Natural Wonder

Natural Wonder

by Stevie Wonder
     
 

Following the relative commercial failure of Conversation Peace, Stevie Wonder rushed out this double-disc live album drawn from an international tour during which he was backed by different symphony orchestras, his older songs featuring string parts in place of the synthesizer lines. He…  See more details below

Overview

Following the relative commercial failure of Conversation Peace, Stevie Wonder rushed out this double-disc live album drawn from an international tour during which he was backed by different symphony orchestras, his older songs featuring string parts in place of the synthesizer lines. He introduced several new songs -- "Dancing to the Rhythm," the instrumental "Stevie Ray Blues," "Stay Gold," and "Ms. & Mr. Little Ones" -- which demonstrated that his melodic muse was still with him and that he remained an awkward lyricist when he was more interested in the political stance than the poetical scansion. But for most of the running time, he acted as a human jukebox, pumping out his bits with enthusiasm and humor before an audibly enthralled audience. That made Natural Wonder entertaining, but inessential.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/1995
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0731453054622
catalogNumber:
530546
Rank:
59030

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Wonder   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Rick Zunigar   Guitar
Gerry Brown   Drums
Darryl Jackson   Percussion
Herman Jackson   Keyboards
Keith John   Background Vocals
Marva King   Background Vocals
Isaiah Sanders   Keyboards
Henry Panion   Conductor
Nathan Watts   Bass
Panzie Johnson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian O'Neal   Liner Notes
Paul Riser   Arranger,Orchestration
Stevie Wonder   Arranger,Producer
Henry Panion   Arranger,Orchestration
Chris Bellman   Mastering
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Nathan Watts   Director
Jackie Salway   Art Direction
Steve Torok   Orchestra Librarian

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