The Definitive Collection (Stevie Wonder album)

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Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
Compilation album by Stevie Wonder
Released October 21, 2002 (UK)
October 29, 2002 (NA)
Recorded 1962-1998; 2003
Genre Soul
Label Motown/Universal
Producer Various
Stevie Wonder chronology
At the Close of a Century
(1999)
Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
(2002)
Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Collection
(2004)
Alternative cover
France edition
2003 UK re-release
Japan release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 5/5 stars[1]

Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection is a compilation album, released in 2002, by American singer Stevie Wonder. It was released in the United Kingdom as a 38-track, two-disc compilation.

Track listings[edit]

US[edit]

  1. "Fingertips (Part 2)" – 3:10
  2. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" – 2:52
  3. "Hey Love" – 2:43
  4. "I Was Made to Love Her" – 2:35
  5. "For Once in My Life" – 2:48
  6. "My Cherie Amour" – 2:52
  7. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" – 2:39
  8. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" – 2:50
  9. "Superstition" – 4:05
  10. "Higher Ground" – 3:11
  11. "Living for the City" – 7:23
  12. "You Haven't Done Nothin'" – 3:24
  13. "Boogie On Reggae Woman" – 4:11
  14. "I Wish" – 4:09
  15. "Sir Duke" – 3:53
  16. "Master Blaster (Jammin')" – 4:51
  17. "That Girl" – 5:09
  18. "Do I Do" – 5:01
  19. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" – 4:22
  20. "Overjoyed" – 3:43
  21. "Part-Time Lover" – 3:42

UK[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "Superstition" – 4:28
  2. "Sir Duke" – 3:54
  3. "I Wish" – 4:14
  4. "Master Blaster (Jammin')" – 5:09
  5. "Isn't She Lovely" – 3:21
  6. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" – 4:23
  7. "Ebony and Ivory" (duet with Paul McCartney) – 3:42
  8. "As" – 3:29
  9. "Never Had a Dream Come True" – 3:13
  10. "I Was Made to Love Her" – 2:37
  11. "Heaven Help Us All" – 3:13
  12. "Overjoyed" – 3:44
  13. "Lately" – 4:07
  14. "For Your Love" – 5:02
  15. "If You Really Love Me" – 2:59
  16. "Higher Ground" – 3:44
  17. "Do I Do" – 5:05
  18. "Living for the City" – 3:41
  19. "Part-Time Lover" – 4:14
Disc 2
  1. "For Once in My Life" – 2:48
  2. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" – 2:53
  3. "We Can Work It Out" – 3:15
  4. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" – 2:38
  5. "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" – 3:04
  6. "I'm Wondering" – 2:54
  7. "My Cherie Amour" – 2:52
  8. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" – 2:58
  9. "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" – 2:47
  10. "A Place in the Sun" – 2:49
  11. "Blowin' in the Wind" – 3:04
  12. "Send One Your Love" – 4:02
  13. "Pastime Paradise" – 3:28
  14. "I Ain't Gonna Stand for It" – 4:39
  15. "Fingertips, Pts. 1 & 2 (Live)" – 6:55
  16. "Boogie On Reggae Woman" – 5:13
  17. "You Haven't Done Nothin'" – 3:23
  18. "He's Misstra Know It All" – 5:34
  19. "Happy Birthday" – 5:54

NOTE: In 2003, the set was re-released with a re-recorded version of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" featuring Blue and Angie Stone.[2]

Japan[edit]

Standard[edit]

  1. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" – 2:58
  2. "Superstition" – 4:28
  3. "Sir Duke" – 3:54
  4. "I Wish" – 4:14
  5. "Overjoyed" – 3:44
  6. "My Cherie Amour" – 2:52
  7. "For Once in My Life" – 2:48
  8. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" – 2:38
  9. "Higher Ground" – 3:44
  10. "Master Blaster (Jammin')" – 5:09
  11. "Boogie On Reggae Woman" – 5:13
  12. "I Was Made to Love Her" – 2:37
  13. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" – 2:53
  14. "Fingertips, Pts. 1 & 2 (Live)" – 6:55
  15. "Hey Love"
  16. "Living for the City" – 3:41
  17. "You Haven't Done Nothin'" – 3:23
  18. "That Girl"
  19. "Do I Do" – 5:05
  20. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" – 4:23
  21. "Part-Time Lover" – 4:14

Deluxe[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic -
    review
  2. ^ "Download Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collection (2003) Retail CD Covers". AllCDCovers. 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection (Album)" (ASP). Danish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Definitive Collection – Stevie Wonder". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection (Album)" (ASP). Italian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2003?02??1???????????????" [Ranking the direction of the first week of album information February 2003] (PHP). Oricon Style (in Japanese). Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection (Album)" (ASP). Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection (Album)" (ASP). Norwegian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection (Album)" (ASP). Swedish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection (Album)" (ASP). Finnish Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Chart Archive: Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive – September 27th, 2008". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  13. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2003" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  14. ^ "British album certifications – Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Definitive Collection in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2008". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

Further reading[edit]

Stevie Wonder interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' March 1995