Stevie Wonder ‎– Songs In The Key Of Life

Tamla ‎– T13-340C2
2 × Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
All Media, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Love's In Need Of Love Today
Percussion [Collinga] – Eddie "Bongo" Brown
A2 Have A Talk With God
Written-By – Calvin Hardaway, Stevie Wonder
A3 Village Ghetto Land
Written-By – Byrd*, Stevie Wonder
A4 Contusion
Backing Vocals – Artece May, Josie James, Michael Gray (2), Shirley BrewerFeaturing – Wonderlove
A5 Sir Duke
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
B1 I Wish
Alto Saxophone – Hank ReddBacking Vocals – Renee HardawayTenor Saxophone – Trevor LawrenceTrumpet – Raymond Maldonado*, Steve Madaio
B2 Knocks Me Off My Feet 3:35
B3 Pastime Paradise
Percussion – Bobbye Hall, Raymond Maldonado*
B4 Summer Soft
Organ – Ronnie FosterPercussion – Nastee Latimer*
B5 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
C1 Isn't She Lovely 6:33
C2 Joy Inside My Tears
Backing Vocals – Susaye Green*
C3 Black Man
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Hank ReddTrombone – George Bohanon, Glen Ferris*Trumpet – Steve Madaio
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
D2 If It's Magic
Harp – Dorothy Ashby
D3 As
Backing Vocals – Mary Lee WhitneyDrums – Greg BrownGuitar – Dean ParksKeyboards – Herbie Hancock
D4 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
A Something's Extra Bonus Record
E1 Saturn 4:54
E2 Ebony Eyes
Saxophone – Jim HornSteel Guitar – Sneaky Pete Kleinow
F1 All Day Sucker
Backing Vocals – Carolyn DennisLead Guitar – WG "Snuffy" Walden
F2 Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call) 3:58

Companies, etc.



Label and pressing variation. Pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute per 'T1' in runouts.

LPs are auto-coupled, record one contains sides one and four, record two contains sides two and three.

From front cover:
Collector's Album Includes Two Records A Something's Extra Bonus Record 24-Page Lyric Booklet.

From rear cover:
℗ 1976 Motown Record Corporation
© 1976 Motown Record Corporation
Hollywood, California 90028. All rights reserved.
Trademark Motown Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): 2645-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): 2646-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side C): 2647-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side D): 2648-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side E): 2649-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side F): 2650-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched Variant 1): T13-340C2-2645-S-16A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched Variant 1): T13-340C2-2646-S-16H JS XTAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etched Variant 1): T13-340C2-2647-S-16A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched Variant 1): T1 T13340C2 26485 10BEBF-1-B XTAL AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched Variant 2): T13-340C2-2645-S-16A da
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched Variant 2): T 1 T13340 C2 2646S 10B-1-EBF XTAL AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etched Variant 2): T13-340C2-2647-S-16A da
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched Variant 2): T 1 T13340C2 2648S 10A-1-AEBF XTAL AB
  • Other (Cat # EP): T 340EP
  • Matrix / Runout ((7") Side A Runout Etched): #14 T13340 EP 2649S 06-A̶C Δ100706 JS-7-XTAL PE
  • Matrix / Runout ((7") Side B Runout Etched): T-340-EP-B up T13340 EP2650S 06-D #14 Δ100706-X JS-4-XTAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched Variant 3): T1 T13-340C2-2645-S-10H-13 JS-XTAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched Variant 3): T13340-C2-2646-S-1A JS-2-XTAL X5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etched Variant 3): T13-340-C2-2647-S-16A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched Variant 3): T13-340C2-2648-S-16I JS-XTAL

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UICY-78304/5 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xCD, Album, RE) Motown UICY-78304/5 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
2-48.001/2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xLP, Album, Gat) Motown 2-48.001/2 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
3746303402 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xCD, Album, RE) Motown 3746303402 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
TMV 3704 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xLP, Album) Tamla TMV 3704 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
2144 Stevie Wonder Vol. 2(Cass, Unofficial) RC 2144 Poland Unknown Sell This Version


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August 20, 2018
edited 3 months ago
For the life of me, I cannot find which version I have. Runouts...

Side One T13340 C2 2645S EBF 06-C TH XTAL AB Δ21344
Side Four T1 T13340 C2 2648S 10BEBF-1-B XTAL AB
Side Two T1 T13340 CR2 2646S 10A-1-EBF XTAL AB
Side Three T1 T13340 C2 2647S 10A-1-EBF XTAL AB

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Don't want to make a new entry. If anyone knows which version I have...I would be grateful.


March 24, 2018
The bonus record, was sold separately? 'Cause i have the vinyl version, where they talk about the record and the songs but they doesn't are there


May 28, 2017
The Side 1&4 / Side 2&3 thing is for easy stacking of the records. It's pretty common among double albums of that era. You put Side 2 on top of Side 1, those sides automatically play one after the other, then you flip the stack and listen to Sides 3 and 4 in succession.


November 19, 2016
Does anyone know why the 2LP is pressed sides one and four on one disc, two and three on the other? Marvin's Here, My Dear is the same.


August 16, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Probably the best album in the history of popular music !
This classic masterpiece reminds me of the Bible. You may not touch it often, maybe not even once in years, but it's always good to know it's there.
Often i think of a certain melody, phrase or song, that i want to hear again, that sparks the intention to look for the album and put it on my turnatble.I always end up playing the whole album (although the 7" got lost somehow) at least once , if not more than twice...
Whenever i listened to 'Songs In The Key Of Life' during the past 5 years, since i got this very album from a flea-market, there's always another song that's my favorite. It used to be 'Pastime Paradise' (long before Coolio changed it to "Gangsta's Paradise") . Today it seems to be "JOY INSIDE MY TEARS" once again = touching, perfect, complete. What a wonderful melody, up-building and ever increasing with this typical Stevie Wonder lyrics, that often leaves just a tiny light of hope. But i only heard LP 2 (Side 2+3) as yet! Sides 1+4 are on LP 1 (old-school style for the automatic record-changers). There are more than half a dozen of great songs on LP 1 as well.'Love's In Need Of Love Today','Have A Talk With God', Sir Duke' (Side 1) 'Isn't She Lovely' and 'As' (Side 4) are among my ever changing favourites.