun reliving the making of Bella Donna and The Wild Heart while working on the liner notes and listening to all of the alternate versions and demo takes. The liner notes are so much more than liner notes. They are like a little novel. I tried to make whoever reads this feel like they were there. I think…I succeeded….”
Nicks’ tour begins on October 25th in Phoenix, Arizona, and wraps up December 18th in Los Angeles, California.