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Stevie Wonder - Innervisions album

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions album Performer: Stevie Wonder
Title: Innervisions
Style: Soul, Funk
Country: US
Size MP3: 1252 mb
Size FLAC: 1205 mb
Rating: 4.9
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Innervisions is the 16th studio album by American musician Stevie Wonder, released August 3, 1973, on the Tamla label for Motown Records, a landmark recording of his "classic period". The nine tracks of Innervisions encompass a wide range of themes and issues: from drug abuse in "Too High", through inequality and systemic racism in "Living for the City", to love in the ballads "All in Love Is Fair" and "Golden Lady".

Wonder also made no secret of the fact that "He's Misstra Know-It-All" was directed at Tricky Dick, aka Richard Milhouse Nixon, then making headlines (and destroying America's faith in the highest office) with the biggest political scandal of the century.

Innervisions, Stevie Wonder’s 16th album, is a soul masterpiece. Stevie puts his soul into every bit of the album, lyrically and musically. But it’s not just the music that makes Innervsions so amazing, it’s the subject matter. With the classic Living For The City you have frustration over inner city living, Too High gives you the break down on drug abuse & He’s Misstra Know-It-All criticizing Richard Nixon. Innervisions Q&A.

One of Stevie Wonder's best albums, and the one where his more fanciful, free-form moments gel perfectly with his knack for irresistible pop singles, 1973's Innervisions swings between delicate and airy ballads, Latin-influenced rhythms (the hit "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"), and his own synth-heavy versions of gut-bucket soul (the determined spiritual questing of "Higher Ground"). Stevie Wonder is now part of the American lexicon of great composers and this album only reflects part of that immense talent.

Stevie Wonder – Innervisions. on Rolling Stones Top 500 Albums list. Might I be one to say that this album has a lot of different points to it. The first track, Too High is a nice little jazz song. It has all the doo-wops that you need to make a soul song. But the second, and title track, Innervisions is a slow and dreary step into the album. Living For The City is the best song on this album. In my opinion it’s the best Stevie Wonder song I’ve ever heard. The gut-wrenching lyrics are of a story, a young black man trying to get away from slavery in the south, therefore he makes his way to New York. He’s not there for five minutes before he gets arrested and beaten and thrown in jail.

Stevie Wonder - Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing. Album : Innervisions (1973). Label : Tamla, Motown. Catalog No. : UICY-9252. Written, Arranged, Produced by Stevie Wonder. One of those excellent finds though was Stevie Wonder and his magnum opus Innervisions. Sure he had other great albums, but none touch the pure genius of this 1973 album. If all this album had were Higher Ground and Living for the City, it would already be a great album, but every track is a great song and an immediate hit. The tune though that kicks off this Soul Week is Golden Lady, the first song that leaped out from my phone that early morning. I had heard it plenty of times before, but now with fresh ears it was something wholly different and exciting.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Too High
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Tasha Thomas
4:36
2 Visions
Acoustic Guitar – Dean ParksBass – Malcolm CecilElectric Guitar – David T. Walker
5:23
3 Living For The City 7:22
4 Golden Lady
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph HammerBass [Moog Bass], Piano [Fender Rhodes], Drums – Stevie*Congas – Larry LatimerOrgan – Clarence Bell
5:00
5 Higher Ground 3:42
6 Jesus Children Of America 4:10
7 All In Love Is Fair
Bass – Scott Edwards Piano [Acoustic], Piano [Fender Rhodes], Drums – Stevie*
3:42
8 Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Bongos – Sheila WilkersonPercussion [Latin Gourd] – Sheila WilkersonShaker – Yusuf Roahman
4:45
9 He's Misstra Know-It-All
Bass – Willie Weeks
5:35

Credits

  • Art Direction [Reissue] – Vartan
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Margaret Goldfarb
  • Coordinator [Recording] – Ira Tucker, Jr., John Harris
  • Design [Reissue Package Design] – Mathieu Bitton
  • Illustration – Efram Wolff
  • Instruments [All Instruments Played By] – Stevie* (tracks: 3, 5, 6)
  • Instruments [All Other Instruments Played By] – Stevie* (tracks: 1, 2, 8, 9)
  • Programmed By, Engineer [Engineering Of Electronic Music] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Recorded By [Recordist] – Austin Godsey, Dan Barbiero
  • Remastered By – Kevin Reeves
  • Research, Supervised By [Reissue] – Harry Weinger
  • Synthesizer [Arp & Moog] – Stevie Wonder
  • Tape Op – Gary Olazabal
  • Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Stevie Wonder

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 01215 73552 9
  • Matrix / Runout: A9.4.0121573552.SA.1 02 0001
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV77
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI KKDP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla T 326L US 1973
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla T 326L US 1973
2-47.086, 2-47086 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 2-47.086, 2-47086 Spain 1981
457·15·053 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Motown 457·15·053 Germany 1981
UDCD 554 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(CD, Album, RM, 24k) Tamla, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 554 Japan 1991

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Too High
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Tasha Thomas
4:37
A2 Visions
Acoustic Guitar – Dean ParksBass – Malcolm CecilElectric Guitar – David "T" Walker*
5:17
A3 Living For The City 7:26
A4 Golden Lady
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph HammerBass [Moog], Drums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Stevie WonderCongas – Larry "Nastyee" Latimer*Organ – Clarence Bell
5:00
B1 Higher Ground 3:54
B2 Jesus Children Of America 4:04
B3 All In Love Is Fair
Bass – Scott Edwards Drums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano [Acoustic] – Stevie Wonder
3:45
B4 Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Bongos, Percussion [Latin Gourd] – Sheila WilkersonPercussion [Shaker] – Yusuf Roahman
4:55
B5 He's Misstra Know-It-All
Bass – Willie Weeks
6:06

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Published By – Stein & Van Stock, Inc.
  • Published By – Black Bull Music, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – Mediasound
  • Mastered At – The Cutting Room
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 40095
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S 40096

Credits

  • Coordinator [Recording] – Ira Tucker Jr.*, John Harris
  • Engineer, Producer [Associate], Programmed By [Arp, Moog] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Illustration – Efram Wolff
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Producer, Arranged By, Performer [All Instruments], Synthesizer [Arp, Moog], Written-By – Stevie Wonder
  • Recorded By – Austin Godsey, Dan Barbiero
  • Tape Op – Gary Olazabal

Notes

Turn of th century reissue, similar to Stevie Wonder - Innervisions, but this is not 180g, and includes "printed in U.S.A." on top left of back cover

℗ 1973 Motown Record Corporation © 1973 Motown Record Corporation, Hollywood, California 90028, All rights reserved, Trademark Motown Record Corporation, printed in U.S.A.

All tunes published by Stein & Van Stock, Inc. & Black Bull Music, Inc. (ASCAP).

Recorded at Record Plant, Los Angeles and Media Sound, Inc., New York
Mastered at The Cutting Room, New York

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): 3972 T326L - A S 40095 DC Bφs
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): 3972 T326L - I(B) S 40096 DC Bφs
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla T 326L US 1973
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla T 326L US 1973
2-47.086, 2-47086 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 2-47.086, 2-47086 Spain 1981
457·15·053 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Motown 457·15·053 Germany 1981
UDCD 554 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(CD, Album, RM, 24k) Tamla, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 554 Japan 1991

Tracklist

A1 Too High
A2 Visions
A3 Living For The City
A4 Golden Lady
B1 Higher Ground
B2 Jesus Children Of America
B3 All In Love Is Fair
B4 Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
B5 He's Misstra Know It All

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Discos Belter, S.A.
  • Manufactured By – Sonic, S.A.
  • Printed By – Graf. H. Ortells
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles

Credits

  • Illustration – Efram Wolff
  • Producer, Arranged By – Stevie Wonder

Notes

Ⓟ 1981 Motown Record Corporation
Graf. H. Ortells- Massens, 3 - Barcelona 1981

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Machine-Etched Runout): 2-47086 A⋄
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Machine-Etched Runout): 2-47086 B⋄
  • Rights Society: S.G.A.E.
  • Depósito Legal: B-40113-1980
  • Other (Impuesto Lujo A Metálico): Permiso Nº 3730

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla T 326L US 1973
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla T 326L US 1973
2-47.086, 2-47086 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 2-47.086, 2-47086 Spain 1981
457·15·053 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Motown 457·15·053 Germany 1981
UDCD 554 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(CD, Album, RM, 24k) Tamla, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 554 Japan 1991

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Too High
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Tasha Thomas
4:37
A2 Visions
Acoustic Guitar – Dean ParksBass – Malcolm CecilElectric Guitar – David "T" Walker*
5:17
A3 Living For The City 7:26
A4 Golden Lady
Acoustic Guitar – Ralph HammerBass [Moog], Drums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Stevie WonderCongas – Larry "Nastyee" Latimer*Organ – Clarence Bell
5:00
B1 Higher Ground 3:54
B2 Jesus Children Of America 4:04
B3 All In Love Is Fair
Bass – Scott Edwards Drums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano [Acoustic] – Stevie Wonder
3:45
B4 Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Bongos, Percussion [Latin Gourd] – Sheila WilkersonShaker – Yusuf Roahman
4:55
B5 He's Misstra Know-It-All
Bass – Willie Weeks
6:06

Credits

  • Coordinator [Recording Coordinators] – Ira Tucker Jr.*, John Harris
  • Engineer, Producer [Associate], Programmed By [Arp, Moog] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Illustration – Efram Wolff
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Producer, Arranged By, Instruments [All], Synthesizer [Arp, Moog], Written-By – Stevie Wonder
  • Recorded By – Austin Godsey, Dan Barbiero
  • Tape Op – Gary Olazabal

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla T 326L US 1973
T 326L Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla T 326L US 1973
2-47.086, 2-47086 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(LP, Album, RE) Motown, Motown 2-47.086, 2-47086 Spain 1981
457·15·053 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Motown 457·15·053 Germany 1981
UDCD 554 Stevie Wonder Innervisions ‎(CD, Album, RM, 24k) Tamla, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 554 Japan 1991


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