One of only two albums I have ever purchased by Stevie Wonder - the other being his best-selling 'Hotter Than July' from 1981.
When I first heard the dreamy 'Overjoyed' hit from 1986 I was sold and simply had to have the album it was taken from. I also purchased the 12" extended single version and played it to death! This beautiful song will forever remind me of the spring of 1986.
Though often liking Stevie's single material, I was never tempted to purchase an album of his until this release. This also includes the top five smash from the previous year 'Part-Time Lover'. Some of Stevie's songs do tend to go on a bit, but there are some great numbers here like the lovely epic 'Whereabouts' which has echoes of 'Overjoyed', and so if you liked that, then you'll love this track!
My only complaint from an otherwise perfect album, is the last track: 'It's Wrong' which most definitely sounds out of place on this album, and really does seem as if it was put there merely to make up the numbers. In my opinion, this ultimately spoils things a little. However, at least it's put at the end, as I guess it would have ruined things completely had it been placed somewhere in the middle.
Highlights for me are:
Stranger On The Shore Of Love
Never In Your Sun
Land Of La La