Stevie Nicks releases ‘The Wild Heart,’ her second album featuring ‘Stand Back’ (1983)

Stevie Nicks’ ‘The Wild Heart’ is her second studio album released on June 10, 1983 by Modern, a year after Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Mirage’.

Track Listing : 1.Wild Heart (Stevie Nicks) – 06:12 . 2.If Anyone Falls (Stevie Nicks, Sandy Stewart) – 04:09 . 3.Gate And Garden (Stevie Nicks) – 04:06 . 4.Enchanted (Stevie Nicks) – 03:06 . 5.Nightbird (Stevie Nicks, Sandy Stewart) – 05:00 . 6.Stand Back (Stevie Nicks) – 04:51 . 7.I Will Run To You (Tom Petty) – 03:22 . 8.Nothing Ever Changes (Stevie Nicks, Sandy Stewart) – 04:09 . 9.Sable On Blond (Stevie Nicks) – 04:15 . 10.Beauty And The Beast (Stevie Nicks) – 06:03

Musicians : Stevie Nicks – Vocals . Sandy Stewart – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals, Piano On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9) . Tom Petty – Guitar, Vocals On (7) . Mike Campbell – Guitar On (7) . Benmont Tench – Organ, Keyboards On (3 – 4 – 5 – 7) . Howie Epstein – Bass On (7) . Stan Lynch – Drums On (7) . Mick Fleetwood – Drums On (9) . Steve Lukather – Guitar On (6) . Don Felder – Guitar On (8) . Prince – Synthesizer On (6 – Uncredited) . David Monday – Guitar On (1 – 3) . Dean Parks – Guitar On (1) . Waddy Wachtel – Guitar On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 9) . David Williams – Guitar On (6) . Roger Tausz – Bass On (1) . Bob Glaub – Bass On (2 – 4 – 8) . Kenny Edwards – Bass On (5 – 9) . John Beal – Bass On (10) . Roy Bittan – Synthesizer, Piano On (2 – 4 – 8 – 9) . David Foster – Piano On (5) . Brad Smith – Drums, Percussion On (1 – 3) . Russ Kunkel – Drums, Drum Overdubs On (2 – 4 – 6 – 8) . Bobbye Hall – Percussion On (2 – 4 – 6 – 8) . Chet Mccracken – Drum Overdubs On (5) . Marvin Caruso – Drums On (5 – 6) . Ian Wallace – Percussion On (6) . David Bluefield – Ob-Xa Programming, Dmx Drum Machine On (6) . Phil Kenzie – Saxophone On (8) . Gene Bianco – Harp On (10) . Jesse Levine – Viola On (10) . Julien Barber – Viola On (10) . Theodore Israel – Viola On (10) . Harry Zaratzian – Viola On (10) . Jesse Levy – Cello On (10) . Frederick Zlotkin – Cello On (10) . Seymour Barab – Cello On (10) . Jon Abramowitz – Cello On (10) . Marvin Morgenstern – Violin On (10) . Herbert Sorkin – Violin On (10) . John Pintavalle – Violin On (10) . Max Ellen – Violin On (10) . Regis Eandiorio – Violin On (10) . Harry Glickman – Violin On (10) . Peter Dimitriades – Violin On (10) . Paul Winter – Violin On (10) . Matthew Raimondi – Violin On (10) . Harry Cykman – Violin On (10) . Raymond Kunicki – Violin On (10) . Lewis Eley – Violin On (10) . Ruth Waterman – Violin On (10) . Paul Gershman – Violin On (10) . Sharon Celani – Backing Vocals . Lori Nicks – Backing Vocals . Carolyn Brooks – Background Vocals On (2 – 10)

Production : Produced By Jimmy Iovine, Gordon Perry, Tom Petty . Greg Edwards – Engineer, Mixing . Shelly Yakus – Engineer, Mixing . Josh Abbey – Assistant Engineer . David Bianco – Assistant Engineer . Michael Brooks – Assistant Engineer . Bobby Cohen – Assistant Engineer . John Curcio – Assistant Engineer . Bill Freesh – Assistant Engineer . Pete Kudas – Assistant Engineer . John Smith – Assistant Engineer . Julian Stoll – Assistant Engineer . Lori Perry – Mixing . Stephen Marcussen – Masterering

Arrangements : Kenneth Whitfield, Paul Buckmaster On (10)

Package : Herbert W. Worthington – Photography

Recorded 1982–1983.

Released On June 10, 1983 By Modern.

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Blogcritics
The sound is updated to what was popular at the time, as synthesizers and percussion move to the forefront to share space with the guitars. The main problem was that the lyrics tended to be fairly obscure on a number of the songs. […]

Sputnikmusic
Nicks clearly requires an assertive editor and about six weeks of reality testing to clean up the muddle, but somewhere in there remains a talented songwriter […]

allmusic
Not surprisingly, she played it safe: The Wild Heart contained nothing that would disturb fans of her previous work and much that echoed it. […]

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