Stevie Wonder: Natural Wonder (1995)

stevie wonder natural wonderBy Scott Goldfine

Hard to believe, but the new double-CD “Natural Wonder” is the first live album that living legend Stevie Wonder has ever released. Recorded this year with a full orchestra in Japan and Israel, the 24-song set includes most of his big hits and a few less-than-compelling new tunes.

Wonder still sounds great, but this lush treatment further underscores how much his once gritty approach has softened.

GRADE: B

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