Stevie Wonder: il ritorno

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Così dopo Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Fleetowood Mac, Elton John, John Fogerty, Rod Stewart… giusto per citare i più blasonati e non addentrarsi in un minuzioso dettaglio, il 2013 sarà ricordato anche per il ritorno discografico di Stevie Wonder. Il 63enne seminale artista del Michigan ha in serbo addirittura tre progetti. Il primo è un “normale” album di studio mentre l’altro ha un qualcosa di speciale, lo stesso Wonder racconta: “[Producer] David Foster has been talking to me a couple of years about doing some songs that I had done using a symphony orchestra. It is a lot of things that I have done, old material, but doing it a different way. I’m going to do about three or four new songs as well. We did ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ with the orchestra and I wrote another verse to it. And we did ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’, myself and Take 6 with the orchestra”. Poi c’è il disco gospel dedicato alla madre ‘Gospel Inspired By Lula’: “I promised her I would do it. She always wanted me to do it before she passed away, the untimely passing away. We’re going to do some traditional gospel stuff, but I’m thinking about doing a gospel song in Arabic. I’m going to twist it all up in different ways, because I think everyone needs to hear the word of the gospel”. L’ultimo lavoro era stato ‘A Time To Love’ del 2005.

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