Stevie Wonder’ ‘In Square Circle’

Stevie Wonder’ ‘In Square Circle’ is his twentieth (and featuring the hits ‘Part-Time Lover’, ‘Go Home’ and ‘Overjoyed’) album released on September 13, 1985.

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Track listing : 1.Part-Time Lover (Stevie Wonder) – 04:09 . 2.I Love You Too Much (Stevie Wonder) – 05:30 . 3.Whereabouts (Stevie Wonder) – 04:17 . 4.Stranger on the Shore of Love (Stevie Wonder) – 05:01 . 5.Never in Your Sun (Stevie Wonder) – 04:07 . 6.Spiritual Walkers (Stevie Wonder) – 05:12 . 7.Land of La La (Stevie Wonder) – 05:14 . 8.Go Home (Stevie Wonder) – 05:18 . 9.Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder) – 03:42 . 10.It’s Wrong (Apartheid) (Stevie Wonder) – 03:29 .

Musicians : Stevie Wonder – Drums, Synthesizers, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord, Accordion, Percussion, Harmonica, Yamaha Cs80, Vocoder, Cora, Environmental Percussion, Lead & Background Vocals . Edwin Birdsong – Yamaha Cs80 . Larry Gittens – Trumpet . Bob Malach – Saxophone . Earl Klugh – Guitar . Ben Bridges – Guitar . Rick Zunigar – Guitar . Luther Vandross – Lead & Background Vocals . Syreeta Wright – Background Vocals . Philip Bailey – Background Vocals . Vincent Unto – Background Vocals . Keith John – Background Vocals . Melody Mccully – Background Vocals . Billy Durham – Background Vocals . Peter Byrne – Background Vocals . Renee Hardaway – Background Vocals . Darryl Phinnessee – Background Vocals . Deniece Williams – Background Vocals . Howard Smith – Background Vocals . Janice Moore – Background Vocals . Chela Akins – Background Vocals . Carolyn Garrett – Background Vocals . Valencia Cox – Background Vocals . Ruthell Holmes – Background Vocals . Ray Gibbs – Background Vocals . Musa Dludla – Background Vocals . Thandeka Ngono-Raasch – Background Vocals . Linda Bottoman-Tshabalala – Background Vocals . Muntu Myuyana – Background Vocals . Lorraine Mahlangu-Richards – Background Vocals . Fana Kekana – Background Vocals . Tsepo Mokone – Background Vocals . Paul Riser – String Arrangement . Bob Bralove – Programming . Brad Buxer – Programming . Gary Olazabal – Programming .

Production Produced by Stevie Wonder . Gary Olazabal – Programming, Engineer .

Package : Renee Hardaway – Art Direction, Artwork, Cover Design . Bobby Holland – Artwork, Cover Design, Photography . Johnny Lee – Art Direction .

Recorded 1985 at Wonderland Studios (Los Angeles, California) .

Released on September 13, 1985 by Tamla/Motown Records.

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Robert Christgau
Compare this to the others in your head and you’ll be hard-pressed to specify what’s missing, but slap on Talking Book or Hotter Than July and you’ll hear how cushy it is–polyrhythmic pop rather than polyrhythmic rock. […]

W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe
Stevie Wonder Helps Define The Sounds Of The 1980s On In Square CircleOn this album, Stevie Wonder does not use quirky or obscure instruments. Every track is dominated by safe, familiar instruments like the piano, keyboards and the very typical snare drums. The result is an album that has a typical ’80’s pop-funk feel to it, without much more than what one initially expects it to have. […]

Rolling Stone
At press time, I hadn’t heard “Sun City,” but a catchy antiapartheid tune like “It’s Wrong” on an album destined for millions of listeners is no small thing. And while I disagree with “Spiritual Walkers” and distrust “Land of La La,” I don’t mind singing along — ditto for the rest of In Circle Square. […]

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