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Black Orchid

by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder's Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants by Stevie Wonder

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Black Orchid

by Stevie Wonder

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Label: Motown
Most critics panned Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants" upon its release in 1979. Wanting a follow-up to Songs in the Key of Life that more or less sounded like its predecessor, what they got instead was a sprawling album -- a soundtrack to an obscure new age documentary, to be specific -- filled with oddball synthesizer drone, skeletal R&B tunes and sweeping classical passages. The record is the strangest in Wonder's discography, yet what's interesting is how its futuristic, modern vibe actually presages many of the directions urban pop would take in the 1980s.

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Most critics panned Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants" upon its release in 1979. Wanting a follow-up to Songs in the Key of Life that more or less sounded like its predecessor, what they got instead was a sprawling album -- a soundtrack to an obscure new age documentary, to be specific -- filled with oddball synthesizer drone, skeletal R&B tunes and sweeping classical passages. The record is the strangest in Wonder's discography, yet what's interesting is how its futuristic, modern vibe actually presages many of the directions urban pop would take in the 1980s.

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About This Album

Most critics panned Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants" upon its release in 1979. Wanting a follow-up to Songs in the Key of Life that more or less sounded like its predecessor, what they got instead was a sprawling album -- a soundtrack to an obscure new age documentary, to be specific -- filled with oddball synthesizer drone, skeletal R&B tunes and sweeping classical passages. The record is the strangest in Wonder's discography, yet what's interesting is how its futuristic, modern vibe actually presages many of the directions urban pop would take in the 1980s.