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  • Performer: Stevie Wonder
  • Title: Songs In The Key Of Life
  • Genre: Funk & Soul
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MP3 AUD AHX MIDI APE AU WAV
  • Released: 1976
  • Style: Soul, Funk, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues
  • MP3 album: 1987 mb
  • FLAC album: 1353 mb
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Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life download album

Songs in the Key of Life is the eighteenth album by American recording artist Stevie Wonder, released on September 28, 1976, by Motown Records, through its division Tamla Records. It was the culmination of his "classic period" albums. The album was recorded primarily at Crystal Sound studio in Hollywood, with some sessions recorded at the Record Plant in Hollywood, the Record Plant in Sausalito, and The Hit Factory in New York City. Final mixing was performed at Crystal Sound.

Complete your Stevie Wonder collection. Canciones En Clave De Vida (Songs In The Key Of Life) ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat + 7", EP). Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown. SUP 723, SUP 724, 6430.

Fans of the love album Talking Book can marvel that he sets the bar even higher here, with brilliant material like the tenderly cathartic and gloriously redemptive "Joy Inside My Tears," the two-part, smooth-and-rough "Ordinary Pain," the bitterly ironic "All Day Sucker," or another classic heartbreaker, "Summer Soft. If all this sounds overwhelming, it is; Stevie Wonder had talent to spare during the mid-'70s, and instead of letting the reserve trickle out during the rest of the decade, he let it all go with one massive burst. His only subsequent record of the '70s was the similarly gargantuan but largely instrumental soundtrack Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants. Track Listing - Disc 1. Title/Composer.

Stevie Wonder Live by Stevie Wonder. In Square Circle by Stevie Wonder. A Time 2 Love by Stevie Wonder. View all albums . Songs In The Key Of Life. By: Stevie Wonder (1976, Jazz). 1. Love’s In Need Of Love Today. 2. Have A Talk With God. 3. Village Ghetto Land.

The magnum opus of Stevie Wonder, this epic double LP that spans almost one hour and a half is one of the most influential and acclaimed albums of all time. It reached position on the Billboard 200, won multiple Grammys including Album of the Year, was voted as the best album of the year in The Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop critics poll and is consistenly ranked as one the greatest albums of all times. Songs In the Key of Life Q&A. Producers Stevie Wonder.

But even Stevie Wonder realized that there was one project of his that demanded to be recognized and appreciated while he was still able, and in 2014 he mounted a tour to present, in full, his 1976 magnum opus Songs in the Key of Life, which turns 40 next month. The album-two LPs plus an additional four-song EP-was the culmination of a historic period of creativity, a concentrated burst of music matched only by a handful of artists (mid-’60s Bob Dylan, early ’70s Rolling Stones, ’80s Prince)

Includes "Isn't She Lovely". Songs in the Key of Life (1976) was the highest high point of Stevie Wonder's career. More sprawling than Innervisions and Talking Book, this two-LP-plus-EP was also less of a consistent stunner than either of those masterworks. This album is probably in the top 10 of every music fan in existence. It was the first album I fell in love with as a 15yo kid when it came out, and if it's not my all-time fave still, it's right near the top. It has everything. First off, being a double-album means it's filled with a lot of music, which is a huge bonus when an album is really good (or great, such as this one is).

Find out more about the artist and the album. gr A Funk, Soul, Jazz & R&B digital record collection. One of those rare double albums (double and a half, really, since it originally came out on 2LPs and an EP), Songs In the Key of Life might just be Stevie Wonder’s true masterpiece. Rarely have I found such an uplifting set of songs which manage to avoid schmaltz and address hard political issues whilst at the same time maintaining an upbeat attitude. It’s almost impossible not to have your spirits lifted when it comes on, and musically speaking it’s also incredibly adventurous, with Stevie not only knocking out some all-time soul classics but also dabbling in funk, jazz fusion, a little prog.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Love's In Need Of Love Today
Percussion [Collinga] – Eddie "Bongo" Brown
7:05
A2 Have A Talk With God
Written-By – Calvin Hardaway, Stevie Wonder
2:42
A3 Village Ghetto Land
Written-By – Shatema Byrd, Stevie Wonder
3:25
A4 Contusion
Backing Vocals – Artece May, Josie James, Michael Gray , Shirley BrewerFeaturing – Wonderlove
3:45
A5 Sir Duke
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
3:52
B1 I Wish
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – Renee HardawayTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
4:12
B2 Knocks Me Off My Feet 3:35
B3 Pastime Paradise
Percussion – Bobbye Hall, Raymond Maldonado*
3:20
B4 Summer Soft
Organ – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Nastee Latimer*
4:16
B5 Ordinary Pain
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – Charity McCrary, Deniece Williams, Linda McCrary, Lynda Laurence, Madelaine 'Gypsy' Jones, Mary Lee Whitney, Minnie Riperton, Sundray Tucker, Syreeta Wright, Terry HendricksVocals – Shirley Brewer
6:22
C1 Isn't She Lovely 6:33
C2 Joy Inside My Tears
Backing Vocals – Susaye Green*
6:29
C3 Black Man
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Hank ReddTrombone – George Bohanon, Glen Ferris*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
8:29
D1 Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing
Percussion – Amale Mathews, Charles Brewer, John Fischbach, Josette Valentino, Marietta Waters, Nathan Watts, Nelson Hayes, Renee Hardaway, Shirley BrewerTranslated By [Spanish] – Raymond Maldonado*Translated By [Zulu] – Thoko Mdalose Hall
3:48
D2 If It's Magic
Harp – Dorothy Ashby
3:11
D3 As
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee WhitneyDrums – Greg BrownGuitar – Dean ParksKeyboards – Herbie Hancock
7:07
D4 Another Star
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – George Benson, Josie JamesFlute – Bobbi HumphreyGuitar – George BensonPercussion – Nathan Alford, Jr.Tenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTimbales – Carmello Hungria Garcia*Trumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
8:19
A Something's Extra Bonus Record
E1 Saturn 4:54
E2 Ebony Eyes
Saxophone – Jim HornSteel Guitar – Sneaky Pete Kleinow
4:10
F1 All Day Sucker
Backing Vocals – Carolyn DennisLead Guitar – WG "Snuffy" Walden
5:06
F2 Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call) 3:58

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Columbia Record Club

Credits

  • Arranged By – Stevie Wonder
  • Bass – Nathan Watts (tracks: A4 to B1, D3, D4, E2, F2)
  • Composed By – Stevie Wonder
  • Drums – Raymond Pounds (tracks: A4 to B1)
  • Keyboards – Greg Phillinganes (tracks: A4, C1, C2, E1)
  • Lead Guitar – Mike Sembello* (tracks: A4, A5, B5, E1, F1)
  • Lead Vocals – Stevie Wonder
  • Liner Notes [Spanish Translation] – Raymond Maldonado*
  • Liner Notes [Zulu Translation] – Thoko Mdalose Hall
  • Performer [Performed By] – Stevie Wonder
  • Producer – Stevie Wonder
  • Rhythm Guitar – Ben Bridges (tracks: A4, A5, B4, E1, F1)
  • Written-By – Stevie Wonder

Notes

Label variation with multiple pressing plant runout etchings:
~Disc 1, Side 1: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
~Disc 1, Side 4: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
~Disc 2, Side 2: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
~Disc 2, Side 3: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
~7" EP: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria

Columbia Record Club version. "CRC" in black ink on far-right of spine

Both gatefold sleeve and labels have catalog number T13-340C2

Collector's album includes two records (2 x LP), a something extra (7", titled 'A Something Extra for "Songs In The Key Of Life"') and 24-page lyric booklet. All records pressed on black vinyl.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Catalog No. on 7"): T 340EP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Label): 2645-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One, etched): T2 T13-340C2-2645-S-10H-13 JS-XTAL C4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Label): 2646-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two, etched): S Ƨ T13340-C2-2646-S 1A JS-2-XTAL C4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Three Label): 2647-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Three, etched): S Ƨ T13340-C2-2647-S 1A JS-2-XTAL C7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Four Label): 2648-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Four, etched): P(stamped) T13-340C2-2648-S-16-H JS-XTAL
  • Matrix / Runout (7" Side One Label): 2649-S
  • Matrix / Runout (7" Side One, etched): T13340 EP 2649S06-E △100706 JS-3-XTAL TH#10
  • Matrix / Runout (7" Side Two Label): 2650-S
  • Matrix / Runout (7" Side Two, etched): T340EP-2650-S-06H △101383-X Santa Maria

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T13-340C2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP + 7", EP + Album) Tamla T13-340C2 US 1976
UICY-78304/5 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Motown UICY-78304/5 Japan 2017
2-48.001/2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Motown 2-48.001/2 Spain 1981
3746303402 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Motown 3746303402 Canada Unknown
TMV 3704 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP, Album) Tamla TMV 3704 South Africa 1976

Tracklist

1-1 Love's In Need Of Love Today 7:05
1-2 Have A Talk With God 2:45
1-3 Village Ghetto Land 3:23
1-4 Contusion 3:45
1-5 Sir Duke 3:52
1-6 I Wish 4:12
1-7 Knocks Me Off My Feet 3:35
1-8 Pastime Paradise 3:20
1-9 Summer Soft 4:16
1-10 Ordinary Pain 6:22
2-1 Isn't She Lovely 6:33
2-2 Joy Inside My Tears 6:29
2-3 Black Man 8:29
2-4 Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing 3:48
2-5 If It's Magic 3:11
2-6 As 7:07
2-7 Another Star 8:19
2-8 Saturn 5:06
2-9 Ebony Eyes 3:58
2-10 All Day Sucker 4:54
2-11 Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call) 4:10

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 601215735727

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T13-340C2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP + 7", EP + Album) Tamla T13-340C2 US 1976
UICY-78304/5 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Motown UICY-78304/5 Japan 2017
2-48.001/2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Motown 2-48.001/2 Spain 1981
3746303402 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Motown 3746303402 Canada Unknown
T15 340 EC, T15-340-EC Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCass, Album, Pap) Tamla, Tamla T15 340 EC, T15-340-EC US 1976




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