Album: The Wild Heart

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The Wild Heart

The Wild Heart (Front Cover)

Album details

Released: 6 June 1983
Length: 44:28
Label(s): Modern Records / EMI Records
Studio(s): SIR Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 6 Jun. 1983 5 52
UK Gallup Album Chart, UK 2 Jul. 1983 28 19
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 12 Sep. 1983 Platinum
RIAA, USA 10 Nov. 1993 Platinum x2
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

Of the 3 singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:

Stand Back
b/w Garbo
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The Wild Heart is the second solo album by Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks.

The album contains the song Stand Back, which features Prince on keyboards. The track also gives Prince co-writing credit, as the keyboard part was inspired by Prince’s own Little Red Corvette, but he did not have any direct writing input into the song. Prince’s contribution was not credited on the album due to Nicks' and Prince’s competing record labels.

The album marks the only collaboration between Prince and Stevie Nicks, and also marks the only release to feature original studio contributions by Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, albeit on different tracks (Tom Petty would perform with Prince 21 years later at Prince’s induction into the Rock‘N’Roll Hall Of Fame, on While My Guitar Gently Weeps, which was later released). It also marks the only time Prince has worked with producer Jimmy Iovine.

Sessions and compiling

Prince’s contribution came as a result of Stevie Nicks being inspired by the synths in Little Red Corvette. While working at SIR Los Angeles she contacted Prince, who was working at nearby Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (on extended versions of Little Red Corvette and Drive Me Wild), and asked him to play on the track; Prince agreed.


The album produced three singles, Stand Back (which preceded the album), If Anyone Falls, and Nightbird.

It reached number 5 on the US Billboard Pop Chart.

Track listing

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.
Details given for Prince-related tracks only.

  1. Wild Heart
  2. If Anyone Falls
  3. Gate And Garden
  4. Enchanted
  5. Nightbird
  6. Stand Back (4:55) 1
  7. I Will Run To You
  8. Nothing Ever Changes
  9. Sable On Blonde
  10. Beauty And The Beast

2016 Remastered re-issue

  • CD 1 :
  1. Wild Heart
  2. If Anyone Falls
  3. Gate And Garden
  4. Enchanted
  5. Nightbird
  6. Stand Back (4:55) 1
  7. I Will Run To You
  8. Nothing Ever Changes
  9. Sable On Blonde
  10. Beauty And The Beast

  • CD 2 :
  1. Violet And Blue (From "Against All Odds" Soundtrack)
  2. I Sing For The Things (Unreleased Version)
  3. Sable on Blond (Alternate Version)
  4. All The Beautiful Worlds (Unreleased Version)
  5. Sorcerer (Unreleased Version)
  6. Dial the Number (Unreleased Version)
  7. Garbo (B-Side)
  8. Are You Mine (Demo)
  9. Wild Heart (Session)b>

The vinyl long play is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. <b>Wild Heart
  2. If Anyone Falls
  3. Gate And Garden
  4. Enchanted
  5. Nightbird
  • Side 2:
  1. Stand Back (4:55) 1
  2. I Will Run To You
  3. Nothing Ever Changes
  4. Sable On Blonde
  5. Beauty And The Beast

1 Written by Stevie Nicks (credited to Stevie Nicks and Prince)

  • Stevie Nicks - vocals
  • Marvin Caruso - drums
  • Russ Kunkel - drum overdubs
  • David Williams - guitar
  • Steve Lukather - guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel - guitar
  • Prince - keyboards (uncredited)
  • Sandy Stewart - synthesizer (uncertain contribution)
  • Bobbye Hall - percussion
  • Ian Wallace - percussion
  • David Bluefield - Dmx drum programming, Obx-a programming
  • Lori Perry - background vocals
  • Sharon Celani - background vocals

  • Jimmy Iovine - producer
  • Shelly Yakus - engineer, mastering engineer
  • Greg Edwards - additional engineer, mixing engineer
  • Bill Freesh - assistant engineer
  • Bobby Cohen - assistant engineer
  • David Bianco - assistant engineer
  • David Dubow - assistant engineer
  • John Curcio - assistant engineer
  • John Smith - assistant engineer
  • Josh Abbey - assistant engineer
  • Julian Stoll - assistant engineer
  • Michael Brooks - assistant engineer
  • Pete Kudas - assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen - mastering engineer
  • Front Line Management - direction
  • Janet Weber - production coordinator
  • Herbert Wheeler Worthington III - album cover concept, art direction, design
  • Stephanie L. Nicks - album cover concept
  • Sulamith Wulfing - album cover inspiration
  • Lori Perry - artwork handtinting
  • Stevie Nicks - artwork handtinting
  • Michael Curtis - layout design
  • Mike Manoogian - logo design
  • Michael Marks - photography assistant
  • Robert Alfrod - photography assistant
  • Rebecca Alvarez - Stevie Nicks' personal assistant
  • Dennis Dunstan - Stevie Nicks' security


LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA LP 90084
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2




Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • A full page press advert was published in Billboard Vol.95 N°25 on 18 June 1983 (page 11) to promote the album.

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