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  • Performer: Stevie Wonder
  • Title: Characters
  • Genre: Funk
  • Country: US
  • Formats: FLAC MOD MIDI VOC MP3 MP4 MMF
  • Released: 1987
  • Style: Soul
  • MP3 album: 1286 mb
  • FLAC album: 1368 mb
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 217
Stevie Wonder - Characters album FLAC

Characters (Stevie Wonder album). Characters is the twenty-first studio album by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder released in late 1987. The album features three singles including "Get It", the Grammy-nominated "Skeletons" and "You Will Know", which both reached number one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart (the latter being his final American top 40 hit of his career).

Bass – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, B2, B3). Co-producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Programmed By – Gary Olazabal. Drums – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4). Engineer – . Engineer – Richard Sullivan, Steve Van Arden. Lead Vocals – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B5). Management – Brenda M. Boyce. Producer, Arranged By, Written-By, Programmed By, Artwork – Stevie Wonder. Programmed By, Tracking By – Robert Arbittier.

American musician Stevie Wonder has released 23 studio albums, three soundtrack albums, four live albums, 11 compilations, one box set, and 98 singles. His first album, The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie, was released in 1962 when he was 12 years old, and his most recent, A Time to Love, was released in 2005.

Stevie Wonder shocked fans by taking only two years to release his next new non-soundtrack studio album, Characters. Unfortunately, it had long since become clear that Wonder was willing to settle for good pop music without challenging himself to make great pop music. And by now, a big chunk of his formerly mass audience had gotten the message: this was Wonder's first new album to miss the pop Top Five in 15 years. The black music audience, however, responded far more favorably, as the album topped the R&B charts for seven weeks.

Characters is the twenty-first studio album by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder released in late 1987. The album features three singles including "Get It", the Grammy-nominated "Skeletons" and "You Will Know", which both reached number one on the Billboard R&B Singles chart (the former being his final American top 40 hit of his career).

Album · 1987 · 12 Songs. Characters Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder: Greatest Hits. Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia.

Disco Characters - Stevie Wonder del álbum con música Rock del año 1987. Letras Stevie Wonder canciones Characters y videos. Disco: Characters CD Estilo Música : Rock Artista: Stevie Wonder Album: (1987) Tracklist : 12 Visitas: 6510 Mas Votadas: "Free" "You Will Know" "Come Let Me Make Your Love Come Down". Portada con Estilo: Rock del Disco Characters del álbum cd de música : 1987 con letras de canciones y videos musicales. Playlist Stevie Wonder.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Stevie Wonder You Will Know
Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Strings, Bells – Stevie Wonder
5:00
A2 Stevie Wonder Dark 'N' Lovely
Backing Vocals – James Allen, Myx, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta
4:39
A3 Stevie Wonder In Your Corner
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley BrewerSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Electronic Drums [Rhythm Machine] – Stevie Wonder
4:30
A4 Stevie Wonder With Each Beat Of My Heart
Vocals, Other [Heartbeat], Percussion [Natural Percussion] – Stevie Wonder
5:28
A5 Stevie Wonder One Of A Kind
Backing Vocals – Marva Hicks, Junior Giscombe*Guitar – Ben BridgesSynthesizer – Brad Buxer, Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Harmonica – Stevie Wonder
5:10
B1 Stevie Wonder Skeletons
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley Brewer
5:24
B2 Stevie Wonder And Michael Jackson Get It
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee EvansBacking Vocals, Percussion [Synthesizer Percussion] – Stevie WonderGuitar – Ben BridgesLead Vocals – Michael JacksonProducer [Michael Jackson's Vocals] – Quincy Jones
4:31
B3 Stevie Wonder Galaxy Paradise
Backing Vocals – Steve Wise
3:52
B4 Stevie Wonder Cryin' Throught The Night
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee Evans, Paul Johnson Piano, Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer] – Stevie Wonder
5:48
B5 Stevie Wonder Free
Acoustic Guitar – Ben BridgesBacking Vocals – Marva HicksChoir [Gospel Choir] – Bobby Carr, Carroll Thompson, Cleveland Watkiss, David Daniels , Derek Green, Gina Foster, Iris Sutherland, Judith Bennett, Marcia Escossery*, Patricia Knight-Scott, Paul Lee, Sandra Escossery*Drums [African Drums] – ADE , Julian BahulaPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano, Keyboards [Clavichord], Harpsichord [Spinet] – Stevie WonderSynthesizer [Horn Synthesizer] – Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Moog Synthesizer] – Brad BuxerSynthesizer [Synthesizer Bass] – Nathan Watts
4:12

Credits

  • Art Direction [Album Cover] – Johnny Lee , Renee Hardaway
  • Artwork [Lifecast Sculpture] – Willa Shalit
  • Backing Vocals – Bridgette Bryant (tracks: A2, A5, B4, B5), Keith John (tracks: A2 to B1, B3, B5), Lynne Fiddmont (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B4, B5)
  • Bass – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, B2, B3)
  • Co-producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Gary Olazabal
  • Design – Andy Engel
  • Drums – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4)
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering, Other [Mastering Coordinator] – R.R. Harlan
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Richard Sullivan, Steve Van Arden
  • Lead Vocals – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B5)
  • Management [Project Manager For Motown] – Brenda M. Boyce
  • Management [Project Manager For Taurus Productions] – Stephanie Andrews
  • Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
  • Other [Hair] – James Kennar
  • Other [Stevie Wonder's Make Up] – Tara Posey
  • Other [Stylists] – Valari Adams, Calvin Hardaway
  • Percussion – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Photography By – Matthew Rolston
  • Producer, Arranged By, Written-By, Programmed By [Computer & Synthesizer Programming], Other [Album Cover Concept] – Stevie Wonder
  • Programmed By [Computer, Synclavier & Synthesizer Programming], Tracking By [Additional Keyboard Overdubs] – Robert Arbittier
  • Set Designer – Renee Hardaway, Ron Oates
  • Synthesizer – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2, B4)
  • Synthesizer [Fairlight] – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B3)
  • Synthesizer [Synclavier] – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A5, B3)
  • Technician – Martin Evans
  • Technician [Assistant Technician] – Peter Vargo
  • Technician [Chief Technician] – Jimmy "Rock 'N' Roll" Sandweiss*
  • Typography [Lettering] – Margo Chase

Notes

Columbia Record Club CRC Pressing with CRC on Labels and Back Cover

Issued with Custom Printed Inner-Sleeve

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6248ML Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 6248ML US 1987
SX 2830 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album) Polskie Nagrania Muza SX 2830 Poland 1989
3746362482 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(CD, Album) Motown 3746362482 US 1994
103-38035 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 103-38035 Venezuela 1987
MC 6248 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Motown MC 6248 Canada 1994

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Stevie Wonder You Will Know
Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Strings, Bells – Stevie Wonder
5:00
A2 Stevie Wonder Dark 'N' Lovely
Backing Vocals – James Allen, Myx, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta
4:39
A3 Stevie Wonder In Your Corner
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley BrewerSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Electronic Drums [Rhythm Machine] – Stevie Wonder
4:30
A4 Stevie Wonder With Each Beat Of My Heart
Vocals, Other [Heartbeat], Percussion [Natural Percussion] – Stevie Wonder
5:28
A5 Stevie Wonder One Of A Kind
Backing Vocals – Marva Hicks, Junior Giscombe*Guitar – Ben BridgesSynthesizer – Brad Buxer, Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Wave Synthesizer], Harmonica – Stevie Wonder
5:10
B1 Stevie Wonder Skeletons
Backing Vocals – Alexis England, Darryl Phinnessee, Dorian Holley, Kevin Dorsey, Melody McCully, Shirley Brewer
5:24
B2 Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson Get It
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee EvansBacking Vocals, Percussion [Synthesizer Percussion] – Stevie WonderGuitar – Ben BridgesLead Vocals – Michael JacksonProducer [Michael Jackson's Vocals] – Quincy Jones
4:31
B3 Stevie Wonder Galaxy Paradise
Backing Vocals – Steve Wise
3:52
B4 Stevie Wonder Cryin' Throught The Night
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee Evans, Paul Johnson Piano, Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer] – Stevie Wonder
5:48
B5 Stevie Wonder Free
Acoustic Guitar – Ben BridgesBacking Vocals – Marva HicksChoir [Gospel Choir] – Bobby Carr, Carroll Thompson, Cleveland Watkiss, David Daniels , Derek Green, Gina Foster, Iris Sutherland, Judith Bennett, Marcia Escossery*, Patricia Knight*, Paul Lee, Sandra Escossery*Drums [African Drums] – ADE , Julian BahulaPercussion – Dennis DavisPiano, Keyboards [Clavichord], Harpsichord [Spinet] – Stevie WonderSynthesizer [Horn Synthesizer] – Isaiah SandersSynthesizer [Moog Synthesizer] – Brad BuxerSynthesizer [Synthesizer Bass] – Nathan Watts
4:12

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Distributed By – MCA Distributing Corporation
  • Recorded At – Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles
  • Mixed At – Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – Westside Studios

Credits

  • Art Direction [Album Cover] – Johnny Lee , Renee Hardaway
  • Artwork [Lifecast Sculpture] – Willa Shalit
  • Backing Vocals – Bridgette Bryant (tracks: A2, A5, B4, B5), Keith John (tracks: A2 to B1, B3, B5), Lynne Fiddmont (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B4, B5)
  • Bass – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, B2, B3)
  • Co-producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Gary Olazabal
  • Design – Andy Engel
  • Drums – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4)
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering, Other [Mastering Coordinator] – R.R. Harlan
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Richard Sullivan, Steve Van Arden
  • Lead Vocals – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B5)
  • Management [Project Manager For Motown] – Brenda M. Boyce
  • Management [Project Manager For Taurus Productions] – Stephanie Andrews
  • Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
  • Other [Hair] – James Kennar
  • Other [Stevie Wonder's Make Up] – Tara Posey
  • Other [Stylists] – Valari Adams, Calvin Hardaway
  • Percussion – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
  • Photography By – Matthew Rolston
  • Producer, Arranged By, Written-By, Programmed By [Computer & Synthesizer Programming], Other [Album Cover Concept] – Stevie Wonder
  • Programmed By [Computer, Synclavier & Synthesizer Programming], Tracking By [Additional Keyboard Overdubs] – Robert Arbittier
  • Set Designer – Renee Hardaway, Ron Oates
  • Synthesizer – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2, B4)
  • Synthesizer [Fairlight] – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B3)
  • Synthesizer [Synclavier] – Stevie Wonder (tracks: A1, A5, B3)
  • Technician – Martin Evans
  • Technician [Assistant Technician] – Peter Vargo
  • Technician [Chief Technician] – Jimmy "Rock 'N' Roll" Sandweiss*
  • Typography [Lettering] – Margo Chase

Notes

℗ 1987 Motown Record Corporation. © 1987 Motown Record Corporation, Hollywood California 90028. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Distributed in the United States by MCA Distributing Corporation.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 5010-96248-1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 6248 MLA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 6248 MLB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etching): 6248MLA-1A G1 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etching): 6248MLB-1A G1 A5

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6248ML Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 6248ML US 1987
SX 2830 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album) Polskie Nagrania Muza SX 2830 Poland 1989
3746362482 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(CD, Album) Motown 3746362482 US 1994
103-38035 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Motown 103-38035 Venezuela 1987
MC 6248 Stevie Wonder Characters ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Motown MC 6248 Canada 1994




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