Stevie Wonder : At The Close Of A Century [4 CD Box Set]

Stevie Wonder : At The Close Of A Century [4 CD Box Set]

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Finally there's a boxed set that covers his ENTIRE career with 70 tracks drawn from singles, soundtracks and 20 albums. Notes, photos and a discography, too! Includes Fingertips Parts 1 & 2; Uptight (Everything's Alright); Blowin' in the Wind; A Place in the Sun; Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day; For Once in My Life; My Cherie Amour; Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday; Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours; If You Really Love Me; Superstition; You Are the Sunshine of My Life; Higher Ground; Living for the City; Master Blaster (Jammin'); I Just Called to Say I Love You every Top 10 hit!
At the Close of a Century may seem a rather portentous title for a box set, even one showcasing the work of such a formidable writer-performer as Stevie Wonder. Consider, though, that these discs appear a few months before Wonder's 50th birthday and that he's already spent 36 years making records; he has more right than most to get a little highfalutin when invoking temporal milestones. Despite various retrospectives over the years, Close is the first to cover the arc of Wonder's entire career. By the end of the first disc we've heard his early Motown hits and watched him develop into the masterful artist who'd go on to stack up landmark album after landmark album in the '70s. (Aretha Franklin's Wonder-penned hit "Until You Come Back to Me" is here in a rare version by the composer.) The string of LPs from Talking Book (1972) to Hotter Than July (1980) provides gem after gem on the two middle CDs--with all of 1973's Innervisions save one cut represented--while post-"Master Blaster" winners such as "That Girl" and "Overjoyed" are the meat of the final disc. Add a smart booklet of essays, photos, and a discography, and this handsome package starts to look like a sharp addition to the collections of even hard-core Stevie buffs. --Rickey Wright

1. Fingertips Pts. 1 & 2 - Stevie Wonder
2. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
3. Nothing's Too Good For My Baby - Stevie Wonder
4. Blowin' In the Wind - Stevie Wonder
5. A Place In The Sun - Stevie Wonder
6. Hey Love - Stevie Wonder
7. I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
8. Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Stevie Wonder
9. I'm Wondering - Stevie Wonder
10. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day - Stevie Wonder
11. You Met Your Match - Stevie Wonder
12. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
13. I Don't Know Why - Stevie Wonder
14. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
15. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday - Stevie Wonder
16. Never Had A Dream Come True - Stevie Wonder
17. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
18. Heaven Help Us All - Stevie Wonder
19. We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder
20. If You Really Love Me - Stevie Wonder
21. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer - Stevie Wonder
22. Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You) - Stevie Wonder
23. I Love Every Little Thing About You - Stevie Wonder
1. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
2. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
3. You And I - Stevie Wonder
4. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) - Stevie Wonder
5. Too High - Stevie Wonder
6. Visions - Stevie Wonder
7. Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
8. Golden Lady - Stevie Wonder
9. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
10. All In Love Is Fair - Stevie Wonder
11. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder
12. He's Misstra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
13. You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder
14. Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away - Stevie Wonder
15. Too Shy to Say - Stevie Wonder
16. Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
17. Creepin' - Stevie Wonder
1. Sir Duke
2. I Wish
3. Knocks Me Off My Feet
4. Pastime Paradise
5. Isn't She Lovely
6. Ngiculela-Es Una Historia-I Am Singing
7. If It's Magic
8. As
9. Another Star
10. Send One Your Love
11. All I Do
12. Rocket Love
13. I Ain't Gonna Stand For It
14. Master Blaster (Jammin')
15. Lately
16. Happy Birthday
17. Sir Duke
18. I Wish
19. Knocks Me off My Feet
20. Pastime Paradise
21. Isn't She Lovely
22. Ngiculela-Es Una Historia-I Am Singing
23. If It's Magic
1. That Girl
2. Ribbon In The Sky
3. Do I Do
4. Love Light In Flight
5. I Just Called To Say I Love You
6. Overjoyed
7. Part-Time Lover
8. Go Home
9. You Will Know
10. Skeletons
11. Gotta Have You
12. These Three Words
13. For Your Love
14. How Come, How Long
15. That Girl
16. Ribbon in the Sky
17. Do I Do
18. Love Light in Flight
19. I Just Called to Say I Love You
20. Overjoyed
21. Part-Time Lover
22. Go Home
23. You Will Know
24. Skeletons

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