1985 Stevie Nicks – Rock A Little

Rock a Little is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks.

Released in late 1985 while Fleetwood Mac were still on a lengthy hiatus following their album Mirage in 1982, Rock A Little hit the top 20 in its second week and ultimately peaked at #12 on the U.S. Billboard charts, and was certified platinum after just 1 month of its release for sales in excess of 1,000,000 units. It was also certified gold in the UK for sales in excess of 100,000 units. The album was ranked #41 in the best-selling albums of 1986 in the U.S. Although sales did not match Stevie Nicks’ earlier albums, Bella Donna and The Wild Heart (selling in excess of 4 and 2 million copies in the U.S. respectively at the time), Rock A Little produced the hits “Talk to Me” (US#4), “I Can’t Wait” (US#16), and the mainstay encore for Stevie Nicks’ live shows, “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?” (US#60). A fourth single, “Imperial Hotel” was released in Australia. The album peaked at #5 in Australia, #8 in Canada, and #30 in the UK.

Tracks

I Can’t Wait (Stevie Nicks, Rick Nowels, Eric Pressly) 4:37
2  Rock a Little (Go Ahead Lily) (Stevie Nicks ) 3:38
3  Sister Honey (Stevie Nicks, Les Dudek) 3:50
4  I Sing for the Things (Stevie Nicks ) 3:45
5  Imperial Hotel (Stevie Nicks, Mike Campbell) 2:53
6  Some Become Strangers (David Williams, Amy Latelevision, Peter Rafelson) 3:29
Talk to Me (Chas Sandford) 4:10
8  The Nightmare (Stevie Nicks, Chris Nicks) 5:22
9  If I Were You (Stevie Nicks, Rick Nowels) 4:11
10  No Spoken Word (Stevie Nicks ) 4:14
11  Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You (Stevie Nicks , Keith Olsen) 4:37

Musicians

1 I Can’t Wait

BassGeorge Black
Drums (programming)George Black
Guitar (solo)George Black
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerRick Nowels
Background VocalsGeorge Black
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsRick Nowels
Background VocalsSharon Celani


2 Rock a Little (Go Ahead Lily)

BassKenny Edwards
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
SynthesizerBill Payne
SynthesizerRick Nowels
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsMarilyn Martin
Background VocalsSharon Celani


3 Sister Honey

BassGeorge Black
Guitar (solo)George Black
GuitarLes Dudek
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerCharles Judge
SynthesizerRick Nowels
Background VocalsGeorge Black
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsSharon Celani


4 I Sing for the Things

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoBenmont Tench
SynthesizerCharles Judge
SynthesizerRick Nowels
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsSharon Celani


5 Imperial Hotel

DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarMike Campbell
OrganBenmont Tench
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsSharon Celani


6 Some Become Strangers

BassBob Glaub
DrumsSteve Jordan
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsMarilyn Martin
Background VocalsSharon Celani


7 Talk to Me

Drums (programming)Chas Sandford
BassChas Sandford
GuitarChas Sandford
SynthesizerChas Sandford
SaxBarney Wilens
PercussionGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsSharon Celani


8 The Nightmare

BassGeorge Black
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerCharles Judge
SynthesizerRick Nowels
SynthesizerStevie Nicks
Background VocalsGeorge Black
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsRick Nowels
Background VocalsSharon Celani


9 If I Were You

DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarRick Nowels
SynthesizerCharles Judge
PercussionDavid Kemper
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsRick Nowels
Background VocalsSharon Celani


10 No Spoken Word

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsMarilyn Martin
Background VocalsRick Nowels
Background VocalsSharon Celani


11 Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You

GuitarMike Landau
PianoCharles Judge
SynthesizerCharles Judge
PercussionDavid Kemper
Background VocalsCarolyn Brooks
Background VocalsLori Perry

Liner Notes

Producer – Stevie Nicks
Producer – Rick Nowels (Tracks 1, 3, 8, 9, 11)
Producer – Jimmy Iovine (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen

Art Direction, Design – Michael Hodgson
Photography By (Additional) – John Reed Forsman
Photography By (Back Cover & Inner Sleeve) – Herbert Worthington III
Photography By (Front Cover) – Tony McGee

Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
Manufactured By – Cinram
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Modern Records, Inc.