Yesterday I played some very old albums that I nearly forgot that I have them in my collection. So I grabbed out Stevie Wonder’s 1983 album Innervisions once again. It took me back to these days and I’ve to admit that this record is full of classics with his fantastic voice.
I searched in the web for something more information about this record and stumbled over a short review. Playboy once wrote about this album:
“Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions is a beautiful fusion of the lyric and the didactic, telling us about the blind world that Stevie inhabits with a depth of musical insight that is awesome. It’s a view that’s basically optimistic, a constant search for the ‘Higher Ground’, but the path is full of snares: dope (‘Too High’), lies (‘Jesus Children of America’) and the starkly rendered poison of the city (‘Living for the City’). Wonder seems to say that all people delude themselves but have to be well to pay their dues and existentially accept the present. ‘Today’s not yesterday,/And all things have an ending’ is the way he puts it in ‘Visions,’ the key tune of the album—pretty yet serious, harmonically vivid. There’s a lot of varied music here—Latin, reggae, even a nod to Johnny Mathis (‘All in Love is Fair’)—but it’s all Stevie, unmistakably.
These wise words are enough – enjoy and have a good week.
Stevie Wonder – Visions