Music Is My Life

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Music Is My Life
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 1972
Recorded1971–72
GenreSoul, rock
Length45.04
LabelA&M
ProducerBilly Preston
Billy Preston chronology
I Wrote a Simple Song
(1971)
Music Is My Life
(1972)
Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Music Is My Life is the seventh studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1972. The album contains Preston's first number 1 single,[2] "Will It Go Round in Circles", and a cover of the Beatles' song "Blackbird". It is also the first of his albums to feature his future A&M Records label-mates the Brothers Johnson. Another track, "God Loves You", was issued on a single as the B-side of "Slaughter", Preston's theme song for the 1972 film of the same name.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Billy Preston, except where noted.

Side one

  1. "We're Gonna Make It" – 3:13
  2. "One Time or Another" (Preston, Robert Sam) – 2:49
  3. "Blackbird" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:48
  4. "I Wonder Why" (Preston, George Johnson) – 5:43
  5. "Will It Go Round in Circles" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 4:28
  6. "Ain't That Nothin'" (Preston, Joe Greene, Sam) – 3:47

Side two

  1. "God Loves You" (Preston, John Schuler) – 2:50
  2. "Make the Devil Mad (Turn on to Jesus)" – 5:22
  3. "Nigger Charlie" (Preston, Greene) – 6:31
  4. "Heart Full of Sorrow" (Preston, Johnson) – 3:35
  5. "Music Is My Life" – 3:58

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Music Is My Life > Overview )))
  3. ^ Tobler, John (2011). I Wrote a Simple Song/Music Is My Life (CD booklet). Billy Preston. BGO Records. p. 6.