Stevie Wonder – The Woman In Red: Original Soundtrack (1984/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:20 minutes | 1,7 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © Motown
Stevie Wonder had a record-breaking year in 1984 thanks to the song I Just Called To Say I Love You from this soundtrack. The song won an Academy Award, went to number one on charts around the world, and became Motown’s all time biggest-selling single internationally. The soundtrack album, containing other songs from Wonder and featuring Dionne Warwick, sold a million copies in the US and was certified gold or platinum in several other countries. This wasn’t Wonder’s first foray into movie music: he had previously recorded the soundtrack to the documentary The Secret Life Of Plants in 1979. Years later, he enjoyed considerable success in the early 1990s with his soundtrack to director Spike Lee’s film Jungle Fever.
Stevie Wonder’s career in the 1980s was a source of frustration to the fans he had earned in the ’60s and ’70s. In 1982, there were a few new songs on a greatest-hits album and a duet with Paul McCartney. Then came this soundtrack to a Gene Wilder comedy that was simultaneously more of a pop vocal album than most soundtracks and yet less than a full-fledged Wonder record. The gold-selling number one hit that resulted was the sappy “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” a formulaic TV commercial-in-the-making. “Love Light in Flight” also hit, and the album featured Dionne Warwick on two duets and one solo. This was a pleasant record, but slight, and after four years, Wonder fans wanted more than that.
01 – The Woman In Red
02 – It’s You [Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick]
03 – It’s More Than You [Instrumental]
04 – I Just Called To Say I Love You
05 – Love Light In Flight
06 – Moments Aren’t Moments [Dionne Warwick]
07 – Weakness [Stevie Wonder & Dionne Warwick]
08 – Don’t Drive Drunk