Stevie Wonder launched his tour, where he will perform his classic album ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ in its entirety, last night at Madison Square Garden.
Normally, one of these album tours, which have become popular in the last decade, would include a playing of an album surrounded by all of the other hits of the artist but ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ is an exception to that rule. When the double-LP was released in 1976, it not only took up four album sides but also an additional seven-inch single that contained four more songs. That's a lot of music to fit into an evening and Wonder kept the show to just the album plus a closer of his hit ‘Superstition’.
It's OK, though. Songs in the Key of Life is filled with so many well known songs that it sounds like a hits concert all on its own. Singles from the album included ‘Sir Duke’, ‘I Wish’, ‘As’ and ‘Another Star’ while album cuts, such as ‘Isn't She Lovely’, ‘Love's In Need of Love Today’, ‘Pastime Paradise’ and ‘If It's Magic’, will have the audience singing along most of the evening. The full setlist is below:
Love's in Need of Love Today
Have a Talk With God
Village Ghetto Land
Knocks Me Off My Feet
Isn't She Lovely
Joy Inside My Tears
All Day Sucker
Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)
Ngiculela ' Es Una Historia ' I Am Singing
If It's Magic