Where I'm Coming From

Label
Universal Music Group
Release date
22 Oct 2013
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
36:44

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Look Around 2:45 5,910
2 Do Yourself A Favor 6:06 7,223
3 Think Of Me As Your Soldier 3:37 5,309
4 Something Out Of The Blue 2:59 6,627
5 If You Really Love Me 2:57 66,293
6 I Wanna Talk To You 5:18 4,442
7 Take Up A Course In Happiness 3:11 4,687
8 Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer 2:53 19,497
9 Sunshine In Their Eyes 6:58 4,291

About this album

This album came out in 1971 and was not only the first album Stevie Wonder had creative control over, but one of the first Motown albums that can be considered a true album. Meaning there were no album fillers using left over tracks. The songs on this album were intended for this album exclusively. Most Motown albums to this point were meant to help push the hit single the artist currently had, then they either used older unused songs, or they recorded covers of other current hits of that time to complete the album. Stevie collaberated with his new wife Syreeta Wright on the writing of this album as well. They had collaberated prior to to this album, but this was the first album that they truely collaberated on a complete L.P. The album was a commercial failure, but did include the hit single “If You Really Love Me”. This is the last Stevie Wonder album to include members of the great “Funk Brothers”, the amazing Motown staff band including Bob Babbit on bass.

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  • thommyrotten

    I can't believe it took me so long to discover this album.

    17 Jun 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Truly the beginning of Stevie's 'classic period'. [2]

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DickBigems

    I'd rate it 4.5/5 probably. Classic nonetheless. It's highlights outshine some of it's blemishes (which aren't many).

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DickBigems

    Mad underappreciated album - Truly the beginning of Stevie's 'classic period'.

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • seyma__

    This album is so good that some people can't just understand its value. Do Yourself A Favour, Look Around, Never Dreamed..., I Wanna Talk To You, Something Out Of The Blue...Enough said.

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BackNDaDay90

    Stellar album. I'm so glad I became interested in the album after I heard "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer" in Poetic Justice.

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mikesmusic107

    An often forgotten album...

    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • marcosvenicio

    Esse disco me traz as mais deliciosas recordações dos melhores momentos da minha infância/adolescencia.

    31 Jan 2008 Reply

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