20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Stevie Wonder

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Stevie Wonder

by Stevie Wonder
     
 
With the plethora of 20th Century Masters collections issued since the late '90s, it's hard to believe that it took until 2005 for a Stevie Wonder edition to be released. But thankfully, Motown and Universal should be acknowledged for showing up late to the party instead of not showing up at all. Casual fans who found the

Overview

With the plethora of 20th Century Masters collections issued since the late '90s, it's hard to believe that it took until 2005 for a Stevie Wonder edition to be released. But thankfully, Motown and Universal should be acknowledged for showing up late to the party instead of not showing up at all. Casual fans who found the outstanding At the Close of the Century box set too pricey and 2002's excellent Definitive Collection too expansive in scope will be delighted at this compilation celebrating one of soul music's most revered treasures. Featuring Stevie's greatest numbers from his years as a child prodigy at Motown, nearly every song here was a number one hit on the R&B or pop charts, sometimes doubling on both. From the starting point of "Fingertips, Pt. 2" to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," the compilation rings with instantly identifiable classics, instantaneously synonymous not only with Motown, but with soul music itself. The compilation appropriately ends with "If You Really Love Me," which signaled his creative independence from the stifling constraints of Motown and was also his first self-produced single for the label. This is an outstanding collection for an artist whose vast scope is paralleled by few if any others in the annals of pop and R&B.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602498802014
catalogNumber:
000422602
Rank:
23993

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Performance Credits

Stevie Wonder   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Lee Garrett   Composer
Tom Baird   Producer
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Henry Cosby   Composer,Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Producer
Berry Gordy   Producer
Clarence Paul   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Producer
Tammi Terrell   Liner Notes
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Stevie Wonder   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Syreeta Wright   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer,Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Orlando Murden   Composer
Bryan Wells   Composer
Lula Mae Hardaway   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination

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