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Format: CD
Sku: 60578939
UPC: 044006616421
UPC 14: 00044006616421
Release Date: 10/29/2002
Sales Rank: 2958
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Fingertips (Part 2) ~ Stevie Wonder
2. Uptight (Everything's Alright) ~ Stevie Wonder
3. Hey Love ~ Stevie Wonder
4. I Was Made To Love Her ~ Stevie Wonder
5. For Once In My Life ~ Stevie Wonder
6. My Cherie Amour ~ Stevie Wonder
7. Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours ~ Stevie Wonder
8. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life ~ Stevie Wonder
9. Superstition ~ Stevie Wonder
10. Higher Ground ~ Stevie Wonder
11. Living For The City ~ Stevie Wonder
12. You Haven't Done Nothin' ~ Stevie Wonder
13. Boogie On Reggae Woman ~ Stevie Wonder
14. I Wish ~ Stevie Wonder
15. Sir Duke ~ Stevie Wonder
16. Masterblaster (Jammin') ~ Stevie Wonder
17. That Girl ~ Stevie Wonder
18. Do I Do ~ Stevie Wonder
19. I Just Called To Say I Love You ~ Stevie Wonder
20. Overjoyed ~ Stevie Wonder
21. Part-Time Lover ~ Stevie Wonder
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Stevie Wonder (vocals, various instruments); Luther Vandross (vocals); Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff (programming); Gloria Barley, Lani Groves, Jim Gilstrap, The Jackson 5 (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Berry Gordy, Henry Cosby, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder, William "Mickey" Stevenson.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Harry Weinger, Jeff Moskow.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1963 & 1985.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Scott Regan.
Muze PNote Personnel: Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica, piano, keyboards, programming); Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff (Moog synthesizer, programming); Charles Brewer, John Fischbach (programming); Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves (background vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Scott Regen; Harry Weinger; Scott Regan.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Clarence Paul; Stevie Wonder.
Muze PNote Missing in action for much of the 1990s, Stevie Wonder is a living legend whose consistent creative output is sorely missed. THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION provides a snapshot overview of Wonder's stellar legacy starting back in 1963 as a teen musical prodigy with the exuberant "Fingertips Part 2." This jubilant tune, showcasing Wonder's much-touted facility on the chromatic harmonica, is a powerful harbinger of things to come. Along the way are classics that find this Michigan native going from being a one-man Motown hit machine to a young artist whose vision eschewed singles-based sensibilities for album-long artistic statements.
Muze PNote Wonder's '60s gems include "I Was Made to Love Her," "For Once in My Life," and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours." Of course, his '70s work is just as stunning, particularly socially conscious numbers like "Higher Ground" and "Living for the City." Equally stellar if less political are this legend's tributes to Duke Ellington ("Sir Duke"), Bob Marley ("Master Blaster [Jammin']"), and Caribbean music in general ("Boogie on Reggae Woman"). THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is an excellent primer for both die-hard fan and passing admirer of Stevie Wonder's genius.

Engineer: Malcolm Cecil; Robert Margouleff

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist The Jackson 5
Muze Guest Artist Lani Groves
Muze Guest Artist Luther Vandross

Artist Overview

From 12-year-old multi-instrumentalist prodigy to groundbreaking adult songwriter and producer, Stevie Wonder is one of the handful of pop musicians who just about everybody agrees is possessed of genius. His 1960s recordings were great straight-up R&B, but his visionary '70s albums took pop and R&B where they'd never been before, incorporating electronics, reggae, and incredibly sophisticated melodic and harmonic development.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Handel's Messiah-Soulful Celeb
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Muze Music Compilations Duets Ii
Muze Music Compilations Woman In Red
Muze Music Compilations Let's Get The Mood Right
Muze Music Compilations Stealing Beauty
Muze Music Compilations Rent
Muze Music Compilations Wods Ultimate Christmas Album Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations I Know
Muze Music Compilations My Life
Muze Music Compilations Dead Presidents
Muze Music Compilations You've Got Mail
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Debarge-Millennium Col
Muze Music Compilations Gershwin's World
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Rent: Highlights From The Original Cast Album
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Burt Bacharach
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Quincy Jones-Millenniu
Muze Music Compilations Last Dragon
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 5-Very Special Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Motown Story Volume One-The Sixties
Muze Music Compilations 20th Century Masters Best Of
Muze Music Compilations Motown Classics: gold
Muze Music Compilations Motown Remixed
Muze Music Compilations Motown Box
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations 20th Century Masters:motown Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Duets & Duets Ii:90th Birthday
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Norman Brown
Muze Music Compilations Big Bang (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations The Big Bang (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Gershwin's World
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Mancini
Muze Music Compilations Under The Desert Sky - Live (w/ Bonus DVD)(Live)
Muze Music Compilations Bobby-the Movie
Muze Music Compilations Motown Number 1's Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations We All Love Ella: Celebrating The Firs
Muze Music Compilations More Motown Classics Gold
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 8:1968
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 9:1969(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Motown Unmixed
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: Motown 50
Muze Music Compilations Day
Muze Music Compilations Hero
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Herbie Hancock
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Motown
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 11B:1971(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Timeless
Muze Music Compilations Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Lela
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Motown Christmas Collection
Muze Music Compilations I've Loved These Days
Muze Music Compilations Motown For Kids
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The Great American Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations One
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Soul
Muze Music Compilations Party Rock(w/ Book)
Muze Music Compilations 60'S Music Revolution
Muze Music Compilations X2 (As Time Goes By/stardust)
Muze Music Compilations Romantically Yours
Muze Music Compilations Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Muze Music Compilations Motown For Kids
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Romancing The 60S
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Classics
Muze Music Compilations Classics
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Dave Koz & Friends:25th Of December
Muze Music Compilations Old School Gold Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Way I See It
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Classics
Muze Music Compilations Wow Gospel 2002
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Classics
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Soul Train (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Blue Carpet Treatment (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Unplugged Nyc 1997
Muze Music Compilations Silver Linings Playbook (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Yes We Can: Voices Of A Grassroots Movement
Muze Music Compilations Under The Influence
Muze Music Compilations Love Fell On Me
Muze Music Compilations 1 Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations 1 Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations (Abstract) Best(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Motown:musical Originals (Ocr)
Muze Music Compilations Loved Me Back To Life

Associated Artists and Works

Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder ~ Freelon, Nnenna
Talking Book ~ Gray, Macy
Najee
The Woman In Red ~ Original Soundtrack
Rednow, Eivets
Duets II ~ Sinatra, Frank
Spinna, DJ
Stone, Angie
Warwick, Dionne

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/28/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : AA4400661642
Music Label Name Label : Motown
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00044006616421

Professional Reviews

Uncut (2/04, p.86)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "The cream of Stevie, cherry-picked here from a mightily impressive history, is rich with sunshine and peachy goodness."

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