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In Square Circle Jungle Fever Robert Christgau. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Australian Kent Music Report . Austrian Albums Chart . Dutch Albums Chart . Italian Albums Chart . Japanese Oricon Albums Chart . JA Music Of My Mind - As far as I'm concerned, this record and his next four are all indispensable: it's hard to recommend one over another when they're all so good.
Music Of is a bit more tentative and unfocused than the following albums, but packed with priceless moments nonetheless: "Love Having You Around" is an enjoyably loose funk jam; "I Love Every Little Thing About You" is gentle and affectionate, with masterful vocal percussion; "Happier Than The Morning Sun" blends advanced harmonies, a soothing melody, and a kickin' clavinet part. DBW - Indeed, all five records are classics, and it is hard to chose among them.
Music Of is brilliant, but it's slightly less coherent than the records that followed, and it sometimes indulges in the flashy, over-produced Motown sound that Stevie was raised on "Evil," with enough modulation to kill an army.
Stevie was just figuring out what to do with his new-found synthesizer toys, and the results are fascinating if sometimes odd "Seems So Long". Like Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta , the record is produced and mostly co-written by Stevie, who also plays most of the instruments. The key track here is "To Know You Is To Love You" no, it's not the Phil Spector tune , which features Stevie singing the first verse and chorus, and builds to an amazing finish led by strings and a stinging guitar solo by Buzzy Feiten.
Syreeta's version of "I Love Every Little Thing About You" is an interesting contrast - chunky synths rather than mostly acoustic - although her version isn't as moving. The other Stevie compositions range from pretty good "Black Maybe," an attack on opportunistic blacks to real good "Baby Don't You Let Me Lose This" has a so-so chorus but marvelous verses, "How Many Days" is a ballad in the "You And I" mold, although of course her voice doesn't have the same voltage. There are also a couple of covers - including a fun version of the Beatles ' "She's Leaving Home" with Stevie doing synth-distorted backing vocals - and one Syreeta original, "Happiness," that doesn't do anything for me.
But if you're a Stevie fan, this is worth looking for. DBW Talking Book - I read somewhere that Stevie was asked to compare this record and Innervisions , and he said that this was a collection of better songs but Innervisions was a better overall statement, more thematically coherent and flowing.
I tend to agree: the best songs here are tremendous - from clavinet-driven hard funk on "Superstition" to as sweet a ballad as you'll ever hear "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" , and that's just the 1 singles. And the album closer, "I Believe," is as relevatory an experience as you could ask for. Incredibly enough, I think Innervisions is even better.
DBW - A masterpiece. Amazingly, there isn't one weak track on the listing. JA Innervisions - Nothing I can say will do justice to this record. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed. DBW - We agree, for once. Stop reading this drivel, run out to the nearest store, and buy yourself a copy.
Perhaps better than anything else than Stevie did, but who's counting? And I've got a nice bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.
Although he sings only in a couple of places, there's no question that this is an unofficial Stevie Wonder record. All the tunes are his, as are a good chunk of the lyrics, the numerous keyboard and synth tracks, the backing band - it's basically Wonderlove - and, of course, the incredible arrangements. Syreeta Wright, however, deserved the favor: her voice is excellent even though she fades on the very highest notes, and her lyrics are entertaining.
It's no coincidence that Stevie collaborated with her on his earlier records. Originally planned for a release, the British electronic star abandoned the idea with only five test pressings ever produced.
In , it was made available for sale on the Discogs website and was bought and digitally distributed through a kick-starter campaign. The rare copy was sold on eBay for the above mentioned price. Arguably one of the most popular Dylan albums, his second studio album originally had a U.
Out of the many copies made, only 6, records were sold with a rare "Ad Back" sleeve. Before the Beatles, there were the Quarrymen. The virtuoso French composer made a single copy of the album and then destroyed the master tapes, which is why this record is expensive as well as rare.Sep 11, · If they ever get around to rereleasing it on vinyl you can expect the value to plummet more quickly than Petty's post-'90s talent. The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (Limited edition, ) Price.