Innervisionsby Stevie Wonder
A great record by a visionary artist in peak form, INNERVISIONS is a classic in every way. It's a record on which each track stands out, but taken together they are more than their sum. In 1972, Wonder demanded and got full creative control of his recordings, the first two recordings under this new arrangement, TALKING BOOK and MUSIC OF MY MIND, revealed a new… See more details below
A great record by a visionary artist in peak form, INNERVISIONS is a classic in every way. It's a record on which each track stands out, but taken together they are more than their sum. In 1972, Wonder demanded and got full creative control of his recordings, the first two recordings under this new arrangement, TALKING BOOK and MUSIC OF MY MIND, revealed a new maturity in attitude and an advanced songwriting ability. On INNERVISIONS, Wonder deftly merges mysticism and Christianity ("Jesus Children of America"), casts a sharp look at institutionalized racism ("Living for the City"), fuses Latin rhythms and pop sensibilities ("Don't You Worry About a Thing"), and writes elegant love songs ("Golden Lady"). Wonder was working on an extremely high level for this 1973 recording and he stayed at that level for 1974's FULFILLINGNESS FIRST FINALE and 1976's SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE.
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Performance CreditsStevie Wonder Primary Artist,Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Multi Instruments,fender rhodes,Moog Bass
David T. Walker Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tasha Thomas Vocals,Background Vocals
Malcolm Cecil Bass
Scott Edwards Bass
Jim Gilstrap Vocals,Background Vocals
Austin Godsey Recorder
Lani Groves Vocals,Background Vocals
Ralph Hammer Acoustic Guitar
Larry Latimer Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Robert Margouleff Moog Synthesizer,ARP
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Yusuf Roahman Percussion
Willie Weeks Bass
Dan Barbiero Recorder
Ralph Hammer Acoustic Guitar
Clarence Bell Organ
Sheila Wilkerson Percussion,Bongos,gourd
Technical CreditsMalcolm Cecil Producer,Engineer
Robert Margouleff Programming,Producer,Engineer,Electrician
Stevie Wonder Arranger,Composer,Producer,Writer,Audio Production
Efram Wolff Illustrations
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THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF STEVIE WONDER'S GREATEST WORKS HIS MUSIC JUST SETS FIRE TO MY SOUL INNERVISIONS WON THE GRAMMY FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR THE FIRST OF 3 STRAIGHT THAT STEVIE WOULD WIN FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE AND FULLFILLINGNESS OF LIFE WERE THE OTHERS
Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest singers ever. Innervisions is wonderful. Every song is worth listening to over and over agian. Some modern music of today is missing that. Good feeling and quality. That is what having an album is all about.
As far-fetched as it may seem, I listen to this EVERY day. It's brilliant and a must-have.
I have no shame to say that I play this one to death.
This is a masterpiece! Classic songwriting coupled with virtuoso musical performances. It simply excels in every category. Check it out!
What can I say? It's Stevie at his best.