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How The Elusive 'Buckingham Nicks' Established Stevie Nicks' Songwriting Voice

Before joining Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham released Buckingham Nicks, where traits that sculpt Nicks' greatest songs emerge in their most raw and prophetic form.
Buckingham Nicks shows the early emergence of Stevie Nicks' greatest songwriting talents. Source: Fin Costello

On Oct. 26, 2016 — the opening night of her 24 Karat Gold tour, in Phoenix — Stevie Nicks announced something that gave the audience pause: She was about to sing "Crying in the Night," a song she hadn't performed since 1973.

She did the math out loud: "'73, '83, '93, 2003, 2013, '14, '15, '16 — that would be 43 years. This was gonna be the single off the Buckingham Nicks record. It was so long ago, I don't even know if it made it out."

Over the past 44 years, Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham have become household names, but , the album they made before joining is still largely unknown outside a small, devoted fanbase. With lukewarm initial reviews and sales, it was dropped from Polydor Records within months of its release and has remained elusive, with out-of-print vinyl copies fetching anywhere from $40 to $150 on the internet. Since 1973, there

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