Stevie Wonder ‎– Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants

Motown ‎– 1C 198-62 492/93, EMI Electrola ‎– 1C 198-62 492/93
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Earth's Creation 4:05
A2 The First Garden 2:33
A3 Voyage To India
Sitar – Ben Bridges
A4 Same Old Story 3:45
A5 Venus' Fly Trap And The Bug 2:24
A6 Ai No, Sono 2:05
B1 Seasons 2:53
B2 Power Flower 5:31
B3 Send One Your Love (Music) 3:05
B4 Race Babbling
Saxophone – Hank ReddTrumpet – Larry GittensVocals – Josie James
C1 Send One Your Love
Guitar – Rick Zunigar
C2 Outside My Window 5:29
C3 Black Orchid 3:48
C4 Ecclesiastes 3:44
C5 Kesse Ye Lolo De Ye
Kora, Vocals – Lamine Konte*Percussion, Vocals – Ibrahim CamaraVocals – Abdoulaye Soumare, Josie James, Kathy Collier, Susaye Greene
C6 Come Back As A Flower
Vocals – Syreeta
D1 A Seed's A Star And Tree Medley
Backing Vocals – Alexandra Brown*, Angela Winbush, Earl DeRouen, Isaiah Sanders, Jr.*, Marva Holcolm, Rick Zunigar, Shirley BrewerBass – Nathan WattsCongas, Bongos – Earl DeRouenElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Ron KerseyElectronic Drums [Syndrums] – Dennis DavisPercussion [African Ago-go Bell] – Joe Johnson (2)
D2 The Secret Life Of Plants
Bass – Nathan Watts
D3 Tree 5:55
D4 Finale 6:47

Companies, etc.



Triple Gatefold Sleeve
Order of labels numbering is: 1, 4 on LP1; 2,3 on LP2

EMI Electrola GmbH, Köln

Substantial portions of this album are contained in the soundtrack of the motion picture, "The Secret Life Of Plants."
An Infinite Entreprises Film · Distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Artist's name and album title appear in braille below the illustration on the front cover.

Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0881
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 1, stamped, etched): 62492-A1 62592-A1[crossed out]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 2, stamped, etched): 62493-A1 62592-B1[crossed out]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 3, stamped): 62493-B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 4, stamped): 62492-B1
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 71) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
T13-371C2 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder's Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(2xLP, Album, Tri) Tamla T13-371C2 US 1979 Sell This Version
ZD72145(2) Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder's Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(2xCD, Album) Motown ZD72145(2) Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1A 158-62492/3 Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(2xLP, Album, Emb) Motown 1A 158-62492/3 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
T13-371-GT Vol. I Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants, Vol. I(8-Trk, Album) Motown T13-371-GT Vol. I US 1979 Sell This Version
T13-371GT VOL. 1/VOL. 2 Stevie Wonder Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants(2x8-Trk, Album) Tamla T13-371GT VOL. 1/VOL. 2 US 1979 Sell This Version



Add Review



August 7, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
After sitting on the shelf for one or more likely two decades I listened today once again to this untypical Stevie Wonder album. And I have to say: What a shame it sat there for so long unnoticed.
Having heard a lot of Ambient and World music over the years I noticed that Stevie has used many components of these on this album … in 1979 (!) – combined with his very own style and voice.
A beautiful piece of music – courageous for the time of creation – which I won't neglect in future as I have done for so long.
Being one of the first digitally recorded popular music albums in combination with top notch mixing and mastering it is also in means of sound exceptional. Well, too much sweetness for many, I admit, not something for the ones looking for another Stevie Wonder hit – nevertheless worth a listen or even more …