What is this, karaoke night? Nice period costumes for the folks, but the music mostly isn't doing it. I would have listened to John Legend work through all of ''Grapevine'' but got nothing from Joss Stone(''Signed, Sealed & Delivered'') or india.arie (''Dancing in the Street,'' zzzzzzz). Stevie himself sounded out of breath on ''Living for the City.'' And lots of audio issues -- they couldn't seem to get people's microphones on at the right time. And a trruncated-for-medley ''Superstition'' doesn't cut it.
I went back into the recording more than once to be sure of that one phrase, and still am not sure. ABC's supposed to be on tape-delay, but it sure sounded like an f-bomb was dropped on my TV.