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Stevie WonderSongs In The Key Of Life

Label:Tamla – T13-340C2
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Terre Haute Pressing
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
All Media, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Tracklist

A1Love's In Need Of Love Today
Percussion [Collinga]Eddie "Bongo" Brown
7:05
A2Have A Talk With God2:42
A3Village Ghetto Land
Written-ByByrd*, Stevie Wonder
3:25
A4Contusion3:45
A5Sir Duke
Alto SaxophoneHank Redd
Tenor SaxophoneTrevor Lawrence
3:52
B1I Wish
Alto SaxophoneHank Redd
Backing VocalsRenee Hardaway
Tenor SaxophoneTrevor Lawrence
4:12
B2Knocks Me Off My Feet3:35
B3Pastime Paradise3:20
B4Summer Soft
OrganRonnie Foster
PercussionNastee Latimer*
4:16
B5Ordinary Pain6:22
C1Isn't She Lovely6:33
C2Joy Inside My Tears
Backing VocalsSusaye Green*
6:29
C3Black Man
Alto Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneHank Redd
TrumpetSteve Madaio
8:29
D1Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing3:48
D2If It's Magic
HarpDorothy Ashby
3:11
D3As
Backing VocalsMary Lee Whitney
DrumsGreg Brown
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsHerbie Hancock
7:07
D4Another Star
Alto SaxophoneHank Redd
Backing VocalsGeorge Benson, Josie James
FluteBobbi Humphrey
GuitarGeorge Benson
PercussionNathan Alford, Jr.
Tenor SaxophoneTrevor Lawrence
8:19
A Something's Extra Bonus Record
E1Saturn4:54
E2Ebony Eyes
SaxophoneJim Horn
Steel GuitarSneaky Pete Kleinow
4:10
F1All Day Sucker
Backing VocalsCarolyn Dennis
Lead GuitarWG "Snuffy" Walden
5:06
F2Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)3:58
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Notes

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
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Variant 4): T13-340C2-2645-S-16A da
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Variant 4): T13-340C2-2646-16H JS XTAL
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side Variant 4): T13-340C2-2647-S-16H JS XTAL
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side Variant 4): T13-C4032-2648-S-16A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched Variant 4): T13340 C2 2645S EBF 06K XTAL AB Δ 21344 HK SE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched Variant 4 ("11" in circle)): T13340 C2 2646S EBF 06K 11 XTAL AB #13 Δ 21344-1 HK SE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etched Variant 4 ("11" in circle)): T13340 C2 26475 EBF #13 06K 11XTAL AB Δ 21345 HK SE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched Variant 4 ("9" in circle)): T13340 C2 2648S EBF 06I 9 XTAL #13 AB Δ 21345-X HK SE
  • Matrix / Runout ((7") Side A Runout Etched Variant 2): T13340 EP 2649 06-A Δ 100679 #14 (4) JS•5•XTAL PE
  • Matrix / Runout ((7") Side B Runout Etched Variant 2): #14 T13340 EP 26505 06-D Δ 100706-X JS•2•XTAL PE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched Variant 5 ("10" in circle)): T-13340 C2 2645S EBF C6J 10 XTAL #13 AB Δ 21344 HK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched Variant 5 ("10" in circle)): T-13340 C2 2646S EBF 06K XTAL 10 AB #13 Δ 21344-X HK SE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etched Variant 5 ("12" in circle)): T-13340 C2 26475 EBF #13 06K 12 XTAL AB HK SE Δ 21345
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched Variant 5 ("11" in circle)): T 13340 C2 2648S EBF #13 06K 11 XTAL AB Δ 21345-X HK SE
  • Matrix / Runout ((7") Side A Runout Etched Variant 3): T 13340 EP 2649S 06-C Δ 100706 JS•7•XTAL PE
  • Matrix / Runout ((7") Side B Runout Etched Variant 3): T 13340 EP 2650 06-A Δ 100679-X #14 °(2) JS-7-XTAL PE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched Variant 6): T 1 T13340 C2 26455 10B.1-EBF XTAL FB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched Variant 6): T 1 T13340 C2 26465 10B-1-EBF XTAL FB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etched Variant 6): T13-340C2-2647-S-16A da
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched Variant 6): T13-340C2-2648-S-16A
  • Matrix / Runout (7") Side A Runout Etched Variant 4): #14 T13340 EP 2649S 06-BD Δ100706 JS-7-XTAL PE
  • Matrix / Runout (7") Side B Runout Etched Variant 4): T13340 EP 2650S 06-ΔC Δ 100106-X JS,1-XTAL PE

Other Versions (5 of 245)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Songs In The Key Of Life (2×LP, Album, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP)Motown, Motown2 C168-97900/1, 2C 168-97900/1France1976
Songs In The Key Of Life (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Yellow, Gatefold, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Stereo, Yellow)Motown5C 158-97900/1Netherlands1976
Songs In The Key Of Life (2×LP, Gatefold, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, All Media, Album)Motown, MotownTMSP 6002, 0C 158-98 261-3UK1976
Songs In The Key Of Life (2×LP, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, All Media, Album)TamlaT13-340C2US1976
Songs In The Key Of Life (2×LP, Album, 7")MotownSTAMB-689Mexico1976

Reviews

kev.one's profile picture
kev.one
I'm looking for just the 7" EP at least VG+ if anyone has one to sell!
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ITz_DJ_TJ
Edited 3 years 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

Tamla labels

Don't want to make a new entry. If anyone knows which version I have...I would be grateful.
maisiei's profile picture
maisiei
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
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illmanic
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.
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pocket.calculator
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.
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jussumen
Edited 17 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.