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"Stevie Wonder is one of those rare artists who transcends categorization - those who have described Stevie as a genius are 100 percent right." - Billboard Magazine
1975 Grammy-winner for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal and Best Male R&B Vocal (Boogie On Reggae Woman)
Fulfillingness' First Finales is the album released between "Innervisions" and "Songs In the Key of Life" during Stevie Wonder's highly acclaimed 1971-76 multi-platinum, multi-Grammy "classic period". His most gorgeous work is poignant, scathing and soulful, personal and political, buoyant with gospel overtones, filled with Motown horns and funky organ, tragic with mature discontent. The mood and tone of his songs are perfectly represented in the vocals. Wonder can go from the smoothest, silkiest vocals to straight out rock.
His orchestration and production is beyond most people in the world of pop. Stevie plays almost all of the instruments on the album and the harmonica playing is some of his best ever though he invited a few musicians, and most of those were background vocals by the Jackson 5, The Persuasions, Paul Anka, Deniece Williams and Minnie Ripperton.
The album produced two big singles, "Boogie On Reggae Woman" and "You Haven't Done Nothin'" which became Stevie's fourth US #1 single.
This release was the last of Stevie's albums with engineers and synth wizards Robert Margouleff and Malcom Cecil.
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1. Smile Please
2. Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away
3. Too Shy To Say
4. Boogie On Reggae Woman
6. You Haven't Done Nothin'
7. It Ain't No Use
8. They Won't Go When I Go
9. Bird Of Beauty
10. Please Don't Go