Top 10 Stevie Nicks Album Covers

Stevie Nicks Album Covers

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Our Top 10 Stevie Nicks Album Covers list will look at a talented singer, songwriter and producer who is known for her music as well as her style. Stevie Nicks’ style is reflected in her artwork. She is one of the few artists who is known for being a group as well as a solo artist. She has sold 65 million albums with Fleetwood Mac as well as on her own. Stevie Nicks was named the reigning queen of Rock and Roll and one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Bella Donna was one of the best selling albums of all time.

Stevie Nicks is known for her eccentric fashion style. She is known for wearing gothic clothes and shawls. She wasn’t afraid to think outside of the box when it came to her wardrobe. She did the same thing with her album covers. She expressed her eccentric fashion style on her album covers. Stevie Nicks wasn’t modest when it came to showing her face on her album covers. Other artists use imagery for their artwork, but she doesn’t rely on imagery. She let her face do the talking. She didn’t go over the top with the artwork on her album covers. The iconic singer created pictures that were creative without having to be flashy or over the top.

Stevie Nicks was a trailblazer in music. She is not one to follow rules. She wanted to do things her way. She wasn’t always comfortable with the outfits she wore so she changed up her style. If she wasn’t happy with something, she had no problem changing it. She did the same thing with her album covers. The photos on the album covers were dynamic. Our Top 10 Stevie Nicks Album Covers list will be a showcase of how creative she is when it comes to the artwork on her album covers. She has an understated style that resonates through her album covers.

# 10 – Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks

The first pick on our Top 10 Stevie Nicks Album Covers list is Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks. This is Stevie Nicks’ fourth compilation album. This breathtaking album cover features two pictures of the legendary singer. It is a profile photo. The artist took two different shots of Stevie Nicks. In one picture she is looking to the left while the other picture has her looking to the right. In the picture on the right, she looks as if she is deep in thought. She is wearing a hat with a white blouse. In the picture on the left, she is looking to the right. She has one hand on her hat and the other is up in the air.

Stevie Nicks’ skin looks flawless in the picture. The photo has a dark background. Her blouse and skin brighten up the picture. The artist made the photo look like a picture in a fashion magazine. The artist did an amazing job putting the two photos together to create the illusion that there are two women in the picture. She looks like a lovely “vision” in the image. The album cover showcases how photogenic Stevie Nicks is. The picture on the right is a close shot of the eclectic singer. She is allowing herself to be vulnerable by having a close shot of her face. Crystal Visions – The Very Best of Stevie Nicks was released in March 2007. It peaked at number 21 on Billboard 200. The album features her greatest hit singles.

# 9 – Enchanted

The next pick on our Top 10 Stevie Nicks Album Covers list is Enchanted. This is Stevie Nicks’ second compilation album and first box set. This album contains B-sides of her songs as well as unreleased material. The mysterious album cover features a single feather. The album title is written on top of the album cover. The letters are wrapped in vines. Her signature appears at the bottom of the picture. The feather on the album appears to be drawn. It looks like a sketch. The background in the picture is black. It looks as if charcoal was used to sketch the background. It makes you wonder if Stevie Nicks was trying to create an illusion of an “enchanted” forest. If you relax your eyes, the darkness could represent a forest.

This album cover doesn’t feature Stevie Nicks’ on the cover. It is unusual that she isn’t featured on the cover. The black color dominates the photo, but the feather and lettering stand out. It adds light to the photo. Stevie Nicks keeps the photo simple and to the point. It is eccentric just like Stevie Nicks. It didn’t need to be flashy in order to make a statement. Enchanted was released in April 1998. The album peaked at number 85 on Billboard 200. This album features the singer’s greatest hits as well as B-sides. It sold over 166,000 copies.

# 8 – Rock a Little

Rock a Little is Stevie Nicks’ third studio album. Stevie Nicks wanted her music on this album to be like the music that was trending at the time. This is a conservative album cover. Stevie Nicks is posing in a full body picture with her arms stretched out. The photographer chose not to use a close shot of her face. She is wearing a simple layered black dress. She is also wearing a black hat and shoes. The outfit is different from the gothic outfits she usually wears. She kept things simple for this album cover. There is a crystal ball in the right corner of the photo. This is a black and white photo of the singer.

The simplistic style of the album cover will have fans believing that she was going for a different style for the album. The photo has a white background. The darkness of her outfit brings out some of the light in the picture. Her name is written in red letters which adds color to the photo. It may be a little hard to see the album title on the crystal ball since the lettering is stretched. The ball is also too small to fully make out the lettering. Rock a Little was released in November 1985. It peaked at number 12 on Billboard 200. Rock a Littlefeatures the singles “Talk to Me,” “I Can’t Wait,” “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?” and “Imperial Hotel.” Rock a Little sold over one million copies.

# 7 – Street Angel

Street Angel is Stevie Nicks’ fifth studio album. Stevie Nicks wasn’t happy in her life when she was recording this album. She broke up with Fleetwood Mac and she was battling her personal demons. The somber album cover features Stevie Nicks holding herself. She is looking down towards the floor. She looks like she is lost in thought or depressed. Since she was going through a lot at the time, it’s no surprise that the artist was able to capture this look on her face. Stevie Nicks is wearing an outfit that is like her gothic style. The background is a soft pink hue.

Stevie Nicks is trying to reflect a lonely person. She is also trying to reflect on a person battling depression. Since she was going through both issues, she did a convincing job. When you look at her photo on the cover, it is not hard to see that she is dealing with something. The photo is a light picture. Her name and album title are in dark letters which gives the picture extra color. Her makeup also adds color to the photo. Our hearts go out to her because of the struggles she was going through at the time. Street Angel was released in June 1994. It peaked at number 45 on Billboard 200. Street Angel features the singles “Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind,” “Just Like a Woman,” “Street Angel” and “Unconditional Love.” The album sold over 500,000 copies.

# 6 – The Other Side of the Mirror

The Other Side of the Mirror is Stevie Nicks’ fourth album. This is a concept album that was inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The imaginative album cover features Stevie Nicks kneeling on a black and white checkered floor. One of her hands is on the floor while the other is on her leg. She is wearing a red gown. She is wearing a red bow in her hair. Her hair is draped over the side of her shoulder. The photographer used Alice in Wonderland imagery to create the album cover. Her name is written in red letters. The title of the album is written in white reflective letters.

This photo looks like something that was taken in the 80s. Stevie Nicks’ style looks like Cyndi Lauper’s. The picture has a black background. The color of her dress and the color of her name keeps the picture from being too dark. The pose Stevie Nicks is in looks like a challenge. She is kneeling down on one knee while balancing herself with her left leg. She looks stoic in the photo. We can only imagine what is going on in her mind. She was dealing with personal issues while she was recording this album. This is an unforgettable album cover. The Other Side of the Mirror was released in May 1989. The album peaked at number 10 on Billboard 200. The Other Side of the Mirror features the singles “Rooms on Fire,” “Long Way to Go,” “Two Kinds of Love” and “Whole Lotta Trouble.” The album sold over one million copies.

# 5 – 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault

The next pick on our Top 10 Stevie Nicks Album Covers list is 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault. This is Stevie Nicks’ eighth studio album. The songs on the album are about her life behind the scenes. The eclectic album cover features a picture of Stevie Nicks. She looks as if she is staring into your soul. It is not a full body picture. It is taken from the shoulder up. It is a beautiful picture of her. One half of her body is covered in a shadow. She is wearing a black and white shirt. It’s hard to tell if she is standing or sitting since it isn’t a full body shot.

The photo has a gold hue. The letters are black and gold. The letters on the left are written in black while the letters on the bottom right are written in gold. There is light behind her on the left side. It could symbolize her being in the spotlight. The photographer used a great blend of gold and black to create the album cover. Stevie Nicks looks like a model in this picture. The picture could easily be on the cover of a magazine. 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault was released in September 2014. It peaked at number seven on Billboard 200. It features the singles “The Dealer,” “Lady,” “Starshine” and “24 Karat Gold.”

# 4 – In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams is Stevie Nicks’ seventh album. The whimsical album cover features Stevie Nicks in a forest. She is standing beside a white horse while holding the reign. She is wearing a long flowing black gown. There is a black scarf draped on her arm. The singer is in a bubble. You can see the sun shining brightly behind her in the picture. Stevie Nicks wanted to use fantasy imagery for the cover while remaining realistic. The gown she is wearing is like her fashion style. It was a wise choice to give her a white horse since she was wearing a black gown.

This isn’t an up-close shot of the singer. Her name and album title are written in white letters. The image is dreamy. The sun glare behind her gives the image a dreamy look. She is standing in an enchanted forest. The bubble makes the picture stand out. There is a great contrast of light and dark colors. The picture is magical. In Your Dreams was released in May 2011. The album peaked at number six on Billboard 200. In Your Dreams features the singles “Secret Love,” “For What It’s Worth,” “Italian Summer” and “Annabele Lee.” The album sold over 199,000 copies.

# 3 – Bella Donna

Bella Donna is Stevie Nicks’ first album. This is the album that introduced the world to Stevie Nicks as a solo artist. The celestial album cover features Stevie Nicks wearing a long white gown with a shawl draped around her. This is reminiscent of her gypsy look. She is wearing high heeled boots. A white cockatoo is perched on her hand. Her hair is flowing down her back. She looks as if she is staring right at you. She is demanding everyone to take notice. Her plan worked because you can’t take your eyes off her. This is another far away shot. If you look at the bottom left, you will see a tambourine, a crystal ball and three roses.

The background of the picture is dark. The color of her dress, the cockatoo and roses sets off the darkness. The white lettering of her name and album title also sets off the darkness. The album cover is simple without being boring. She proved that you don’t need special effects for an album cover to make a statement. This is a stunning photo of the singer in the prime of her career. She can give models a run for their money. Bella Donna was released in July 1981. It peaked at number one on Billboard 200. Bella Donna features the singles “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Lover and Lace,” “Edge of Seventeen” and “After the Glitter Fades.” The album sold over four million copies.

# 2 – Trouble in Shangri-La

Trouble in Shangri-La is Stevie Nicks’ sixth album. This is a personal album for the singer. It is a concept album about the ups and downs of fame. The refreshing album cover features the singer walking or running away from something or someone. Her back is to the camera which doesn’t give fans a chance to see her emotions. You can see a shot of the ocean as she is walking or running towards the edge of the room. She is in a decorated room with floral designs on the wall. She is wearing a long flowing dress with high heeled shoes. Her curly hair is flowing down her back.

The colors in the photo are vibrant. They will take your breath away. Almost every color is represented in the photo. The colors in the picture manage not to clash. The picture looks serene even though she was dealing with turmoil while she recorded the album. It doesn’t look like an ordinary album cover. This looks like artwork that could be hanging in a museum. Trouble in Shangri-La was released in May 2001. It peaked at number five on Billboard 200. It features the singles “Candlebright,” “Sorcerer” and “Planets of the Universe.” Trouble in Shangri-La sold over 660,000 copies.

# 1 – The Wild Heart

The number one pick on our Top 10 Stevie Nicks Album Covers list is The Wild Heart. The Wild Heart is Stevie Nicks’ second album. Stevie Nicks had a new appreciation for her career because she dealt with loss in her life. The mystical album cover features three images of Stevie Nicks. Two of the pictures have her standing while the third has her sitting on the floor. Two of the pictures have a full shot of her face while the other is taken from the side. These are photo shopped images to make her appear as if she is three people. She is wearing dark clothes in all the images. Stevie Nicks is paying homage to her gypsy and gothic fashion style.

Stevie Nicks was a fan of art nouveau so she wanted to pay tribute to it with her album cover. Most of the picture is dark. There is a picture of a white heart with the title of the album as well as the color of her name on the cover to bring out some of the darkness. This album cover closely resembles her personality. It is different and unique. It will grab your attention immediately. The Wild Heart was released in June 1983. It peaked at number five on Billboard 200. The Wild Heart features the singles “Stand Back,” “If Anyone Falls” and “Nightbird.” The Wild Heart sold over two million copies.

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