A maturing Wonder explores the far reaches of musicianship, technology and his imagination. This book speaks volumes about the promise to come.
Talking Book is released in October 1972 and is Stevie Wonder’s first creative and commercial blockbuster as an adult. All ten songs are composed by Stevie, co-writing one with wife Syreeta.
Driven by the hit single “Superstition,” Talking Book is the first of Stevie’s four definitive albums of the 1970s, showcasing the full range of his evolving musicianship. “Superstition” and “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” are back-to-back No.1s and it is a Top 3 album that spent more than two years in the charts. The album is presented to a wider audience after Stevie tours with The Rolling Stones in 1972. A near-fatal auto accident in August 1973 is a temporary setback, but Stevie makes a full recovery and is jamming on stage with Elton John in New York within eight weeks.
Enjoy the video which celebrates this classic album, and cast your vote below if you think that Talking Book should be crowned as Motown’s best-ever album.
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