Sunday, December 9, 2007

Stevie Wonder - 1977 - Looking Back

"Between 1963 and the end of 1971, Stevie Wonder placed 25 songs on Billboard's charts. Twenty-four of those — including such radio staples as "Fingertips - Pt. 2," "Uptight (Everything's Alright)," "I Was Made to Love Her," "For Once in My Life," "My Cherie Amour," and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" — appear on Looking Back. Wonder's recordings in the '60s stand apart from most Motown acts partially because he was paired with producers and writers who very rarely worked with the Temptations, Supremes, et al. In the beginning Wonder was often produced by Clarence Paul and/or William Stevenson; during the golden years, Henry Cosby was usually manning the controls. Then in 1970, Wonder started producing himself, beginning with "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." Most of Wonder's singles were written by Wonder himself in tandem with a variety of others, or by Ron Miller. The hits alternated between stomping barn-burners and mid-tempo, understated ballads." ~ AMG

A1 Thank You (For Loving Me All The Way) (2:30)
A2 Contract On Love (2:02)
A3 Fingertips (Part II) (2:52)
A4 Workout Stevie, Workout (2:40)
A5 Castles In The Sand (2:10)
A6 Hey Harmonica Man (2:35)
A7 High Heel Sneakers (2:58)

B1 Uptight (Eveything's Alright) (2:53)
B2 Nothing's Too Good For My Baby (2:38)
B3 Blowin' In The Wind (3:45)
B4 Ain't That Asking For Trouble (2:47)
B5 I'd Cry (2:22)
B6 A Place In The Sun (2:52)
B7 Sylvia (2:33)

C1 Down To Earth (2:48)
C2 Thank You Love (2:50)
C3 Hey Love (2:44)
C4 Travelin' Man (2:54)
C5 Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) (3:06)
C6 I Was Made To Love Her (2:35)
C7 I'm Wondering (2:52)

D1 Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day (2:44)
D2 You Met Your Match (2:36)
D3 I'd Be A Fool Right Now (2:53)
D4 Alfie (2:58)
D5 More Than A Dream (3:20)
D6 For Once In My Life (2:16)

E1 Angie Girl (2:56)
E2 My Cherie Amour (2:54)
E3 Don't Know Why I Love You (2:43)
E4 If I Ruled The World (3:31)
E5 Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday (2:57)
E6 Never Had A Dream Come True (2:59)
E7 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2:46)

F1 Heaven Help Us All (2:59)
F2 I Gotta Have A Song (2:32)
F3 Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer (2:56)
F4 If You Really Love Me (2:53)
F5 Something Out Of The Blue (2:58)
F6 Do Yourself A Favour (5:58)