songs in the key of life is my favorite. sort of gave us a respite from disco music.
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Any thoughts here on which CD, SACD, are done or redone in great quality?
I love all the songs mentioned here but continually find Stevie's CDs recorded well, not very good.
For me it's Booggie On Reggae Woman atop my list, though many others are greatly appreciated.
I'd just love to see some excellently recorded, or now, remasted.
Love the nostalgic music threads.
A few of the tracks on Songs in the Key of Life are amazing performances Isn't she lovely, and Sir Duke have an unmatched performance. These sound especially good when played very loud. The recordings are slightly compressed in the dynamic range.
You also should Check out Hotter than July which also contains a few great tracks.
One of the best demo's I had in the 70's was Isn't She lovely played on Klipshorns at Harvey's in NYC
Other than the recent material his entire catolog is a must own for any music lover / audiophile
Innervisions was one of the first records I bought when I was young. People often describe their first listen to a favorite record as a form of liberation. For me, Innervisions was an explosion. I played my first copy of that record until I could practically see through it. I memorized every note, every vocal inflection, every bit of phrasing. It is the popular music recording that has most influenced my thinking about music. It took several years for me to encounter music in other genres that influenced me as much.
Well..... I have several that I can mention.
But the BEST EVER Stevie Wonder Album in MY opinion is:
(01). Songs In The Key Of Life (1976).
Strong Second is:
(01). Innervisions (1973).
Third Place is:
(01). Talking Book (1972).
And the Honorable Mentions (and in NO particular order) are:
(01). The Original Musicquarim (1982 -- a collaboration of his best work from the 1970's, plus an introduction to new classics -- namely "That Girl", "Ribbon In The Sky" and "Do I Do").
(02). Hotter Than July (1980).
(03). In Square Circle (1985).
(04). The Woman In Red (1984 -- this showed that Stevie Wonder can also sing a duet. He most of the songs on this soundtrack album to this 1984 movie with Dionne Warrick, which later led to a duet with Whitney Houston on her "I'm Your Baby Tonight" album).
That's pretty much it.....
I got most of these albums on CD (when I started assembling my first audio system in the early 1980's, now, I also have many of these on vinyl as well).