Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams

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Album Overview

In Your Dreams is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks, released on May 3, 2011 by Reprise Records. It is her first solo studio album since 2001's Trouble in Shangri-La and also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of her debut solo album Bella Donna.

On May 11, 2011, Billboard announced that the album had sold 52,418 copies in its first week of release and debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, giving Nicks her fifth top ten album on that chart. The album spent 16 weeks within the Billboard 200 and has sold 199,000 copies in the U.S. as of May 2014 according to Nielsen SoundScan. In Your Dreams debuted and peaked at #14 on the UK Albums Chart, giving Nicks her fifth Top 20 album there. The accompanying 2011/12 tour though only fairly short, grossed $8.7 million in North America alone.


1Secret Love3:16

Written-By: Stevie Nicks

2For What It's Worth4:32

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Music By: Mike Campbell

3In Your Dreams3:59

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Music By: David A. Stewart

4Wide Sargasso Sea5:36

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Music By: David A. Stewart

5New Orleans5:35

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Music By: Neale Heywood

6Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)5:26

Written-By: Stevie Nicks

7Annabel Lee5:59

Music By: Stevie Nicks
Music By [Interlude]: Waddy Wachtel
Written-By [Words Adapted]: Edgar Allan Poe

8Soldier's Angel5:16

Written-By: Stevie Nicks

9Everybody Loves You5:17

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Written-By: David A. Stewart

10Ghosts Are Gone6:06

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Music By: David A. Stewart

11You May Be The One5:27

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Music By: David A. Stewart

12Italian Summer4:39

Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks
Music By: David A. Stewart

13Cheaper Than Free3:38

Bass: Michael Rhodes
Drums: Chad Cromwell
Electric Guitar: Tom Bukovac
Engineer: John McBride
Engineer [Vocal]: Scott Campbell
Pedal Steel Guitar: Dan Dugmore
Piano, Organ: Mike Rojas
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Music By: David A. Stewart
Vocals, Lyrics By: Stevie Nicks

Background and composition

In late February 2010, David A. Stewart (musician and record producer, best known for his work with Eurythmics) revealed, using his Twitter account, that he was working with Nicks on at least four new songs, including one called "Everybody Loves You". A 38-second snippet of the song was posted on Stewart's Twitter account. He confirmed that he and Nicks were working on an album, and said that it is being done "in a very new way".

On March 16, 2010, Stewart reported on his Twitter that he and Nicks were now recording songs together. On BBC Radio 2 on May 3, 2010, he stated in an interview with DJ Simon Mayo that the new album will be recorded throughout June with a release later that year, however this proved premature.

On July 5, 2010, Stewart tweeted several pictures and messages about him and Nicks working in the studio. In one of the tweets, Stewart stated that he, Nicks, Waddy Wachtel, Mike Campbell, Michael Bradford, Mike Rowe, and Steve Ferrone were all working on the album, and that Mick Fleetwood has also contributed drums to at least one track. Waddy Wachtel has been Nicks' lead guitarist for most of her solo career, featuring prominently on all of her albums to date. Stewart also stated in that tweet that seven tracks have been completed thus far and it was their final day of these sessions in the studio together. Nicks was scheduled to play five live dates in the US in August, and then returned to the studio to complete writing and recording on the album.

The cover of the album was released on March 7, 2011, via Nicks' official website. The cover photograph was taken by Kristin Burns and features Nicks and a horse in a forest scene. The track listing was made available soon after.


The first single, "Secret Love", was released on January 13, 2011. The single was made available for immediate digital download by pre-ordering the album from It is an updated, yet faithful adaptation of the demo that has circulated on the Internet. "Secret Love" peaked at #20 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

A video for "Cheaper Than Free", featuring David A. Stewart, was also released.

"Soldier's Angel" was released to some radio outlets on May 27, 2011. Although the song has not been confirmed to be a single, it has received promotional airplay from several radio stations and by purchasing the song through the Lifetime Network as a download supports "The Yellow Ribbon Fund" for the U.S. Military.

On June 16, 2011, it was announced that "For What It's Worth" would be released as the second single for In Your Dreams, according to a press release issued by Live Nation, which also announced Nicks' concert tour. The single was released to radio on July 11, 2011. The music video for the single was released on August 24, 2011. "For What It's Worth" debuted on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart at #25 on September 22, 2011.

A video for "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)" was released on October 13, 2011.

Critical reception

Upon release, the album received mostly positive reviews, with several critics hailing In Your Dreams as the best album of Nicks' solo career.

Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine commented that producer Stewart's "real coup is focus, letting each element fit snugly together so In Your Dreams winds up capturing the essence of Stevie Nicks, which, as her previous three decades of solo albums prove, is no easy feat.", giving the album 4 of 5 stars. Mikael Wood of EW gave the release an "A", saying "We'll never complain about hearing Stevie warble the word dreams; indeed, several times here she comes remarkably close to Fleetwood Mac's platinum-plated best."


On March 25, 2011, Reprise Records released a promotional trailer for the album.

On April 13, 2011, Nicks appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show performing the single "Secret Love." A video for the song "Cheaper Than Free" was made available on April 12, 2011 as a free download on the iTunes Store. On April 26, 2011, the music video for the first single "Secret Love" was released. The video features Nicks, Dave Stewart and Mick Fleetwood. The album was available to be streamed in its entirety exclusively at the Rolling Stone website on April 27, 2011.

Due to a bout of pneumonia and the flu, Nicks had to cancel several appearances in New York during the week of her album release, including her appearance on The Today Show and a performance at Webster Hall.

Nicks appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show again on May 10, 2011, this time performing her single, "Secret Love". On May 17, 2011, she made an appearance on Dancing with the Stars, performing two songs, "Landslide" and "Secret Love."

Nicks made her first solo promotional visit to the UK since 1989 in mid-June, appearing on popular TV programs such as BBC Breakfast and Loose Women and doing several interviews for The SunThe Daily Mail and The Telegraph newspapers and several magazines. On June 26, Nicks appeared at Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park (her first solo live appearance in Europe since 1989) and performed for a crowd of 50,000+ people. The following day, Nicks appeared at HMV Oxford Circus for an album signing and fan meet to promote the release of In Your Dreams.

She performed a duet of "Landslide" with Javier Colon on NBC's The Voice on June 29, 2011.

Nicks appeared on America's Got Talent on July 27, 2011, making the televised debut of her second single from the album, "For What It's Worth", as well as performing her classic "Edge of Seventeen". She also performed the single on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 28.

On August 26, 2011, Nicks performed "For What It's Worth", "Landslide", and "Rhiannon" on Good Morning America, as part of their "Summer Concert Series".

September 13, 2011 she appeared on The Talk performing "Rhiannon," "Edge of Seventeen," "Landslide" and the second single from the new album, "For What It's Worth."


  • Stevie Nicks: vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Sharon Celani - backing vocals
  • Lori Nicks: backing vocals
  • Mick Fleetwood - drums
  • Lindsey Buckingham: guitar, backing vocals on "Soldier's Angel"
  • Ned Douglas: keyboards
  • Ricky Peterson: hammond organ, piano
  • Mike Rojas: hammond organ, piano
  • Zac Rae: hammond organ
  • Mike Rowe: keyboards, hammond organ
  • Glen Ballard: guitars, keyboards and piano
  • Dave Stewart: guitars, vocals
  • Tom Bukovac: guitar
  • Rob Cavallo: guitar
  • Neale Heywood: guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel: guitar
  • Greg Leisz: mandolin
  • Mike Campbell: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Mike Bradford: bass
  • Simon Smith: bass
  • Michael Rhodes: bass
  • Al Ortiz: bass
  • Chad Cromwell: drums
  • Steve Ferrone: drums
  • Blair Sinta: drums
  • Scott Campbell: drum programming and additional percussion
  • Lenny Castro: percussion
  • Mike Fasano: percussion
  • Ann Marie Calhoun: violin
  • Torrey DeVitto: violin


  • Produced by Glen Ballard, Mike Campbell & Dave Stewart
  • Engineers: Scott Campbell, Ned Douglas, Karen Johnston, Mike Linett, John McBride
  • Recording assistants: Marcus Johnson, Shin Miyazawa, Chris Owens
  • Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge; assisted by Keith Armstrong, Nik Karpin, Andrew Schubert & Brad Townsend
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen


Recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA; Westlake Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Rock A Little Studio, Los Angeles, CA; The High Window, Hollywood, CA; Redwing Recorders, Tarzana, CA Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Mixed at Mix LA, Tarzana, CA 'Cheaper Than Free' Engineered at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN. Vocal Recorded at Rock A Little Studio, Los Angeles, CA.



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