Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974)
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There’s probably a way to review Fulfillingness’ First Finale (FFF) without basing it on the album title alliteration.
But I’m simply not comfortable reviewing this album outside of an acrostic poem framework!
F – Follow-up to my favourite
While I loved (and love) Innervisions, I needn’t have worried about any drop-off here.
I’d say he was head & shoulders above the competition but to borrow a distance measurement unit from FFF, Stevie was probably closer to 10 Zillion Light Years ahead of the pack.
F – Funky Clavinet/Fender Rhodes
Certain instruments played by certain artists will inevitably draw a smile from yours truly.
Although I have an unprecedented ability to close at least one eye during family photos, if you want me to smile for a photograph, instead of saying ‘cheese,’ just put on Stevie’s Smile Please.
Not only will I appreciate the song-relevance-to-current-photographer-request but more importantly, those smooth Fender Rhodes 7th chords will do the trick every time.
F – Fêted (celebrated)
FFF won a pile of awards and it’s probably among the least challenged inclusions on the 1001 list. And deservingly so.
Verbalize the Positive
I appreciate Jeff77 @ playitloudforever‘s countdowns, including the recent Top 20 Hard Rock & Metal Albums of 1989. No complaints here about his pick for #1!