Label: Tamla Motown - STMLO.10109 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Australia • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Disco
The bass line is provided by a Moog synthesizer and using overdubsWonder played all instruments on the track, including drums and percussion.
The song lyrics address the issue of reincarnation. Wonder commented, when interviewed by The New York Times :. I would like to believe in reincarnation. I would like to believe that there is another life. I think that sometimes your consciousness can happen on this earth a second time around. For me, I wrote "Higher Ground" even before the accident. But something must have been telling me that something was going to happen Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland make me aware of a lot of things and to get myself together.
This is like my second chance for life, to do something or to do more, Christoff - Kopje Onder to value the fact that I am alive.
InRolling Stone ranked the song number on its list of the Greatest Songs of All Timeadding: "'Higher Ground' was recorded just before Wonder was involved in a near-fatal accident in August that left him in a coma.
Early in Wonder's recovery, his road manager sang the song's melody into the singer's Delta - Damas - Inside Wonder responded by moving his fingers with the music. The funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers released a cover as the first single  from their fourth studio album Mother's Milk. The song was used as its soundtrack for 16 weeks, from January 3, to April 26, In British magazine Total Guitar named it the second greatest Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland ever.
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