Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna (2016 Remaster, LP)
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of the Fleetwood Mac vocalist’s 1981 debut solo album. Bella Donna reached #1 on the US Billboard charts in September of that year. Bella Donna was awarded platinum status by the RIAA on October 7, 1981, less than three months after it’s release, and has since been certified quadruple-platinum. The album spawned four substantial hit singles during 1981 and 1982: the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-penned duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3), the Don Henley duet “Leather and Lace” (#6), the iconic “Edge of Seventeen” (#11), and country-tinged “After the Glitter Fades” (#32). Bella Donna would mark the beginning of Nicks’ trend of calling upon her many musician friends and connections to fully realize her sparse demo recordings. Along with friends Tom Petty and Don Henley, Nicks brought in session musician Waddy Wachtel, Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band pianist Roy Bittan, and Stax session man Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T. & the MGs.