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Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 3, 1991
Genre Rock
Label Modern (US)
Atlantic (Canada)
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Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks is a compilation album featuring songs from the solo career of American singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks. It was released on September 3, 1991. The album features many of her hit singles, along with three new songs: " Sometimes It's a Bitch" first single released from the album, co-written by Jon Bon Jovi), "Love's a Hard Game to Play" (co-written by Bret Michaels) and "Desert Angel" (which Nicks wrote for the men and women serving in the Gulf War). The CD's booklet contains notes written by Nicks herself about the making of each song.

The album debuted and peaked at number 30 on the US 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 United States. [1] The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1997. The album also achieved a Gold certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for shipping 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom and was Nicks' third top 20 album there. The album spent four weeks at number one in New Zealand.[ citation needed]

The Fleetwood Mac song " Silver Springs" (written by Nicks) was originally intended to be in the compilation, but Mick Fleetwood, the band's drummer, would not allow Nicks to release the song 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]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (1-star Honorable Mention) [4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music [5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide [6]

Track listing

1." Sometimes It's a Bitch" (Previously unreleased) Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon4:38
2." Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (Duet with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Chris Lord-Alge Remix) Tom Petty, Mike Campbell4:04
3." Whole Lotta Trouble" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks, Campbell4:31
4." Talk to Me"Chas Sanford4:12
5." Stand Back" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks4:57
6." Beauty and the Beast"Nicks6:04
7." If Anyone Falls" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks, Sandy Stewart4:08
8." Rooms on Fire" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks, Rick Nowels4:40
9."Love's a Hard Game to Play" (Previously unreleased) Bret Michaels, Pat Schunk5:03
10." Edge of Seventeen" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks5:27
11." Leather and Lace" (Duet with Don Henley, Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks3:49
12." I Can't Wait"Nicks, Nowels, Eric Pressly4:37
13." Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?" (Chris Lord-Alge Remix)Nicks4:39
14."Desert Angel" (Previously unreleased, CD bonus track – not on vinyl and cassette)Nicks, Campbell5:21
Total length:63:58


Weekly charts

Chart (1991) Peak
Australian Albums Chart 13
Canadian Albums Chart 38
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Swedish Albums Chart 37
UK Albums Chart 15
US Billboard 200 30

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia ( ARIA) [7] Platinum 70,000^
New Zealand ( RMNZ) [8] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom ( BPI) [9] Gold 100,000^
United States ( RIAA) [10] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Music Chart Analysis, Artist Spotlights, Music Insider, Chart Beat & News". Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  2. ^ "Fleetwood Mac Timeline for the 1990s". 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. pp.  585. ISBN  9780743201698.
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 203.
  8. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Stevie Nicks – Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "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. Type Timespace – The Best of Stevie Nicks in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Stevie Nicks – Timespace: The Best of Stevie Nicks". Recording Industry Association of America.