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Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder

Released: 28 September 1976


Recorded: 1974–76: Crystal Sound, Hollywood; Record Plant Los Angeles; Record Plant Sausalito; The Hit Factory, New York City

Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Avant-pop

Length: 104:49

Label: Tamla

Producer: Stevie Wonder

Songs in the Key of Life is the eighteenth album by American recording artist Stevie Wonder, released on September 28, 1976, by Motown 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.

An ambitious double LP with a four-song bonus EP, Songs in the Key of Life became among the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of Wonder’s career. In 2005, it was ranked number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In the same year it was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which called it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Singles released from the Album:

I Wish” Released in December 1976

Sir Duke” Released in March 1977

Another Star” Released in August 1977

As” Released in October 1977