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Performer: Stevie Wonder
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: Talking Book
Country: US
Released: 1972
Style: Soul, Funk
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Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Stevie Wonder. Talking Book ‎(Cass, Album). Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola. 1 C 244-93 880, 1C 244-93 880.

Talking Book is the fifteenth studio album by Stevie Wonder, released on October 28, 1972. He is said to have "hit his stride" in this signal recording of his "classic period". The album's first track, "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", hit on Billboard's Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts, then earned Wonder his first Grammy Award, for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The album's first single, "Superstition", also hit on Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts.

Like no other Stevie Wonder LP before it, 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. свернуть ещё. Воспроизвест. A signal recording of his "classic period", in this one he "hit his stride. The album was certified Gold in Canada and The US. Contents  . Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, piano, Hohner clavinet, drums, Moog bass. Original pressings contain Braille lettering of Wonder's name and the album title, along with a message not transcribed until the 2000 pressing:. It is all I have to tell you how I feel.

Talking Book" established Stevie Wonder's albums during this period not as mere vehicles for new hit songs but as whole works of art that required the music loving public to pay attention. Superstition" and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" are the big hits from "Talking Book. But they aren't the only songs of note on the album. This album, more than even "Music Of My Mind", was a testament to that belief. Stevie himself stated that he felt this ablum had stronger overall songs than even the Masterpiece which was soon to follow, 1973's INNERVISIONS. With this album especially, Stevie would begin to change how songs were recorded and how technology, both new and old could be used to forward that change. This is the second album in Wonder’s classic period from 1972-1976 in which he hit his artistic peak. Following his previous effort, Music of My Mind, Wonder created a perfect mix of funky dance grooves and social awareness. Talking Book also dispayed a growing mastery of creating an album through cohesive sounds and flawless sequencing. The lead single, Superstition, hit the top spot on the Hot 100, and its second single, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, repeated this feat.

Stevie Wonder unveiled what many consider to be his first masterpiece, Talking Book, on 26 October 1972. 1972 was the year in which the creative surge of Stevie Wonder became truly unstoppable. He had been raising the bar of his artistic imagination for some time, with the albums Where I’m Coming From and Music Of My Mind, before he unveiled what many consider to be his first masterpiece, Talking Book, on 26 October. The album, which like Music Of My Mind was co-produced by Stevie with his redoubtable team of Bob Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil, appeared at the same time as its stunning first single ‘Superstition

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Bass – Scott Edwards Congas – Daniel Ben ZebulonVocals – Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves
2:45
A2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*
6:45
A3 You And I (We Can Conquer The World) 4:39
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak
Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborne*Vocals – Denise Williams*, Shirley Brewer
3:09
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Written-By – Yvonne Wright
4:55
B1 Superstition
Saxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
4:40
B2 Big Brother 3:35
B3 Blame It On The Sun
Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
3:28
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
Guitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckVocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
4:45
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Written-By – Yvonne Wright
4:48

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – Crystal Sound
  • Manufactured By – Motown Records, Canada Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Motown Records, Canada Ltd.

Credits

  • Co-producer, Engineer – Malcolm Cecil
  • Co-producer, Engineer, Photography – Robert Margouleff
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Recorded By – Austin Godsey, Joan De Cola*
  • Vocals, Music By, Producer, Synthesizer [Arp, Moog] – Stevie Wonder
  • Written-By – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B2)

Notes

Recorded at Air Studios in London, Electric Lady Studios in New York, Crystal Studios in Los Angeles, and Record Plant in Los Angeles.

Manufactured and distributed by Motown Records Canada, Ltd. Printed in Canada

This version is for the blue label with a red maple

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): T 319 L S1
  • Matrix / Runout (B): T 319 L S2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 319L, T-319 L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla T 319L, T-319 L US 1972
1C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93880 Germany Unknown
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RP) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972
1C 072-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 072-93 880 Germany Unknown
TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(Cass, Album, Bla) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 UK 1973

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Backing Vocals – Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesBass – Scott Edwards Congas – Daniel Ben Zebulon
2:45
A2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*
6:45
A3 You And I (We Can Conquer The World) 4:39
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak
Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborne*Backing Vocals – Denise Williams*, Shirley Brewer
3:09
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesCongas – Daniel Ben ZebulonWritten-By – Yvonne Wright
4:55
B1 Superstition
Saxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
4:40
B2 Big Brother 3:35
B3 Blame It On The Sun
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
3:28
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
Backing Vocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerGuitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
4:45
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Written-By – Yvonne Wright
4:48

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Crystal Sound
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood
  • Mastered At – Master Cutting Room

Credits

  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Photography By – R. Margouleff*
  • Producer [Associate], Engineer, Programmed By [Moog] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer [Arp, Moog], Music By – Stevie Wonder
  • Recorded By – Austin Godsey, Joan De Cola*
  • Written-By – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B2)

Notes

℗1972 ©1972 Motown Record Corporation

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 319L, T-319 L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla T 319L, T-319 L US 1972
1C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93880 Germany Unknown
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RP) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972
1C 072-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 072-93 880 Germany Unknown
TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(Cass, Album, Bla) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 UK 1973

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Backing Vocals – Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesBass – Scott Edwards Congas – Daniel Ben ZebulonWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
2:45
A2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*Written-By – Stevie Wonder
6:45
A3 You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
Written-By – Stevie Wonder
4:39
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak
Alto Saxophone, Soloist – Dave Sanborne*Backing Vocals – Denise Williams*, Shirley BrewerWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
3:09
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesCongas – Daniel Ben ZebulonWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
4:55
B1 Superstition
Saxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve MadaioWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
4:40
B2 Big Brother
Written-By – Stevie Wonder
3:35
B3 Blame It On The Sun
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
3:28
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
Backing Vocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerLead Guitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
4:45
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Written-By – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
4:48

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – Crystal Sound
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation

Credits

  • Lyrics By – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2), Syreeta Wright (tracks: B3, B4), Yvonne Wright (tracks: A5, B5)
  • Music By – Stevie Wonder
  • Photography By – R. Margouleff*
  • Producer [Associate], Engineer, Programmed By [Moog] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Producer [Production Support] – Centaur Music Production*
  • Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer [Arp, Moog], Instruments [All Other] – Stevie Wonder
  • Recorded By [Recordists] – Austin Godsey, Joan De Cola*

Notes

All lyrics reproduced in Aust. & N.Z. by the kind permission of Castle Music Pty Limited.
℗1972 ©1972 Motown Record Corporation
Manufactured for and distributed by RCA Limited Australia and New Zealand under exclusive licence.
Back sleeve bottom right has catalogue No. A1185A
Labels list A5 as being written only by Y. Wright, while the back sleeve lists both Stevie Wonder & Yvonne Wright.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side etched): T7319R- A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side etched): T7319R- B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 319L, T-319 L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla T 319L, T-319 L US 1972
1C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93880 Germany Unknown
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RP) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972
1C 072-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 072-93 880 Germany Unknown
TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(Cass, Album, Bla) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 UK 1973

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Bass – Scott Edwards Congas – Daniel Ben ZebulonVocals – Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves
2:45
A2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*
6:45
A3 You And I (We Can Conquer The World) 4:39
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak
Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborne*Vocals – Denise Williams*, Shirley Brewer
3:09
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Written-By – Yvonne Wright
4:55
B1 Superstition
Saxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
4:40
B2 Big Brother 3:35
B3 Blame It On The Sun
Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
3:28
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
Guitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckVocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
4:45
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Written-By – Yvonne Wright
4:48

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Crystal Sound
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Mastered At – Master Cutting Room

Credits

  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Photography By – R. Margouleff*
  • Producer [Associate], Engineer, Programmed By [Moog] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer [Arp, Moog], Music By – Stevie Wonder
  • Recorded By – Austin Godsey, Joan De Cola*
  • Written-By – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2)

Notes

Red maple leaf Motown logo on label, white maple leaf Motown logo on front cover.

On back cover: Manufactured And Distributed By Motown Records Canada Ltd. Printed In Canada.

On label: Manufactured in Canada by Motown Records, Canada LTD.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Etched)): T-319L-S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Etched)): T-319L-S2
  • Other (Side A): HS-1993-1
  • Other (Side B): HS-1994-2
  • Other (Side A): B5RS-8106
  • Other (Side B): B5RS-8107

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 319L, T-319 L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla T 319L, T-319 L US 1972
1C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93880 Germany Unknown
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RP) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972
1C 072-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 072-93 880 Germany Unknown
TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(Cass, Album, Bla) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 UK 1973

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Backing Vocals – Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesBass – Scott Edwards Congas – Daniel Ben ZebulonLyrics By, Music By – Stevie Wonder
2:58
2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*Lyrics By, Music By – Stevie Wonder
6:51
3 You And I
Lyrics By, Music By – Stevie Wonder
4:39
4 Tuesday Heartbreak
Alto Saxophone, Soloist – Dave Sanborne*Backing Vocals – Deniece Williams, Shirley BrewerLyrics By, Music By – Stevie Wonder
3:02
5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesCongas – Daniel Ben ZebulonLyrics By – Yvonne WrightMusic By – Stevie Wonder
4:56
6 Superstition
Lyrics By, Music By – Stevie WonderSaxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
4:26
7 Big Brother
Lyrics By, Music By – Stevie Wonder
3:34
8 Blame It On The Sun
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesLyrics By – Syreeta WrightMusic By – Stevie Wonder
3:26
9 Looking For Another Pure Love
Backing Vocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerLead Guitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckLyrics By – Syreeta WrightMusic By – Stevie Wonder
4:44
10 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Lyrics By – Yvonne WrightMusic By – Stevie Wonder
4:51

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Distributed By – PolyGram
  • Produced For – Taurus Productions Inc.
  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Crystal Sound
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Mastered At – The Cutting Room
  • Copyright (c) – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Black Bull Music, Inc.
  • Made By – Universal M & L, France

Credits

  • Engineer – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Mastered By – George Marino
  • Photography By – R. Margouleff*
  • Producer – Stevie Wonder
  • Producer [Associate] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Programmed By [Moog] – Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff
  • Recorded By [Recordist] – Austin Godsey, Joan De Cola*

Notes

Although PMDC, France is mentioned on the CD face, this pressing was actually made by Universal M & L, France.

Produced for Taurus Productions, Inc.

Recorded at: Air Studios, London/Electric Lady Studios, New York/Crystal Studios, Los Angeles/Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastering: The Cutting Room, New York

All tunes ©1972 Jobete Music Co., Inc. and Black Bull Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Back cover:
℗ 1972 Motown Record Company, L.P.
© 1972 Motown Record Company, L.P.
Made from masters of Motown Record Company, L.P. Trademarks used by authority & under control of Motown Record Company, L.P.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Motown Record Company, L.P.
Distributed by PolyGram

CD face:
℗1972 Motown Record Company L.P.
Made in France by PMDC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31453 00362 0
  • Barcode (String): 731453003620
  • Rights Society: B.I.E.M STEMRA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 0881
  • Price Code: POL 899
  • SPARS Code: A A D
  • Matrix / Runout (Outer ring): Made in France by Universal M & L
  • Matrix / Runout: 530 036-2 01 + 1BE
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0297

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 319L, T-319 L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla T 319L, T-319 L US 1972
1C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93880 Germany Unknown
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RP) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972
1C 072-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 072-93 880 Germany Unknown
TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(Cass, Album, Bla) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 UK 1973

Tracklist

A1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
A2 Maybe Your Baby
A3 You And I
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
B1 Superstition
B2 Big Brother
B3 Blame It On The Sun
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Diskoton

Notes

Edition with orange background labels on black plastic cassette.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T 319L, T-319 L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, Hol) Tamla, Tamla T 319L, T-319 L US 1972
1C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93880 Germany Unknown
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RP) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972
1C 072-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 072-93 880 Germany Unknown
TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book ‎(Cass, Album, Bla) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 UK 1973