Stevie Wonder ‎– Talking Book

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

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A1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Bass – Scott Edwards (2)Congas – Daniel Ben ZebulonVocals – Gloria Barley, Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves
A2 Maybe Your Baby
Guitar – Ray Parker, Jr.*
A3 You And I (We Can Conquer The World) 4:39
A4 Tuesday Heartbreak 3:09
A5 You've Got It Bad Girl
Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborne*Vocals – Denise Williams*, Shirley BrewerWritten-By – Yvonne Wright
B1 Superstition
Saxophone – Trevor Laurence*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
B2 Big Brother 3:35
B3 Blame It On The Sun
Vocals – Jim Gilstrap, Lani GrovesWritten-By – Syreeta Wright*
B4 Lookin For Another Pure Love
Guitar – Buzzy Feton*, Jeff BeckVocals – Debra Wilson, Loris Harvin, Shirley BrewerWritten-By – Syreeta Wright*
B5 I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Written-By – Syreeta 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

Other Versions (5 of 126) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MOTC-319 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(Cass, RE) Tamla MOTC-319 US Unknown Sell This Version
ZD72011 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(CD, Album) Motown ZD72011 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
530 036-2 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(CD, Album, RE, RP) Tamla Motown, Motown 530 036-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
STMA 8007 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla Motown STMA 8007 UK 1972 Sell This Version
T 319V1 Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album) Motown T 319V1 US 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 about 1 year 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.