The Definitive Collection (Stevie Wonder album)

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Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
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Compilation album by Stevie Wonder
Released October 21, 2002 (UK)
October 29, 2002 (NA)
Recorded 1962-1998; 2003
Genre Soul
Label Motown/Universal
Producer Hank Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Clarence Paul
Stevie Wonder chronology
At the Close of a Century
(1999)At the Close of a Century1999
Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection
(2002)
Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Collection
(2004)Stevie Wonder: The Christmas Collection2004
Alternative cover
France edition
France edition
2003 UK re-release
2003 UK re-release
Japan 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]

All songs written by Stevie Wonder, except where noted.

US[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Fingertips (Part 2)" (Clarence Paul, Henry Cosby) Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius, 1963 3:10
2. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Sylvia Moy, Cosby, Stevie Wonder) Up Tight, 1966 2:52
3. "Hey Love" (Paul, Morris Broadnax, Wonder) Down to Earth, 1966 2:44
4. "I Was Made to Love Her" (Wonder, Cosby, Moy, Lula Mae Hardaway) I Was Made to Love Her, 1967 2:35
5. "For Once in My Life" (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) For Once in My Life, 1968 2:48
6. "My Cherie Amour" (Cosby, Moy, Wonder) My Cherie Amour, 1969 2:52
7. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Lee Garrett, Hardaway, Wonder, Syreeta Wright) Signed, Sealed & Delivered, 1970 2:39
8. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Talking Book, 1972 2:50
9. "Superstition" (45" version) Talking Book 4:05
10. "Higher Ground" Innervisions, 1973 3:11
11. "Living for the City" Innervisions 7:23
12. "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Fulfillingness' First Finale, 1974 3:24
13. "Boogie On Reggae Woman" (Single version) Fulfillingness' First Finale 4:11
14. "I Wish" Songs in the Key of Life, 1976 4:09
15. "Sir Duke" Songs in the Key of Life 3:53
16. "Master Blaster (Jammin')" (7" version) Hotter than July, 1980 4:51
17. "That Girl" Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I, 1982 5:09
18. "Do I Do" (Edited version) Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I 5:01
19. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (Single version) The Woman in Red soundtrack, 1984 4:22
20. "Overjoyed" In Square Circle, 1985 3:43
21. "Part-Time Lover" (7" version) In Square Circle 3:42

UK[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Original album Length
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" (Radio edit) Songs in the Key of Life 3:21
6. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (Single version)   4:23
7. "Ebony and Ivory" (Duet with Paul McCartney; written by McCartney) Tug of War, 1982 3:42
8. "As" (Single version) Songs in the Key of Life 3:29
9. "Never Had a Dream Come True" (Wonder, Cosby, Moy) Signed, Sealed & Delivered 3:13
10. "I Was Made to Love Her" (Wonder, Cosby, Moy, Hardaway)   2:37
11. "Heaven Help Us All" (Miller) Signed, Sealed & Delivered 3:13
12. "Overjoyed"   3:44
13. "Lately" Hotter than July 4:07
14. "For Your Love" Conversation Peace, 1995 5:02
15. "If You Really Love Me" (Wonder, Wright) Where I'm Coming From, 1971 2:59
16. "Higher Ground"   3:44
17. "Do I Do" (Edited version)   5:05
18. "Living for the City" (Single version)   3:41
19. "Part-Time Lover"   4:14
Disc 2
No. Title Original album Length
1. "For Once in My Life" (Miller, Murden)   2:48
2. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Moy, Paul, Wonder)   2:53
3. "We Can Work It Out" (The Beatles cover; written by John Lennon, McCartney) Signed, Sealed & Delivered 3:15
4. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Garrett, Hardaway, Wonder, Wright)   2:38
5. "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" (Miller, Bryan Wells) My Cherie Amour 3:04
6. "I'm Wondering" (Wonder, Cosby, Moy) Non-album single, 1967; later released on At the Close of a Century, 1999 2:54
7. "My Cherie Amour" (Cosby, Moy, Wonder)   2:52
8. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"   2:58
9. "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" (Wonder, Paul Riser, Don Hunter, Hardaway) For Once in My Life 2:47
10. "A Place in the Sun" (Miller, Wells) Down to Earth 2:49
11. "Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan cover; written by Dylan) Up Tight 3:04
12. "Send One Your Love" Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants", 1979 4:02
13. "Pastime Paradise" Songs in the Key of Life 3:28
14. "I Ain't Gonna Stand for It" Hotter than July 4:39
15. "Fingertips, Pts. 1 & 2 (Live)" (Paul, Cosby) Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius 6:55
16. "Boogie On Reggae Woman"   5:13
17. "You Haven't Done Nothin'"   3:23
18. "He's Misstra Know It All" Innervisions 5:34
19. "Happy Birthday" Hotter than July 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]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Talking Book 2:58
2. "Superstition" Talking Book 4:28
3. "Sir Duke" Songs in the Key of Life 3:54
4. "I Wish" Songs in the Key of Life 4:14
5. "Overjoyed" In Square Circle 3:44
6. "My Cherie Amour" (Cosby, Moy, Wonder) My Cherie Amour 2:52
7. "For Once in My Life" (Miller, Murden) For Once in My Life 2:48
8. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Garrett, Hardaway, Wonder, Wright) Signed, Sealed & Delivered 2:38
9. "Higher Ground" Innervisions 3:44
10. "Master Blaster (Jammin')" Stevie Wonder's Journey Through "The Secret Life of Plants" 5:09
11. "Boogie On Reggae Woman" Fulfillingness First' Finale 5:13
12. "I Was Made to Love Her" (Wonder, Cosby, Moy, Hardaway) I Was Made to Love Her 2:37
13. "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Moy, Paul, Wonder) Up Tight 2:53
14. "Fingertips, Part 2 (Live)" (Paul, Cosby) Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius 3:10
15. "Hey Love" (Broadnax, Paul, Wonder) Down to Earth 2:42
16. "Living for the City" (Single version) Originally from Innervision 3:41
17. "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Fulfillingnesses' First Finale 3:23
18. "That Girl" Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I 5:09
19. "Do I Do" (Edited version) Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I 5:05
20. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" The Woman in Red soundtrack 4:23
21. "Part-Time Lover" (7" version) In Square Circle 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.  Select 2007年2月 on the drop-down menu
  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 search field and then press Enter.
  15. ^ http://www.musicweek.com/businessanalysis/read/official-charts-analysis-stereophonics-score-no-1-lp-with-keep-the-village-alive/062919
  16. ^ "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
  17. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2008". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

Further reading[edit]

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