LISTEN: Ten songs Stevie Nicks Left off of ‘Bella Donna’

Music 05/08/2021

It’s been 40 years since the release of Bella Donna, and recently Stevie Nicks opened up on Twitter about her debut solo. Nicks revealed that the song was inspired from her boyfriend’s mother whose lover was banished to France. 

“I was so touched by this story of lost love that I wrote Bella Donna~ the moment the poem and then the song was finished I knew I had the basis for my first solo record. I believed in it deeply from the bottom of my heart.”

Stevie Nicks and her fellow writers had to cut songs in order to complete the album. Some songs you may have but some are still officially locked away. Here’s ten songs that were left off of Bella Donna:

Blue Lamp - Heavy Metal soundtrack (1982)

Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac, Mirage (1982)

Sleeping Angel - Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack (1982)

Gold and Braid - Stevie Nicks, Enchanted (1998)

24 Karat Gold - Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (2014)

Belle Fleur - Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (2014)

The Dealer - Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (2014)

Starshine - Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (2014)

If You Were My Love - Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (2014)

Julia - Unreleased

Want to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bella Donna? You can listen to the album on spotify below.