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Performer: Stevie Wonder
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: Songs In The Key Of Life
Country: US
Released: 2000
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Disco
FLAC version ZIP size: 1418 mb
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Rating: 4.4
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Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Stevie Wonder. 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.

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)

Hot on its heels comes the torrid fusion jam "Contusion," a big, brassy hit tribute to the recently departed Duke Ellington in "Sir Duke," and (another hit, this one a Grammy winner as well) the bumping poem to his childhood, "I Wish.

Songs In The Key Of Life. Contusion (Album Version). UMG (от лица компании "Motown"); CMRRA, EMI Music Publishing, LatinAutor - SonyATV, LatinAutor, ASCAP, UMPI, SOLAR Music Rights Management, UBEM" и другие авторские общества (7). Композиция.

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).

A prominent figure in popular music during the latter half of the 20th century, Wonder has recorded more than thirty top ten hits, won 22 Grammy Awards, plus one for lifetime achievement, won an Academy Award for Best Song and been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters halls of fame

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.

Wonder’s message songs have always been a bit heavy-handed, but Black Man, at 8:29 the album’s longest track, is one of his most effective. Stevie underlines this dismal writing with his rambling liner notes. Songs in the Key of Life, he writes, is only a conglomerate of thoughts in my subconscious that my Maker decided to give me the strength, the love+love-hate love energy making it possible for me to bring to my conscious an idea. Yet even the most preposterous lyrics are salvaged by Wonder’s melodies and sure, sharp production sense.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1-01 Love's In Need Of Love Today
1-02 Have A Talk With God
1-03 Village Ghetto Land
1-04 Contusion
1-05 Sir Duke
1-06 I Wish
1-07 Knocks Me Off My Feet
1-08 Pastime Paradise
Percussion – Bobbye Hall
1-09 Summer Soft
1-10 Ordinary Pain
Vocals – Deniece Williams, Minnie Riperton, Syreeta
2-01 Isn't She Lovely
2-02 Joy Inside My Tears
2-03 Black Man
2-04 Ngiculela - Es Una Historia (I Am Singing)
2-05 If It's Magic
2-06 As
Keyboards – Herbie Hancock
2-07 Another Star
Flute – Bobbi HumphreyGuitar – George Benson
2-08 Saturn
2-09 Ebony Eyes
2-10 All Day Sucker
2-11 Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)

Notes

Originally released in 1976.

Tracks CD2-08 to CD2-11 are extra tracks.

Guest artists: Eddie "Bongo" Brown- Collinga. Mike Sembello, Ben Bridges, Dean Parks, Peter "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow, W.G. "Snuffy" Walden- Guitar. Raymond Pounds- Drums. Nathan Watts- Bass, vocals. Gregory Phillinganes- Keyboards. Michael Gray, Josie James, Shirley Brewer, Artece May, Rene Hardaway, West Angeles Church Of God Choir, Hare Krishnas, Mary Lee Whitney, Terry Hendricks, Sundray Tucker, Charity McCrary, Madelaine "Gypsy" Jones, Colleen Carleton, Carol Cole, Nelson Hayes, Dave Henson, Artece May, Edna Orso, Tucker, Josette Valentino, Susaye Green, Marietta Waters, John Fischbach, Amale Matthews, Carolyn Dennis- Vocals. Hank Redd, Trevor Lawrence, Jim Horn- Saxophone. Raymond Maldonado- Trumpet, percussion. Steve Madaio- Trumpet. Nathan Alford Jr.- Percussion. Ronnie Foster- Organ. Nastee Latimer- Percussion. George Bohanon, Glen Ferris- Trombone. Dorothy Ashby- Harp. Carmello Hungria Garcia- Timbales

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T13-340C2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP, Wad + 7", EP + Album) Tamla T13-340C2 US 1976
530 034-2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, Thi) Motown 530 034-2 Europe Unknown
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

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 Love's In Need Of Love Today
Percussion [Collinga] – Eddie "Bongo" Brown
7:06
1-2 Have A Talk With God
Written-By – Calvin Hardaway, Stevie Wonder
2:43
1-3 Village Ghetto Land
Written-By – Shatema Byrd, Stevie Wonder
3:25
1-4 Contusion
Backing Vocals – Artece May, Josie James, Michael Gray , Shirley BrewerFeaturing – Wonderlove
3:46
1-5 Sir Duke
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
3:52
1-6 I Wish
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – Renee HardawayTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
4:13
1-7 Knocks Me Off My Feet 3:37
1-8 Pastime Paradise
Percussion – Bobbye Hall, Raymond Maldonado*
3:28
1-9 Summer Soft
Organ – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Nastee Latimer*
4:14
1-10 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
6:16
1-11 Saturn 4:54
1-12 Ebony Eyes
Saxophone – Jim HornSteel Guitar – Sneaky Pete Kleinow
4:10
2-1 Isn't She Lovely 6:34
2-2 Joy Inside My Tears
Backing Vocals – Susaye Green*
6:40
2-3 Black Man
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Hank ReddTrombone – George Bohanon, Glen Ferris*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
8:28
2-4 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
3:49
2-5 If It's Magic
Harp – Dorothy Ashby
3:12
2-6 As
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee WhitneyDrums – Greg BrownGuitar – Dean ParksKeyboards – Herbie Hancock
7:09
2-7 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
8:09
2-8 All Day Sucker
Backing Vocals – Carolyn DennisLead Guitar – WG "Snuffy" Walden
5:05
2-9 Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call) 3:55

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Manufactured For – BMG Direct – D202104
  • Manufactured For – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D202104
  • Licensed To – BMG Direct
  • Licensed To – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.

Credits

  • Arranged By, Composed By, Lead Vocals, Performer [Musician], Producer, Written-By – Stevie Wonder
  • Bass – Nathan Watts (tracks: 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-12, 2-6, 2-7, 2-9)
  • Drums – Raymond Pounds (tracks: 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-12)
  • Keyboards – Greg Phillinganes (tracks: 1-4, 1-11, 2-1, 2-2)
  • Lead Guitar – Mike Sembello* (tracks: 1-4, 1-5, 1-10, 1-11, 2-8)
  • Liner Notes [Spanish Translation] – Raymond Maldonado*
  • Liner Notes [Zulu Translation] – Thoko Mdalose Hall
  • Rhythm Guitar – Ben Bridges (tracks: 1-4, 1-5, 1-9, 1-11, 2-8)

Notes

Packaged in dual-disc jewel case. Two booklets with lyrics and musician credits, one for each disc.

This BMG Direct club version has a BMG bar code on the back tray.

BMG Direct credited on Back Cover.
BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. credited on CD Face.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 1): 374 630 340-2 D1 05% G
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI 0352
  • Other (Disc 1: Inner ring stamp, Variant 1): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 1): 374 630 340 2D2 [email protected] G
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI 0380
  • Other (Disc 2: Inner ring stamp, Variant 1): MADE IN USA BY UML
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 2): 374 630 340-2 D1 05% BO
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): IFPI 0345
  • Other (Disc 1: Inner ring stamp, Variant 2): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 2): 374 630 340 2D2 [email protected] BK
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI 0315
  • Other (Disc 2: Inner ring stamp, Variant 2): MADE IN USA BY PMDC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T13-340C2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP, Wad + 7", EP + Album) Tamla T13-340C2 US 1976
530 034-2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, Thi) Motown 530 034-2 Europe Unknown
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

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Love's In Need Of Love Today
Percussion – Eddie "Bongo" Brown
7:05
A2 Have A Talk With God
Written-By – C. Hardaway*
2:42
A3 Village Ghetto Land
Written-By – S. Byrd*
3:25
A4 Contusion
Backing Vocals – Artece May, Josie James, Michael Gray , Shirley BrewerFeaturing – WonderloveLead Guitar – Mike Sembello*
3:45
A5 Sir Duke
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBass – Nathan WattsDrums – Raymond PoundsLead Guitar – Mike Sembello*Rhythm Guitar – Ben BridgesTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
3:52
B1 I Wish
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – Renee HardawayBass – Nathan WattsDrums – Raymond PoundsTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
4:12
B2 Knocks Me Off My Feet 3:35
B3 Pastime Paradise
Backing Vocals – Hare Krishna, West Angeles Church Of God ChoirPercussion – Bobbye Hall, Raymond Maldonado*
3:20
B4 Summer Soft
Organ – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Nastee Latimer*Rhythm Guitar – Ben Bridges
4:16
B5 Ordinary Pain
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – Charity McCrary, Deniece Williams, Linda McCrary, Linda Lawrence*, Madelaine 'Gypsy' Jones, Mary Lee Whitney, Minnie Riperton, Sundray Tucker, Syreeta Wright, Terry HendricksLead Guitar – Mike Sembello*Vocals – Shirley Brewer
6:22
C1 Isn't She Lovely
Handclaps – Artece May, Brenda Barrett, Carole Cole, Colleen Carleton, Dave Henson*, Edna Orso, Josette Valentino, Nelson Hayes, Shirley Brewer, Tucker*Keyboards – Gregory Phillinganes*
6:33
C2 Joy Inside My Tears
Backing Vocals – Susaye Green*Keyboards – Gregory Phillinganes*
6:29
C3 Black Man
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddTenor Saxophone – Hank ReddTrombone – George Bohanon, Glen Ferris*Trumpet – Steve MadaioWritten-By – Byrd*
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
Harmonica – Stevie WonderHarp – Dorothy Ashby
3:11
D3 As
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee WhitneyBass – Nathan WattsDrums – Greg BrownGuitar – Dean ParksHandclaps – Dave Henson*, Herbie Hancock, Josette Valentino, Nathan Watts, Stevie Wonder, Yolanda SimmonsKeyboards – Herbie Hancock
7:07
D4 Another Star
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – George Benson, Josie James, Steve Wonder*Bass – Nathan WattsFlute – 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
Keyboards – Gregory Phillinganes*Lead Guitar – Mike Sembello*Rhythm Guitar – Ben BridgesWritten-By – Mike Sembello*
4:54
E2 Ebony Eyes
Bass – Nathan WattsSaxophone – Jim HornSteel Guitar – Peter "Sneaky Pete" Kleinow*
4:10
F1 All Day Sucker
Backing Vocals – Carolyn DennisLead Guitar – WG "Snuffy" WaldenRhythm Guitar – Ben Bridges, Mike Sembello*
5:06
F2 Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)
Bass – Nathan Watts
3:58

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Record Company – Motown Record Corporation
  • Engineered At – Crystal Sound
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Black Bull Music, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Crystal Sound
  • Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.

Credits

  • Arranged By – Stevie Wonder
  • Art Direction – Motown Graphics Department
  • Bass – Nathan Watts (tracks: A4 to B1, D3, D4, E2, F2)
  • Composed By – Stevie Wonder
  • Drums – Raymond Pounds (tracks: A4 to B1)
  • Engineer – Gary Olazabal, John Fischbach
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Cris Morris*, Dave Henson*, Howie Lindeman, Rick Smith , Steve Smith
  • Illustration – Tony Warren
  • Keyboards – Greg Phillinganes (tracks: A4, C1, C2, E1)
  • Lead Guitar – Mike Sembello* (tracks: A4, A5, B5, E1, F1)
  • Liner Notes [Spanish Translation] – Raymond Maldonado*
  • Liner Notes [Zulu Translation] – Thoko Mdalose Hall
  • Mastered By – Andrew Berliner, Jeff Sanders
  • Producer – Stevie Wonder
  • Rhythm Guitar – Ben Bridges (tracks: A4, A5, B4, E1, F1)
  • Written-By – Stevie Wonder

Notes

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 (Cat # EP): T 340EP
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix S1): T13340 C2 2645 SEBF 06 E XTAL FB (circled) MR (delta) 21344
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix S2): T13340 C2 2646 ET3F 06 E XTAL FB (circled) MR (delta) 21344-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix S3): T13340 C2 2647 SEBF 06-6 G XTAL FB (circled) MR (delta) 21345
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix S4): T13340 C2 2648 SEBF 06-G E XTAL FB (circled) MR (delta) 21345-X

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
T13-340C2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xLP, Wad + 7", EP + Album) Tamla T13-340C2 US 1976
530 034-2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, Thi) Motown 530 034-2 Europe Unknown
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