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||Too High||Stevie Wonder||4:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Visions||Stevie Wonder||5:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Living For the City||Stevie Wonder||7:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Golden Lady||Stevie Wonder||5:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Higher Ground||Stevie Wonder||3:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jesus Children of America||Stevie Wonder||4:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||All In Love Is Fair||Stevie Wonder||3:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing||Stevie Wonder||4:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||He's Misstra Know-It-All||Stevie Wonder||5:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Stevie Wonder wrote in a new musical language with 1972's masterful Talking Book. He had an impeccable touch with a love song, but the ’70s brought social consciousness to the fore. Drugs, urban turmoil, class disparity, crises in spirit, and politics weigh on Wonder's mind. He never loses himself to apathy or bitterness, preferring to find a beautiful escape in the glorious tonal clusters of "Visions," the raw excitement underpinning the classic "Living For The City" and the levitating groove of "Higher Ground.” A career highpoint in a career marked with many peaks.
I am floored to find that this masterpiece album has no prior reviews. I feel like I am painting on fresh canvas. Most ba-boomers should be able to mentally just drop the needle on this album and play side 1 and then 2 in their heads. Yes, it sticks with you over the years--there is hope, pain, melody, and the great Stevie Wonder mix when one song ends and propels you to another song through his visions. It is a Crafted Album, not just a collection of songs. I remember getting married in the 70s and having Golden Lady on the playlist for the reception because all could enjoy it. Listen to the opening coolness of Too High, the push of Higher Ground and the sheer joy of Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing. When an absolute master as Stevie wonder calls the misic his "innervisions" you know you are in for an aural treat. Perhaps I am giddy at being the first review, but I invite others to listen and share this music and your thoughts.
One of the best releases for music ever. Cant be explained so why try. Every time I listen no matter how many times I find a lyric I didnt notice before like a hidden treasure
Absolutely flawless album!
Q: Is it jazz? Is it rock? Is it blues? Is it Soul?
A: It's a genre of it's own, and boy is it great.
I cannot praise this album enough. This album is almost too good to be true. Seriously, if you haven't heard this album you are missing out big time, pal. Easily one of the greatest of all time.
Born: May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, MI
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s