"Seven Wonders" is one of three Stevie Nicks contributions to the Tango In The Night
album, the others being "Welcome to the Room... Sara
" and "When I See You Again." After Fleetwood Mac took a break in 1982, Nicks released solo albums in 1983 and 1985, but was struggling with drug addiction. The band re-formed without her, with the other members starting work on the album in late 1985. Nicks didn't participate in most of the sessions, which dragged on for about a year and a half. There was a lot of tension between her and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, her ex-boyfriend and a co-producer on the album. Early sessions took place at Buckingham's home studio, which was not where Stevie wanted to be.
The album was a hit, kickstarted with the lead single "Big Love
," a Buckingham song. "Seven Wonders" followed, then two songs written by Christine McVie: "Little Lies
" and "Everywhere
." Nicks signed on to tour, but Buckingham didn't, quitting the band instead of going on the road. Nicks stuck around for another Fleetwood Mac album in 1990, then left. She and Buckingham didn't return until 1997, when they staged a successful reunion tour.