“Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta” is the second album by Syreeta Wright, released on June 19, 1974.
Track Listing : 1.I’M Goin’ Left (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 03:36 . 2.Spinnin’ And Spinnin’ (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 04:21 . 3.Your Kiss Is Sweet (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 04:31 . 4.Come And Get This Stuff (Stevie Wonder) – 03:38 . 5.Heavy Day (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 04:00 . 6.Cause We’Ve Ended As Lovers (Stevie Wonder) – 04:30 . 7.Just A Little Piece Of You (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 04:01 . 8.Waitin’ For The Postman (Stevie Wonder) – 01:47 . 9.When Your Daddy’S Not Around (Stevie Wonder) – 01:03 . 10.I Wanna Be By Your Side (Stevie Wonder) – 04:04 . 11.Universal Sound Of The World (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 04:06
Musicians : Syreeta Wright – Vocals . Stevie Wonder – Drums, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals On (1) . Dennis Morrison – Vocals On (1) . G.C. Cameron – Vocals On (1) . Shirley Brewer – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Minnie Riperton – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Lani Groves – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Anita Sherman – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Deniece Williams – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Ollie E. Brown – Drums . Marlo Henderson – Guitar . Steve Madaio – Trumpet . Reggie Mcbride – Bass . Dennis Morouse – Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Michael Sembello – Guitar . Paul Riser – Strings
Production : Produced By Stevie Wonder For Black Bull Productions . Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder . Gary Olazabal – Engineer . Malcolm Cecil – Engineer . Joan Decola – Engineer . Robert Margouleff – Engineer
Arrangements : Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder
Recorded 1973-1974 At The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California.
Released On June 19, 1974 By Motown.
All in all, Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta is the shining moment of Syreeta’s solo career and a lost highlight of 1970’s soul in general. Any fans of Stevie Wonder owe it to themselves to track this album down because it makes a worthy companion to albums like Talking Book and Innervisions. […]
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Syreeta Wright, however, deserved the favor: her voice is excellent even though she fades on the very highest notesand her lyrics are entertaining. It’s no coincidence that Stevie collaborated with her on his earlier records. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers was soon remade by Jeff Beck and sounds half-finished by comparison, but there’s lots of other great material here. […]
We were going through a divorce at the same time we were making that record so every song had something to do with what we were going through. The album spawned the hits Spinnin’ and Spinnin’ and Your Kiss is Sweet. […]