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At the Close of a Century

Stevie Wonder

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Album Review

He's been called one of the most influential performers and songwriters of the century, but until 1999 Stevie Wonder didn't even have a box set to call his own. Such was the reissue campaign at Motown that, until very recently, some of the best pop music of the '60s sounded poorer in reissue form than when it was first played on AM radio. In 1996, the long-awaited Stevie Wonder digital-age hits package Song Review reached the shelves, but it didn't even follow compilation etiquette (that is, chronological order). Finally, At the Close of a Century made everything right — complete with digital remastering, near-perfect sound, complete coverage of his epic career, an attractive design, and copious liner notes and pictures. The box, a four-disc set spanning 1962 to 1996, debuts with "Fingertips, Pts. 1 & 2," the long-unheard seven-minute version of his first hit. The first disc includes every hit that fans can remember, including great-sounding versions of "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" and "Hey Love," plus plenty of moderate hits they may not remember, like his definitive cover of the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out." Disc two features more than a dozen of his biggest hits, including "Superstition," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Living for the City," "Higher Ground," and "Boogie On Reggae Woman." Disc three begins with no less than nine tracks from Songs in the Key of Life, his standout double album from 1976. Right into the '80s and '90s, Stevie Wonder remained at the top of the charts, with hits like "Rocket Love," "Master Blaster (Jammin')," "Happy Birthday," "I Just Called to Say I Love You," and "Part-Time Lover." It took far too long, but Motown finally issued a box set worthy of Stevie Wonder's continuing artistry.

Customer Reviews

The Wonder of Stevie

I can't imagine another artist who has more to offer than Stevie Wonder does on this INCREDIBLE 4 disc set! Everything Stevie touches turns to solid gold. You cannot go wrong with this CD collection. Infact, even if you've never heard Stevie Wonder before, you'll fall in love with this. Hands down the most prized music I have in my possession.

Buy This CD

Listed as a partial album, but only missing one song that Babyface is the lead singer (How Come, How Long) #14 on the 4th disc. CD has a total of 70 songs. There isn't one bad song on here and you will be sure to find your favorite among the tracks of this incredible preformer.

This is your "deserted island" CD!!

This definitely the album to take when asked "If you were marooned on a deserted island...". Everything you need is here: funk, pop, soul, country, musicianship, songwriting, vocals, arrangements, melody, chords, love songs, political songs, party songs, you name it. And you can taste the sounds of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. This box set is a true testament to one of the most prolific musical geniuses of our time!

Biography

Born: May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, MI

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Stevie Wonder is a much-beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only of R&B but popular music in general. Blind virtually since birth, Wonder's heightened awareness of sound helped him create vibrant, colorful music teeming with life and ambition. Nearly everything he recorded bore the stamp of his sunny, joyous positivity; even when he addressed serious racial, social, and spiritual issues (which he did quite often in his prime), or sang about heartbreak and romantic uncertainty,...
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