Verve was one thing Fitzgerald never lacked, and she brought every ounce of it to her interpretations of the peerless Porter. To his martini-sipping narrative pose she added her emotional vibrancy, vocal dexterity, and unerring sense of mood.
Fitzgerald always knew what note to hit, literally and figuratively. The way Lewis bends notes and the interplay of textures and instrumental voices are a marvel: delicate, urgent, restrained, inward, propulsive, darkly radiant. A crystalline, synth-smooth time capsule of Los Angeles at the glittering dawn of the s — you can almost hear the cocaine being chopped on glass countertops. When stranded on that proverbial desert island — or, say, at home in a pandemic — what you really have to live with, at the end of the day, are your own memories.
To experience the majesty of these works at any age is rewarding, but to encounter their joys and consolations while still becoming who you are is a revelation. We take in such recordings, carry them with us, and inscribe them with our own life histories. Do the history. If anything, it was just an example of an industry acknowledging an artist without fully understanding the culture that created them. It has the wit, fun, charm, weight, and depth that transcend any particular moment in time.
Music, for me, is a place. And I have more than one home set to melody. I wrestle with its layers the way I fight the ocean when I swim and the lyrics like waves wash comfort over me all the same. Bob Bralove Programmed By. Brad Buxer Programmed By. Add Review ajedesign June 20, Report. The vocals are superb as is to be expected. Reply Notify me Helpful. Strong arrangements, despite how dated they sound nowadays. It has the 25th Motown anniversary logo to the left on the labels.
On side B this piece is not there; side B looks exactly like the label shown on this release. It still at times sounds a little too electronic, but so did most of '80's. Stevie just got pulled in. Amoeba Newsletter Sign Up. Email address:. Thank You You have been subscribed to Amoeba newsletter.
Part-Time Lover. I Love You Too Much. Never In Your Sun. Spiritual Walkers. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 20 June Iberautor Promociones Culturales. British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Recording Industry Association of America. Songs in the Key of Life Tour. Stranger on the Shore of Love. Never in Your Sun. Spiritual Walkers. Land of La La. Go Home. It's Wrong Apartheid. Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder.
A crystalline, synth-smooth time capsule of Los Angeles at the glittering dawn of the s — you Album) almost hear the cocaine being chopped on glass countertops. Spiritual Walkers. I would need an album that would LP me of the elegance, the style, the wit, the artistry, the downright glorious things of which my fellow humans have proven capable. Her voice soothes me from my fears, her lyrics remind me that no one is ever truly alone if you remain in the thoughts of friends. Land of La La. Track Listing Disc 1 Titles. I wrestle with its layers the way I fight the ocean when I swim and the lyrics like waves wash comfort over me all the same. Sell This Version.
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