VALENTINES DAY AND THE PERFECT LOVE SONG


"As today I know I'm living but tomorrow

Could make me the past but that I mustn't fear

For I'll know deep in my mind

The love of me I've left behind

Cause I'll be loving you always"

Stevie Wonder and the studio version of "As". Just perfect for valentines day.

Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' is by far the best album in my collection and 'As' is for me, the very best song on the album. It has the perfect mix of soul, jazz, latin and gospel all rolled up in the most beautiful love song I've ever heard.

"As" The full length version from "Songs in the Key of Life".

Stevie Wonder - Singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the last 50 years. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11 and continues to perform and record for Motown. He has been blind since shortly after birth.

Stevie has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists. He is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Stevie was a recipient of a 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama said Wonder was a musical prodigy whose warmth and humanity can be heard in every note of his music. "For more than 50 years, Stevie has channelled his inner visions into messages of hope, healing and becoming one of the most influential musicians in American history," he said. "A musical prodigy. An electrifying voice."

Songs in the Key of Life - was Stevie's 18th Album, released on September 28, 1976. It was the culmination of his “classic period” albums. An ambitious double LP with a four-song bonus EP, Songs in the Key of Life became among the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of his career. In 2005, it was ranked number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and it was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which called it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

"As" - The song says that the love felt will never diminish - singing over and over that the love will last until the physically impossible becomes true. The impossible feats include: rainbows burning the stars out in the sky, oceans covering the tops of every mountain, dolphins flying, and parrots living at sea, dreaming of life and life becoming a dream, day becoming night and vice versa, trees and the seas flying away, 8×8×8 equaling 4, this day becoming the last day, the Earth turning right to left, the Earth denying itself, Mother Nature saying her work is through, and "until the day that you are me and I am you".

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Clive Hart