Stevie Wonder

My Cherie Amour/Signed, Sealed & Delivered

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In the early days of the CD age, Motown released an astonishing number of CDs, including a whole line of single-disc sets that contained two original records on one CD. Motown's initial CD two-fers were criticized in many quarters for shoddy, unattractive packaging and indifferent remastering, but less discriminating consumers found them perfectly acceptable, since they offered a lot of music at a reasonable price. By the mid-'90s, Motown eventually phased these discs out of print, replacing them with remastered individual discs, but some of the records never were re-released on CD, which made this series valuable for Motown collectors. This particular disc contained two of Stevie Wonder's most popular albums from the late '60s and early '70s -- 1969's My Cherie Amour and 1970's Signed, Sealed & Delivered. Although there's still some filler on these records, they're more consistent than his records from the early '60s and point the way toward his breakthroughs, Where I'm Coming From and Music of My Mind. For devoted fans, this is a nice purchase, since the two albums complement each other on this single disc.

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