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Gratitude

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
With That's the Way of the World having made Earth, Wind & Fire one of the best-selling soul bands of the 1970s, Maurice White and co. had no problem filling large arenas. As dynamic as EWF was on-stage, it's a shame that there isn't more documentation of the band's live show. Only one live EWF album was released by a major label in America, the superb Gratitude. First a two-LP set and later reissued on CD, Gratitude brilliantly captures the excitement EWF generated on-stage at its creative peak. Neither hardcore EWF devotees nor more casual listeners should deprive themselves of the joys of the live versions of "Shining Star" and "Yearnin' Learnin'." Maurice White ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
With That's the Way of the World having made Earth, Wind & Fire one of the best-selling soul bands of the 1970s, Maurice White and co. had no problem filling large arenas. As dynamic as EWF was on-stage, it's a shame that there isn't more documentation of the band's live show. Only one live EWF album was released by a major label in America, the superb Gratitude. First a two-LP set and later reissued on CD, Gratitude brilliantly captures the excitement EWF generated on-stage at its creative peak. Neither hardcore EWF devotees nor more casual listeners should deprive themselves of the joys of the live versions of "Shining Star" and "Yearnin' Learnin'." Maurice White is magnificent throughout, and Philip Bailey truly soars on extended versions of "Reasons" which boasts a memorable alto sax solo by guest Don Myrick and "Devotion." The album also introduced some excellent new studio songs, including the haunting "Can't Hide Love" and the uplifting "Sing a Song." One could nitpick and wish for live versions of "Evil," "Keep Your Head to the Sky," and "Kalimba Song," but the bottom line is that Gratitude is one of EWF's finest accomplishments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646573761
  • Catalog Number: 65737

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction by Mc Perry Jones (0:21)
  2. 2 Africano/Power (5:56)
  3. 3 Yearnin' Learnin' (4:16)
  4. 4 Devotion (5:07)
  5. 5 Sun Goddess (7:41)
  6. 6 Reasons (8:23)
  7. 7 Sing a Message to You (1:19)
  8. 8 Shining Star (4:55)
  9. 9 New World Symphony (9:28)
  10. 10 Musical Interlude #1 (0:15)
  11. 11 Sunshine (4:16)
  12. 12 Sing a Song (3:23)
  13. 13 Gratitude (3:27)
  14. 14 Celebrate (3:06)
  15. 15 Musical Interlude #2 (0:27)
  16. 16 Can't Hide Love (4:10)
  17. 17 Live Bonus Medley: Serpentine Fire/Saturday Nite/Can't Hide ... (6:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire Primary Artist
Philip Bailey Percussion, Conga, Vocals
Michael Harris Trumpet
Maurice White Drums, Timbales, Vocals, Kalimba
Larry Dunn Organ, Piano, Moog Synthesizer
Johnny Graham Guitar
Ralph Johnson Percussion, Drums
Al McKay Guitar, Percussion
Don Myrick Saxophone
Louis Satterfield Trombone
Fred White Percussion, Drums
Verdine White Bass, Percussion, Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk Percussion, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Philip Bailey Composer
Maurice White Composer, Producer, Original Album Producer
Steve Hall Mastering
George Massenburg Engineer
Al McKay Composer
Charles Stepney Composer, Producer, Original Album Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Joseph Wissert Producer, Original Album Producer
Leo Sacks Producer, Reissue Producer
David Redfern Inlay Photography
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Shusei Nagaoka Artwork
Richard Salvato Director, Direction
Mike Cimicata Packaging Manager
Art Macnow Direction
William C. Rhoden Liner Notes
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