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‘Selfish’ Stevie Nicks

Sunday, June 26, 2011 » 07:47am

Stevie Nicks was a ‘selfish songwriter’ before working alongside Dave Stewart.

The former Fleetwood Mac singer – who collaborated with the ex-Eurythmics star on ‘In Your Dreams’, her first solo album in a decade – admitted the experience made her realise how ‘easy’ duos can be.

She said: ‘I’d been a staunchly selfish, staunchly private songwriter before the project. But Dave came to my house, pulled and poem out and said, ‘Let’s start here’. There’s a mic hanging over the coffee table, and he’s plugged into a little amp and he starts playing. I’m just in the headlights.

‘But in under an hour we had a song recorded. The doors had opened. Now I understand why all those duos – Lennon and McCartney, Rogers and Hammerstein, Goffin and King – wrote together. Dave made it so easy.’

The 63-year-old musician now thinks ‘In Your Dreams’ is the ‘best thing’ she has done throughout her career.

Stevie added: ‘I think ‘In Your Dreams’ feels like the best thing I’ve ever done and I want to make sure I’ve done everything right to get it out there.’

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