Steve Wonder, the BBC and the World Cup Song - 2014
It seems as if the FifaWorld Cup that is opening on the 12th June 2014 has even reached the interest of Soul and Rnb legend that is Stevie Wonder.
His song called "Another Star" from the album called "Songs from the Key of Life" is to be used by the BBC ORGANISATION (London, England) as its theme song for their coverage of the Fifa 2014 World cup finals within Brazil
The song does feature an infectious Latin vibe running throughout its composition, and the BBC organisation thought it to be prefect to be used for its opening sequence for all of its World cup programming of the event.
Apparently, this is the first time that Stevie Wonder has given his approve of any of his songs for such an event.
The Fifa World cup will be hosting 32 teams playing within this football tournament which is now the World's most watch sporting event; even more than the Olympics.
The song that is to be used is called "Another Star" which comes from the album that is called "Songs from the Key of Life" which was released in 1976 by Motown Records.
The album won 4 x Grammy's including the title that is "Album of the Year". This was to be Stevie Wonders 18th Album to be released by him, and became one of his most famous albums that ever released. This double album release has on it tracks like - "Sir Duke", "I Wish,"Isn’t She Lovely", "As" and "Another Star".
Rumour has it, that prior to completing Songs in the key of life. Stevie Wonder’s contract with Motown was up and, according to label boss Berry Gordy; it took $13 million of his company’s money to make him sign a new one.
Even before that, it was noted that Stevie was seriously getting disillusioned with the Music Industry and was considering leaving the Industry all together and go and help handicapped children within Ghana. Good job he didn't because he went onto produce and released a master piece which was the "Songs of the Key of life" album.
The was to be the last of the 5 albums made by Stevie Wonder that are often considered to be his classic period of album making. These albums were all made when he was in his 20's, and all finished before he touched 30 years of age. This classic period we are on about is from 1972 to 1976. The albums in question that he released were/are:
The albums in question are:
Ian Finch, Senior Producer BBC Sport and the man behind the music says 'This song perfectly captures the feel-good, carnival atmosphere we will bring to our viewers during the World Cup this summer. It is very rare for an artist of this stature to approve the use of their music in this way, so we are thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity.' The World Cup is live across BBC TV, radio and online from 12 June to 13 July 2014. - The BBC SPORT WEBSITE - PLEASE CLICK HERE!
Track Listing for the Songs of the Keys of life (Original Album version - 1976):
- Love's In Need Of Love Today -7:05
- Have A Talk With God
- Village Ghetto Land -2:42
- Contusion -3:25
- Sir Duke -3:45
- I Wish -3:52
- Knocks Me Off My Feet -4:12
- Pastime Paradise -3:35
- Summer Soft -3:20
- Ordinary Pain -4:16
- Isn't She Lovely -6:22
- Joy Inside My Tears -6:33
- Black Man -6:29
- Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing -8:29
- If It's Magic -3:48
- As -3:11
- Another Star -7:07
- A Something's Extra Bonus Record -8:19
- Saturn -4:54
- Ebony Eyes -4:10
- All Day Sucker -4:10
- Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call) -5:06
Please click on the video below so that you hear "Another star" by Stevie Wonder released in 1976
Well that all folks for me now anyway.
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