Stevie Wonder Music Of My Mind Numbered Limited Edition LP
Audio Beat Rated 5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sound!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 285/500!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI!
Stevie Wonder's Music Of My Mind on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile
Fidelity Silver Label!
The First of Wonder's Five Consecutive "Classic Period" Albums
1972 Masterpiece Signaled New Direction for Motown, Includes Incredible
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI:
This Pressing Bests All Prior Analog and Digital Editions
Ranked #284 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and
the beginning of the legend’s unsurpassed “classic period,” Stevie Wonder’s
Music of My Mind remains a touchstone of American R&B. The record’s liner notes
aptly sum up its genius: “The sounds themselves come from inside his mind/The
man his own instrument. The instrument is an orchestra.”
Indeed, save for segments on two songs, Wonder played all of the instruments
himself, demonstrating his newfound freedom of artistic control and upping the
ante in terms of composition, performance, and execution. He draws from a
diverse toolbox — warm drums, vibrant bongos, breezy harmonicas, Fender Rhodes
organs, tonally resonant pianos — and of course, lays on his trademark, buttery
smooth vocals. Yet Music of My Mind also features the first extensive use of
synthesizers in black music. Wonder reveals the magic that’s contained within
Moog and Arp models, conscientious of the benefits and careful not to taint
what’s otherwise among the most organic soul and funk ever created.
Stretching out, Wonder lets several songs go beyond the five-minute mark. He
employs the services of guitarist Buzz Felden, trombonist Art Baron, and an
uncredited choir of background voices, but mostly, this is his show. Affectingly
tender, “I Love Every Little Thing About You” and “Seems So Long” melt with
conviction; “Happier Than The Morning Sun” epitomizes the contagious mood and
upbeat emotions present throughout, Wonder delighting in mixing traditional
melodies with then-unheard-of arrangements into a seamless whole.
For the first time ever, Mobile Fidelity’s Silver Label pressing affords
listeners the opportunity to hear Wonder’s aural orchestra with a clarity,
range, and expressiveness never before made possible by prior pressings.
Frequency-rich harmonics are one of the keys on this 1972 gem, and this
edition’s ultra-clean surfaces and wide grooves unveil more music. Mastered on
Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this
numbered limited edition LP presents the first of Wonder’s five must-own records
in truly extraordinary sound.
"These LPs ("Music Of My Mind" MFSLP1015 & "Talking Book" MFSLP1009) come from Mobile Fidelity’s Silver Label. They are pressed on regular-weight vinyl, but the mastering process is the
same Gain 2 Analog System as used for the heavier, more expensive releases. While the vinyl may be in a lighter weight class, the sound delivers a heavyweight punch. The pressings are dead quiet, and the overall presentation is liquidly smooth and
appears against a pure black background. Voices and instruments inhabit their own spaces both in width and depth, providing an expansive soundstage. I’ve been seduced by the sound nearly as much as the music each time I’ve played these records, which has been almost daily for weeks. The beauty of the sound is complemented by the heavy gatefold sleeves that make for a package well worth the cost." - Eric Hetherington, www.theaudiobeat.com, Music 5/5, Sound 4.5/5
• Limited Edition
• MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
• Mastered and Cut on the famous MoFi Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de
Paravacini-designed mastering system.
• Pressed at RTI on Audiophile-Grade Standard Vinyl
1. Love Having You Around
2. Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
3. I Love Every Little Thing About You
4. Sweet Little Girl
1. Happier Than the Morning Sun
2. Girl Blue
3. Seems So Long
4. Keep on Running