- Insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end for what is surely Ms Nicks’ best solo album
- Both sides are big and clear, with plenty of rockin’ energy as would be expected from the team of Yakus and Iovine
- Two of her biggest hits are here (and they still hold up): Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around & Leather And Lace
- AMG raves: “Equally engaging are less exposed tracks like the haunting “After the Glitter Fades.” Hit producer Jimmy Iovine wisely avoids over-producing, and keeps things sounding organic on this striking debut.”
It’s easy to hear what the good pressings are doing. They’re big and rich, never thin nor harsh. They open up on the top end and go down deeper on the bottom. They’re smooth and full-bodied in the midrange. Stevie’s vocals are breathy and present. The energy of her performance drives the music the way you want it to.
In short, the best copies demonstrate the sound one could expect on a good Tom Petty album. Nothing surprising there; this album, like Petty’s, was produced and engineered by the same team, Jimmy Iovine and Shelly Yakus. They’ve made some great records together, Damn the Torpedoes being the best of the bunch for sonics. (more…)