Music of My Mind

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Music of My Mind
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 3, 1972
StudioMedia Sound, Electric Lady
(New York, New York)
Crystal Industries
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length47:53
LabelTamla
Producer
Stevie Wonder chronology
'Where I'm Coming From
(1971)
Music of My Mind 'Talking Book
(1972)

Music of My Mind is the fourteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. It was released on March 3, 1972, by Tamla Records. Wonder would also release another studio album later on in 1972, called Talking Book.[1]

Release and reception[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle3.5/5 stars[3]
CreemB+[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[5]
The Great Rock Discography7/10[5]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[6]
MusicHound4.5/5[5]
Q3/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5[9]

Track listing[change | change source]

Side one[change | change source]

  1. "Love Having You Around" (Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 7:21
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, Fender Rhodes, talk box, drums, Moog bass
    • Art Baron – trombone
    • Background Singers – uncredited
  2. "Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)" – 8:08
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, Fender Rhodes, drums, Moog bass, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer
    • Buzz Feiten – electric guitar
  3. "I Love Every Little Thing About You" – 3:46
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, Fender Rhodes, drums, bongos, Moog bass
  4. "Sweet Little Girl" – 4:54
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, keyboard, Fender Rhodes, harmonica, drums, Moog bass
    • Background Singer - Syreeta (uncredited)

Side two[change | change source]

  1. "Happier Than the Morning Sun" – 5:18
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, Hohner clavinet, Moog bass
  2. "Girl Blue" (Wonder, Yvonne Wright) – 3:36
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, Hohner clavinet, drums, talk box, harmonica, Moog bass, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer, percussion
  3. "Seems So Long" – 4:22
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, keyboards, drums, Moog bass, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer
  4. "Keep On Running" – 6:40
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, piano, Hohner clavinet, handclaps, drums, Moog bass
    • Background Singers – uncredited
  5. "Evil" (Wonder, Y. Wright) – 3:33
    • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, piano, drums, Moog bass, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer
    • Choir – uncredited

Charts[change | change source]

Weekly charts[change | change source]

Chart (1972) Position
U.S. Billboard Pop Albums[10] 21
U.S. Billboard R&B Albums[10] 6

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (1972) Position
US Billboard Pop Albums[11] 47

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stevie Wonder > Album Discography > AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. Allmusic review
  3. Moser, Margaret (May 19, 2000). "Review: Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. Christgau, Robert (October 1972). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem. http://www.robertchristgau.com/xg/cg/crm7210.php. Retrieved September 29, 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Music of My Mind". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  6. Hilburn, Robert (April 1, 2000). "Motown Releases Remind Us of Stevie Wonder's Impact". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  7. "none". Q (London): 123. August 2000. 
  8. Considine, J. D. (2004). "Stevie Wonder". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 885–87. ISBN 0743201698. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  9. "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Allmusic: Sweet Baby James: Charts & Awards: Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  11. "Billboard.BIZ Top Pop Albums of 1972". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2014-04-27.