February 27, 2011 – 7:08 am

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Osaka 2010 [Sylph, 2CD]

Live at the Summer Sonic Festival, Maishima, Osaka, Japan, Aug 7, 2010. Ex- audience stereo. From Japanese bootleg.

When Stevie Wonder played at Glastonbury in 2010, Rosie Swash wrote in the Guardian: “Wonder is as professional as they come, and tonight was a set that included all his best-known songs… an unselfconscious performer whose natural-born ability couldn’t be better summed up than when he, bafflingly, told the audience: ‘If you’re a hater, drink hater-aid and die!’… His is a love of music that is truly infectious.” A high point was a “surprisingly touching plea for equality for disabled people during a comical version… of Happy Birthday, so that those with physical impairment can ‘celebrate the world as you do’.”

Celebratory is also the best way to describe Stevie Wonder’s gig in Japan. It’s another joyous occasion for Wonder to share his music and, right from the start, it puts everyone in a party mood. It so happened that I Just Called To Say I Love You was such a smash hit that it turned many fans against him which probably prompted someone to comment that Wonder has “one of the greatest back catalogues in music history turned into lift musak”. While Wonder may not have any new songs that will excite his long-time fans, just having him on stage should make Motown and soul fans happy. And the way he got the audience to sing along… As Wonder urged in the middle of Superstition, “Everybody scream!”

Thanks to fuwafuwatime for sharing the tracks on Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Keyboard Intro (5.7MB)
Track 102. My Eyes Don’t Cry (11.8MB)
Track 103. Master Blaster (Jammin’) (6.2MB)
Track 104. We Can Work It Out (The Beatles cover) (5.5MB)
Track 105. As If You Read My Mind (7.6MB)
Track 106. If You Really Love Me (7.7MB)
Track 107. Overjoyed > Sukiyaki (7.5MB)
Track 108. Ribbon In The Sky (with Mumtaz Wonder) (7.7MB)
Track 109. Empire State Of Mind (part of) (1.4MB)
Track 110. Higher Ground (5.9MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (8.3MB)
Track 202. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours (4.7MB)
Track 203. Sir Duke (3.0MB)
Track 204. Free (including Sakura Sakura) (10.4MB)
Track 205. My Cherie Amour (1.4MB)
Track 206. I Just Called To Say I Love You (3.2MB)
Track 207. Superstition (7.6MB)
Track 208. Another Star > Band Intro (14.8MB)
Track 209. Happy Birthday > Another Star (reprise) (7.5MB)
Track 210. Percussion Jam (6.3MB)

Performers include:
Stevie Wonder (vocal, keyboards)
Nathan Watts (bass/musical director)
Stanley Randolph (drums)
Errol Cooney (guitar)
Kyle Bolden (guitar)
Roman Jackson (keyboards)
Victoria Theodore (keyboards)
Dwight Adams (trumpet)
Ryan Kilgore (sax)
Keith John (vocals)
Dejan Gomez-Woods (vocals)
LaNesha Baca (vocals)
Darryl Munyungo Jackson (percussion)
Fausto Cuevas (percussion)

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  1. 7 Responses to “STEVIE WONDER - OSAKA 2010”

  2. It’s 11:45 EST here in the States and I checked BigO once more before going to bed hoping you’d have a new concert up. So glad I did and quickly snapped these up. THIS is what joy sounds like…a man easily making 40 year and older songs sound fresh strictly by the will of his heart and personality. Thank you so much…one of your best posts and I haven’t even got to night two!

    By trivialtony on Feb 27, 2011

  3. Stevie Wonder has been a musical force for decades and it is easy to take him for granted. At times his music has sounded too lightweight pop for my ears, but this live concert has reawakened my appreciation for his craft.
    When Stevie’s mother passed away it was a strong blow, but somehow he was able to dig deep and realize that he is here on earth to touch our souls and luckily for his fans he picked himself up and went on the road to spread his love. This posting in ear candy and I hope his renewed energy and spark will result in new music. Thank you for this!

    By R. Mark Desjardins on Mar 4, 2011

  4. Thanks

    By Gregg on Feb 22, 2012


    THANKS !

    By WOLF RICKETTS on Apr 7, 2013

  6. hey wolf you might wanna tone down the caps before the masses cry foul.

    By dropkick sarge on Apr 7, 2013

  7. “All Together Now”

    FOUL is Darth.

    By Wilmar on Sep 5, 2015

  8. Nice performance by a treasured artist, to be sure, but “all his best known songs” - not so much. No “Living For The City” and no “Too High,” for example.

    Regardless, thanks to those who made this show possible and thanks to Big-O for hosting the party. Cheers!

    By je n'regret rien on Sep 6, 2015

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