It has often been said by those in the know that the devil has all the best tunes. It is all the more remarkable then that one of the most impressive musicians of the 1970's was a man who revelled in love and happiness and sang about in a way that didn't promote people to reach for the sick bucket. These two re-released albums arguably represent the pinnacle of Stevie Wonder's career. 1972's 'Talking Book' opens with interchangeable male and female vocals before Wonder steps in to glorious effect; fellow slow numbers such as 'Lookin' For Another Pure Love', 'You And I' and 'Blame It On The Sun' are romantic without sounding mawkish or sexual. The more funk-based tracks also impress on 'Superstition' and 'Tuesday Heartbreak' but 'Maybe Your Baby' really does outstay its welcome. The following year's 'Innervisions' was even better containing not one bad track. It's timeless appeal is particularly prevalent on the remarkably fresh sounding 'Too High', 'Golden Lady' and 'Jesus Children Of America', all of them wonderfully rhythmic and spine-tinglingly beautiful. The ballad quotient is once again well-represented by 'Visions' and 'All In Love Is Fair' and it would be very remiss to forget 'Living For The City'; the sound of black American inner city life and what an evocative sound it is.