Original Musiquarium I

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Barnes & Noble - Ganda Suthivarakom
First released in 1982, Original Musiquarium I compiles some of the most enduring and beloved songs of pop icon Stevie Wonder's adult career. From the deep funk of "Superstition" and "Higher Ground" to the pop romance of "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "Isn't She Lovely," Musiquarium illustrates that at his peak, Wonder was an artistic chameleon of unparalleled musicianship. This compilation also shows Wonder's evolution into a socially conscious artist with songs such as "Living for the City," with its mini-dramatization of police racial profiling, and the politician send-up "You Haven't Done Nothing." This re-mastered version of Musiquarium, like Motown's ...
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Barnes & Noble - Ganda Suthivarakom
First released in 1982, Original Musiquarium I compiles some of the most enduring and beloved songs of pop icon Stevie Wonder's adult career. From the deep funk of "Superstition" and "Higher Ground" to the pop romance of "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "Isn't She Lovely," Musiquarium illustrates that at his peak, Wonder was an artistic chameleon of unparalleled musicianship. This compilation also shows Wonder's evolution into a socially conscious artist with songs such as "Living for the City," with its mini-dramatization of police racial profiling, and the politician send-up "You Haven't Done Nothing." This re-mastered version of Musiquarium, like Motown's other excellent Wonder reissues, includes the original artwork and liner notes. Though it can't touch the outstanding box set At the Close of the Century for thorough coverage of this genius's multi-decade career, this double album is the best beginner's kit for the casual Wonder fan. And bonus tracks such as "Do I Do" and "Front Line" also make it a novel addition to any good record collection.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in 1982, the double-album Original Musiquarium I summarizes Stevie Wonder's classic period of the '70s, concentrating primarily on the hits, but adding a few album tracks to hint at the depth of his albums, as well as four new songs one for each side, all pleasant, none particularly remarkable. Though there could be some dispute about the album tracks, this does wind up as an excellent overview of Wonder's period of greatest activity, and it's a terrific listen to boot -- any record that sports such hits as "Superstition," "You Haven't Done Nothin'," "Living for the City," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Higher Ground," "Sir Duke," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," and "I Wish" is guaranteed to be a great listen, and it is. Wonder remains a quintessential album artist, but this record is a terrific snapshot of the highlights.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 601215936421
  • Catalog Number: 159364
  • Sales rank: 61,839

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stevie Wonder Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, fender rhodes
The Jackson 5 Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Rick Zunigar Guitar
Michael Sembello Guitar
Britt Woodman Horn
J.D. Parran Horn
Clifton Anderson Horn
Gloria Barley Background Vocals
Delores Barnes Vocals
Windy Barnes Background Vocals
Brenda Barnett Hand Clapping
Daniel Ben Zebulon Conga
Shirley Brewer Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Ben Bridges Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Sitar
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Alexandra Brown Vocals
Colleen Carleton Hand Clapping
Dennis Davis Drums
Earl DeRouen Percussion, Vocals
Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu Conga
Scott Edwards Bass
Robert Eldridge Horn
Howard "Buzz" Feiten Guitar
Eugene Ghee Horn
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Larry Gittens Trumpet, Horn
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Renee Hardaway Vocals
Nelson Hayes Hand Clapping
David Henson Hand Clapping
Marva Holcolm Background Vocals
Josie James Vocals
Virgil Jones Horn
Trevor Lawrence Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Madaio Trumpet
Raymond Maldonado Trumpet
Artice May Hand Clapping
Reggie McBride Bass
Melody McCully Vocals, Background Vocals
Earl McIntyre Horn
Edna Orso Hand Clapping
Victor Paz Horn
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Raymond Lee Pounds Drums
Robert Ratledge Horn
Hank Redd Alto Saxophone
Paul Riser Strings
Janice Robinson Horn
Isaiah Sanders Organ, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Anthony Tooley Horn
Josette Valentino Hand Clapping
Frank Wess Horn
Alfred Wilson Horn
Angela Winbush Background Vocals
Lorenzo Wyche Horn
Nathan Watts Bass, Vocals
Robert Rutledge Horn
Carole Cole Hand Clapping
Tucker Hand Clapping
Dennis DeRouen Percussion
Alexander Brown Evans Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Malcolm Cecil Engineer
John Fischbach Engineer
Margaret Goldfarb Reissue Production Coordination
Robert Margouleff Engineer
Dennis Morrison Equipment Technician
Gary Olazabal Engineer
Paul Riser String Arrangements
Harry Weinger Reissue Research
Stevie Wonder Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Vartan Art Direction
Norman Moore Concept
Mathieu Bitton Reissue Design
Mick Parish Equipment Technician
Dwight Radcliff Equipment Technician
Johnny Lee Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    STEVIE'S GENIUS

    THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF STEVIES GREATEST EVER THE MAN IS THE COMPLETE PACKAGE YOU WANT IN MUSIC I LOVE THE SONG RIBBON IN THE SKY THAT IS A SONG I SANG AT MY SISTERS WEDDING AND ONE I PLAN TO SING AT MY WEDDING THE ALBUM IS MY ALL TIME TOP TEN HE IS ONE THE GREATEST ARTIST EVER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE OF THE GREATEST OF THIS CENTURY!!!

    The Original Musiquaruim by Stevie Wonder is by far one of the greatest albums I have ever been priviledged to own. Stevie has a very special gift of reaching out to all listeners in his music while making you aware of the social issues surrounding the world today. He is definitely on point with this album. It is a must have for anyone who has an ear for extraordinary music!!! Stevie is one of the greatest musical masterminds this century has ever seen. We can only expect another century of exceptional music from Stevie!!!!

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