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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This 14-cut ballads collection from Legacy is culled from Earth, Wind & Fire's glory years with the label between 1973 and 1979. There are many classic cuts here; well, all of them actually, that rate in the slow burner hall of fame. Cuts like 1974's "Devotion," and "Keep Your Head to the Sky," from the 1973 album of the same name are here, along with "Love's Holiday" and "Be Ever Wonderful," from 1977's All 'N All, as well as the super bad "Wait," from I Am in 1979. While it is tempting to think of this as simply a comp, putting all these ballads together on a single disc creates a fine vibe for digging into the truly lush and romantic side of one of the greatest groups...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This 14-cut ballads collection from Legacy is culled from Earth, Wind & Fire's glory years with the label between 1973 and 1979. There are many classic cuts here; well, all of them actually, that rate in the slow burner hall of fame. Cuts like 1974's "Devotion," and "Keep Your Head to the Sky," from the 1973 album of the same name are here, along with "Love's Holiday" and "Be Ever Wonderful," from 1977's All 'N All, as well as the super bad "Wait," from I Am in 1979. While it is tempting to think of this as simply a comp, putting all these ballads together on a single disc creates a fine vibe for digging into the truly lush and romantic side of one of the greatest groups of the '70s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768915424
  • Catalog Number: 689154
  • Sales rank: 4,566

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's the Way of the World (5:47)
  2. 2 All About Love (5:31)
  3. 3 Devotion (4:51)
  4. 4 Can't Hide Love (4:11)
  5. 5 Fantasy (4:38)
  6. 6 I'll Write a Song for You (5:24)
  7. 7 Be Ever Wonderful (5:08)
  8. 8 Wait (3:41)
  9. 9 After the Love Has Gone (4:34)
  10. 10 Love's Holiday (4:23)
  11. 11 Keep Your Head to the Sky (5:11)
  12. 12 Reasons (5:00)
  13. 13 Spirit (3:12)
  14. 14 Imagination (5:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire Primary Artist
Philip Bailey Percussion, Conga, Vocals, Background Vocals
Maurice White Percussion, Drums, Timbales, Vocals, Background Vocals, Kalimba
Roland Bautista Guitar
Rahmlee Michael Davis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Larry Dunn Organ, Synthesizer, Piano
Johnny Graham Guitar, Percussion, Soloist
Al McKay Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
Don Myrick Saxophone, Soloist
Louis Satterfield Trombone
Fred White Percussion, Drums
Verdine White Bass, Percussion, Background Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk Flute, Percussion, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
The Phoenix Horns Track Performer
Ralph Boyd Johnson Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Michael A. Harris Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Philip Bailey Composer, Collaboration
Earth, Wind & Fire Arranger
Maurice White Composer, Producer, Collaboration
Deodato Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Foster String Arrangements
Robert Appere Engineer
P.C. Bailey Composer
Steve Beckmeier Composer
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
George Massenburg Engineer
Al McKay Composer
Tom Perry Engineer
Jerry Peters Arranger
Dean Rod Engineer
Charles Stepney Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tom Tom 84 Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Verdine White Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Joseph Wissert Producer
D. Foster Composer
Leo Sacks Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Robert Spano Engineer
Steve Crimmel Engineer
Craig Widby Engineer
Richard Goodman Engineer
Jeremy Holiday Packaging Manager
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love Songs

    This is a must. The songs on here is nothing but the best. These are true love ballads.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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