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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Songs in the Key of Life

I picked up Songs in the Key of Life in Ballater's only charity shop.
What's that you ask? You are only just getting to picking up this masterpiece?
Surely it has been on the shelves before now?

Of course it has silly. I was merely replacing the older version which was one of those old double CD jibjobs which is about an inch thick.Given that space is always at a premium, despite a recent investment in some new CD towers, it seemed like a good idea. Plus it is always good to give a charity shop custom particularly when they let me have a look at the CDs in the back shop. Sadly I had the few good ones and nothing else caught my fancy.

From 1976 on the Tamla (Motown) label it is part of Stevie Wonder's 70s holy trinity alongside Talking Book and Innervisions.Fulfillingness' First Finale  is another album from that period that often gets a mention but is not one that I am familiar with.I probably ought to be.

I would put it third after Innervisions first and Talking Book second. It's still a classic though and just the thing for a Sunday morning.

Stevie Wonder - Village Ghetto Land

Stevie Wonder - I Wish

We are away (again!) so a reduced service for a few days


  1. Almost Stevie's masterpiece if not for 'Talking Book' and 'Innervisions'. Blimey, he was good back then!

  2. Away again? You might as well chuck your job, you're never there

    1. That would be nice.
      In the meantime I'll content myself with going through the motions

  3. 'Fulfillingness' First Finale' was none too shabby either Rickety Rackety.

  4. Innervisions is definitely the cream of the crop.

  5. Every album mentioned on this page is a must have... period.