» » Stevie Wonder - Characters

Stevie Wonder - Characters FLAC album


Performer: Stevie Wonder
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: Characters
Country: US
Released: 1987
Style: Soul
FLAC version ZIP size: 1730 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1105 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1226 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 633
Other Formats: MIDI ASF DTS MPC MP1 WAV MP3

Characters is the twenty-first studio album by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder released in late 1987. The album features three singles including "Get It", the Grammy-nominated "Skeletons" and "You Will Know", which both reached number one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart (the latter being his final American top 40 hit of his career).

Bass – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, B2, B3). Co-producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Programmed By – Gary Olazabal. Drums – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4). Engineer – . Engineer – Richard Sullivan, Steve Van Arden. Lead Vocals – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B5). Management – Brenda M. Boyce. Producer, Arranged By, Written-By, Programmed By, Other – Stevie Wonder. Programmed By, Tracking By – Robert Arbittier. Producer, Arranged By, Written-By, Programmed By, Artwork – Stevie Wonder.

American musician Stevie Wonder has released 23 studio albums, three soundtrack albums, four live albums, 11 compilations, one box set, and 98 singles. His first album, The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie, was released in 1962 when he was 12 years old, and his most recent, A Time to Love, was released in 2005.

Stevie Wonder shocked fans by taking only two years to release his next new non-soundtrack studio album, Characters. Unfortunately, it had long since become clear that Wonder was willing to settle for good pop music without challenging himself to make great pop music. And by now, a big chunk of his formerly mass audience had gotten the message: this was Wonder's first new album to miss the pop Top Five in 15 years. The black music audience, however, responded far more favorably, as the album topped the R&B charts for seven weeks.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. You Will Know (Album Version). 2. Dark 'N' Lovely (Album Version). I cannot see how one can walk away from this album dissatisfied, especially if you enjoy Wonder's work. While this CD can sound quite "poppy" in spots, many songs have that distinct 80's sound, it clearly has Wonder's fingerprints (or tips), all over it, and lucky for us listeners, he is a musical genius.

Album · 1987 · 12 Songs. Characters Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder: Greatest Hits. Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Stevie Wonder You Will Know
Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Strings, Bells – Stevie Wonder
A2 Stevie Wonder Dark 'N' Lovely
Backing Vocals – James Allen, Myx, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta
A3 Stevie Wonder In Your Corner
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley BrewerSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Electronic Drums [Rhythm Machine] – Stevie Wonder
A4 Stevie Wonder With Each Beat Of My Heart
Vocals, Other [Heartbeat], Percussion [Natural Percussion] – Stevie Wonder
A5 Stevie Wonder One Of A Kind
Backing Vocals – Marva Hicks, Junior Giscombe*Guitar – Ben BridgesSynthesizer – Brad Buxer, Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Harmonica – Stevie Wonder
B1 Stevie Wonder Skeletons
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley Brewer
B2 Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson Get It
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee EvansBacking Vocals, Percussion [Synthesizer Percussion] – Stevie WonderGuitar – Ben BridgesLead Vocals – Michael JacksonProducer [Michael Jackson's Vocals] – Quincy Jones
B3 Stevie Wonder Galaxy Paradise
Backing Vocals – Steve Wise
B4 Stevie Wonder Cryin' Throught The Night
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee Evans, Paul Johnson Piano, Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer] – Stevie Wonder
B5 Stevie Wonder Free
Acoustic Guitar – Ben BridgesBacking Vocals – Marva HicksChoir [Gospel Choir] – Bobby Carr, Carroll Thompson, Cleveland Watkiss, David Daniels , Derek Green, Gina Foster, Iris Sutherland, Judith Bennett, Marcia Escossery*, Patricia Knight-Scott, Paul Lee, Sandra Escossery*Drums [African Drums] – ADE , Julian BahulaPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano, Keyboards [Clavichord], Harpsichord [Spinet] – Stevie WonderSynthesizer [Horn Synthesizer] – Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Moog Synthesizer] – Brad BuxerSynthesizer [Synthesizer Bass] – Nathan Watts

Credits

  • Art Direction [Album Cover] – Johnny Lee , Renee Hardaway
  • Artwork [Lifecast Sculpture] – Willa Shalit
  • Backing Vocals – Bridgette Bryant (tracks: A2, A5, B4, B5), Keith John (tracks: A2 to B1, B3, B5), Lynne Fiddmont (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B4, B5)
  • Bass – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, B2, B3)
  • Co-producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Gary Olazabal
  • Design – Andy Engel
  • Drums – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4)
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering, Other [Mastering Coordinator] – R.R. Harlan
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Richard Sullivan, Steve Van Arden
  • Lead Vocals – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B5)
  • Management [Project Manager For Motown] – Brenda M. Boyce
  • Management [Project Manager For Taurus Productions] – Stephanie Andrews
  • Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
  • Other [Hair] – James Kennar
  • Other [Stevie Wonder's Make Up] – Tara Posey
  • Other [Stylists] – Valari Adams, Calvin Hardaway
  • Percussion – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Photography By – Matthew Rolston
  • Producer, Arranged By, Written-By, Programmed By [Computer & Synthesizer Programming], Artwork [Album Cover Concept] – Stevie Wonder
  • Programmed By [Computer, Synclavier & Synthesizer Programming], Tracking By [Additional Keyboard Overdubs] – Robert Arbittier
  • Set Designer – Renee Hardaway, Ron Oates
  • Synthesizer – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2, B4)
  • Synthesizer [Fairlight] – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B3)
  • Synthesizer [Synclavier] – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A5, B3)
  • Technician – Martin Evans
  • Technician [Assistant Technician] – Peter Vargo
  • Technician [Chief Technician] – Jimmy "Rock 'N' Roll" Sandweiss*
  • Typography [Lettering] – Margo Chase

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6248ML Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 6248ML US 1987
SX 2830 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album) Polskie Nagrania Muza SX 2830 Poland 1989
3746362482 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(CD, Album) Motown 3746362482 US 1994
103-38035 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 103-38035 Venezuela 1987
MC 6248 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Motown MC 6248 Canada 1994