'I Can't Just Let This Record Go,' Stevie Nicks revealed which of her albums she adores the most.
During her solo career, Stevie Nicks has released eight studio albums.
That's on top of being Fleetwood Mac's faithful frontwoman since 1975.
Six of Nicks' eight solo albums have charted in the Top Ten in the United States, but one in particular holds a special place in her heart.
Nicks is positive about a record that took her 30 years to make, despite the fact that her debut, Bella Donna, reached No. 1 on the charts.
Nicks' eighth studio album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, was released in 2014.
New versions of demos recorded between 1969 and 1987, as well as two songs from 1994 and 1995, are included on the album.
So, it took her 30 years to finally be free.
It was, however, well worth the wait because it is one of Nick's greatest achievements.
Nicks is so enamored with the album that she's willing to follow it up with Parts 2 and 3. She has plenty of demos, so why not?
Nicks told MacLean's in 2015, "I think this is one of the best records I've ever made."
"So I can't just let this record go; after the Fleetwood Mac tour, I might go back to Nashville and record eight or nine songs, which Warner Brothers could take and repackage."
I have ten more demos.
"There's a song called City of Hope that I love that needs to go out because that's [the name of the California-based hospital] Robin was in. I spent a lot of time driving through the big sign that says 'City of Hope' when there was no hope, thinking, 'Please God, don't let her die.'"
Nicks also mentioned that she almost included a song called "The Kennedys," which was inspired by "a strange dream I had about meeting the Kennedy men, at a cocktail party benefit in the Hamptons. I went in to play the piano and sing [for the party], and Martin Luther King walked me down the hallway."
Nicks was unable to attend the premiere of 24 Karat Gold due to a scheduling conflict.
She had to put Fleetwood Mac's priorities first after waiting 30 years.
Nicks continued to MacLean, "I haven't gotten to enjoy it at all."
"We started rehearsals for the Fleetwood Mac tour on August 6th, and in three five-day weeks in Nashville, we recorded 24 Karat Gold, and then came back to my house in Los Angeles and did three more five-day weeks."
Nicks told Today that she named the album 24 Karat Gold because "these are the golden songs." Some of the songs were recorded by Fleetwood Mac, but they were cut because Nicks wasn't happy with the arrangement.
As a result, she decided to save them for later.
"So, these are the songs that were supposed to be on records somewhere between 1985 and 1990, and I pulled them back for whatever reason," Nicks explained.
Nicks said she isn't "more proud" of any of the songs, but she especially loves "Lady," which she wrote on the piano for the first time.
Nicks told Vulture that her favorite song on the album is "Mabel Normand," which she wrote after doctors told her she would die if she snorted cocaine again.
Nicks was extremely busy in the first half of the decade of the 2010s.
Her album In Your Dreams was recorded with her friend Dave Stewart and released in 2011 along with a documentary that Stewart shot and produced.
Nicks then reformed Fleetwood Mac in 2013 (this time with the entire Rumours lineup, including Christine McVie).
Despite the fact that they spent the majority of that year on the road, Nicks still found time to begin making preliminary plans for 24 Karat Gold; however, she never would have thought of making the album if she hadn't logged onto YouTube.
Nicks decided to record the album after seeing her bootleg demos on YouTube.
Many people clearly wanted to hear the songs recorded, and she wanted to make sure they had the final versions.
The album was recorded in Nashville in just three weeks.
She said during her acceptance speech at the BMI Pop Awards in Los Angeles that it was the "fastest I have ever recorded."
"We went to Nashville (and recorded) all the songs that were taken from my house or picked up or loaned out or whatever," Nicks told the Associated Press.
"So they're all from 1969 or something like that? I call them my 24 karat gold songs."
Nicks should hopefully follow up her favorite album with a follow-up. 24 Karat Gold is like a time capsule album for Nicks, with songs written throughout her career.
They're telling a story, but Nicks isn't finished yet.