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Songs in the Key of Life

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Description: 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. That Songs retains an enormous amount of visionary relevance, though, is demonstrated not only in Coolio's borrowing of "Pastime Paradise" as a template for "Gangsta's Paradise," but in the cold-as-ice synthesized string quartet of "Village Ghetto Land." This is Stevie, so naturally that cut's anger is balanced by the ultra-buoyant "I Wish," "Sir Duke," ... (more)
Manufacturer: Motown
Release date: 27 September 1976
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0601215735727 UPC: 601215735727
Tags: 1976 (3), Rock (1), Soul (1), R&B (1), Funk (1), 1970s (1), Stevie Wonder (1), 08 (1), Double Album (1), (int) (1), *saipal (1), 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (1)
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Best Albums of the 1970s (200 music items)

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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"Wonder at his most expansive, expressive and elegant. There’s a lot of music here, but you’re still left wanting more of his soul, his politics and his magic. Can you ignore “Isn’t She Lovely”? Try, for your own benefit. Standout track: “Love’s in Need of Love Today”"


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Favorite Songs of All Time: 1976-1977 (87 music items)

""Isn't She Lovely" Runner up: "Sir Duke""