Stevie Nicks - The Soundstage Sessions

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Live Album

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Reprise Records


Album Overview

The Soundstage Sessions is the tenth album released by the American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. Although it is the first live album of Nicks's solo career, it was produced to sound like a studio album.


1Stand Back4:41

Written-By: Stevie Nicks

2Crash To Me5:34

Written-By: Dave Matthews


Written-By: Stevie Nicks

4If Anyone Falls In Love4:12

Written-By: Sandy Stewart
Written-By: Stevie Nicks


Written-By: Stevie Nicks

6How Still My Love7:35

Written-By: Stevie Nicks

7Circle Dance4:14

Vocals: Vanessa Carlton
Written-By: Bonnie Raitt

8Fall From Grace4:36

Written-By: Stevie Nicks


Written-By: Stevie Nicks

10Beauty And The Beast7:14

Written-By: Stevie Nicks

Album information

The Soundstage Sessions was recorded in October 2007 before an intimate audience at WTTW's Grainger Studio in Chicago, with the set list containing 18 songs. In early 2008, Nicks went to Nashville and entered the studio with director/producer Joe Thomas. In the studio, they added "Nashville strings" and additional vocals to the songs that were to go on the CD. Nicks wanted the CD to sound perfect, and when asked about the project has said "I am as proud of this as anything I’ve ever done in my entire career." The album reached #47 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 13,052 and as of February 2011, the album has sold 46,000 copies.

A cover of Dave Matthews, "Crash Into Me" was released as the lead single.

Deluxe edition

Reprise Records released a Deluxe Edition exclusively through the Warner Bros. Records Store, which is called The Soundstage Sessions: Live in Chicago. The Deluxe Edition is a CD/DVD set, and includes new cover art, a lithograph of Nicks, and free mp3 downloads of "Rhiannon" and "The One".

DVD and Blu-ray editions

The DVD edition of this performance was released by Reprise Records as Live in Chicago. The Blu-ray edition of this performance has been available exclusively at Sears since December 1, 2008 and features a total of 16 tracks in high-definition. Unfortunately, it does not include the performances of Dreams or the orchestral version of Landslide, both of which are included on the DVD edition.


Main Performers

  • Stevie Nicks - vocals
  • Vanessa Carlton - guest performer
  • Sharon Celani - backup vocals
  • Lori Nicks - backup vocals
  • Jana Anderson - backup vocals


  • Waddy Wachtel - musical director/guitar
  • Lenny Castro - percussion
  • Al Ortiz - bass
  • Jimmy Paxson - drums
  • Ricky Peterson - keyboards
  • Carlos Rios - guitar
  • Darrell Smith - keyboards

String Section

  • Eric Roth - conductor
  • Janice MacDonald - flute
  • Deb Stevenson - oboe
  • Greg Flint - horn
  • Christine Worthing - horn
  • Guillaume Combet - violin
  • Jennifer Cappelli - violin
  • Carmen Llop-Kassinger - violin
  • Christine Keiko Abe - violin
  • Carol Cook - viola
  • Jocelyn Davis-Beck - cello
  • Eddie Bayers - drums
  • Michael Rhodes - bass
  • Joe Thomas - keyboards


  • Stevie Nicks - producer
  • Joe Thomas - producer
  • Waddy Wachtel - producer
  • Frank Pappalardo - engineering
  • Michael Czaszwicz -engineering
  • Patrick DeWitte - assistant engineering
  • Mixed at HD Ready, St. Charles


Recorded at Soundstage, October 25, 2008. Additional Recording at Oceanway Studios, Nashville and CRC, Chicago. Mixed at HD Ready, St. Charles.



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