Stevie Wonder Show Review

Stevie Wonder

Performs Songs in the Key of Life Live

November 14th, 2014

United Center, Chicago, IL

Stevie Wonder, Madison Square Garden, November 6th, 2014

There are few albums more ambitious than Stevie Wonder’s 1976 double-album Songs in the Key of Life. It’s as ambitious and ornate as Sgt. Pepper’s and as diverse and wide-ranging as the White Album.  It’s exploration of life in the inner city and a divided, violent country and his idealist call for love to heal all divides transcends the period and is still relevant 38 years later. I saw Stevie Wonder perform this classic album and a sampling of his hits in a 3-hour set to remember.
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Top Ten Thursday: Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

In the theme of Wes’ M83 review (which is itself a double LP), we decided to list the Top Ten double LP’s this week. You may notice the lack of modern albums on this list; and well, we just had to mostly cater to the classics for once. I must say that choosing this list contained much spirited debate, particularly on who ended up number one. The decision for number one consisted of 3 distinct choices, and then much lobbying and back-stabbing, until the final decision was reached. Todd was particularly awful, and if Eagle Eye Cherry had a double album, he would assuredly have gotten “eagle-eyed” again like last week. On to the list.

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