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- Stevie Wonder
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- Stevie Wonder
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] You Will Know
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Dark 'N Lovely
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] In Your Corner
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] With Each Beat of My Heart
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] One of a Kind
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Skeletons
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Get It
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Galaxy Paradise
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Crying Through the Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Free
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Come Let Me Make Your Love Come Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] My Eyes Don't Cry
Personnel includes: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson (vocals); Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King (guitar).
By the time CHARACTERS was released in 1987, Stevie Wonder had gone from being a child prodigy to a leader of the politically charged '70s soul movement to a pop balladeer again in the '80s. By assimilating everything he had learned over the past 20 some years, he had developed into a world-class songwriter and producer. CHARACTERS displays every side of his musical personality, from the funky ("Skeletons"), to the tender ("With Each Beat Of My Heart") to the poppy ("Get It," which features Michael Jackson).
His social conscience is in full display on "Dark 'n' Lovely" and "Skeletons." Perhaps the most poignant is in the opening track "You Will Know," where he explores the problems of drugs and single parenthood but offers hope with a simple phrase; "Problems have solutions." No matter what the subject matter, Stevie sings with an honesty and conviction that is rare in an artist that has been around so long. And hearing B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn trading fours on "Come Let Me Make Your Love Come Down" is worth the price of admission.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Mono / Stereo
- 61m 37s
- Universal Distribution
- Rolling Stone - 3 Stars - Good
- Gary Olazabal
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