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The Times (UK)

At Time To Love - DVD Review
April 24, 2005

The DVD features a collage video made up of pictures and old videos of Stevie, quite well done but only about 30 second which keeps repeating over and over as clips from 5 of the songs from the AT2L promo CD is played. A review of each song scrolls across the bottom.

Here is what what was said as each song played:

So What the Fuss:
Ten years since his last studio album, and in the month he turns 55, Stevie Wonder still has a voice as warm and bright as spring sunshine. So What The Fuss features some bloke called Prince on guitar (yes, that Prince) and backing vocals from En Vogue. The production is remarkably fresh and Stevie's social conscience - "shame on us" - is central to the lyrics.

From The Bottom of My Heart:
The classic peal of of Stevie Wonders harmonica kicks off this jazz-funk number, which could be Ray Charles featuring Soul II Soul. The Title 'From The Bottom Of My Heart', is taken from the lyrics to Stevie's 1984 smash "I Just Called To Say I Love You", the telecoms industry's favourite love song.

True Love:
Positivity: We were rummaging for our kids from Fame leggings when we first heard 'Positivity. Try singing "hi-fidelity" over the chorus and you'll get with the beat... Blame it on the boogie.

How Will I Know:
Slipping smoothly into his lounge suit, Stevie's singing is romantic perfection in this lovely piano ballad, which immediately sounds like a standard, such is the charm of his songwriting.

True Love:
Of this new album, Stevie says: " A time 2 Love is a statement within itself. There's been a time for war, a time to imprison, a time to hurt and break down. More than ever we need a time to love." True Love is another timeless song from a timeless artist.