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Classic Album Selection 1972 – 1976

Classic Album Selection 1972 – 1976

5 CD set, features four of his studio albums packaged in card sleeves; Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness’ First Finale, Songs in the Key of Life (double-CD). Universal. 2011.

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  • Scout "Scout" says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is what you want, June 11, 2014
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    Scout “Scout” (Wichita, KS USA) –
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    This review is from: Classic Album Selection 1972 – 1976 (Audio CD)
    Really. If you are looking to add Stevie to your CD collection, these are the albums you probably want. I had wanted to get these and began to read the individual reviews here at Amazon. I was daunted. Everybody agreed that these were great albums, but there are so many different versions and the descriptions of sound quality were all over the map. These albums have been re-mastered (2011) and they sound great to me– so at less than 4 dollars per disc (5 discs, 4 albums– 1 a double), it’s hard to go wrong.

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  • Mark Barry "Mark Barry" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “…Sunshine Of My Life…” – Classic Album Collection (1972-1976) by STEVIE WONDER (2011 Motown 5CD Mini Box Set), January 10, 2015
    This review is from: Classic Album Selection 1972 – 1976 (Audio CD)

    Here’s one that seems to have slipped by the tired eyes of over-stimulated music lovers. Four bona-fide STEVIE WONDER Seventies masterpieces lumped together in a glossy hard card outer box – each in an oversized gatefold card sleeve with individual booklets (“Songs In The Key Of Life” is split across two card sleeves hence the total of five spines).

    It’s hardly original I know and there’s no new remastering in this 2011 reissue (they’re the KEVIN REEVES remasters from 2000 repackaged) – but man what a listen. And if you don’t own the 2000 remasters – the box is nicely presented and a truly stunning reminder as to why Stevie Wonder is so beloved. These albums are just unbelievably good. Here are the Inner Visions, Superstitions and Sir Dukes…

    Released June 2011 – “Classic Album Collection (1972-1976)” on Motown/Universal 0600753366226 (Barcode 600753366226) breaks down as follows:

    Disc 1 (43:30 minutes):
    1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    2. Maybe Your Baby
    3. You And I
    4. Tuesday Heartbreak
    5. You’ve Got It Bad Girl
    6. Superstition – [Side 2]
    7. Big Brother
    8. Blame It On The Sun
    9. Lookin’ For Another Pure Love
    10. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
    Tracks 1 to 10 are the album “Talking Book” – released October 1972 in the USA on Tamla T-319L and January 1973 in the UK on Tamla Motown STMA 8002. It has a 12-page colour booklet with lyrics and recording credits (same as the 2000 remaster). JEFF BECK and BUZZY FEITON play guitar on “Lookin’ For Another Pure Love” while RAY PARKER, JR. plays guitar on “Maybe Your Baby”. Both SHIRLEY BREWER and DENISE WILLIAMS put in backing vocals on “Tuesday’s Heartbreak” while TREVOR LAURENCE (Sax) and STEVE MADALO (Trumpet) are the fantastic Brass Section on the uber funky “Superstition”.

    Disc 2 (44:15 minutes):
    1. Too High
    2. Visions
    3. Living For The City
    4. Golden Lady
    5. Higher Ground – [Side 2]
    6. Jesus Children Of America
    7. All In Love Is Fair
    8. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A thing
    9. He’s Misstra-Know-It-All
    Tracks 1 to 9 are the album “Innervisions” – released August 1973 in the USA on Tamla T 326L and October 1973 in the UK on Tamla Motown STMA 8011. It has a 12-page colour booklet with lyrics and musical credits (same as the 2000 remaster). LANI GROVES sings Backing Vocals on “Too High” while DEAN PARKS (Acoustic) and DAVID “T” WALKER (Electric) plays Guitars on “Visions” with most other instrumentation played by SW.

    Disc 3 (42:36 minutes):
    1. Smile Please
    2. Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away
    3. Too Shy To Say
    4. Boogie On Reggae Woman
    5. Creepin’
    6. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – [Side 2]
    7. It Ain’t No Use
    8. They Won’t Go When I Go
    9. Bird Of Beauty
    10. Please Don’t Go
    Tracks 1 to 10 are the album “Fulfillingness’ First Finale” – released July 1974 in the USA on Tamla T6-332S1 and September 1974 in the UK on Tamla Motown STMA 8019. It has a 12-page colour booklet with lyrics and recording credits (same as the 2000 remaster). DENISE WILLIAMS sings backing vocals on “Smile Please”, PAUL ANKA, SYREETA WRIGHT SHIRLEY BREWER and LARRY “Nastyee” LATIMER sing Backing Vocals on “Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away”, SNEAKY PETE plays Pedal Steel on “To Shy To Say”, MINNIE RIPERTON sings Backing Vocals on “Boogie On Reggae Woman”, THE JACKSON 5 sing Backing Vocals on “You Haven’t Done Nothin’”, LANI GROVES, MINNIE RIPERTON and DENISE WILLIAMS sing backing Vocals on “It Ain’t No Use”, SHIRLEY BREWER, LANI GROVES and DENISE WILLIAMS sing Backing Vocals on “Bird Of Beauty” while MICHAEL SEMBELLO plays Guitar on “Please Don’t Go” and THE PERSUASIONS sing Backing Vocals with SHIRLEY BREWER and DENISE WILLIAMS on “Please Don’t Go”.

    Disc 4 (42:47 minutes):
    1. Love’s In Need Of Love Today [Side 1]
    2. Have A Talk With God
    3. Village Ghetto Land
    4. Contusion
    5. Sir Duke
    6. I Wish – [Side 2]
    7. Knocks Me Off My Feet
    8. Pastime Paradise
    9. Summer Soft
    10. Ordinary Pain
    Tracks 1 to 10 are Sides 1 and 2 of the double-album “Songs In The Key Of Life” – released October 1976 in the USA on Tamla T13-340C2 and October 1976 in the UK on Tamla Motown TMSP 6002. It has a 28-page booklet with complete album credits (same as the 2000 remaster) with the “A Something’s Extra” 4-track EP tagged onto the end of Disc 5.

    Disc 5 (62:15 minutes):
    1. Isn’t She Lovely [Side 3]
    2. Joy Inside My Tears
    3. Black Man
    4. Ngiculela – Es Una Historia – I Am Singing [Side 4]
    5. If It’s Magic
    6. As
    7. Another Star

    A Something’s Extra Bonus:
    8. Saturn
    9. Ebony…

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  • Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome, August 7, 2015
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    This review is from: Classic Album Selection 1972 – 1976 (Audio CD)
    If you love Stevie like I love Stevie, this is a great set — and a really good deal! No, it may not be the most recently re-mastered edition. Then again, probably the best way to listen to this music is on vinyl anyway, right?

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