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Fulfillingness First Finale

Stevie Wonder Audio CD
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Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Stevie Wonder moved to Detroit at an early age and has become one of that city's most famous sons. Blind from birth, Stevie has never allowed that to be an obstacle or handicap. His normal childhood activities of playing games and climbing trees with his friends were suddenly set on a different path when his amazing musical talents were spotted by Bonnie White ... Read more in Amazon's Stevie Wonder Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Dec 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B000025K3P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 212,985 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 Smile Please 6 You Haven'T Done Nothin' 2 Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away 7 It Ain'T No Use 3 Too Shy To Say 8 They Won'T Go When I Go 4 Boogie On Reggae Woman 9 Bird Of Beauty 5 Creepin' 10 Please Don'T Go

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Stevie Wonder was in the middle of a multi-album roll when he put out this funk and soul collection, clunky title and all, in 1974. As usual, he adds depth and unexpected touches to even the most straightforward love song--the moving piano ballad "Too Shy to Say" has a spooky feeling, as if "I want to fly away with you, until there's nothing more to do" is the saddest line he ever sang. The harder songs, such as the fuzzy funk of "Boogie On Reggae Woman" and the angry "doo-de-wop" attack on then-US President Richard Nixon in "You Haven't Done Nothin'", add urgency without sacrificing the album's cohesiveness. --Steve Knopper

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Often overlooked 31 May 2008
By Andy Edwards VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Stevie Wonder had begun his metamorphosis from the teen star to a major and serious artist back in 1971 with "Music of my Mind", where he stretched beyond the boundaries Motown wanted to impose and began to explore the amazing creativity he had. There followed 3 of the most innovative and influential albums of the 70's - Talking Book, Inner Visions and Songs in the Key of Life, each of which could be considered a classic.

Little surprise then that "Fullfillingness...." (which came between Visions and Songs..) has been largely disregarded when critics choose their favourite Stevie Wonder album. That's a shame though, because there are some excellent tracks on display here.

The albums from this phase of Wonder's career always had plenty of variety of mood, with the uptempo and positive rubbing shoulders with the militant and regretful. FFF is no different, opening with "Smile Please" (no prizes for guessing the mood on this one), and a jaunty "Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away", before the wistful "Too Shy..." brings things down tempo. We're back up again with "Boogie On..." , before the mellow "Creepin'" and the funky and angry "You Haven't Done Nothin'", which has a scorching lyric.

"It Ain't No Use" finds Stevie in regretful mood as he says goodbye to his love (would this be the hymn to the end of his marriage to Syreeta?), before "They Won't Go...", which almost comes to a full stop in places, such is the slow tempo. But Stevie Wonder always came across as a positive individual and this reasserts itself at the end of the set, with "Birds Of Beauty", a funky, Latin tinged number, stressing the virtues of a natural high.

You may have heard some of the tracks here, but Wonder's albums always rewarded listening as a whole and this is no exception - Inner Visions remains my favourite, but this runs it close
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stevie at his best 15 Feb 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I find it difficult to proclaim anything SW did as 'my favorite' as there is so much to like about most of the stuff he did (particularly during the '70s). However, I must say that this particular album is the one I find myself coming back to time and time again. For me it is the peak of his partnership with Bob Margouleff & Malcolm Cecil, with the depth and intricity of the arranging greater than any of the previous 3 albums they had made together. It was also their final collaberation.
The way he has 2 'mini' Stevies responding to the main vocal line in 'Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away' is absolutely amazing, particularly the way that they continuosly build in volume and intensity until the full gospel choir take over to join Stevie for the chorus. This inovative use in backing vocals continues in 'It Ain't No Use' and 'They Won't Go When I Go'.
In other tunes, he simply has one line of vocals throughout and uses the other instruments to create the interest, particularly (as always) the synthesisers. My favorite use of these artificial sounds is the bass line'Boogie On Reggae Woman', which is constantly in action, playing a very busy part but without interfering. This tune also contains one of Stevie's best harmonica solo - he creates a sound on that thing that just pierces right through your ears - Amazing!
It's very tempting to go through every song in detail, as there's so much to talk about, but my suggestion is that you buy this album and give it several listens, as it might not appeal to you straight away. But once you get it, you can listen to it as many times as you like and you won't ever get bored (and that goes for all of his '70s albums).
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Subdued but still brilliant 20 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Stevie was involved in a serious car crash and he was also between a divorce and a marriage when he was putting together Fullfillingness' First Finale. It's a fascinating album because rather than the joyful, confident but sometimes heavy-handed preaching on Innervisions and Songs In The Key Of Life, here Stevie is trying to overcome his doubt and hurt brought on by recent events. When he sings 'But I can feel it, feel His spirit' on Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away it almost seems like he's trying to convince himself, and Too Shy To Say and Creepin' are both tentative but very beautiful love songs, not to mention They Won't Go When I Go, a stunning flipside to You And I. There is still joy here, though, in Smile Please (you will), Bird Of Beauty and about the happiest breakup song I've ever heard, It Ain't No Use.
The melodies here are often slightly lacking, most of the choruses being of the 'sha-la-la' variety, but the arrangements are superb throughout, with Boogie On Reggae Woman being about the funkiest, sexiest track Stevie ever cut. Also, a little of Stevie's practical joke humour comes out - he got the Jackson 5, then the biggest vocal group in the world, in on You Haven't Done Nothin' just to sing 'doo doowop' a few times.
In summary, Talking Book and Innervisions are better but I find this one more interesting and come back to it more often than any other Stevie album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I won't review the music as that has been done a zillion times, but will confine my review to the quality of this remaster. For Stevie Wonder fans the Audio Fidelity audiophile remasters are essential, to replace some of those poor-sounding 2000 and 2008 remasters. Audio Fidelity (like other reissue labels XRCD, First Impressions Music, MFSL, etc) do not employ any dynamic compression or stupidly bright EQ, so the resulting CD is usually a delight to the ears. Whilst I really despise bright and compressed masters, I do find the Audio Fidelity issue of 'FFF' to be a little dull at the top end of the frequency range, more so than the Audio Fidelity issues of 'Talking Book' and 'Music Of My Mind.' I think they went just a little overboard when aiming for that classic warm, analogue sound.

Still, it's the best CD version of this album currently available by far. Also gives slightly increased definition when played back in an HDCD player.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fulfillingness First Finale
I am a huge Stevie Wonder fan and I have seen him several times live in concert. I used to have this album on a long player, many years ago and it has been so lovely to re-acquaint... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Cherril
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential
I will not review the album. It is one of Stevie's great albums and there is plenty enough online in the way of reviews of the music. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jumping Jesus
5.0 out of 5 stars A top class vinyl pressing by Mobile Fidelity
I purchased this as my original vinyl LP is a little worse for wear. This remastered pressing is simply wonderful especially on a top quality record deck. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Brian Bathie
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece.
One of the great run of stunning Stevie albums from the early 1970’s. Brilliant issue by Mobile Fidelity. The sound is sensational and the pressing flawless.
Published 8 months ago by Derek Griffin
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad recording
Sounds like it was recorded in a broom cuboard , awfull,what a waste of money, i normally like gold pressings,
Why did they bother?
Published 10 months ago by mick richardson
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