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~Free Pdf ☨ Songs in the Key of Life ♩ Like all double albums, Songs in the Key of Life is imperfect but audacious If its titular concern life doesn t exactly allow for rigid focus, it s still a fiercely inspired collection of songs and one of the definitive soul records of the s Stevie Wonder was unable to control the springs of his creativity during that decade Upon turningin , he freed himself from the Motown contract he d been saddled with as a child performer, renegotiated the terms, and unleashed hundreds of songs to tape Over the next five years, Wonder would amass countless recordings and release his five greatest albums as prolific a golden period as there has ever been in contemporary music But Songs in the Key of Life is different from the four albums that preceded it it s an overstuffed, overjoyed, maddeningly ambitious encapsulation of all the progress Stevie Wonder had made in that short space of timeZeth Lundy s book, in keeping with the album s themes, is structured as a life cycle It s divided into the following sections Birth Innocence Adolescence Experience Adulthood Death Rebirth Within this framework, Zeth Lundy covers Stevie Wonder s excessive work habits and recording methodology, his reliance on synthesizers, the album s place in the gospel inspired progression of s R n B, and many other subjects Quick summary background info on Wonder, Motown, etc verbose contained a few interesting reflections on the creative life of an artist and music structure too much bashing of other music Even if I didn t agree with a lot of what Lundy puts forth here, it at least got me to clarify my own particular tastes and feelings about music. This is a slim volume 151 pages , part of the 33 1 3 series 333.sound.com Zeth has lots to say about Songs in the Key of Life He offers opinions about individual songs, how they fit into the Stevie Wonder world and how they fit into the whole world, both in the lyrics and the music This album was made when Stevie left Motown, with his large royalty check when he turned 21 He spent lots of time in the recording studio, writing and playing parts on electronic instruments.Zeth gives the hist This is a slim volume 151 pages , part of the 33 1 3 series 333.sound.com Zeth has lots to say about Songs in the Key of Life He offers opinions about individual songs, how they fit into the Stevie Wonder world and how they fit into the whole world, both in the lyrics and the music This album was made when Stevie left Motown, with his large royalty check when he turned 21 He spent lots of time in the recording studio, writing and playing parts on electronic instruments.Zeth gives the history of each song, from Wonder s own personal viewpoint to the instruments and electronica and singers and sidemen used on each track I found the whole thing greatly illuminating, disagreeing only with his pronouncement that no future album from Stevie Wonder could bypass this This is one of those little pocket books that s part of an inspired series by different authors In concept, smart But execution Not so much.While there is some interesting information about the making of this amazing album, the author has overwritten what should have been direct and awkwardly so.Example an asphyxiating shift in grip on his career s windpipe Another a spawn of hip shakes and dire physicality, of skin slipping and identity realignment, malleable as wind tossed hai This is one of those little pocket books that s part of an inspired series by different authors In concept, smart But execution Not so much.While there is some interesting information about the making of this amazing album, the author has overwritten what should have been direct and awkwardly so.Example an asphyxiating shift in grip on his career s windpipe Another a spawn of hip shakes and dire physicality, of skin slipping and identity realignment, malleable as wind tossed hair and defiant as the wind that tosses it I mean, COME ON What IS this For music lovers, all we need is a behind the scenes look and signposts to indicate the astute observations and intersections of creative forces You would think pseudo intellectual babble that reads like a bad college term paper would be anathema.I read all 151 of these mini pages because I love Stevie Wonder s music and I deeply respect his creativity and vision, particularly from the early 70s, so in order to learnI was willing to be forgiving Somewhat But just two pages in and I knew this would be an endurance test to glean what I needed despite the pain of reading it.Ugh Beware Some good background on the album, but doesn t sedulously eschew bombastic prolixity and or hyperverbosity It s a book about an album about life. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Lundy was moving and very engaging as a writer and he did his homework on this album as well as doing his homework on Motown and rock and roll The book made me fall evenin love with the album. I do like this book, but it does disappear up it s own wazoo occasionally Still a very interesting look into a truly amazing album A bit pretentious though. This book is a mess Perhaps because I compare it to the other in this series I ve read which met my expectations I was disappointed by how the tracks on the album weren t discussed in the order they appear Further, I absorbed this via the audio book so the author s apparent pursuit of setting a record for number of footnotes made for a very choppy read I ll settle for the Classic Albums episode to educate me on this most excellent album. Regardless of length or cosmic scope, these promises made by pop music aren t exactly hard fought imitations of life In other words, it s doubtful that the singers would do all the terrific and fantastic things they said they would in real life Does that mean pop music is disingenuous and deceptive Not really the songs are what they are, exaggerated representations of what we truly want to hear that we re loved and obsessed over by acquaintances and strangers alike We depend upon pop music Regardless of length or cosmic scope, these promises made by pop music aren t exactly hard fought imitations of life In other words, it s doubtful that the singers would do all the terrific and fantastic things they said they would in real life Does that mean pop music is disingenuous and deceptive Not really the songs are what they are, exaggerated representations of what we truly want to hear that we re loved and obsessed over by acquaintances and strangers alike We depend upon pop music to tell us these kinds of things, to feed our most insecure spots with reassurance One of the unspoken understandings we, as listeners, have with pop music is that we ll take it at its word as long as it continues to give us its word, no matter how fantastic Increased my appreciation tenfold of someone who I already considered my favorite artist of all time The scope of this album is inconparable.