Fulfillingness’ First Finale, by Stevie Wonder, and is part of his whirlwind success of the string of his classic albums released in the 1970s, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.
Released in the Summer of 1974 after his funky Innervisions, (which won a Grammy for Record of the Year) and before his sprawling, amazing double record set Songs in the Key of Life, (which won a Grammy for Record of the Year too) Fulfillingness’ First Finale acts as a nice checkpoint/rest stop between those two aforementioned albums. Fulfillingness ALSO won a Grammy for Record of the Year, setting a musical precedent which brought the aptly named Wonder to even newer, more successful heights. With warm R&B musical interludes like “Too Shy to Say,” “Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away,” and the radio and chart hits like “Boogie on Reggae Woman”; the wonderfully cynical stomp of “You Haven’t Done Nothin’,” and sporting guests as diverse as Paul Anka, The Jackson Five, Minnie Riperton, Sergio Mendes, The Persuasions, and Michael Sembello, this record is a nice, albeit rather underrated album, atypical of the 1970s Stevie Wonder style, and remains in a canon full of explosively R&B/funk/pop slices of sonic greatness that comes from the mind and soul of this musical master.
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