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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 3, 1973
RecordedThe Record Plant
(Los Angeles, California)
Media Sound Studios
(New York, New York)
Stevie Wonder chronology
'Talking Book
Innervisions 'Fulfillingness' First Finale
Singles from Innervisions
  1. "Higher Ground"
    Released: July 1973
  2. "Living for the City"
    Released: November 1973
  3. "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing"
    Released: March 1974
  4. "He's Misstra Know-It-All"
    Released: 1974 (UK)

Innervisions is the sixteenth studio album by American musician Stevie Wonder. It was released August 3, 1973 by Tamla. Wonder would release his next album Fulfillingness' First Finale the following year.[1] All of the songs on Innverisions were written by Wonder.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle5/5 stars[3]
Christgau's Record GuideA[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[6]
The Great Rock Discography10/10[6]
Los Angeles Times4/4 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine5/5 stars[9]

Innervisions received positive reviews from music critics.

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written, produced, and arranged by Stevie Wonder.

Side one
  1. "Too High" – 4:36
  2. "Visions" – 5:23
  3. "Living for the City" – 7:22
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocals, Fender Rhodes, drums, Moog bass, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer, handclaps
  4. "Golden Lady" – 4:40
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, piano, drums, Moog bass, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer
    • Clarence Bell – Hammond organ
    • Ralph Hammer – acoustic guitar
    • Larry "Nastyee" Latimer – congas
Side two
  1. "Higher Ground" – 3:42
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, Hohner clavinet, drums, Moog bass
  2. "Jesus Children of America" – 4:10
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, Fender rhodes, Hohner clavinet, handclaps, drums, Moog bass
  3. "All in Love Is Fair" – 3:41
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, piano, Fender Rhodes, drums
    • Scott Edwards – electric bass
  4. "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" – 4:44
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, piano, drums, Moog bass
    • Yusuf Roahman – shaker
    • Sheila Wilkerson – bongos, Latin gourd
  5. "He's Misstra Know-It-All" – 5:35
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, piano, drums, handclaps, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer, congas
    • Willie Weeks – electric bass

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stevie Wonder > Album Discography > AllMusic". AllMusic. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. Bush, John. Review: Innervisions.
  3. Moser, Margaret. Review: Innervisions. The Austin Chronicle.
  4. Christgau, Robert (1981). "Stevie Wonder". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0899190251.
  5. Christgau, Robert (December 1973). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Innervisions". Acclaimed Music.
  7. Hilburn, Robert (April 1, 2000). "Motown Releases Remind Us of Stevie Wonder's Impact". Los Angeles Times.
  8. Considine, J. D. (2004). "Stevie Wonder". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 885–87. ISBN 0743201698.
  9. Henderson, Eric. Review: Innervisions. Slant Magazine.