Stevie Wonder contributes new song to Obama Soundtrack compilation CD


Mumbai: An American legend, Universal Motown’s Stevie Wonder, will contribute a brand-new song, "All About the Love Again," to a new compilation, issued to coincide with Inauguration Day, The Obama Soundtrack.

The compilation CD will be released on 20 January by Hidden Beach Records, which also released Yes We Can. It will also feature songs by Black Eyed Peas, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hudson, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and others. Universal Motown Records will service "All About the Love Again" to radio soon.

Stevie Wonder’s music had been prominent all through the campaign of then-Illinois Senator Obama. Wonder performed his 1970 smash "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)" live at Denver Colorado’s Invesco Field to the Democratic National Convention gathering where Obama accepted his party’s nomination, while the original recording played at campaign rallies across the country, as well as at the President-elect’s victory address in Chicago’s Grant Park. The song also appeared on a special music compilation CD, Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement, a benefit project for the Obama campaign.

While on the campaign trail, President-to-be, Obama had cited by name five landmark albums of the artist’s young adulthood in a late-June interview. "If I had one musical hero, it would have to be Stevie Wonder," then-candidate Obama told Rolling Stone editor-in-chief Jann Wenner. "When I was at that point where you start getting involved in music, Stevie had that run with Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Fulfillingness’ First Finale and Innervisions, and then Songs in the Key of Life. Those are as brilliant a set of five albums as we’ve ever seen."

In the 50th Anniversary year of Motown Records’ founding by Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder is adding one more musical note to this historic American moment by releasing his first-ever live concert DVD this year.