Listen free to stevie wonder talking book you are the sunshine of my life, maybe your baby and more. Stevie wonder talking book gatefold limited edition new tan colored vinyl lp. Find album credit information for talking book stevie wonder on allmusic allmusic. Talking book is the fifteenth studio album by american singer, songwriter and musician stevie wonder, released on october 28, 1972, on the tamla label for. Stevie wonder talking book 1973, gatefold, vinyl discogs. Stevie wonder s 1972 album talking book is comparable to the beatles rubber soul. Stevie wonder may be blind, but he reads the national landscape, particularly regarding black america, with penetrating insight on innervisions, the peak of his 197273 run of albumsincluding music of my mind and talking book. The sound of the album is sharply defined by wonders keyboard work, especially with the synthesizers he incorporated. Stevie wonder talking book 1972 mobile fidelity sound. It contains a few courageous artistic moves stevie possibly wouldnt have taken later, including the 44 hillbilly blues feel of big brother, the psychedelic 60s influences and as a music historian could note later. Stevie wonder 1972 talking book full album youtube. But how can you not dig stevie wonder, even on a table radio. Talking book is the first of four monster hit albums for stevie wonder released in the 1972 to 1976 time period. Remember, thats baseball, not marvel comics or ozzy osbourne terminology.
Yet talking book sounds more effortless and certainly less political than 1973s innervisions. You are the sunshine of my life is a single from stevie wonders album talking book. Provided to youtube by universal music group maybe your baby stevie wonder talking book. Mar 03, 2020 in 1972, at just 22yearsold, wonder entered his classic period with the arrival of his 15th studio album, talking book, home to that catchy little tune called superstition. Cover text in red compared to others with tan text. Am i correct in assuming that this is the version to have. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. For more than a decade stevie wonder was the most consistent artist in all of music. Stevie wonders 1972 album talking book is comparable to the beatles rubber soul. Sep 17, 2018 for the longest time, i thought one of my most treasured stevie wonder tracks, superstition, was off 1982s original musiquarium, and not 1972s talking book.
And making all of the artistic decisions himself and relying less on motown head berry gordy. You are the sunshine of 2012, 24bit web, karamusic. Stevie wonder talking book lyrics and tracklist genius. Home discography albums talking book discography albums talking book. Provided to youtube by universal music group you are the sunshine of my life stevie wonder talking book. After releasing two head records during 197071, stevie wonder expanded his compositional palette with 1972s talking book to include societal ills as well as tender love songs, and so recorded the first smash album of his career. Talking book by stevie wonder 2012, 24 bit hires web.
Talking book, an album by stevie wonder on spotify. Stevie wonder note born may, 1950 was born premature, and he was blinded due to a medical mistake while recovering in intensive care. He first became famous as little stevie wonder as a supporting act on the motown records roster. Talking book is the fifteenth studio album by stevie wonder, released on october 28, 1972. Apr 20, 2020 stevie wonder is an american musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. My favorite track is probably blame it on the sun, but the lp is full of easily recognized hit tunes brought to life with stevie s electronic funk soul stylings writ large. Being blind virtually since birth, stevie came to develop a near unmatched passion for music, and soon enough, made sure that his little deficiency did not get in the way of what he loved. After releasing two head records during 197071, stevie wonder expanded his compositional palate with 1972s talking book to include societal ills as well as tender love songs, and so recorded the first smash album of his career. Find album credit information for talking book stevie wonder on allmusic. Stevie wonder, american singer, songwriter, and multiinstrumentalist, a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century, known for the hit songs my cherie amour, superstition, higher ground, and you are the sunshine of my life, among others. Which included the number one hitsong, superstition. Like no other stevie wonder lp before it, talking book is all of a piece, the first unified statement of his career. For the longest time, i thought one of my most treasured stevie wonder tracks, superstition, was off 1982s original musiquarium, and not 1972s talking book. Try disabling any ad blockers and refreshing this page.
Dec 30, 2000 talking book marked the arrival of artist as oneman band in popular music. Talking book, then, is an extension and refinement of the work begun in music of my mind itself a vast refinement of the uneven efforts in where im coming from, confirming the achievement and. As much as talking book is a careerdefining album, it still isnt as much trademark stevie wonder as the 19736 albums. Arp synthesizer, audio production, composer, drums, harmonica, keyboards, main personnel, moog synthesizer, primary artist. Also, and like soulmate innovator gaye, he retained more artistic freedom than ever before.
Talking book by stevie wonder on amazon music unlimited. Both artists subsequently recorded more innovative work. Flac rhythm and blues top 500 rs talking book 1972pubblicazione. Het is met wat uitzonderingen een wat rustig, haast spiritueel album van stevie wonder. Stevie wonder talking book 1977, gatefold, vinyl discogs. The album is widely noted for being the signal recording of wonders classic period. Talking book is the first in the series of truly great albums released by stevie wonder from the early seventies to the early eighties. Get the best deals on stevie wonder lp vinyl records when you shop the largest online selection at. Talking book by stevie wonder 4988031277560 cd barnes. Features song lyrics for stevie wonder s talking book album. Listen free to stevie wonder talking book you are the sunshine of my life, maybe your. Talking book established stevie wonders albums during this period not as mere vehicles for new hit songs but as whole works of art that required the music.
People viewing stevie wonder talking book also like tracks include superstition, you are the sunshine of my life, big brother, i believe when i fall in love it will be forever, you and i and more. Stevie wonder in the 70s motown paper sleeve collection. Talking book marked the arrival of artist as oneman band in popular music. The song topped the billboard hot 100 for a week in may of. By 1973 stevie wonder was at the height of his powers. This is the second album in wonders classic period from 19721976 in which he hit his artistic peak. My favorite track is probably blame it on the sun, but the lp is full of easily recognized hit tunes brought to life with stevies electronic funk soul stylings writ large. This release without braille on cover, similiar label with braille here stevie wonder talking book.
After releasing two head records during 197071, stevie wonder expanded his compositional palate with 1972s talking book to include societal ills as well as tender love songs. This song featured the clavinet which stevie wonder was credited pioneer of, he later used the electric amplified keyboard instrument in many of his other albums along with the. Sanyo cd pressing of stevie wonder talking book tonight on the tamla label with catalog number mcd09051md. Wonder s consecutive albums from his two 1972 releases, music of my mind and talking book, to his 1976 double album masterpiece, songs in the.
His use of the hohner clavinet model c on superstition is widely regarded as one of the definitive tracks featuring the i. Listen to your favorite songs from talking book by stevie wonder now. Aug 30, 2005 in baseball terms, stevie wonder would be known as an ironman. Flac rhythm and blues top 500 rs talking book1972pubblicazione. Stevie wonder talking book 1972 classic motown albums. Innervisions, fulfillingness first finale, songs in the key of life and hotter than july. Talking book by stevie wonder 2012, 24 bit hires web flac release date. The shmcd super high material cd format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. But stevie wonder got a little help from a new electronic device called a moog synthesizer, an electric device designed. Talking book was released in october 1972 and was stevie wonders first creative and commercial blockbuster as an adult. In late 1972 stevie wonder released an album which today is known as a historic piece in music, talking book.