10 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the first, gliding notes of “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” Talking Book pulls us into its current of creative momentum. Whether in the breezy rhythms of “Lookin’ for Another Pure Love” or the dirty, sticky stomp of “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder fully inhabits and magnifies every mood. Armed with an arsenal of newfangled keyboard tones, he duels Ray Parker, Jr. on “Maybe Your Baby,” a sublime fusion of hard rock and roiling funk. Wonder’s exuberant hunger to savor all styles only makes the plaintive tenderness of “You and I” more arresting.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From the first, gliding notes of “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” Talking Book pulls us into its current of creative momentum. Whether in the breezy rhythms of “Lookin’ for Another Pure Love” or the dirty, sticky stomp of “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder fully inhabits and magnifies every mood. Armed with an arsenal of newfangled keyboard tones, he duels Ray Parker, Jr. on “Maybe Your Baby,” a sublime fusion of hard rock and roiling funk. Wonder’s exuberant hunger to savor all styles only makes the plaintive tenderness of “You and I” more arresting.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings
87 Ratings
DLinLA ,

The Beginning of the Stevie Classics

How is there not a review for this classic album -- on of the greats -- not on iTunes??? Every single song is a classic. All politics and love. His writing is as timely now as it was then. "Big Brother" is all about what's happening right now.

Godnah ,

Where are the horns in Sunshine of my Life?

Garbage. The version on The Original Musiquarium is much better.

Diasaria ,

The 1970’s...

My husband at the time - the father of my daughter - loved this album. He left me in 1977, and he has passed on now. Whenever I hear this album, it brings back our early days, when we had all of life before us and we were in the throes of first love. My daughter is grown now, with a little girl of her own, and she loves this album, too. She never met her father, but I told her this was his favorite.

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