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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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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 Sept. 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B00003IQM8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Look Around 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Do Yourself A Favor 6:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Think Of Me As Your Soldier 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Something Out Of The Blue 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. If You Really Love Me 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Wanna Talk To You 5:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Take Up A Course In Happiness 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sunshine In Their Eyes 6:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Cribb on 12 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
1972's Music Of My Mind was the first of Stevie Wonder's 5 monumental classic albums of the seventies, followed by Talking Book (72), Innervisions (73), Fullfillingness' First Finale (74), and peaking (arguably) in 1976 with the long awaited Songs In the Key of Life.
When 'Where I'm Coming From' was released in 1971 Stevie Wonder had already enjoyed a career that most well established artists would envy. The album marks Stevie Wonder's coming of age and a transition from the 1960s Motown formula to a new freedom in which he takes full control of his own music for the first time. Stevie's political awareness and sense of humour are unleashed on this album, his multi-instrumental virtuosity and songwriting ability flourish and his customary vocal tones and range are fully realised.
The technology of the day sounds a little dated in places, but songs like 'Look Around', 'Do Yourself A Favour' & 'Something Out Of The Blue' are outstanding, opening an exciting new chapter for Stevie, while 'If You Really Love Me' is a great Motown chartbuster in the more accustomed style. 'Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer' is a mature and beautiful ballad which belies Stevie's 21 years, and hints of the total genius that would follow on subsequent albums.
If you already have a copy of Stevie Wonder's five classic 70's albums and Hotter Than July, then 'Where I'm Coming From' will be a welcome addition. If you don't - GET THEM! and listen to them often, cherish them, lest we forget what music is really all about.
JAMIESON
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Cribb on 8 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
1972's Music of My Mind was the first of Stevie Wonder's truly monumental albums, followed by Talking Book (72), Innervisions (73) Fullfillingness' First Finale (74) and peaking (arguably) in 1976 with a long awaited double album, Songs in the Key of Life. Everyone should own these 5 incredible albums.
Where I'm Coming From (71) marks Stevie's departure from the 1960's Motown era, where for the first time he truly takes control of the music himself, demonstrating his multi-instrumental virtuosity, playing nearly all the parts himself.
The songs on this album reflect the bridge between the old and new era's of Stevie's music. Some of the technology used on the recording sounds a little dated today but there are moments of songwriting brilliance on the album and Stevie's voice is fully realised. His sense of humour and political awareness are also reflected for the first time.
If You Really Love Me takes the Motown formula somewhere new, while Look Around, Do Yourself A Favour & Something Out of the blue mark a complete departure and a taste of things to come. I Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer is a masterpiece of songwriting and vocal passion which belie his 21 years. Remember he was only a young boy when those Motown classics were recorded.
This album marks Stevie Wonder's coming of age and the genesis of the most important stage of his career (so far!) - surely the greatest contribution to 20th century music that any one individual has ever made.
If you already own Stevie's five 70's classics and Hotter Than July, then Where I'm Coming From will be a welcome, if less spectacular addition. If not, GET THEM and listen to them often, lest we forget what music is really all about.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. J. Fitzgerald on 17 Mar. 2010
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I really can't think why I left it so long to plug this gap in my Stevie Wonder collection. It's worth buying just for 'never dreamed you'd leave in summer' alone. What a masterpiece! The fact that this was one of Stevie's earlier albums should not put you off buying it. He was always brilliant.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anthony grech on 19 July 2014
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By popppy on 21 Feb. 2013
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bought it for the track i never thought youd leave in summer. wanted the song cos he sang it at michaels memorial concert.
however i like the rest of the tracks!!! being a stevie fan
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