Adding product to your cart. Side One:. Side Two:. We're big fans of Stevie here at Better Records, but it's always a challenge to find good sound for his albums. For the first time in my life over the course of the last year or two I've really gotten to know the album well, having found a CD at a local store to play in the car.
The best songs on the album to my mind are the quieter, more heartfelt and emotional ones, not the rockers or funky workouts. My personal favorites on side one are: Smile Please. No doubt there's more but we hope that should do for now.
Playing the record is the only way to hear all of the qualities we discuss above, and playing the best pressings against a pile of other copies under rigorously controlled conditions is the only way to find a pressing that sounds as good as this one does.
What is lost in these newly remastered recordings? Lots of things, but the most obvious and bothersome is transparency. And that also turns out to be the main issue with Fulfillingness. Many copies are thick and opaque. Finding the right balance between Tubey Magical Richness and Transparency is the trick, and we think this copy strikes that balance well.
Mint Minus Minus is about as quiet as any vintage pressing will play, and since only the right vintage pressings have any hope of sounding good on this album, that will most often be the playing condition of the copies we sell. The copies that are even a bit noisier get listed on the site are seriously reduced prices or traded back in to the local record stores we shop at.
Those of you looking for quiet vinyl will have to settle for the sound of later pressings and Heavy Vinyl reissues, purchased elsewhere of course as we have no interest in selling records that don't have the vintage analog magic that is a key part of the appeal of these wonderful recordings. If you want to make the trade-off between bad sound and quiet surfaces with whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing might be available, well, that's certainly your prerogative, but we can't imagine losing what's good about this music -- the size, the energy, the presence, the clarity, the weight -- just to hear it with less background noise.
The two big singles are "Boogie on Reggae Woman," with a deep electronic groove balancing organic congas and gospel piano, and "You Haven't Done Nothin'," an acidic dismissal of President Nixon and the Watergate controversy he'd already written "He's Misstra Know-It-All" on the same topic.
As before, Fulfillingness' First Finale is mostly the work of a single man; Stevie invited over just a bare few musicians, and most of those were background vocalists though of the finest caliber: Minnie Riperton, Paul Anka, Deniece Williams, and the Jackson 5. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Recording Date November 19, - November 20, Recording Location St. Track Listing. You Haven't Done Nothin'. Stevie Wonder. Jen Chapin. Master Blaster Jammin'. Higher Ground.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of You Haven't Done Nothin' / Big Brother on Discogs. Label: Motown - TF,Motown - T • Format: Vinyl 7 Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin' / Big Brother (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(4).