WONDER,STEVIE - SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE[RMST]
Format: Compact Disc
SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE is a milestone in Stevland Morris' career and a masterwork of American popular music. Released in 1976, this double LP spent 14 of its 80 charting weeks at number one. From his sharp commentaries on American social history and pro-peace supplications to some of his most intimate professions of love, witness Stevie Wonder at a prolific point in his career, casting his music further beyond R&B, funk, and disco than ever before.
Present here are some of Stevie's greatest hits in their original context: the widely-sampled horn swirls of "Sir Duke", comical baby-noise-laced jamming of "Isn't She Lovely" and fiercely poetic declaration of "As" still shine as brightly as ever. Perhaps less well-known are tunes like, "Joy Inside My Tears", a slow, entrancing, synth-vamp on love's redemptive powers, or the fast-grooving funkout, "Black Man", a compelling salute to America's pioneers of colour. The keyboard sounds are as varied as ever, the bass as waggish as Bootsy, the arrangements a consummate preparation of melody and harmony. KEY OF LIFE is an inspired work in which Stevie marvels at life's unexpected miracles.
|1)||Love's In Need Of Love Today|
|2)||Have A Talk With God|
|3)||Village Ghetto Land|
|5)||I Am Singing|
|6)||If It's Magic|
|10)||Knocks Me Off My Feet|
|14)||Isn't She Lovely|
|15)||Joy Inside My Tears|
|18)||Ngiculela Es Una Historia