Where I'm Coming From

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Where I'm Coming From
Studioalbum van Stevie Wonder
(Albumhoes op en.wikipedia.org)
Uitgebracht Vlag van Verenigde Staten: 12 april 1971
Vlag van Verenigd Koninkrijk: 4 mei 1971
Vlag van Japan: 11 mei 1971
Genre rhythm-and-blues
Duur 34:46
Label(s) Tamla Records
Producent(en) Stevie Wonder
Chronologie
1970
Signed, Sealed & Delivered
  1971
Where I'm Coming From
  1972
Music of My Mind
Single van Where I'm Coming From
  1. If You Really Love Me
Portaal  Portaalicoon   Muziek

Where I'm Coming From is het veertiende studioalbum van Stevie Wonder. Alle liedjes op het album schreef Wonder samen met zijn toenmalige echtgenote, Syreeta Wright. Tijdens en na de opnames onderhandelde Wonder met Motown over een nieuw platencontract. Zijn contract liep namelijk op zijn eenentwintigste verjaardag (31 mei 1971) af. Het nieuwe contract zou hem meer artistieke vrijheid garanderen, maar ook met Where I'm Coming From liet Wonder al merken dat hij zich ontworstelde van het strikte beleid van de platenbazen. Zo verzorgde hij zelf de muzikale productie en zingt hij in het liedje "I Wanna Talk to You" over racisme, een onderwerp dat destijds nog taboe was bij Motown. Hoewel Berry Gordy zijn bedenkingen had over dit album, werd het op 12 april 1972 door Tamla Records (een sublabel van Motown) uitgebracht. Wonder bereikte er de 62ste plaats in de Amerikaanse hitlijst mee.

Tracklist[bewerken]

Nr. Titel Duur
1. Look Around   2:45
2. Do Yourself a Favor   6:10
3. Think of Me as Your Soldier   3:37
4. Something Out of the Blue   2:59
5. If You Really Love Me   3:00
6. I Wanna Talk to You   5:18
7. Take Up a Course in Happiness   3:11
8. Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer (b-kant van "We Can Work It Out") 2:53
9. Sunshine in Their Eyes   6:58
Bronnen, noten en/of referenties
Studioalbums: The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie (1962) · Tribute to Uncle Ray (1962) · With a Song in My Heart (1963) · Stevie at the Beach (1964) · Up-Tight (1966) · Down to Earth (1966) · I Was Made to Love Her (1967) · Someday at Christmas (1967) · Eivets Rednow (1968) · For Once in My Life (1968) · My Cherie Amour (1969) · Signed, Sealed & Delivered (1970) · Where I'm Coming From (1971) · Music of My Mind (1972) · Talking Book (1972) · Innervisions (1973) · Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974) · Songs in the Key of Life (1976) · Hotter than July (1980) · In Square Circle (1985) · Characters (1987) · Conversation Peace (1995) · A Time to Love (2005)
Livealbums: The 12 Year Old Genius (1963) · Stevie Wonder Live (1970) · Live at the Talk of Town (1970) · Natural Wonder (1995)
Soundtracks: Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants (1979) · The Woman in Red (1984) · Jungle Fever (1991)
Compilaties: Looking Back (1977) · Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium (1982) · At the Close of a Century (1999) · The Definitive Collection (2002) · The Complete Stevie Wonder (2005) · Number Ones (2007)
Singles: "I Call It Pretty Music, but the Old People Call It the Blues" (1962) · "Little Water Boy" (1962) · "Contract on Love" (1962) · "Fingertips" (1963) · "Workout Stevie, Workout" (1963) · "Castles in the Sand" (1964) · "Hey Harmonica Man" (1964) · "Happy Street" (1964) · "Kiss Me Baby" (1965) · "High Heel Sneakers" (1965) · "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (1965) · "Nothing's Too Good for My Baby" (1966) · "Blowin' in the Wind" (1966) · "A Place in the Sun" (1966) · "Someday at Christmas" (1966) · "Travelin' Man" (1967) · "I Was Made to Love Her" (1967) · "I'm Wondering" (1967) · "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" (1968) · "You Met Your Match" (1968) · "Alfie" (1968) · "For Once in My Life" (1968) · "I Don't Know Why" (1969) · "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" (1969) · "Never Had a Dream Come True" (1970) · "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (1970) · "Heaven Help Us All" (1970) · "We Can Work It Out" (1971) · "If You Really Love Me" (1971) · "What Christmas Means to Me" (1971) · "Superwoman (Where Were You)" (1972) · "Keep On Running" (1972) · "Superstition" (1972) · "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (1973) · "Higher Ground" (1973) · "Living for the City" (1973) · "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" (1974) · "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (1974) · "Boogie on Reggae Woman" (1974) · "I Wish" (1976) · "Sir Duke" (1977) · "Another Star" (1977) · "As" (1977) · "Pops, We Love You" (1978) · "Send One Your Love" (1979) · "Outside My Window" (1980) · "Master Blaster (Jammin')" (1980) · "I Ain't Gonna Stand for It" (1980) · "Lately" (1981) · "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me" (1981) · "That Girl" (1981) · "Ebony and Ivory" (1982) · "Do I Do" (1982) · "Ribbon in the Sky" (1982) · "Used to Be" (1982) · "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (1984) · "Love Light in Flight" (1984) · "Don't Drive Drunk" (1984) · "We Are the World" (1985) · "Part-Time Lover" (1985) · "That's What Friends Are For" (1985) · "Go Home" (1985) · "Overjoyed" (1986) · "Land of La La" (1986) · "Skeletons" (1987) · "You Will Know" (1987) · "Get It" (1988) · "My Love" (1988) · "My Eyes Don't Cry" (1988) · "With Each Beat of My Heart" (1989) · "Keep Our Love Alive" (1990) · "Gotta Have You" (1991) · "Fun Day" (1991) · "These Three Words" (1991) · "We Didn't Know" (1992) · "For Your Love" (1995) · "Tomorrow Robins Will Sing" (1995) · "Treat Myself" (1995) · "Kiss Lonely Goodbye" (1996) · "How Come, How Long" (1996) · "From the Bottom of My Heart" (2005) · "So What the Fuss" (2005) · "Shelter in the Rain" (2005) · "Positivity" (2005)
Zie ook: Discografie van Stevie Wonder · "My Cherie Amour"