Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Old school, who me? You darn right!You can call me sentimental but this album is the clear creative female voice Steve Wonder loved and presented to a wanting audience. I miss her clear straight forward softness, passionate and sweet melody in her lyrics. Her songs and voice hit chakras I hardly hear, feel or vibe to in music today.Syreeta was the Jill Scott or Erica Badu of her time. I searched for this album for years. Syreeta was to me a female Stevie if you don't mind me saying what I feel out loud. Syreeta was not a Patty or Diana but she was a voice which stood out. Silence is not always golden when it comes to a black vocalist like Syreeta Wright. Some say she died in a horrible car accident. This rumor was never confirmed but where ever she is..her voice sings in my memory like an black angel.Thank you Amazon for ending this long search. ASE O!"
"Syreeta, truly a wonder!"
Reginald A. Mitchell | Cincinnati, Ohio | 11/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently own a copy of this beautiful album. Syreeta was a very
underrated artist not only on Motown, but for the entire music buying public. If you do not have a copy of this album, then I would highly suggest that you purchase It now! I really, really, really, really(alright already!) miss "Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta." The last time I had that album was In 1994-1996.
sonjam | Irving, Tx United States | 03/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That this lp was released during Stevie's most fruitful period is a testament to it's strengths and contributes to it's weaknesses. Syreeta Wright was briefly married to Stevie and probably benefitted from his emancipation from the Motown system when it came time to release her debut. Though she cowrote "Signed Sealed Delivered" and collab'd with Stevie on "Where I'm Coming From", "Music of My Mind" and "Talking Book" she remained under the radar during her tenure with Motown. Her voice is not as dynamic as a Patti Labelle, or Chaka Khan, or Natalie Cole, nor as distinctive as Diana Ross whom she was originally tapped to replace in the Supremes by Berry Gordy. What she did possess was the ability to write insightful lyrics as evidenced by the tunes on this cd and on Stevie's 70's lp's. You'd have thought this set would be huge but I think it suffered from Motown's concentration on Diana Ross' burgeoning movie career and it's move to Hollywood. Whatever the case if you are interested in Stevie's career when he finally came into his own, you owe it to yourself to pick up this cd. It's only available as a Japanese import but maybe Motown/Universal will release it domestically. Also previously available but currently out of print is "Stevie Wonder presents Syreeta" another great cd which also attempted to resurrect Syreeta's career."