24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault

24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault is the eighth solo studio album by the American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks, released on September 30, 2014, through Reprise Records.

24 Karat Gold - Songs from the Vault
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2014 (2014-09-30)
RecordedApril 20, 2014—May 5, 2014
GenreRock
Length
  • 63:51 (standard)
  • 72:29 (deluxe)
LabelReprise
Producer
Stevie Nicks chronology
In Your Dreams
(2011)
24 Karat Gold - Songs from the Vault
(2014)
Stand Back: 1981-2017
(2019)
Singles from 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault
  1. "The Dealer"
    Released: August 5, 2014
  2. "Lady"
    Released: August 25, 2014
  3. "Starshine"
    Released: September 16, 2014
  4. "24 Karat Gold"
    Released: September 23, 2014

BackgroundEdit

Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles, the album includes new versions of demos that Nicks primarily recorded between 1969 and 1987, though two songs date back to 1994 and 1995.[1] There is one cover on the album, "Carousel", a song originally written and performed by Vanessa Carlton on her album Rabbits on the Run (2011). Nicks put it on the album because it was her mother's favorite song in her last days and Carlton was present during her death. Nicks was inspired to record the album after her assistant showed her bootlegs on YouTube of the demos Nicks had recorded over the years. Included on the album is "Blue Water", a song that features Lady Antebellum on vocals.

The album had sold 33,000 copies in its first week of release and debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, giving Nicks her sixth top ten album on that chart.

ReleaseEdit

AlbumEdit

The album was released as standard and deluxe editions. The standard edition contains 14 tracks and features several previously unpublished polaroid photos of Nicks throughout her career. The limited quantity deluxe edition features a different track list order with two bonus tracks ("Twisted" and "Watch Chain") in addition to a full color 48-page photo book of never-before-released photos.[2] The set was also released on vinyl with the deluxe edition track listing on two 125-gram LPs housed in a gatefold package.

SinglesEdit

The album was supported by three singles. Additionally, several promotional singles were made available for download from the album prior to its release. "The Dealer", was released on August 5, 2014, followed by "Lady" on August 25, "Starshine", on September 16, and the title track on September 23, 2014.

Other songsEdit

On April 1, 2014, several months before the album's release, Nicks released "Golden", a duet with Lady Antebellum.

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]
Classic Rock          [5]
Los Angeles Times    [6]
Mojo     [7]
New York Daily News     [9]
Slant Magazine     [8]

24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault received mostly positive reviews from music critics upon its release. At Metacritic, the album has received a Metascore of 73 out of 100 based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[3]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album four and a half stars out of five and calls it "the best-sounding record she's made since 1983's The Wild Heart."[4] Writing for New York Daily News, Jim Farber gave the album three stars out of five and states: "We get pure Stevie — needier than some might find comfortable, but also unexpectedly wise. It’s too much for the casual listener but catnip for the devoted."[9]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at #7 with sales of 33,000[citation needed] giving Nicks her sixth top 10 album. The album also debuted on the UK Albums chart at #14 with sales of 5,508,[citation needed] giving Nicks her fifth UK Top 20 album.

Nicks made various TV appearances to promote the album, including the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where she performed "Lady".

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Starshine"Stevie Nicks4:05
2."The Dealer"Stevie Nicks4:38
3."Mabel Normand"Stevie Nicks4:53
4."Blue Water" (featuring Lady Antebellum)Stevie Nicks4:26
5."Cathouse Blues"Stevie Nicks2:48
6."24 Karat Gold"Stevie Nicks4:09
7."Hard Advice"Stevie Nicks4:20
8."Lady"Stevie Nicks4:58
9."I Don't Care"Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell, Waddy Wachtel6:09
10."All the Beautiful Worlds"Stevie Nicks5:00
11."Belle Fleur"Stevie Nicks5:37
12."If You Were My Love"Stevie Nicks5:00
13."Carousel"Vanessa Carlton3:19
14."She Loves Him Still"Stevie Nicks, Mark Knopfler4:29
Total length:63:51
Deluxe Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Starshine" 4:05
2."If You Were My Love" 5:00
3."Mabel Normand" 4:53
4."Twisted" 4:28
5."24 Karat Gold" 4:09
6."Belle Fleur" 5:37
7."All the Beautiful Worlds" 5:01
8."Lady"Stevie Nicks4:58
9."I Don't Care"Stevie Nicks6:09
10."Watch Chain"Stevie Nicks4:09
11."Hard Advice" 4:20
12."Carousel" 3:19
13."Blue Water" (featuring Lady Antebellum) 4:26
14."Cathouse Blues" 2:48
15."The Dealer" 4:38
16."She Loves Him Still" 4:29
Total length:72:29

PersonnelEdit

Main Performers

Session Musicians

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format(s) Edition(s) Label Ref
United Kingdom September 30, 2014 Digital download Deluxe
United States
  • Standard
  • deluxe
United Kingdom October 6, 2014 CD Standard
United States October 7, 2014
  • Standard
  • deluxe

ReferencesEdit

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