Title - '#1's (Eco-Friendly Packaging)' (UMe)
Artist - Stevie Wonder
These past few years really haven't delivered when it comes to true R&B. Although there are some acts that have delivered based on their looks like Ciara, and Beyonce', others just haven't made the cut like Vanessa Williams or Diana Ross who've mde welcomed records, but the industry overlooked them. That has sadly been the case with Stevie Wonder. Although he has made some of the most memnorable music over the past five decades, many people in this era don't feel the compasion and craftsmanship he has graciously thrived. Motown has also shown that dedication to one of their most original gentleman of song with this latest 'greatest (#1's) hits' album.
The 2007 Stevie Wonder #1's is the latest in a line of Universal's latest hits series, Number Ones. Undoubtingly, this one really shines brightly as a well-rendered and delightful re-introduction to Stevie's work, with his gifts of song. The album includes 20 of his big hits, that all charted all the way up to #1, whether it was in dance, R&B, Pop & Hip Hop, Wonder's music still captivates so much today. The songs on the record have all been remastered and restored brilliantly, and include a lot of great tracks including Uptight, Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours), and true ballads including his Oscar-winning 1984 smash I've Just Called To Say I Love You and the elequently-showcased Overjoyed.
Although there are a few tracks that were also overlooked that also went to #1 like his lesser-known songs Go Home, and For Your Love weren't highlighted here, it still doesn't dissapoint as a good greatest hits record.
It is still sad though people don't look up to Stevie Wonder as much these days, but it is too easy to forget what he has made as a brilliant performer. I really still love his music today, and I absolutely recommend Stevie Wonder #1's for die hard fans who are interested in his music, and especially for those who haven't yet bought a Stevie Wonder album at all. This is a real treat and works very well from the bottom of his heart, it will always leave fans overjoyed.