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The Soundstage Sessions
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Live album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 2009
RecordedOct. 2007–2008
VenueGrainger, Chicago
Studio Ocean Way, Nashville
Genre Rock
Label Reprise
Producer Joe Thomas
Stevie Nicks
Waddy Wachtel
Stevie Nicks chronology
Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks
The Soundstage Sessions
In Your Dreams
The Soundstage Sessions: Live in Chicago
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CD/DVD Deluxe Edition

The Soundstage Sessions is the tenth album released by American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. Although it is the first live album of Nicks' solo career, it was produced to sound like a studio album.

Album information

The Soundstage Sessions was recorded in October 2007 before an intimate audience at WTTW's Grainger Studio in Chicago, with the set list containing 18 songs. In early 2008, Nicks went to Ocean Way Studio in Nashville with director/producer Joe Thomas to add "Nashville strings" and additional vocals to the songs that were to go on the CD. Nicks wanted the CD to sound perfect, and when asked about the project has said "I am as proud of this as anything I’ve ever done in my entire career." [1] The album reached #47 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 13,052 and as of February 2011, the album has sold 46,000 copies. [2]

A cover of Dave Matthews, "Crash Into Me" was released as the lead single.

Track listing

1." Stand Back"Nicks4:40
2." Crash into Me" Dave Matthews5:33
3." Sara"Nicks6:56
4." If Anyone Falls"Nicks, Sandy Stewart4:07
5." Landslide" (Orchestra Version)Nicks4:20
6."How Still My Love"Nicks7:34
7."Circle Dance" (Duet with Vanessa Carlton) Bonnie Raitt4:14
8."Fall from Grace"Nicks4:35
9." Sorcerer"Nicks5:00
10." Beauty and the Beast"Nicks7:14
Total length:54:25
Amazon MP3 edition
11."Enchanted" (Live concert mix)Nicks3:14
Total length:57:39
Deluxe iTunes edition
11." Gold Dust Woman" (Live concert mix)Nicks10:07
12." Edge of Seventeen" (Live concert mix)Nicks12:33
Total length:77:05

Deluxe edition

Reprise Records released a Deluxe Edition exclusively through the Warner Bros. Records Store, which is called The Soundstage Sessions: Live in Chicago. The Deluxe Edition is a CD/DVD set, and includes new cover art, a lithograph of Nicks, and free mp3 downloads of "Rhiannon" and "The One". [3]

DVD and Blu-ray editions

The DVD edition of this performance was released by Reprise Records as Live in Chicago. The Blu-ray edition of this performance has been available exclusively at Sears since December 1, 2008 and features a total of 16 tracks in high-definition. It does not include the performances of Dreams or the orchestral version of Landslide, both of which are included on the DVD edition.[ citation needed]


  • Stevie Nicks – vocals, tambourine
  • Vanessa Carlton – vocals, solo verse on "Circle Dance"
  • Sharon Celani – backing vocals
  • Lori Nicks – backing vocals
  • Jana Anderson – backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel – guitar, backing vocals
  • Ricky Peterson – keyboards
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Darrell Smith – keyboards
  • Carlos Rios – guitar
  • Al Ortiz – bass
  • Jimmy Paxson – drums


  • Eric Roth – conductor
  • Janice MacDonald – flute
  • Deb Stevenson – oboe
  • Greg Flint – horn
  • Christine Worthing – horn
  • Guillaume Combet – violin
  • Jennifer Cappelli – violin
  • Carmen Llop-Kassinger – violin
  • Christine Keiko Abe – violin
  • Carol Cook – viola
  • Jocelyn Davis-Beck – cello
  • Eddie Bayers – drums
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • Joe Thomas – keyboards


Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard 200 47
US Billboard Top Current Rock Albums 15
US Billboard Top Digital Albums 55
US Billboard Top Internet Albums 5


  1. ^ "Stevie Nicks DVD And CD On The Way – What Joe Writes".
  2. ^ "Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Pre-Order Stevie Nicks Limited Edition CD/DVD Set". Archived from the original on 2009-03-24.