STEVIE NICKS: THE 24 KARAT GOLD TOUR [2-CD Set]

I’ve been a fan of Stevie Nicks since her early days with Fleetwood Mac. I followed Nicks during her solo career favoring her early albums over her later ones. I enjoyed her brand of rock & roll with its imagery and driving beats.

Stevie Nicks: The 24 Karat Gold Tour presents many of Stevie Nicks’s biggest hits along with some more obscure tunes from her albums. I liked “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” although the original version with Tom Petty is a classic. “Gypsy” was a crowd favorite. “Rhiannon” was the song that made Fleetwood Mac a successful group while “Landslide” has been covered by many other artists. All in all, I enjoyed these concert CDs. Diane and I saw Fleetwood Mac a couple years ago when they appeared in Buffalo ( you can read about the concert here). Are you a Stevie Nicks fan? GRADE: B+

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE:

Gold And Braid (Live)
If Anyone Falls (Live)
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Live)
Belle Fleur (Live)
Gypsy (Live)
Wild Heart / Bella Donna (Live)
Enchanted (Live)
New Orleans (Live)
Starshine (Live)
Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) [Live]

DISC TWO:

Stand Back (Live)
Crying In The Night (Live)
If You Were My Love (Live)
Gold Dust Woman (Live)
Edge Of Seventeen (Live)
Rhiannon (Live)
Landslide (Live)

25 thoughts on “STEVIE NICKS: THE 24 KARAT GOLD TOUR [2-CD Set]

    1. george Post author

      Bob, I saw Fleetwood Mac at the Dane County Coliseum Madison on September 17, 1975. Here’s the set list:
      Get Like You Used to Be (Chicken Shack cover)
      Station Man
      Spare Me a Little of Your Love
      Rhiannon
      Monday Morning
      Why
      Landslide
      Crystal (Buckingham Nicks cover)
      Frozen Love (Buckingham Nicks cover)
      Over My Head
      Say You Love Me
      I’m So Afraid
      Oh Well
      The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
      World Turning
      Blue Letter
      Encore:
      Don’t Let Me Down Again (Buckingham Nicks cover)
      Hypnotized

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      1. Steve Oerkfitz

        I saw Fleetwood Mac when it was blues orientated and featured the great Peter Green-Albatross, Oh Well, Green Maharishi .

  1. Deb

    I’ve never seen Fleetwood Mac (John & the twins saw them at Jazz Fest a few years ago), but I did see Lindsey Buckingham on stage with REM during their “Monster” tour, if that counts. I like Stevie, but her ethereal stuff is not as interesting to me as when she rocked out a little on songs like, “Room’s on Fire,” “Stand Back,” and “I Can’t Wait.” Of those songs, only “Stand Back” is on this collection.

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  2. Jeff Meyerson

    Given the choice, I would take Christine McVie over Stevie. We saw Fleetwood Mac when McVie was “retired” and it wasn’t the same – Stevie and Lindsay Buckingham did most of her songs. That’s why we went again when she came back. We did see a Stevie Nicks/Don Henley concert, where she and her ex sang together and separately. We got a kick out of the “Dancing Stevies” spinning around in their long gowns. I like some of her stuff but generally prefer her with Fleetwood Mac to solo.

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    1. george Post author

      Jeff, I think Christine McVie was the underrated member of Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks received much of the attention because of her style while McVie was more reserved. I liked McVie’s Christine McVie (1984) but not her In the Meantime (2004). I’m also not a fan of her Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie (2017) CD.

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      1. Jeff Meyerson

        I checked. We saw Nicks and Henley on June 4, 2005 at the PNC Bank Center in New Jersey. Here was Stevie’s portion of the concert:

        Outside the Rain
        Dreams (Fleetwood Mac song)
        Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac song)
        Enchanted
        Gold Dust Woman (Fleetwood Mac song) (with Don Henley)
        Circle Dance (Bonnie Raitt cover) (with Don Henley)
        Stand Back
        Beauty and the Beast
        Edge of Seventeen

        Encore:
        Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (with Don Henley)
        Leather and Lace (with Don Henley)
        So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
        (The Byrds cover) (with Don Henley)

        Henley had his own set, some of which was with Stevie.

        The Genie
        Witchy Woman (Eagles song)
        I Put a Spell on You (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover)
        Hotel California (Eagles song) (with Stevie Nicks)
        New York Minute (with Stevie Nicks)
        The Last Worthless Evening (with Stevie Nicks)
        The Boys of Summer
        The Heart of the Matter
        Dirty Laundry
        Life in the Fast Lane (Eagles song)
        All She Wants to Do Is Dance

        Encore:
        The End of the Innocence
        Desperado (Eagles song)

        Probably needless to say, but I way preferred the Henley set,

    1. george Post author

      Patti, when I was a kid, I listened to my transistor radio all day long. That pretty much set the preference to listen to music rather than do other things that kids do.

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  3. Jeff Meyerson

    I agree with you about Buckingham McVie. We saw them at the Beacon in August 2017 when the album came out. Meh.

    Setlist:

    Trouble (Lindsey Buckingham cover)
    Wish You Were Here (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Never Going Back Again (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Shut Us Down (Lindsey Buckingham cover)
    Sleeping Around the Corner
    Feel About You
    In My World
    Too Far Gone
    Hold Me (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Little Lies (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Tusk (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Love Is Here to Stay
    Red Sun
    You Make Loving Fun (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    I’m So Afraid (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac cover)

    Encore:
    Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Lay Down for Free
    Game of Pretend

    The Fleetwood Mac stuff was by far the highlight.

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  4. Jeff Smith

    On the other hand, I quite liked the Buckingham McVie disc. But then, I pretty much like every version of Fleetwood Mac there has ever been. (Never saw any version in concert, though. Saw Stevie once.) I have all Fleetwood Mac on cd, and many of the various solo cds — including a cd of the Buckingham Nicks lp.

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  5. Michael Padgett

    OK, if nobody else will do it, I’ll ask. Why would anyone know (or care) the exact date of a concert they saw 45 years ago, not to mention the entire set list?

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    1. Jeff Meyerson

      Most setlists are easy to find on line. I am guessing George, like me, looked it up rather than remembering it. Some groups are well known for posting things like past setlists online (Grateful Dead), while others (Jimmy Buffett) have fans who do much the same thing.

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