- Fingertips, Pt. 2
- Uptight (Everything's Alright)
- Hey Love
- I Was Made to Love Her
- For Once in My Life
- My Cherie Amour
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
- You Are the Sunshine of My Life
- Higher Ground
- Living for the City
- You Haven't Done Nothin'
- Boogie on Reggae Woman
- I Wish
- Sir Duke
- Master Blaster (Jammin')
- That Girl
- Do I Do
- I Just Called to Say I Love You
- Part-Time Lover
When you're putting together a 21-song collection of a major artist who's had more than 40 Top 40 hits, inevitably there's going to be a lot of good stuff left out. Stevie Wonder's long and varied career (not over when this anthology appeared) really needs more than one disc to even adequately summarize the highlights. But this single-disc comp does squeeze in most of his best-known songs, from 1963's "Fingertips, Pt. 2" to the mid-'80s number one hits "Part-Time Lover" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You." Along the way there's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)," "I Was Made to Love Her," "For Once in My Life," "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Higher Ground," "Living for the City," "You Haven't Done Nothin'," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "I Wish," "Sir Duke," and more. There is a sharp decline in quality following "Masterblaster (Jammin')," but at least that only lasts five songs. Of course, there's a lot missing too: "A Place in the Sun," "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day," "If You Really Love Me," and "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing," to pick only some obvious candidates. Why exactly the 1967 single "Hey Love" (a Top Ten R&B single that barely made the pop charts) is included is a mystery, though at least it breaks up the predictability. For casual fans it's a decent career-spanning overview, though, and even the most casual fan will sense the musical genius and enormous artistic growth that shines through most of the selections.
Performance CreditsStevie Wonder Primary Artist,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Gloria Barley Background Vocals
Malcolm Cecil Moog Synthesizer
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Robert Margouleff Moog Synthesizer
Technical CreditsCharles Brewer Programming
Malcolm Cecil Programming,Engineer
Henry Cosby Producer
John Fischbach Programming
Berry Gordy Producer
Robert Margouleff Programming,Engineer
Clarence Paul Arranger,Producer
Paul Riser String Arrangements
William "Mickey" Stevenson Producer
Harry Weinger Liner Notes
Stevie Wonder Arranger,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Scott Regen Liner Notes
Vartan Art Direction
Scott Regan Liner Notes
Michael Bryan Cover Image
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Definitive Collection based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Stevie Wonder really knows how to sing and play Piano. I love My Chere Aroumor and For Once In My Life. But his best song is by far Overjoyed. Some of his songs are not as great.
When I first picked up this CD I knew I had to have it this not only adds to Stevie's wonderful music legacy anyone who is a Stevie Wonder fan knows that this just adds on top of everything he has ever done in his professional career
I don't understand many of the selections on this compilation. They certainly don't represent all of Stevie's best work. Of course opinions are like... well, you know. This one is just mine.
I just love almost all Stevie's songs I know Stevie gets this alot but I am a huge fan really
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