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There are very few artists who had album runs like the one Stevie Wonder pulled off in the ’70s (the Rolling Stones come immediately to mind).  The following set, from January of 1974, finds the artist in the midst of a creative high while touring the UK.  Recorded after Innervisons and prior to Fulfillingness’ First Finale the man is on fire here — an incomparable force unto his own.

Download:
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Contusion (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Higher Ground (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Mary Wants To Be A Superstar (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: To Know You Is To Love You (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Visions (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Living For The City (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Superstition (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
MP3: Stevie Wonder :: Encore Jam (Live, The Rainbow Theatre)
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39 Responses to “Stevie Wonder :: @ Rainbow – London, 01/31/74”

  1. hell yes, this is so sick

  2. NICE

  3. Thank You. This is wonderful, and your site has quickly become my favorite around.

  4. Just what I need to get me through what looks like will be a very long night.

    Thanks.

  5. Fantastic! Where do you get this stuff?

  6. this is prolly one the best live mixes on planet EARth

  7. wow! this is sooooo great, thanks!!

  8. This make my big toe shoot out my boot like a rocket!

  9. Fuck yeah. I feel bad for all the people who regard Stevie Wonder as that guy who wrote the song, “I just called to say I love you,” and never get to hear THIS.

    He was on some other shit during this time period and the live performances were stellar. I was too young to catch them, but it’s great that many were captured as well as this one. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  10. U R DA MAN

  11. Wow, that’s Michael Sembello on lead guitar — the man who gave us “Maniac.”

  12. […] Stevie Wonder Live @ the Rainbow Theatre, January 1974 […]

  13. hell yeah! awesome.

  14. […] and find something remarkable. Such is the case when I was on Aquarium Drunkard today and spotted these live recordings including a seven minute version of To Know You is Toy Love You of Stevie Wonder in London back in […]

  15. […] and find something remarkable. Such is the case when I was on Aquarium Drunkard today and spotted these live recordings including a seven minute version of To Know You is Toy Love You of Stevie Wonder in London back in […]

  16. > Wow, that’s Michael Sembello on lead guitar — the man who gave us “Maniac.”

    … And Ollie Borwn on drums, the man who gave us “Breakin'”

  17. I’ve had a copy of this show for a few years and am thrilled to see other folks enjoying it too. One of the best parts is when Stevie talks about the tragedy of kids getting high to escape life – I’m sure half of the room (or more) was loaded!

  18. I’m new to this site, and realize this is a noobish question, but how can you download these tracks?

  19. @ Tyler, on PC, right click save as. On a Mac, same equivalent thing

  20. Thank you very much!

  21. Flat out amazing… love me some stevie

  22. I believe track 3 is mislabeled and should simply be known as “Superwoman”

  23. Wow innervisions has long been on of my all time favorite albums. I wasn’t born when this was played. I got turned on to Innervisions when my father gave it to me around 2003 along with alot of other cds to boost my DJ collection. Since then it has been a road trip cd for me. Now Iwill want to hear this instead. This particular set is so amazing I can’t believe most people my age will never appreciate this.

  24. […] Drunkard offers  live Stevie Wonder set […]

  25. Thank you so much for posting this! I’m a huge fan of Stevie’s run of albums in the ’70s, and I’ve never come across any live material of his that is as good as this! You run a great site!

  26. Wow, A run of incredible albums unmatched by anyone (in my book), and now I can add a live soundboard recording. This is gonna be played to death in my household. Thank you so much for posting this. I was living in London at the time, a huge fan, but i was also 15 so missed the gig, but i fondly remember attending many later great gigs at the Rainbow

  27. More info on this recording here http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=132

  28. […] to listen to know if it’s good or not, lol. Add in the fact that I’m still groovin to this recording I came across last week of him performing in London back in 1974 and I’m sure you will […]

  29. Really nice. I have been a fan of “Music Of My Mind” since forever and this version of “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)” is just nuts! Is there any way to get this as a .zip?

  30. Thanks, this sounds great.

  31. Truly great stuff.

  32. […] Stevie Wonder at his funkiest!  A hit-packed live setlist from 1974 is now available for your listening pleasure at Aquarium […]

  33. […] Stevie Wonder – Live @ The Rainbow, Londen(31/01/1974) […]

  34. […] This live Stevie Wonder performance that you can download for free. If this recording isn’t for you, you are not for me … http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2009/03/11/stevie-wonder-rainbow-london-013174/. […]

  35. Uhh, Zeppelin sold more (and better) albums than Wonder. Abba, Stones and Yes also had stronger runs than this guy. So there, biatch!

  36. […] We’ll let the music do the talking: check out Aquarium Drunkard’s post. […]

  37. […] 1, 2009 in Listening, Stevie Wonder | Tags: Stevie Wonder Dave Barnes posted this link on Twitter the other night.  It’s some old school Stevie Wonder, recorded live in London, […]

  38. […] a full concert by Stevie Wonder — easily downloadable online — from Jan. 31, 1974 at the Rainbow Theatre in London, recorded after Inner Visions came […]

  39. I just tried to download the concert but it doesn’t work. it says: can’t find host. anyone knows what I could do? I really wanna hear this! Thanks for your help!

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