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 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]

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 field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  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