Stevie Wonder – Talking Book

Talking Book

Stevie WonderTalking Book Tamla T-319L (1972)

Two killer songs: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “Superstition.”  Those are among the most memorable soul recordings of the early 1970s.  “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)” is a good song too.  The rest?  Well, there is definitely a lot of pleasant filler, though some of this (“Big Brother,” “Blame It on the Sun”) is maybe even sub-par.  As full-length albums go, I find this one a bit overrated.  His next two are his best and the one before this is also better.  Still, it’s hard to beat those two killer songs!