Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind - 140g LP

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Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind - 140g LP
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Mobile Fidelity - MOFI 1-015 - 140 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

AAA 100% Analogue - Numbered Limited Edition -   Pressed at RTI  

Mastered on the Mobile Fidelity The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System

AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

The sound delivers a heavyweight punch. The pressings are dead quiet, and the overall presentation is liquidly smooth and appears against a pure black background. Voices and instruments inhabit their own spaces both in width and depth, providing an expansive soundstage. I’ve been seduced by the sound nearly as much as the music each time I’ve played these records Music 5/5 Sound 4.5/5 theAudiobeat

The First of Wonder's Five Consecutive "Classic Period" Albums 1972 Masterpiece Signaled New Direction for Motown, Includes Incredible Synthesizer Textures

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI: This Pressing Bests All Prior Analog and Digital Editions

Ranked #284 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and the beginning of the legend’s unsurpassed “classic period,” Stevie Wonder’s Music of My Mind remains a touchstone of American R&B. The record’s liner notes aptly sum up its genius: “The sounds themselves come from inside his mind/The man his own instrument. The instrument is an orchestra.”

Indeed, save for segments on two songs, Wonder played all of the instruments himself, demonstrating his newfound freedom of artistic control and upping the ante in terms of composition, performance, and execution. He draws from a diverse toolbox — warm drums, vibrant bongos, breezy harmonicas, Fender Rhodes organs, tonally resonant pianos — and of course, lays on his trademark, buttery smooth vocals. Yet Music of My Mind also features the first extensive use of synthesizers in black music. Wonder reveals the magic that’s contained within Moog and Arp models, conscientious of the benefits and careful not to taint what’s otherwise among the most organic soul and funk ever created.

Stretching out, Wonder lets several songs go beyond the five-minute mark. He employs the services of guitarist Buzz Felden, trombonist Art Baron, and an uncredited choir of background voices, but mostly, this is his show. Affectingly tender, “I Love Every Little Thing About You” and “Seems So Long” melt with conviction; “Happier Than The Morning Sun” epitomizes the contagious mood and upbeat emotions present throughout, Wonder delighting in mixing traditional melodies with then-unheard-of arrangements into a seamless whole.
 Side A: 

1. Love Having You Around
2. Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
3. I Love Every Little Thing About You
4. Sweet Little Girl
Side B: 
1. Happier Than the Morning Sun
2. Girl Blue
3. Seems So Long
4. Keep on Running
5. Evil




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