Stevie Wonder had a record-breaking year in 1984 thanks to the song I Just Called To Say I Love You from this soundtrack. The song won an Academy Award, went to number one on charts around the world, and became Motown’s all time biggest-selling single internationally. The soundtrack album, containing other songs from Wonder and featuring Dionne Warwick, sold a million copies in the US and was certified gold or platinum in several other countries. This wasn’t Wonder’s first foray into movie music: he had previously recorded the soundtrack to the documentary The Secret Life Of Plants in 1979. Years later, he enjoyed considerable success in the early 1990s with his soundtrack to director Spike Lee’s film Jungle Fever. (more…)
Stevie Wonder – The Christmas Collection: The Best Of Stevie Wonder (2004/2015) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:36 minutes | 1,78 GB | Gerne: R&B Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front Cover | @ Universal Motown
This assortment of seasonal cheer features Stevie Wonder applying his inimitable vocal technique to familiar and unusual Yuletide songs, with predictably successful results. In “Someday at Christmas” he yearns for a Christmas when “Men won’t be boys/playing with bombs like kids play with toys”–this album was recorded during the Vietnam War–striking a plaintive tone not often found on Christmas albums. Other high points include his joyous reading of “Little Drummer Boy,” with its steadily building martial beat, and chestnuts like “Silver Bells” and “The Christmas Song,” which Wonder delivers with total assurance, as well as a palpable sense of fun. He even brings a measure of soul to more sentimental numbers like “One Little Christmas Tree” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Me,” while “What Christmas Means to Me” invokes the bubbling bass line of the Capitols’ “Cool Jerk,” and features a blissful harp solo.
Stevie Wonder – Down To Earth (1966/2015) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:22 minutes | 1,48 GB | Gerne: R&B Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front Cover | @ Universal Motown
Down to Earth is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, released on November 16, 1966 on the Tamla (Motown) label. The album was a departure from Wonder’s earlier, teen pop-driven albums, and, along with its predecessor, Up-Tight, it re-established the sixteen-year-old Wonder, whose voice had recently changed, as a Motown hitmaker. The LP features the hit single “A Place in the Sun”. Another single, “Hey Love”, became a hit for Detroit soul singer Betty Lavette the following year.
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life (1976/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]LPCM 2.0 and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 & Dolby TrueHD 2.0 | 24bit / 96kHz | Time – 01:45:03 minutes | 12,3 GB
Originally released in 1976, the prolific Songs in the Key of Life is a milestone in the career of Stevie Wonder and the last of five consecutive albums widely hailed as his ‘classic period’. From his sharp commentaries on American social history and pro-peace supplications to some of his most intimate professions of love, Songs In The Key of Life cast Wonder’s music further beyond R&B, funk and disco than ever before. More sprawling than Innervisions and Talking Book, the highly ambitious and experimental double LP became the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of his career and it went on to win Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal and Album of the Year. Highlights include the indelible classics “Isn’t She Lovely” and “Sir Duke” among others.
Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs:
Audio is taken from the original master tapes and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz resolution with a choice of three sound formats: PCM, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. You can finally enjoy the music in the fidelity originally experienced in the studio. (more…)
Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind (1972/2014) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:48:00 minutes | 1,83 GB | Genre: R&B Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | @ Motown
Music of My Mind is Stevie Wonder’s fourteenth studio album, and showcases his early experimentation with the synthesizer. It was originally released on March 3, 1972 and was produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff, and Malcolm Cecil. Music of My Mind was ranked #284 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003. The album peaked at #21 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart, #6 on the R&B Albums Chart, and #47 on the year-end Pop Albums Chart for 1972. (more…)
Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974/2012) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:38 minutes | 920 MB | Genre: R&B Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | @ Motown
Chart History/Awards – Reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums. – Includes the chart-topping hits “Boogie On Reggae Woman” and “You Haven’t Done Nothin’.” – Won three GRAMMY® Awards including Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Fulfillingness’ First Finale is a landmark recording by music legend Stevie Wonder. The album is a declaration of love and social protest displayed with simple and compelling melodies.Fulfillingness’ First Finale is a pivotal outing showcasing some of Wonder’s best songwriting. It reached #1 on both Billboard’s Top R&B Albums and the Billboard 200. The effort includes the chart-topping singles “Boogie On Reggae Woman” and “You Haven’t Done Nothin’.” Fulfillingness’ First Finale would win three GRAMMY® Awards including Album of the Year.
Jen Chapin – ReVisions – Songs of Stevie Wonder (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:17 minutes | 2,04 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | Label: Chesky Records
This is a tribute album with a difference. Vocalist Jen Chapin, daughter of Harry, has decided to take on the Stevie Wonder songbook with the minimalist accompaniment of bass and saxophone alone, played by Stephan Crump and Chris Cheek respectively, and closely recorded in audiophile sound for the Super Audio format (also playable on regular CD players) Actually, apart from a generous selection from INNERVISIONS, most of the other tunes aren’t even the Motown icon’s most well-known. But this suits Chapin’s purposes just fine; it makes ReVISIONS even more of personal project, close to an all-original jazz set, similar in feeling and sound to Sheila Jordan’s duos with the solo bassist Harvey Swartz. Saxophonist Chris Cheek, who also plays with trumpeter Dave Douglas, provides another lead voice on tenor, baritone, and soprano, weaving and dancing around Chapin’s keen interpretations, many of which, like “You Haven’t Done Nothing,” “Higher Ground,” and “Big Brother,” have a just as much political resonance in the ’00s as they did when they were written. (more…)
Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011 # UIGY-9064] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:26 minutes | Scans included | 1,75 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 866 MB
Uses the 2011 DSD master based on US original analog tape. Reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). DSD Transferred by Ellen Fitton. (more…)
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (1973) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011 # UIGY-9068] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:19 minutes | Scans included | 1,78 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 883 MB
Uses the 2011 DSD master based on UK original analog tape. Reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). DSD Transferred by Ellen Fitton. (more…)
Stevie Wonder – Hotter Than July (1980) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011 # UIGY-9075] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:48 minutes | Scans included | 1,85 GB or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 937 MB
Features the 2011 DSD mastering based on the US master. Reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players). DSD Transferred by Ellen Fitton. (more…)