Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks

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Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks
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Greatest hits album by Stevie Nicks
Released September 3, 1991
Recorded 1981–1991
Genre Rock
Length 63:58
Label Modern Records/
Atlantic Records (U.S./Canada)
EMI Records
Producer Danny Kortchmar
Jon Bon Jovi
Jimmy Iovine
Tom Petty
Rupert Hine
Chas Sandford
Bret Michaels
Rick Nowels
Mike Campbell
Chris Lord-Alge
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks chronology
The Other Side of the Mirror
(1989)The Other Side of the Mirror1989
Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks
(1991)
Street Angel
(1994)Street Angel1994

Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks is a 1991 compilation album featuring songs from the solo career of American singer/songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. The album features many of her hit singles, along with three new songs: "Sometimes It's a Bitch", "Love's a Hard Game to Play", and "Desert Angel" (which Nicks wrote for the men and women serving in the 1991 Gulf War). The CD booklet contains notes written by Nicks herself about the making of each song.

The album debuted and peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200, Nicks' lowest charting album at the time but it remained on the chart for nearly six months and as of February 2011 the album had sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S.[1] The album was certified Platinum in the U.S. in 1997. The album also achieved a Gold sales certification in the UK for shipping 100,000 copies and was Nicks' third Top 20 album there. The album spent 4 weeks at #1 in New Zealand.[citation needed]

The Fleetwood Mac track "Silver Springs" (written by Nicks) was originally intended to be in the compilation, but Mick Fleetwood would not allow Nicks to release the track because of his plans to release it on a forthcoming Fleetwood Mac box set. This led to a dispute, resulting in Nicks leaving Fleetwood Mac for several years.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sometimes It's a Bitch" (Previously unreleased)Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon4:37
2."Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Duet with Tom Petty)Tom Petty, Michael Campbell4:04
3."Whole Lotta Trouble" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks, Campbell4:30
4."Talk to Me"Chas Sanford4:10
5."Stand Back" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks4:56
6."Beauty and the Beast"Nicks6:04
7."If Anyone Falls"Nicks, Sandy Stewart4:07
8."Rooms on Fire"Nicks, Rick Nowels4:39
9."Love's a Hard Game to Play" (Previously unreleased)Bret Michaels, Pat Schunk5:02
10."Edge of Seventeen"Nicks5:27
11."Leather and Lace" (Duet with Don Henley)Nicks3:48
12."I Can't Wait"Nicks, Nowels, Eric Pressly4:36
13."Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?"Nicks4:37
14."Desert Angel" (Previously unreleased)Nicks, Campbell5:21
Total length:63:58

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Australian Albums Chart 13
U.K. Official Albums Chart 15
U.S. Billboard Top 200 30
Swedish Albums Chart 37
Canadian Albums Chart 38

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^
Australia (ARIA)[9] Platinum 70,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Chart Analysis, Artist Spotlights, Music Insider, Chart Beat & News". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Fleetwood Mac Timeline for the 1990s". Fleetwoodmac-uk.com. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  3. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-12-02. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. p. 226. ISBN 9780312245603. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011-05-27). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 1997. ISBN 9780857125958. 
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 585. ISBN 9780743201698. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Stevie Nicks – Timespace – The Best of Stevie Nicks". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Timespace – The Best of Stevie Nicks in the search field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Stevie Nicks – Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  9. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATION.