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Between and the end of Seamus Byrne - Music To Relax, Wonder placed over 25 songs on Billboard Hot 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 TemptationsSupremesPaulo Bellinati - Guitares Du Brésil. Most of his singles were written by Wonder Stevie Wonder - Looking Back in tandem with a variety of others, or Stevie Wonder - Looking Back Ron Miller.
The hits alternated between stomping barn-burners and mid-tempo, understated ballads. Before the long-awaited Wonder box set, At the Close of a Centurywas issued, this triple-album set was the ultimate early Wonder collection.
It contains every major hit and many other vital singles from —, showing his evolution from Ray Charles ' disciple to assembly-line hitmaker to individualistic artist. Unlike its other anthologies, which have been carved down from three-volume vinyl LPs to double-disc sets, Motown simply deleted this one altogether, although vigilant collectors may be able to obtain it through used record stores.
It wouldn't be until 's At the Close of a Century that another Stevie Wonder anthology which included material from this period would be released. It's also the only collection of his to feature material from his instrumental album Eivets Rednow. In a contemporary review, Russell Gersten of The Village Voice wrote that, although it suffers from some poorly chosen material and omissions, the album is ultimately an "essential record" that "requires a bit more imagination and knowledge to appreciate than most anthologies, but the raw ingredients are there.
Stevie Wonder - Looking Back worked in an era of excesses, and his fight to find meaning is—in its own modest way—uplifting. In a retrospective review for Allmusicwriter Rob Bowman gave Looking Back five stars and said that Wonder's songs from the s were unique from most other Motown artists because he had a hand in writing them and his producers rarely collaborated with acts such as the Temptations or the Supremes.
Considinewriting in The Rolling Stone Album Guidegave the album four-and-a-half out of five stars and felt that it is a significantly better compilation than Greatest Hits Vol. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stevie Wonder. This section needs additional citations Enlightened Ignorance - Clorange - Instinct verification.
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