The Family Stand (as opposed to the Family Stone) are little known in the UK, their only hit being Ghetto Heaven back in about 1860. However, this album is a "must own" for anyone who enjoys listening to sophisticated soul/R&B.
Super Sol Nova is the album that Stevie Wonder should have made as the 21st century follow up to Songs In The Key Of Life. Disregard the eponymous stadium opener and move straight on to Everything Works Out - an optimistic ditty - followed by the slightly more questioning Are We Getting Happy? Although the first half of this album is very listenable with an interesting interlude into the world of James Bond-esque spies (yes, really) , the later tracks are to me the ones that really make this album a classic. The Undiscovered Country reminds us of a life that it is all too easy to forget in our busy world while I Thought We Had is a painful and truly beautiful lament to a broken relationship. As this album draws to a close, Slipped brings proceedings to a somewhat poignant close.
Take a chance and buy this album. Despite the awful cover art, its a worthy addition to any music-lover's collection.