Personnel: Stevie Nicks (vocals, tambourine, percussion); Rick Nowels (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, piano); Sharon Celani, Lori Perry (vocals, background vocals); Richard Wachtel, Jamie West-Oram, Mike Campbell (guitar); Waddy Wachtel (acoustic guitar); Kenny G (saxophone, soprano saxophone); Larry Williams , Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Marc Russo (brass, horns); Rupert Hine (keyboards, drums, percussion); Geoff Dugmore (keyboards, drums); Jerry Marotta (drums).
Recording information: Castle, Los Angeles, CA; Ground COntrol, Santa Monica, CA; Lionshare, Hollywood, CA; Smoketree Ranch, Los Angeles, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Mike Campbell .
Stevie Nicks' fourth solo album received more than its share of negative reviews from rock critics, who seemed to mistake her poetic and not always terribly discernible lyrics for pretentiousness. Although not as strong as Nicks' three previous solo dates, The Other Side of the Mirror is a decent album that has many more pluses than minuses. While there are a few less-than-memorable moments, some of the songs -- including "Long Way to Go," "Ghosts," and "Whole Lotta Trouble" -- are fairly strong. Nicks' more devoted followers will want this album, which should be purchased only if one already has Bella Donna, The Wild Heart, and Rock a Little. ~ Alex Henderson