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 ZebulonWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
A2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*Written-By – Stevie Wonder
A3 You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
Written-By – Stevie Wonder
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak
Alto Saxophone, Soloist – Dave Sanborne*Backing Vocals – Denise Williams*, Shirley BrewerWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesCongas – Daniel Ben ZebulonWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
B1 Superstition
Saxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve MadaioWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
B2 Big Brother
Written-By – Stevie Wonder
B3 Blame It On The Sun
Backing Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
Backing Vocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerLead Guitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Written-By – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright

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Original copies have a message printed in Braille on the album cover.
Gatefold Packaging

Associate Producers, Engineering, Moog Programming for Taurus Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Air Studios, London/Electric Lady Studios, New York/Crystal Studios, Los Angeles/Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastering The Cutting Room, New York
All Songs Published by Stein & Van Stock, Inc./Black Bull, Inc. /ASCAP)

Jeff Beck appears through the courtesy of Equator Security (Overseas) Ltd. and Columbia Record Corporation

℗1972 ©1972 Motown Record Corporation
Detroit, Mich. 48201
Trade Mark Motown Record Corporation
Printed In U.S.A

Labels list A5 as being written only by Y. Wright, while the inside gatefold lists both Stevie Wonder & Yvonne Wright.

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 label side A): HS-1993-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed label side B): HS-1994-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed label side A): B5RS-8106
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed label 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

Other Versions (5 of 187) View All

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
T6-319S1 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album) Tamla T6-319S1 US 1972 Sell This Version
T319L, T 319L Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, RP) Tamla, Tamla T319L, T 319L US 1972 Sell This Version
1C 072-93 880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, RE) Tamla Motown 1C 072-93 880 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(Cass, Album, Bla) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown TC-STMA 8007, 1E 244 o 93880 UK 1973 Sell This Version


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December 4, 2017
what is difference T-319L and T319L?
cover is same thing...
who know that??


August 6, 2017
I have got 2 copies of this. both have the cat no T319L. one of them has a black(instead of brown) sleeve. tamla motown black label, gramophone co ltd on the rim of the label. the other has a brown sleeve, tamla motown black label and emi on the bottom rim of the label. also there is a blue insert regarding joining stevie's fan club with a US address enclosed. I'm wondering where are these from. finally, both copies have the same matrices.. hmmmmm


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 3 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.