Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July

Black Vinyl LP Record Reissue, US Pressing

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Hotter Than July is the nineteenth studio album by American musician singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, originally released in September 1980 via Tamla Records.

Hotter Than July was the follow-up to the commercially disappointing soundtrack album Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants (1979). The song that was released as the lead single, “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”, was inspired by Bob Marley and Wonder’s love of reggae music. Wonder was inspired by the growing popularity of Marley’s music and its clear anti-war messages, and this song was his way of honouring that music and artist.

The album was recorded at his home studios in Los Angeles (Wonderland Studios) and self produced with him playing the majority of the instruments on the album.

The song “Happy Birthday” was written in honour of Martin Luther King and was used by Wonder to campaign for the 15th January to be recognised as a national holiday in recognition of his achievements in the campaign for civil rights.

The second single “I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It” has a country tinge to it and the third single “Lately” is a ballad about romantic turmoil. Wonder tackles the subjects of racial housing discrimination on “Cash In Your Face” and the final single released from the album “Did I Hear You Say You Love Me” was the least successful on the singles charts.

The album artwork was devoted to the campaign for the Martin Luther holiday.

The album peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200, #2 on the UK and #3 on the Australian Albums charts.

Check out the singles:   Master Blaster (Jammin')”; “I Ain't Gonna Stand For It”; “Lately”; “Happy Birthday”; andDid I Hear You Say You Love Me”.

This LP record is a 2017 reissue on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in the US via Motown Records.

(602557378399)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Did I Hear You Say You Love Me

4:07

A2

All I Do

5:06

A3

Rocket Love

4:40

A4

I Ain't Gonna Stand For It

4:39

A5

As If You Read My Mind

3:37

B1

Master Blaster (Jammin')

5:07

B2

Do Like You

4:26

B3

Cash In Your Face

4:01

B4

Lately

4:04

B5

Happy Birthday

5:57

SKU 602557378399
Record Label Motown Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number B0026292-01
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 07 April 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 29 September 1980
Barcode # 602557378399
Shipping Weight 0.3150kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Funk & Soul
Format VINYL LP

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