Mirror in the Sky

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Mirror in the Sky analyzes Stevie Nicks's craft-the grain of her voice, the poetry of her lyrics, the melodic and harmonic syntax of her songs-and identifies the American folk and country influences on her musical imagination that place her within a distinctly American tradition of women songwriters. Drawing from oral histories and surprising archival discoveries, distinguished music historian Simon Morrison connects Nicks's story to those of California's above- and underground music industries, innovations in recording technology, and gendered restrictions that rendered her femininity an object of fascination, and even fear. Reflective and expansive, Mirror in the Sky situates Stevie Nicks as one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century.