Natural Wonder

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Natural Wonder
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Live album by Stevie Wonder
Released November 21, 1995
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 112:18
Label Motown
Stevie Wonder chronology
Conversation Peace
(1995)Conversation Peace1995
Natural Wonder
(1995)
A Time to Love
(2005)A Time to Love2005

Natural Wonder is a live album by American musician Stevie Wonder, released in 1995 and recorded in Osaka, Japan. It is an edited version of a televised concert Wonder performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. It is his fourth live album after Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius (1963), Stevie Wonder Live (1970), and Live at the Talk of the Town (also 1970).

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Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Dancing to the Rhythm" *– 7:07
  2. "Love's in Need of Love Today" – 6:02
  3. "Master Blaster (Jammin')" – 3:36
  4. "Stevie Ray Blues" *– 2:27
  5. "Higher Ground" – 3:59
  6. "Rocket Love" – 4:47
  7. "Stay Gold" – 4:21
  8. "Ribbon in the Sky" – 8:37
  9. "Pastime Paradise" – 3:22
  10. "If It's Magic" – 3:34
  11. "Ms. & Mr. Little Ones" *– 4:17
  12. "Village Ghetto Land" – 3:26
  13. "Tomorrow Robins Will Sing" – 4:20

(*) Previously unreleased songs.

  • "Stevie Ray Blues" is a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
  • "Dancing to the Rhythm" & "Ms. & Mr. Little Ones" are new songs.

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Overjoyed" – 3:59
  2. "My Cherie Amour" – 3:20
  3. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" – 2:45
  4. "Living for the City" – 4:26
  5. "Sir Duke" – 2:46
  6. "I Wish" – 4:06
  7. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" – 2:21
  8. "Superstition" – 5:37
  9. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" – 4:38
  10. "For Your Love" – 5:06
  11. "Another Star" – 5:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Gerry Brown – Drums
  • Munyungo Jackson – Percussion
  • Herman Jackson – Keyboards
  • Keith John – Vocals (background)
  • Marva King – Vocals (background)
  • Panzie Johnson - Vocals (background)
  • Isaiah Sanders – Keyboards
  • Nathan Watts – Bass, Music Director
  • Stevie Wonder – Harmonica, Piano, Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer
  • Rick Zunigar – Guitar
  • Eric Miyashiro - Trumpet

Production[edit]

  • Peter Edmonds - Production Manager
  • George Packer - Production Manager
  • Danny Leake - Recording Engineer/FOH Engineer
  • Tohru "Kiku" Kikuchi - System Engineer
  • Gary Adante – Editing, Mixing
  • Robert A. Arbittier – Editing, Mixing
  • Chris Bellman – Mastering
  • James Minchin – Photography
  • Brian O'Neal – Liner Notes
  • Paul Riser – Arranger, Orchestration
  • David Safian – Photography
  • Jackie Salway – Art Direction, Design
  • Eddie Wolfl – Photography
  • Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra – Fredrick Charley, Steve Torok – Orchestra Librarians, Dr. Henry Panion, III. - Orchestra Conductor