Heritage

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/5/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644526820
  • Catalog Number: 45268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Interlude: Soweto (0:36)
  2. 2 Takin' Chances (3:30)
  3. 3 Heritage (4:05)
  4. 4 Good Time (4:05)
  5. 5 Interlude: Body Wrap (0:23)
  6. 6 Anything You Want (4:46)
  7. 7 Interlude: Bird (0:36)
  8. 8 Wanna Be the Man (4:20)
  9. 9 Interlude: Close to Home (1:35)
  10. 10 Daydreamin' (4:02)
  11. 11 King of Groove (5:21)
  12. 12 I'm in Love (4:02)
  13. 13 For the Love of You (4:27)
  14. 14 Motor (3:44)
  15. 15 Interlude: Faith (1:01)
  16. 16 Welcome (4:03)
  17. 17 Soweto (Reprise) (0:38)
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Album Credits

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
Les 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
Les Pierce Programming, Engineer
David Rideau Engineer
Billy Savage Programming
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Contributor
Billy Young Composer
Jesse Kanner Engineer
Bernard Spears Composer
Mike McKnight Programming
The Boys Contributor
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