With a title that pays homage to one of Glenn’s heroes, Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life”, this 2003 album mixes his beloved funk with a deliberate 70s style hard rock.
As well as featuring long-time collaborator JJ Marsh on guitar, the album includes guest spots from bassist Billy Sheehan and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, as well as co-producer Jeff Kollman.
‘Higher Places (Song for Bonzo)’ is a song dedicated to Glenn’s dear friend, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
This edition includes both the European bonus track ‘Secret Life’, plus ‘Change’, a Japanese bonus track.
This album is still being considered as one of his best solo works probably only matched by 2016's release Resonate.
The second disc is a recording from his 2003 UK tour to support the album, and includes rare live versions of ‘In My Blood’, ‘Higher Places (Song for Bonzo)’, ‘Written All Over Your Face’ and ‘Wherever You Go’.
Always one to give the fans what they want, this disc also features takes on Deep Purple’s ‘Mistreated’, ‘Gettin’ Tighter’ and ‘You Keep On Moving’, plus Black Sabbath’s ‘Seventh Star’.
The third disc features tracks taken from acoustic show in Rome in 2003, which features unplugged versions of Purple’s ‘Stormbringer’, ‘Mistreated’ and ‘You Keep On Moving’, Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’, and Trapeze’s ‘Coast To Coast’.
Absolutely worth buying this version because of all these extra's.