Stevie Wonder’s ‘Talking Book’

Stevie Wonder‘s ‘Talking Book’ is his fifteenth album released on October 28, 1972 by Tamla.

Track Listing : 1.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder) – 02:58 . 2.Maybe Your Baby (Stevie Wonder) – 06:51 . 3.You And I (We Can Conquer The World) (Stevie Wonder) – 04:38 . 4.Tuesday Heartbreak (Stevie Wonder) – 03:02 . 5.You’Ve Got It Bad Girl (Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright)- 04:59 . 6.Superstition (Stevie Wonder) – 04:26 . 7.Big Brother (Stevie Wonder) – 03:34 . 8.Blame It On The Sun (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 03:26 . 9.Lookin’ For Another Pure Love (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 04:43 . 10.I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) (Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright) – 04:53

Musicians : Stevie Wonder – Lead Vocal, Background Vocal, Fender Rhodes, Drums, Lead Vocal, Background Vocal, Hohner Clavinet, Drums, Moog Bass, Lead Vocal, Piano, T.O.N.T.O. Synthesizer . Jim Gilstrap – First Lead Vocal, Background Vocal On (1 – 5 – 8) . Lani Groves – Second Lead Vocal, Background Vocal On (1 – 5 – 8) . Scott Edwards – Electric Bass On (1) . Daniel Ben Zebulon – Congas On (1 – 5) . Ray Parker Jr. – Electric Guitar On (2) . David Sanborn – Alto Saxophone On (4) . Trevor Laurence – Tenor Saxophone On (6) . Steve Madaio – Trumpet On (6) . Loris Harvin (Delores Harvin) – Background Vocal On (9) . Jeff Beck – Electric Guitar On (9) . Buzzy Feton (Howard “Buzz” Feiten) – Electric Guitar On (9) . Gloria Barley – Background Vocal On (1) . Debra Wilson – Background Vocal On (9) . Shirley Brewer – Background Vocal On (9) . Deniece Williams – Background Vocal . Shirley Brewer – Background Vocal On (4)

Production : Produced By Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff, Malcolm Cecil . Malcolm Cecil – Programming, Engineer . Robert Margouleff – Engineer . Austin Godsey – Engineer . Joan Decola – Recording . George Marino – Mastering

Package : Robert Margouleff – Photography

Recorded 1972.

Released On October 28, 1972 By Tamla.

(Source Stevie Wonder‘s ‘Talking Book’ | Official Site)

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allmusic
Talking Book is all of a piece, the first unified statement of his career. It’s certainly an exercise in indulgence but, imitating life, it veers breathtakingly from love to heartbreak and back with barely a pause. […]

PopMatters
With Talking Book, I’m enthralled by the dirty, wide-open funk of “Maybe Your Baby”and the well-known punch of “Superstition”, but the rest of the record pushes the line of balladry too far for my taste and I’m left wanting a more mature, diversified Wonder, the likes of which would eventually show up on Innervisions and the sprawling Songs in the Key of Life. […]

npr
The Story Of Stevie Wonder‘s ‘Talking Book’ Part of the problem with the early Motown work was that it was designed to get on the radio. It wasn’t necessarily—some of it was great, but it wasn’t necessarily him being himself, the way all these other records did. […]

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