//Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Songs in the Key of Life, like some big Hollywood studio blockbuster, comes to us already weighted down with words, stabbed with exclamation points and wrapped — or is it shrouded? — in great expectations. Two years in the making, the album’s imminent release was announced several times, and each time it was withdrawn to be haggled over, reworked, expanded and gossiped about until its release at the end of September.
It’s nothing if not ambitious: two records plus a four-cut “bonus” EP disc — 21 songs in all — complete with lyric booklet and embarrassingly detailed notes thanking everyone from his mother and father to rack jobbers and stewardesses. The excessive gratitude (including an alphabetical list of over 150 names, from Abdul Jabbar to Frank Zappa) stands in contrast to the production credits, which are typically spare. This is another personal tour de force: Wonder produced, arranged, wrote and composed everything here; he sings all leads and most of the backing tracks as well; and, though a number of stars make cameo appearances, the majority of the cuts list at most four or five other musicians besides Wonder and many list only him. Wonder confronts us virtually single-handedly, grasps our expectations and wrestles them to the ground. I give him four out of five falls gratefully, happily; were it not for his lyrics he might have won them all.

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

“Superstition”

Very superstitious, writings on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain’t the way

Very superstitious, wash your face and hands,
Rid me of the problem, do all that you can,
Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin’ strong,
You don’t wanna save me, sad is my song

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain’t the way, yeh, yeh

Very superstitious, nothin’ more to say,
Very superstitious, the devil’s on his way,
Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin’ glass,
Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand,
Then you suffer, Superstition ain’t the way, no, no, no

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band hire

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

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Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand

Then you suffer

Superstition ain’t the way, no, no, no

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