1972 - This is my all time Favorite Wonder song It has the Greatest Clavinet playing ever and really Fat Moog basses and the melody weaves around the great harmonies so beautifully. Wonderful happy lyrics about true and successful love.
1972 - Brilliant use of Flowing Synthesizer sounds that was truly ground breaking when this Masterpiece came out. Jazzy cymbals supports it beautifuly and rich Moog Bass in the Background. Wonderful melody with lyrics about Love, saddness and trust.
1972 - This is one of Wonders truly Great Ballads, he plays the Piano and Synths which creates a Fantastic texture which weaves in and around the melody, the harmony is rich and jazzy with realistic lyrics about both the happy and sad side of Love.
1972 - One of his most famous songs.Starts with a tight and cool drum pattern and then the Increadibly Funky Clavinet riff comes in and fantastic Brass lines in the background, this song just does not get dated, it's just as cool and funky now as in 1972. Lyrics about, well you guessed it, Superstitious nonsense that humans have a tendency to believe in.
1973 - The first song on the Brilliant masterpiece Innervisions starts with a wonderful chromatic melody flowing down. Fantastic Rhodes and Moog playing by Wonder with fantastic harmonies in the Vocals. Stevie also show here his absolute mastery of the harmonica and does a fantastic solo.Lyrics about the stupidity of drug use - " Too high, but her world's a superficial paradise, She had a chance to make it big more than once or twice. But no dice. She wasn't very nice.
1974 - Fantastic ballad played on the piano with scrumptious harmonies and rich chromatic melody. Stevie's voice here is so great and the longing and sadness of the lyrics are great. Adding to the beauty and sadness is a slide guitar in the background. This is one of Wonder's best pieces and such fun to play on the piano.
1974 - Sad side of love, sleeps alone in his fantasy with you creeping into my dreams. Wonder is great here on the keyboards his voice fantastic and a Great Harmonica solo. His sound on the Harmonica is simply the best, no one gets his sweet, sweet tone.
1974 - Dramatic piece influenced by classical piano, the intro sounds almost like Chopin or Liszt. Sad feeling of loss and stupidity of humans as they won't go when I go to better and higher places. Stevie is of course a Natural and Inspired preacher.
1976 - Wonder is a master of creating fantastic sounds on the Synths, on this song he creates a very rich and warm sounding string sound which sounds like a fantastic electric Sting Quartet. Lyrics about the horror of the Ghetto. " Now some folks say that we should be Glad for what we have. Tell me would you be happy in Village Ghetto land. "
1976 - Another spiffing use of string synthesizers and the percussion creates a kind of oriental feeling. Stevie preaching the importantance of Here and Now and not ignoring the evils of the world and loosing oneselves in pastime paradises or future ones.
1979 - Piano and harmonica and Double Bass all played fantastically by Wonder. Great ornemental melody with his ususal complicated harmony and rich and varied melody with text about the stupidity and conservatism of humans facing new things. It's that same old story again.
1979 - An unusual piece by Wonder, sounds like a Church Piece by some of the old Masters. Wonder creates a rich Organ and String like sound-world from his Synths. Majestic and stately instrumental piece.
1979 - Great piece with wonderful Piano playing. Very sophisticated melody over rich harmonies and Wonder in top form vocally. Lyrics about the magic of seeds and growth and living things and the beauty it creates around us which we humans often do not appreciate.