A Time To Love - Press Release
WONDER MIXES THE OLD WITH THE NEW
May 16, 2005
STEVIE WONDER reaped the rewards of modern recording technology for
his latest album - but refused to entirely turn his back on popular
The SUPERSTITION singer performed some of his finest work on the
now-redundant reel-to-reel recorders of yesteryear, but he's willingly
turned his attention to the computer-based programmes now dominating the
And while much of A TIME 2 LOVE - his 28th studio album - was
recorded using contemporary technology, he incorporated a series of old
"natural" techniques to achieve a similar sound to his past classics.
He says, "I think with this particular project I've had a lot of
fun, because I understand both - technology and also the natural place.
They all kind of work together. You can't not acknowledge where things
are in the world. We're in the time where reel-to-reel tape is basically
"I have fun using the technology and taking advantage of certain
things like ProTools. When I did the backgrounds to PLEASE DON'T HURT MY
BABY (from his new album) - I had a long vamp ending to the song that
went on for a few minutes, and I could have pasted the voices after
doing it about two or three times. But I wanted to have the live feel,
so we just did it like that."