Music Is My Life

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for Marcia Hines' 1978 song, see "Music Is My Life (song)"

Music Is My Life
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Studio album by Billy Preston
Released October 8, 1972
Recorded 1971–1972
Genre Soul / Rock
Length 45.04
Label A&M
Producer Billy Preston
Billy Preston chronology
I Wrote a Simple Song
(1971)I Wrote a Simple Song1971
Music Is my Life
Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
(1973)Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music1973
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Review scores
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AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Music Is My Life is the seventh studio album by Billy Preston, released in 1972. The album contains Preston's first #1 single,[2] "Will It Go Round in Circles", which would become one of his best known songs and also contains 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.

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

Side Two

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