Greatest Hits [Legacy]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Columbia's 1998 collection of Earth, Wind & Fire's Greatest Hits in many ways stands as the group's definitive compilation. Even though there have been more extensive overviews of the group's work, such as the triple-disc set The Eternal Dance, this is the first collection to contain all of the group's biggest hits on one disc. All but one "Love Music" of the ten songs from 1978's The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire are included, while six of the ten songs from The Best Of, Vol. 2 are featured; the remaining two cuts on the 17-track collection are the minor early single "Kalimba Story" and the album cut "Gratitude." These are fine additions to the album, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Columbia's 1998 collection of Earth, Wind & Fire's Greatest Hits in many ways stands as the group's definitive compilation. Even though there have been more extensive overviews of the group's work, such as the triple-disc set The Eternal Dance, this is the first collection to contain all of the group's biggest hits on one disc. All but one "Love Music" of the ten songs from 1978's The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire are included, while six of the ten songs from The Best Of, Vol. 2 are featured; the remaining two cuts on the 17-track collection are the minor early single "Kalimba Story" and the album cut "Gratitude." These are fine additions to the album, but the true meat of the collection lies in the hits -- "Shining Star," "That's the Way of the World," "Sing a Song," "Getaway," "Got to Get You Into My Life," "September," "Boogie Wonderland," "After the Love Has Gone," "Let's Groove," and so many others. They might not be presented in chronological order the only flaw in this otherwise flawless collection, but it's a sheer delight to have all of the hits on one terrifically entertaining and valuable disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/1998
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646577929
  • Catalog Number: 65779
  • Sales rank: 5,653

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shining Star (2:50)
  2. 2 That's the Way of the World (5:43)
  3. 3 September (3:34)
  4. 4 Can't Hide Love (4:07)
  5. 5 Got to Get You into My Life (4:10)
  6. 6 Sing a Song (3:22)
  7. 7 Gratitude (3:27)
  8. 8 Serpentine Fire (3:50)
  9. 9 Fantasy (4:36)
  10. 10 Kalimba Story (4:00)
  11. 11 Mighty Mighty (3:03)
  12. 12 Reasons (4:58)
  13. 13 Saturday Nite (4:01)
  14. 14 Let's Groove (5:35)
  15. 15 Boogie Wonderland - The Emotions (4:47)
  16. 16 After the Love Has Gone (4:24)
  17. 17 Getaway (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire Primary Artist
Philip Bailey Percussion, Conga, Vocals
The Emotions Background Vocals, Track Performer
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
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, Piano
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
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jeanette Hawes Background Vocals
Marlo Henderson Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Wanda Hutchinson Background Vocals
Ralph Johnson Percussion, Drums
Thomas "Snake" Johnson Tuba
Dennis Karmazyn Cello
Jan Kelley Cello
Barbara Korn French Horn
Gina Kronstadt Violin
Carl LaMagna Violin
Richard Lepore 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
Sheila Whitt Background Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk Flute, Percussion, 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 Phoenix Horns Band
Judith Talvi Violin
Rosmen Torfeh Violin
Maxine Lewis Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Rick Kelly Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Fred Jackson Jr. Saxophone
Sandy Seemore Violin
Zakir Hussein Tabla
Larry Woods Viola
David Duke French Horn
Paul Polivnick Viola
George Del Barrio Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Anton Sen Violin
Technical Credits
Philip Bailey Composer
Earth, Wind & Fire Arranger
Maurice White Composer, Producer
Bill Meyers Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Foster String Arrangements
Robert Appere Engineer
Larry Dunn Composer, Programming
Mick Guzauski Engineer
George Massenburg Engineer
Michael Mazzarella Composer
Al McKay Producer
Ross Pallone Engineer
Tom Perry Engineer
Dean Rod Engineer
Louis Silas Jr. Composer
Charles Stepney Arranger, Producer
Tom Tom 84 Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Verdine White Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Joseph Wissert Producer
Benjamin F. Wright Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Jerry Hay Horn Arrangements
Leo Sacks Liner Notes
Robert Spano Engineer
Steve Crimmel Engineer
Craig Widby Engineer
Richard Goodman Engineer
Mark Coleman Liner Notes
Reginald Burke Composer
Eddie Del Barrio Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    The Best Ever!

    I had this album in junior high school when I was 15 or 16 years old, and it is still the greatest album ever made by EWF.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Awesome CD

    Great music but i was disappointed that it said it would ship within 24 hours but instead it did not ship for another SIX DAYS!!!!!! At least be honest B&N. Worst shipping service ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest Hits by Earth, Wind & Fire

    I am a huge EWF fan. My CD was stolen and I was so happy that B&N had the exact one for a very reasonable price. It was shipped in environmentally friendly packaging which made it even better :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire is one of the best old school groups that have had hits after hits after hits. This group has a variety of music. If you like to dance some this is for you but mostly if you like love ballads this is definitely for you.

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