Stevie Nicks has posted "The Dealer" - the first official single from her upcoming album, 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault, which is due out this fall. Listen above, via Nicks' official YouTube channel.
"The Dealer" was originally written and recorded during Fleetwood Mac's 1979 Tusk sessions, and that demo has been available as a bootleg and on YouTube. On this new version, we can hear the lyrics have been re-written and the song completely re-produced by the team of Dave Stewart (from The Eurythmics) and guitarist Waddy Wachtel (who has collaborated with Nicks for many years in the studio and on the road, going back to the pre-Fleetwood Mac Buckingham Nicks album).
Nicks, who is now 66 years old, continues to make great music. Last year, "Can't Fix This," her collaboration with Dave Grohl on the Sound City - Real to Reel album was a chilling and beautiful track that showed she's still got that amazing and unique voice that's probably been played on the radio over a billion times. "The Dealer" is a more upbeat song, reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac's song "Gypsy" from the 1982 Mirage album. The story is brilliantly open-ended, perhaps referencing Nicks' notorious relationship with drug dealers.
You can order 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault on Stevie Nicks' official website, Amazon, and iTunes. The album is set for an official release on October 7, although the vinyl deluxe packages will be available a week earlier.
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Source: Stevie Nicks YouTube