Stevie Wonder ‎– Characters

Motown ‎– 6248ML
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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A1 Stevie Wonder You Will Know
Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Strings, Bells – Stevie Wonder
A2 Stevie Wonder Dark 'N' Lovely
Backing Vocals – James Allen, Myx, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta
A3 Stevie Wonder In Your Corner
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley BrewerSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Electronic Drums [Rhythm Machine] – Stevie Wonder
A4 Stevie Wonder With Each Beat Of My Heart
Vocals, Other [Heartbeat], Percussion [Natural Percussion] – Stevie Wonder
A5 Stevie Wonder One Of A Kind
Backing Vocals – Marva Hicks, Junior Giscombe*Guitar – Ben BridgesSynthesizer – Brad Buxer, Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Harmonica – Stevie Wonder
B1 Stevie Wonder Skeletons
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley Brewer
B2 Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson Get It
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee EvansBacking Vocals, Percussion [Synthesizer Percussion] – Stevie WonderGuitar – Ben BridgesLead Vocals – Michael JacksonProducer [Michael Jackson's Vocals] – Quincy Jones
B3 Stevie Wonder Galaxy Paradise
Backing Vocals – Steve Wise
B4 Stevie Wonder Cryin' Through The Night
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee Evans, Paul Johnson (2)Piano, Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer] – Stevie Wonder
B5 Stevie Wonder Free
Acoustic Guitar – Ben BridgesBacking Vocals – Marva HicksChoir [Gospel Choir] – Bobby Carr, Carroll Thompson, Cleveland Watkiss, David Daniels (2), Derek Green, Gina Foster, Iris Sutherland, Judith Bennett, Marcia Escossery*, Patricia Knight-Scott, Paul Lee, Sandra Escossery*Drums [African Drums] – ADE (2), Julian BahulaPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano, Keyboards [Clavichord], Harpsichord [Spinet] – Stevie WonderSynthesizer [Horn Synthesizer] – Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Moog Synthesizer] – Brad BuxerSynthesizer [Synthesizer Bass] – Nathan Watts


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 5010-96248-1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): 6248MLA 15A DMM △18729 Precision YYⅠ 1-1 #12
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): 6248MLB 15B YYⅠ #12 DMM △18729-X Precision 1-1

Other Versions (5 of 65) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOX-6248 Stevie Wonder Characters(LP, Album, Gat) Motown MOX-6248 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
ZL 72001 Stevie Wonder Characters(LP, Album) Motown ZL 72001 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
58345 Stevie Wonder Characters(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Aquarius (3) 58345 Indonesia 1987 Sell This Version
ZK 72001 Stevie Wonder Characters(Cass, Album) Motown ZK 72001 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
POCT-1934 Stevie Wonder Characters(CD, Album, RE) Motown POCT-1934 Japan 1997 Sell This Version


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June 6, 2020
Does anyone know if there's a vinyl version of the 7 min take of "My Eyes Don't Cry" included on the US CD vetsion? Can't find it anywhere.


December 24, 2019
In spite of all of its 1987 cheerfulness, this is an album I find hard to dismiss. Don't underestimate this one.


January 11, 2015
There is something to be said about an artist that still tries to make good music, even after over 20 years and with music taste constantly changing. Stevie tried so hard to do that, but as with his other late efforts, "Characters" falls just that short. At this point in his career, Stevie can no longer make those stunning complete albums, but he is still able to make great songs in between the fillers. "Skeletons", "You Will Know", and "With Each Beat Of My Heart", are the songs that carries this one, but even with those perfect songs, the product in a whole just falls flat. Thank goodness it wasn't a wasted effort, but the grade is still a C at best.