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Heritage
     

Heritage

by Earth
 
After making an exciting comeback with the impressive Touch the World, Earth, Wind & Fire disappointed us bitterly with Heritage, which, next to Electric Universe, is the band's weakest and most forgettable album. Heritage suffers from the same problem as Universe -- Maurice White obviously wanted to

Overview

After making an exciting comeback with the impressive Touch the World, Earth, Wind & Fire disappointed us bitterly with Heritage, which, next to Electric Universe, is the band's weakest and most forgettable album. Heritage suffers from the same problem as Universe -- Maurice White obviously wanted to keep EWF sounding contemporary and up to date, but he ended up with something forced and unnatural. Bringing MC Hammer and the Boyz on board for guest spots and incorporating a heavy dose of hip-hop and urban contemporary elements, EWF goes out of its way to appeal to younger listeners and fails to be true to itself. The high-tech album usually ends up sounding stiff and insincere, like the result of a market meeting rather than artistic inspiration. Even an appearance by Sly Stone doesn't help. This is a release that only completists and avid collectors should spend their money on.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/05/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644526820
catalogNumber:
45268

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Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Vocals
Maurice White   Percussion,Vocals,Kalimba
Bill Meyers   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Gary Bias   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Frankie Blue   Guitar
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Robert Brookins   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Sonny Emory   Drums
Jeanette Hawes   Background Vocals
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Josie James   Background Vocals
Ralph Johnson   Percussion
Pierce   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Ian Prince   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Sheldon Reynolds   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Savage   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Vocals
Wanda Vaughn   Background Vocals
Verdine White   Bass
Andrew Woolfolk   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Billy Young   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet
Reggie C. Young   Trombone
Mike McKnight   Synthesizer
Dick Smith   Guitar

Technical Credits

MC Hammer   Contributor
Maurice White   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
John Agnello   Engineer
Frankie Blue   Engineer
Robert Brookins   Programming
Mitch Gibson   Engineer
Victor Hill   Composer
Paul Klingberg   Engineer
David Luke   Engineer
Robert Macias   Engineer
Pierce   Programming,Engineer
David Rideau   Engineer
Billy Savage   Programming
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Contributor
Billy Young   Composer
Jesse Kanner   Engineer
Bernard Spears   Composer
Mike McKnight   Programming
Boys   Contributor

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