Eivets Rednow

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Eivets Rednow (featuring "Alfie")
Studio album by Eivets Rednow (Stevie Wonder)
Released November 20, 1968
Recorded 1967–68
Genre R&B
Label Gordy Records
Producer Henry Cosby
Eivets Rednow (Stevie Wonder) chronology
Someday at Christmas
(1967)
Eivets Rednow
(1968)
For Once in My Life
(1968)

Eivets Rednow is an easy listening instrumental album by Stevie Wonder released on the Gordy Records label in 1968.[1] The album was created as a follow up to the successful easy listening instrumental single "Alfie".[2] "A House Is Not a Home", another song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, also appears on the album. Eivets Rednow is Stevie Wonder spelled backwards; Wonder's name doesn't appear on the cover of the original releases.[3] This was Wonder's ninth studio album, released on November 20, 1968.

Wonder plays harmonica, drums, and clavinet on this album, though doesn't sing on any of the tracks. On some reissues, "How do you spell Stevie Wonder backwards" is printed on the top corner of the album sleeve in small print.

This is also the first album that has song credits solely by Wonder himself.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:14
  2. "More than a Dream" (Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder) – 3:48
  3. "A House Is Not a Home" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:32
  4. "How Can You Believe" (Stevie Wonder) – 3:04
  5. Medley: "Never My Love/Ask the Lonely" (Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi/Ivy Jo Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 2:30
  6. "Ruby" (Mitchell Parish, Heinz Roemheld) – 6:48
  7. "Which Way the Wind" (Stevie Wonder) – 2:47
  8. "Bye Bye World" (Stevie Wonder) – 3:21
  9. "Grazin' in the Grass" (Philemon Hou) – 2:57

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Richie Unterberge (1999). Music USA: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. p. 301. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Album Reviews". Billboard. 14 December 1968. 
  3. ^ James E. Perone (1 Jan 2006). The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 13.