All songs written by Stevie Wonder, except "It's More Than You" (Ben Bridges).
Composers: John Morris; John Morris.
Personnel: Dionne Warwick (vocals); Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, background vocals); James Allen (vocals, drums, background vocals); Abdoulaye Soumare (vocals, programming, background vocals); Timothy Hardaway, Windy Barnes, Bruce Connole, Dennis Morrison, Judy Cheeks, Lynn Davis , Portia Griffin (vocals, background vocals); Alexandra Brown, Bradley Boxer, Susaye Greene Brown, Finis Henderson (vocals); Ben Bridges (guitar, sitar); Greg Poree, Jeremy Bullock (strings); Bob Malach (saxophone); Larry Gittens (trumpet, background vocals); Isaiah Sanders (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drums); Lenny Castro (percussion); Antoinette Wood, Eugene VanBuren, Alex Brown, Susaye Greene (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Gary Olazabal.
Recording information: Marcadet Studios, Paris, France; Roundhouse Studios, London, England; Townhouse Studios, London, England; Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Actor: Gene Wilder.
Director: Gene Wilder.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Dionne Warwick; Stevie Wonder.
Stevie Wonder's career in the 1980s was a source of frustration to the fans he had earned in the '60s and '70s. In 1982, there were a few new songs on a greatest-hits album and a duet with Paul McCartney. Then came this soundtrack to a Gene Wilder comedy that was simultaneously more of a pop vocal album than most soundtracks and yet less than a full-fledged Wonder record. The gold-selling number one hit that resulted was the sappy "I Just Called to Say I Love You," a formulaic TV commercial-in-the-making. "Love Light in Flight" also hit, and the album featured Dionne Warwick on two duets and one solo. This was a pleasant record, but slight, and after four years, Wonder fans wanted more than that. ~ William Ruhlmann
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