Stevie Wonder’s ‘A Time to Love’

Stevie Wonder’s ‘A Time to Love’ is his twenty third (and his first in ten years) studio album released on October 18, 2005 by Motown.

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Track Listing : 1.If Your Love Cannot Be Moved (Stevie Wonder) – 06:11 . 2.Sweetest Somebody I Know (Stevie Wonder) – 04:31 . 3.Moon Blue (Stevie Wonder) – 06:44 . 4.From The Bottom Of My Heart (Stevie Wonder) – 05:11 . 5.Please Don’T Hurt My Baby (Stevie Wonder) – 04:40 . 6.How Will I Know (Stevie Wonder) – 03:39 . 7.My Love Is On Fire (Stevie Wonder) – 06:16 . 8.Passionate Raindrops (Stevie Wonder) – 04:50 . 9.Tell Your Heart I Love You (Stevie Wonder) – 04:30 . 10.True Love (Stevie Wonder) – 03:32 . 11.Shelter In The Rain (Stevie Wonder) – 04:19 . 12.So What The Fuss (Stevie Wonder) – 05:04 . 13.Can’T Imagine Love Without You (Stevie Wonder) – 03:45 . 14.Positivity (Stevie Wonder) – 05:07 . 15.A Time To Love (India.Arie / Stevie Wonder) – 09:17

Musicians : Stevie Wonder – Bass, Bells, Bongos, Chimes, Clapping, Clavinet, Drums, Fender Rhodes, Finger Cymbals, Flexatones, Guitar Loops, Hand Percussion, Harmonica, Keyboard Guitar, Keyboards, Marimba, Moog Bass, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer Bass, Tambourine, Vocals . Kim Burrell – Vocals On (1) . Aisha Morris – Vocals On (6 – 14) . India Arie – Vocals On (15) . Nathan East – Bass . Nathan Watts – Bass . Doug E. Fresh – Beat Box . Herman Jackson – Bells, Keyboards . Patrick Gandy – Conductor . Andy Weiner – Conductor . Richie Gajate Garcia – Congas, Hand Percussion . Amir Sofi – Darbouka . Abbos Kosimov – Doira . Teddy Campbell – Drums . Ricky Lawson – Drums . Hubert Laws – Flute . Oscar Castro-Neves – Guitar . Morris O’Connor – Guitar . Doc Powell – Guitar . Prince – Guitar . Paul Mccartney – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) . Greg Phillinganes – Piano (Electric) . Mike Phillips – Saxophone . Swapan Chaudhuri – Tabla . Francis Awe – Talking Drum . Woody Murray – Vibraphone . Kimberly Brewer – Vocals (Background) . Shirley Brewer – Vocals (Background) . Mabvuto Carpenter – Vocals (Background) . Gregory Curtis – Vocals (Background) . Monique Debarge – Vocals (Background) . Devere Duckett – Vocals (Background) . Kevin Edmonds – Vocals (Background) . Lynne Fiddmont – Vocals (Background) . Kenya Hathaway – Vocals (Background) . Phillip “Taj” Jackson – Vocals (Background) . Keith John – Vocals (Background) . Timothy Jon Johnson – Vocals (Background) . Debra Laws – Vocals (Background) . Melody Mccully – Vocals (Background) . Kristie Mingo – Vocals (Background) . Traci Nelson – Vocals (Background) . Conesha Owens – Vocals (Background) . Lamont Vanhook – Vocals (Background) . Willie Wheaton, Jr. – Vocals (Background) . Fred White – Vocals (Background) . Tamiko Whitsett – Vocals (Background) . Barbara Wilson – Vocals (Background) . Jeffrey Coprich – Leader . Thomassina Atkins – Choir/Chorus . Jherimi Leigh Carter – Choir/Chorus . Ayrianna Cerant – Choir/Chorus . Brianna Ford – Choir/Chorus . Tony Gates – Choir/Chorus . Daronn Gooden – Choir/Chorus . Timothy Hall – Choir/Chorus . Accalra Johnson – Choir/Chorus . Desarae Johnson – Choir/Chorus . Unique Johnson – Choir/Chorus . Chatoya Jones – Choir/Chorus . Erica L. King – Choir/Chorus . Brijee Mcdowell – Choir/Chorus . Brian Sledge – Choir/Chorus . Johniesha White – Choir/Chorus . Sherman B. Wilson – Choir/Chorus . Lalynda Winfield – Choir/Chorus . Lashanea Winfield – Choir/Chorus . Lashanique Winfield – Choir/Chorus . Sebastian Mego – Choir/Chorus, Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Stevie Wonder . Gary Adante – Engineer . Aaron Fessel – Engineer . Josean Posey – Engineer . Dave Reitzas – Engineer . Anthony Ruotolo – Engineer . Rafa Sardina – Engineer . Ralph Sutton – Engineer . Femi Jiya – Engineer, Mixing . Tom Corwin – Engineer . Robert A. Arbittier – Editing . Brian Gardner – Mastering . Neil Pogue – Mixing

Package : Stephanie Andrews – Art Conception . Chris Kornmann – Creative Director . Eddie Wolfl – Photography

Recorded 2004–2005.

Released On October 18, 2005 By Motown.

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Blogcritics
There were love songs and lyrics of social awareness. There were ballads and mid-tempo soul tunes. Through it all his musicianship and production expertise helped to form a slick and polished release. […]

PopMatters
Even in our current era of delicious post-irony, heartfelt statements tend to be derided as aesthetically base or emotionally puerile. Wonder doesn’t care. He’s going to express what’s on his mind and his heartand his going to give it directly to you to decide what to do with it. […]

Rolling Stone
The best tracks on this much-superior follow-up to 1995’s flabby Conversation Peace reconnect Wonder with a key trait of “Superstition” and much of his storied Seventies output: a rhythm section that keeps to its own sauntering, funky schedule. […]

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