Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale on Gold CD From Audio Fidelity
Mastered by Legendary Engineer Kevin Gray
Fulfillingness' First Finale is the album released between Innervisions and Songs In the Key of Life during Stevie Wonder's highly acclaimed 1971-76 multi-platinum, multi-Grammy 'classic period.' The album is poignant, scathing and soulful, personal and political, buoyant with gospel overtones, filled with Motown horns and funky organ, tragic with mature discontent.
The mood and tone of his songs here are perfectly represented in the vocals as Wonder alternates from the smoothest, silkiest vocals to straight out rock. The orchestration and production is beyond traditional pop and Stevie plays almost all of the instruments on the album including some of his best ever harmonica playing.
He also invited a few musicians to collaborate, most of which were background vocals from the Jackson 5, The Persuasions, Paul Anka, Deniece Williams and Minnie Ripperton. The album won the 1975 Grammy for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal and Best Male R&B Vocal for "Boogie On Reggae Woman." Fulfillingness' First Finale was also the last of Stevie's albums with engineers and synth wizards Robert Margouleff and Malcom Cecil.
Audio Fidelity's 24K + Gold compact discs reproduce the ultimate sound of a classic recorded performances without the irregular plated surfaces of standard aluminum discs. Their 24K + Gold series brings you classic music in deluxe packaging with see-through slip cases. They only use the original vintage mixes played back on a specially constructed playback deck.
Here's where the Plus comes in: engineers Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray use their 30 years of expertise to create the best sounding versions of the music ever released. When they are satisfied with the end result, the final digital master is shipped directly to the manufacturing plant for etching in "real time" onto the glass surface by laser.
The end result of this unique mastering process is a compact disc with the warm sound of the original analog master tape combined with a genuine 24 karat gold surface free of any type of physical defect making their 24K Gold CD series truly one of a kind!