Essential Plus (w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2005)

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Label Sony
SKU 64006358
UPC 827969648827
UPC 14 00827969648827
Format CD
Release Date 9/27/2005
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Author Wind & Fire Earth
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Compilation Appearance Soul Hits Of 70s
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Compilation Appearance X2
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Compilation Appearance Romancing The 60S
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:70s Soul
Compilation Appearance Power Of Soul:tribute To Jimi Hendrix
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Compilation Appearance AUTHENTIC [Vinyl Record]
Compilation Appearance Babel
Compilation Appearance Rock Classic Of 70'S
Compilation Appearance Authentic
Technical Info
CatalogID 96488
Lable Name Legacy
Released 09/27/2005
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 152m : 26s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969648827
Album Notes and Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire: Maurice White (vocals, kalimba, timbales, drums); Verdine White (vocals, bass, percussion); Philip Bailey (vocals, congas, percussion); Larry Dunn (piano, organ, synthesizer, programming).
Additional personnel includes: Ken Yerke, Harris Goldman (violin); Rollice Dale (viola); Dennis Karmazyn Harry Schultz (cello); Fred Jackson Jr., Herman Riley, Jerome Richardson (saxophone); Tommy Johnson (tuba); Harvey Mason, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Beloyd Taylor (background vocals).
Producers: Maurice White, Joe Wissert, Charles Stepney, Al McKay.
Compilation producers: Leo Sacks, Maurice White.
Recorded between 1973 & 1983. Includes liner notes by Leo Sacks, Virginia Prescott, and William C, Rhoden.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
"These songs are as close as we came to perfection," says group founder and leader Maurice White in the liner notes to THE ESSENTIAL EARTH, WIND & FIRE. Given the quality of the music in this double-disc package, it's hard to argue. Remarkable for both its commercial success and its inventive hybrid of funk, soul, jazz, and African folk music (White's kalimba is featured as a solo instrument on "Evil," for example), Earth, Wind & Fire are deservedly regarded as one of the finest ensembles of the 1970s.
A thorough retrospective of the band's evolution and multiple stylistic directions (often achieved within one song), ESSENTIAL spans from the early, earthy funk of "Mighty Mighty" to the disco-flavored "Boogie Wonderland" (with the Emotions). In between are all of the group's smash hits--the infectious "Shining Star," the feel-good "Sing a Song," their jazzy interpretation of Lennon/McCartney's "Got to Get You Into My Life," and the early '80s dance-floor favorite "Let's Groove," to name a few. Throughout, complex horn parts, rich vocal harmonies, and the formidable chops of the band's instrumentalists dazzle on ballads, heady improvisations, and funk workouts alike. This is the definitive compilation of one soul's mightiest groups.
Professional Reviews
Q (1/03, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...There's still loads to savour..."
Disc 1
1 Mighty Mighty,September
2 Evil,Serpentine Fire
3 Devotion,Fantasy
4 Keep Your Head To The Sky,I'll Write A Song For You
5 Kalimba Story,Drum Song
6 Shining Star,In The Stone
7 That's The Way Of The World,Can't Let Go
8 Yearnin' Learnin',After The Love Has Gone
9 All About Love,Wait
10 Reasons,You And I
11 Sing A Song,Let Me Talk
12 Can't Hide Love,And Love Goes On
13 Getaway,You
14 Saturday Nite,Let's Groove
15 Ponta De Areia (Brazilian Rhyme) / Be Ever Wonderful ,Fall In Love With Me
16 Open Our Eyes,Side By Side
17 Got To Get You Into My Life,Boogie Wonderland
Disc 2
1 Mighty Mighty,September
2 Evil,Serpentine Fire
3 Devotion,Fantasy
4 Keep Your Head To The Sky,I'll Write A Song For You
5 Kalimba Story,Drum Song
6 Shining Star,In The Stone
7 That's The Way Of The World,Can't Let Go
8 Yearnin' Learnin',After The Love Has Gone
9 All About Love,Wait
10 Reasons,You And I
11 Sing A Song,Let Me Talk
12 Can't Hide Love,And Love Goes On
13 Getaway,You
14 Saturday Nite,Let's Groove
15 Ponta De Areia (Brazilian Rhyme) / Be Ever Wonderful ,Fall In Love With Me
16 Open Our Eyes,Side By Side
17 Got To Get You Into My Life,Boogie Wonderland
Product Attributes
Artist Earth,Wind & Fire
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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