Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants’

Stevie Wonder‘s ‘Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants’ is the soundtrack to the documentary ‘The Secret Life of Plants’, directed by Walon Green; released on October 30, 1979 by Tamla.

Track Listing : 1.Earth’S Creation (Stevie Wonder) – 04:06 . 2.The First Garden (Stevie Wonder) – 04:48 . 3.Voyage To India (Stevie Wonder) – 06:29 . 4.Same Old Story (Stevie Wonder) – 03:44 . 5.Venus’ Flytrap And The Bug (Stevie Wonder) – 02:25 . 6.Ai No, Sono (Stevie Wonder) – 02:06 . 7.Seasons (Stevie Wonder) – 02:53 . 8.Power Flower (Michael Sembello, Stevie Wonder) – 05:29 . 9.Send One Your Love (Music) (Stevie Wonder) – 03:05 . 10.Race Babbling (Stevie Wonder) – 08:51 . 11.Send One Your Love (Stevie Wonder) – 04:01 . 12.Outside My Window (Stevie Wonder) – 05:29 . 13.Black Orchid (Yvonne Wright, Stevie Wonder) – 03:47 . 14.Ecclesiastes (Stevie Wonder) – 03:42 . 15.Kesse Ye Lolo De Ye (Stevie Wonder) – 03:03 . 16.Come Back As A Flower (Syreeta Wright, Stevie Wonder) – 04:59 . 17.A Seed’S A Star/Tree Medley (Stephanie Andrews , Stevie Wonder) – 05:53 . 18.The Secret Life Of Plants (Stevie Wonder) – 04:16 . 19.Tree (Stevie Wonder) – 05:47 . 20.Finale (Basil Poledouris, Stevie Wonder) – 07:01

Musicians : Stevie Wonder – Harmonica, Keyboards, Sequencing, Shekere, Synthesizer, Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Joe Johnson – African Bells . Gary Olazabal – Synthesizer . Nathan Watts – Bass, Vocals . Ibrahim Camara – Bells, Congas, Djembe, Drums, Drums (Bass), Jimbae, Vocals . Earl Derouen – Bongos, Congas, Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Dennis Davis – Drums, Syndrum . John Fischbach – Sequencing, Synthesizer . Ron Kersey – Fender Rhodes, Keyboards . Ben Bridges – Guitar, Sitar . Michael Sembello – Guitar, Vocals . Rick Zunigar – Guitar, Vocals (Background) . Lamine Konte – Kora, Percussion, Vocals . Hank Redd – Saxophone . Gordon Bahary – Sequencing, Synthesizer . Clark Spangler – Sequencing, Synthesizer . Bill Wolf – Sequencing, Synthesizer . Abdoulaye Soumare – Vocals . Larry Gittens – Trumpet . John Taro Akiyama – Vocals . Kathy Collier – Vocals . Susaye Greene Brown – Vocals . Susaye Greene – Vocals . Masaki Hori – Vocals . Kimie Linda Ishibashi – Vocals . Josie James – Vocals . Joe Johnson – Vocals . Hiroaki Kuwabara – Vocals . Takeshi Kuwabara – Vocals . Takaya Matsuda – Vocals . Kathleen Minagawa – Vocals . Takako Nagumo – Vocals . Hikaru Nishida – Vocals . Satoshi Sugimoto – Vocals . Takeshi Sugimoto – Vocals . Tsuyoshi Tanguchi – Vocals . Junko Taniguchi – Vocals . Tata Vega – Vocals . Shirley Brewer – Vocals (Background) . Isaiah Sanders – Vocals (Background) . Alexandra Brown -Vocals (Background) . Marva Holcolm – Vocals (Background) . Syreeta – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Angela Winbush – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Stevie Wonder . Ann Bolling – Assistant Engineer . Charles Brewer – Assistant Engineer . Jim Dougherty – Assistant Engineer . Lindy Griffin – Assistant Engineer . Bob Harlan – Assistant Engineer . Laura Livingston – Assistant Engineer . Gary Olazabal – Engineer, Mixing . Jay Mark – Engineer . John Fischbach – Engineer . Jack Hunt – Mastering . Stan Ricker – Mastering

Package : John Cabalka – Art Direction . Ginny Livingston – Artwork . Keith Harris – Cover Design,

Recorded February – April 1979 At 1:A.M. Studios, Irvine, Ca; Crystal Recording Studio, Hollywood, Ca; Lyon Recording Studio, Newport Beach, Ca; Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa; Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, Ca; Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, La.

Released On October 30, 1979 By Tamla.

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Rolling Stone
Like the radicalized Rousseau he is, Stevie Wonder presumes nature to exist in a state of pure innocence. Thus, the presexual condition of children is equated with green, tender sprouts — a neat, bold leap. […]

Red Bull Music Academy
Over the years, though, Life of Plants has attained cult classic status, inspiring artists like Questlove and Janelle Monáe. And according to a 2004 Billboard interview, it stands as one of Wonder’s favorite albums. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
When this record’s good, it’s mind-blowingly good. Still, it’s loaded with ethereal experiments, many of them sound-effect laden instrumentals and dull intercultural experiments (“Voyage To India”). It’s all so gently arranged that it might put you to sleep. […]

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