Conversation Peace

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Conversation Peace
Studio album by Stevie Wonder
Released March 21, 1995
Recorded 1993–95
Genre Soul, R&B, pop
Length 73:56
Label Motown
Producer Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder chronology
Jungle Fever
(1991)
Conversation Peace
(1995)
Natural Wonder
(1995)
Singles from Conversation Peace
  1. "For Your Love"
    Released: 1995

Conversation Peace is the 22nd album released by American musician Stevie Wonder, released on the Motown label in 1995. The album was Wonder's first full-length non-soundtrack studio album since 1987's Characters. This album yielded the hits "For Your Love" (a Grammy winner for Wonder for Best R&B Male Vocal Performance) and the reggae-flavored "Tomorrow Robins Will Sing". This album also saw Wonder reuniting with Robert Margouleff, who assisted during Wonder's "classic period" from 1972 to 1974.

Reception[edit]

Critics felt that the album was a return to Wonder's classic period of the Seventies. John Milward in a 1995 review in Rolling Stone felt that while the album is "reminiscent" of Wonder's classic albums, its "lean execution" gives it a "modern sound".[1] While the quality of the work was appreciated, some critics felt that the style was a bit too familiar and well-worn to be interesting,[2][3] though Robert Christgau remarked that while listeners may have "heard all this before, that doesn't mean it's worn out its welcome."[4] Stephen Thomas Erlewine in a retrospective review for Allmusic, felt the music wasn't contemporary enough to get radio play.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Stevie Wonder, except where noted.

  1. "Rain Your Love Down" – 6:08
  2. "Edge of Eternity" – 6:01
  3. "Taboo to Love" – 4:25
  4. "Take the Time Out" – 5:05
  5. "I'm New" – 5:41
  6. "My Love Is with You" – 5:54
  7. "Treat Myself" (Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) – 4:55
  8. "Tomorrow Robins Will Sing" – 4:46
  9. "Sensuous Whisper" – 5:47
  10. "For Your Love" – 5:00
  11. "Cold Chill" – 6:53
  12. "Sorry" – 6:45
  13. "Conversation Peace" – 6:39

Personnel[edit]

Personnel involved in the album include:

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Milward (23 March 1995). "Stevie Wonder Conversation Peace". Rolling Stone. 
  2. ^ Greg Kot (6 April 1995). "Not So Wonder-ful". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. 
  3. ^ Jean Rosenbluth (March 19, 1995). "Record Rack". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. Consumer Guide Reviews: Conversation Peace. The Village Voice. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  5. ^ "Conversation Peace". Allmusic. Retrieved February 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ "austriancharts.at Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "ultratop.be Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace" (ASP). Hung Medien (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  8. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 20, 2013
  9. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace" (ASP). Hung Medien. MegaCharts. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Albums classés par Artiste > Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Album Search: Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1995" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ スティービー・ワンダー-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック "Highest position and charting weeks of Conversation Peace by Stevie Wonder". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  14. ^ "charts.org.nz Stevie Wonder – In Square Circle" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace" (ASP). Hung Medien. VG-lista. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace – hitparade.ch" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Chart Stats – Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "allmusic ((( Conversation Peace > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  20. ^ "Les Albums (CD) de 1995 par InfoDisc" (PHP) (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 20, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "New Stevie Wonder Set Due In June". billboard. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 

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