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The softer side of Maurice White's creation, Earth, Wind & Fire, is displayed on Elements of Love: Ballads, a sparkling, 14-song compilation of ballads. Though EW&F's biggest hits were fast numbers, they had a gift for slow heart-tuggers. The leads are divided among Maurice White and Philip Bailey, with Bailey's being the cream. His forceful, shimmering, pause-stopping falsetto glows on "Devotion," "Reasons," and "Keep Your Head to the Sky." Their most successful ballad, chart-wise, "After the Love Is Gone," is poignant, majestic, and sounds years ahead of its time. White had a slick Chicago sound that was balanced by deep soul roots he was raised in Memphis, ...
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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
The softer side of Maurice White's creation, Earth, Wind & Fire, is displayed on Elements of Love: Ballads, a sparkling, 14-song compilation of ballads. Though EW&F's biggest hits were fast numbers, they had a gift for slow heart-tuggers. The leads are divided among Maurice White and Philip Bailey, with Bailey's being the cream. His forceful, shimmering, pause-stopping falsetto glows on "Devotion," "Reasons," and "Keep Your Head to the Sky." Their most successful ballad, chart-wise, "After the Love Is Gone," is poignant, majestic, and sounds years ahead of its time. White had a slick Chicago sound that was balanced by deep soul roots he was raised in Memphis, TN, and "Can't Hide Love" is a good example of the unique combination. As usual, Latin beats and rhythms find their way onto EW&F's recordings, and "Ponta de Areia" and "Love's Holiday" are two sweet examples.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/1996
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646489925
  • Catalog Number: 64899

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Philip Bailey Percussion, Conga, Vocals
Michael Harris Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Maurice White Drums, Timbales, Vocals, Kalimba
Dorothy Ashby Harp
Jerome Richardson Saxophone
Bobby Bryant Trumpet
Azar Lawrence Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Herman Riley Saxophone
David Foster Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Roland Bautista Guitar
Marilyn Baker Viola
Eduardo del Barrio Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Delores M. Bing Cello
George Bohannon Trombone
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Elmer Brown Trumpet
Garnett Brown Trombone
Denyse Buffum Viola
David Campbell Viola
Charles Veal Concert Master
Ronald Clark Violin
Jessica Cleaves Vocals
Ronald Cooper Cello
Larry Corbett Cello
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Rollice Dale Viola
Rahmlee Michael Davis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Marci Dicterow Violin
Assa Drori Violin
Larry Dunn Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Drums
Pavel Farkas Violin
Henry Ferber Violin
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Winterton Garvey Violin
Pamela Gates Violin
Harris Goldman Violin, Concert Master
Joseph Goodman Violin
Jack Gootkin Violin
Janice Gower Concert Master
Johnny Graham Guitar, Percussion
Gary Grant Trumpet
Robert Greenidge Steel Drums
Zakir Hussain Tabla
Marlo Henderson Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Azkir Hussain Drums
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Jan Kelley Cello
Richard Kelly Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Barbara Korn French Horn
Cynthia Kovacs Violin
Gina Kronstadt Violin
Richard Lepore Timbales, Timpani
Linda Lipsett Viola
Charles Loper Trombone
Steve Lukather Guitar
Jacqueline Lustgarten Cello
Joy Lyle Violin
Steve Madaio Trumpet
Arthur Maebe French Horn
Virginia Majewski Viola
Miguel Martinez Cello
Harvey Mason Sr. Percussion
Lew McCreary Trombone
Al McKay Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Sidney Muldrow French Horn
Billy Myers Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Don Myrick Saxophone
Richard Perissi French Horn
Jerry Peters Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Benjamin Powell Trombone
Jerome Reisler Violin
Marilyn Robinson French Horn
James Ross Viola
Henry Roth Violin
Sheldon Sanov Violin
Louis Satterfield Trombone
Skip Scarborough Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Haim Shtrum Violin
Harry Shultz Cello
Maurice Spears Trombone
Charles Stepney Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Linn Subotnick Viola
Ilka Talvi Violin
Beloyd Taylor Guitar, Background Vocals
Barbara Thomason Viola
Kevan Torfeh Cello
Wayne Vaughn Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Fred White Percussion, Drums
Verdine White Bass, Percussion, Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ken Yerke Violin
James Dunham Viola
Daniel Smith Cello
John Walz Cello
Jerome Webster Violin
William Henderson Violin
Marie Fera Cello
Joseph Livoti Violin
Sherman Bryana Violin
Leena Sherman Violin
The Phenix Horns Horn
Judith Talvi Violin
Rosmen Torfeh Violin
Laury Woods Viola
Tommy Johnson Tuba
Maxine Lewis Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Rick Kelly Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Winterton Carvey Violin
Cynthia Kavaks Violin
Kevin Torefeh Cello
Laurie Wiids Viola
Fred Jackson Jr. Saxophone
Sandy Seemore Violin
David Duke French Horn
Paul Polivnick Viola
George Del Barrio Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Anton Sen Violin
Technical Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire Arranger
Maurice White Composer, Producer
Deodato Arranger, Director, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Foster String Arrangements
Robert Appere Engineer
Adam Block Contributor
Larry Dunn Contributor
Jay Graydon Songwriter
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
George Massenburg Engineer
Michael Mazzarella Composer
Ross Pallone Engineer
Tom Perry Engineer
Dean Rod Engineer
Charles Stepney Arranger, Producer
Tom Tom 84 Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Wayne Vaughn Composer
Joseph Wissert Producer
Nelson George Liner Notes
Tony Sellari Art Direction
Robert Spano Engineer
Steve Crimmel Engineer
Craig Widby Engineer
Richard Goodman Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Love Ballads

    My daughters gave this to me for Christmas and I've worn it out...need a new one!

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