Stevie Wonder ‎– Talking Book

Tamla ‎– T 319L, Tamla ‎– T-319 L
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold, Braille

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A1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Backing Vocals – Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesBass – Scott Edwards (2)Congas – Daniel Ben Zebulon
A2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*
A3 You And I (We Can Conquer The World) 4:39
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak
Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborne*Backing Vocals – Denise Williams*, Shirley Brewer
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesCongas – Daniel Ben ZebulonWritten-By – Yvonne Wright
B1 Superstition
Saxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
B2 Big Brother 3:35
B3 Blame It On The Sun
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
Backing Vocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerGuitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckWritten-By – Syreeta Wright
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Written-By – Yvonne Wright

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Original copies have a message printed in Braille on the album cover.
Gatefold Packaging
Recorded at Air Studios, London/Electric Lady Studios, New York/Crystal Studios, Los Angeles/Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastering The Cutting Room, New York

℗1972 ©1972 Motown Record Corporation

There exist several label versions:
This one has two printed matrixes and ℗1972 Motown Record Corporation below the logo on top.
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book has also two matrixes, but ℗1972 Motown Record Corporation below the cat# to the left.
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book has the wording 'A Trademark of Motown Record Corp. ℗1972' below the printed matrix to the right side.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed matrix side A): HS-1993-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed matrix side B): HS-1994-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed matrix side A): B5RS-8106
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed matrix side B): B5RS-8107
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side runout): T-319L HS-1993-1 B5RS-8106-RE-1-2 M.B.G. H
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side runout): HS-1994-2 B5RS-8107-RE-1 M.B.G. H
  • Matrix / Runout (A & B Side stamped): H

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93880 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972 Sell This Version
ZL72011 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Tamla Motown ZL72011 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
no number Stevie Wonder Talking Book(2xLP, S/Sided, Album, W/Lbl) Not On Label no number Unknown Sell This Version
T-319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album) Tamla Motown T-319L Canada 1972 Sell This Version


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January 18, 2016
Original pressings contain Braille lettering of Wonder's name and the album title, along with a message not transcribed until the 2000 pressing:

Here is my music. It is all I have to tell you how I feel. Know that your love keeps my love strong.
— Stevie



January 11, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
After "Music Of The Mind", nobody knew what to expect from Stevie. Then came, "Talking Book".......What Can You Say!!! This album had everthing!! The Hummungest Hits (Superstition, You Are The Sunshine Of My Life), great uncut Funk (Maybe Your Baby), lovely ballads (You And I, Lookin' For Another Pure Love), even songs for your mind (Big Brother). It was nothing like he ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, released before, and it started for him what I like to call: The Album Revolution! This was the start of nothing but possibilities for Stevie, and like I said before, a gift to us.


March 21, 2009

Third in line of masterpieces, Talking Book introduced the world to ulitmate creativity. Stevie makes synthetic instruments sound like real insrtuments. Giving them life and sound like never possesed before. The sound sings, as does Stevie. What's more important, his messages of social awareness, and love are ever present. You & I served as my wedding song ( and countless other people ), and Big Brother gave the world a view into Black America and government's rocky relationship. If you do not have this, you are depriving your brain much needed oxygen.