Songs In The Key Of Life [VINYL]
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Songs in the Key of Life” was like the beginning of another kind of place. Its title came from a dream I had where I was asking, “How many songs are there in the key of life?” Then it became the challenge of starting again and doing it a different way. Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched Variant 8): T13-340C2-2648S EBF 06-F MR (circled - stamped) Δ214345-X (6)
Songs in the Key of Life was released as a double LP with a four-song bonus EP. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart, becoming only the third album to achieve that feat, and the first by an American artist.  Both the lead single " I Wish" and follow-up single " Sir Duke" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The album spent thirteen consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the album with the most weeks at number one during the year, and was the second best-selling album of 1977 in the US. In 2005, the album was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), indicating sales of 5 million units for a double album. Matrix / Runout ((7") Side A Runout Etched Variant 5): T-340-EP-A up T13340 EP 2649 06 -A Δ 100679 #08 (2) JS-7-XTAL a b Hanson, Natalie. "On This Day: "Songs in the Key of Life" a milestone for Stevie Wonder, soul music". The Orion . Retrieved 17 June 2022.Grow, Kory (January 15, 2015). "Stevie Wonder Adds More 'Songs in the Key of Life' Tour Dates". Rolling Stone . Retrieved February 10, 2015. It went on for two years almost every day, many hours and huge amounts of material. I guess it was really his most prolific time — he did more songs in those two years I think than he had done before. Something like 200 songs. […] Some would be sketched out, some were more finished than others and we just kept working until he had what he wanted. The last song we cut was ‘I Wish’ and that’s what he was waiting for. When that was done we knew that was at least the end of recording. Then began the very long and intricate mixing process.
a b "Songs in the Key of Life". Rolling Stone Magazine. Archived from the original on February 7, 2006. Fred Pessaro (2016). Phil Anselmo on Superjoint, Trump and Making Things Right, CLRVYNT.com, accessed 21 December 2017I'll give it three ½ stars, because there are in fact great songs which match the perfection of his earlier work; songs which are perfectly executed and their own best cover versions, so to speak: Pasttime Paradise, I Wish, Summer Soft, As, Ngiculela - these songs would have made a wonderful single album. American album certifications – Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life". Recording Industry Association of America. So despite a shaky middle, yet another Stevie classic and owing to the greatness of so much of its music over its 85 minutes, only Innervisions can top this. Could Stevie continue this amazing and unbeatable streak?