Stevie Wonder to play Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety in the UK

Stevie Wonder will be hitting Hyde Park on 10 July.
Stevie Wonder will be hitting Hyde Park on 10 July. (Image credit: Kobby Dagan/Corbis)

There's currently a trend for bands and solo artists playing albums from their back catalogue in their entirety, but when it's announced that a reformed Britpop outfit are going to be running through their long-forgotten debut LP (AKA the only one anyone can remember) then we struggle to get excited.

Stevie Wonder playing the whole of Songs In The Key Of Life, though, is a different matter. Regularly voted one of the greatest albums of all time, SITKOL (as Alan Partridge might call it) was released in 1976 as a double LP and spawned such classic Wonder songs as Sir Duke, I Wish, Pastime Paradise, Isn't She Lovely and As.

The performance will take place on 10 July in Hyde Park, and is one of several scheduled Barclaycard presents British Summer Time shows. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 18 March at 9am.

You can read our track-by-track guide to Songs In The Key Of Life here.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.