Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We Can Work It Out

One more note for a day filled with change, here is a positive tune by the greatest band around, the singing Beatles. We Can Work It Out was co-written by Paul and John and charted well upon it's release in 1965. The version I'd like to talk about today, however, was recorded by a living legend, Stevie Wonder. In 1970, Wonder's album "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" was released and was considered a mediocre album, considering the others in his amazing catalog. The album, however, would likely be considered a monumental work for most other artists.

Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out

Stevie received a Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1972 for this track and I find it's well deserved. The original by the Beatles is certainly great, but Wonder's version, coming on the end of the civil rights struggle, suggest overcoming the racial divide and coming together as a country.

You can get this whole CD today at Amazon.com for an amazing $1.99. I already had the four best tracks from this greatest hits collection, but for $1.99 if even two of the tracks are decent, it's worth the price. Nab a copy yourself, you won't regret it.

If you enjoyed this, Stevie's The Definitive Collection is an outstanding view of his career until the 80s. Highly recommended!

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