I Am

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Disco was at the height of its popularity in 1979, when Earth, Wind & Fire responded with its most disco-influenced single ever, the glossy and infectious "Boogie Wonderland." Up to that point, EWF had pretty much ignored disco, and when the band finally acknowledged the style, the soulsters weren't about to inundate listeners with it. "Boogie Wonderland" which features the Emotions, a female group for whom Maurice White had been producing major hits isn't representative of I Am on the whole. From the hit ballad "After the Love Has Gone" to the exuberant "Let My Feelings Flow," I Am isn't a radical departure from its predecessor, All 'n All. Though not in a class ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Disco was at the height of its popularity in 1979, when Earth, Wind & Fire responded with its most disco-influenced single ever, the glossy and infectious "Boogie Wonderland." Up to that point, EWF had pretty much ignored disco, and when the band finally acknowledged the style, the soulsters weren't about to inundate listeners with it. "Boogie Wonderland" which features the Emotions, a female group for whom Maurice White had been producing major hits isn't representative of I Am on the whole. From the hit ballad "After the Love Has Gone" to the exuberant "Let My Feelings Flow," I Am isn't a radical departure from its predecessor, All 'n All. Though not in a class with That's the Way of the World, Spirit, or All 'n All, I Am is a rewarding album that has a lot going for it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972418629
  • Catalog Number: 724186
  • Sales rank: 28,768

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Stone (4:48)
  2. 2 Can't Let Go (3:28)
  3. 3 After the Love Has Gone (4:38)
  4. 4 Let Your Feelings Show (5:12)
  5. 5 Boogie Wonderland - The Emotions (4:48)
  6. 6 Star (4:23)
  7. 7 Wait (3:39)
  8. 8 Rock That! (3:07)
  9. 9 You and I (3:34)
  10. 10 Diana (4:08)
  11. 11 Dirty (Interlude) (0:52)
  12. 12 Dirty (Junior's Juke) (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire Primary Artist
Junior Wells Harmonica
Philip Bailey Percussion, Conga, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Michael Harris Trumpet
Maurice White Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Kalimba, Group Member
Dorothy Ashby Harp
Bill Meyers Keyboards, Musician
Jerome Richardson Saxophone
Bobby Bryant Trumpet
Herman Riley Saxophone
David Foster Keyboards
Marilyn Baker Viola
Eduardo del Barrio Keyboards, Musician
Delores M. Bing Cello
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Elmer Brown Trumpet
Garnett Brown Trombone
Ronald Clark Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Musician
Rollice Dale Viola
Rahmlee Michael Davis Trumpet, Soloist, Horn Section
Marci Dicterow Violin
Larry Dunn Piano, Moog Synthesizer, oberheim, Group Member
Pavel Farkas Violin
Henry Ferber Violin
Pamela Gates Violin
Harris Goldman Violin
Joseph Goodman Violin
Jack Gootkin Violin
Janice Gower Violin, Concert Master
Johnny Graham Guitar, Group Member
Jeanette Hawes Track Performer, Group Member
Marlo Henderson Guitar, Musician
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Wanda Hutchinson Track Performer, Group Member
Ralph Johnson Percussion, Group Member
Jan Kelley Cello
Barbara Korn French Horn
Cynthia Kovacs Violin
Gina Kronstadt Violin
Carl LaMagna Violin
Richard Lepore Timpani
Linda Lipsett Viola
Steve Lukather Guitar, Musician
Jacqueline Lustgarten Cello
Steve Madaio Trumpet
Virginia Majewski Viola
Miguel Martinez Cello
Al McKay Guitar, Group Member
Sidney Muldrow French Horn
Don Myrick Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist, Horn Section
Richard Perissi French Horn
Steve Porcaro Musician
Benjamin Powell Trombone
Jerome Reisler Violin
Marilyn Robinson French Horn
James Ross Viola
Henry Roth Violin
Sheldon Sanov Violin
Louis Satterfield Trombone, Horn Section
Haim Shtrum Violin
Maurice Spears Trombone
Kevan Torfeh Cello
Verdine White Bass, Group Member
Sheila Whitt Track Performer, Group Member
Andrew Woolfolk Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Leo Sacks Interviewee
John Walz Cello
Jerome Webster Violin
William Henderson Violin
Joseph Livoti Violin
James V. Ross Viola
Sherman Bryana Violin
Leena Sherman Violin
Judith Talvi Violin
Rosmen Torfeh Violin
Laury Woods Viola
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Cynthia Kavaks Violin
Fred Jackson Jr. Saxophone
George Bohanon Trombone
Ralph Boyd Johnson Percussion, Group Member
Michael A. Harris Trumpet
Anton Sen Violin
Technical Credits
Maurice White Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Author, Reissue Producer, Interviewer
David Foster Composer, String Arrangements
Bill Champlin Composer
Jay Graydon Composer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Paul Klingberg Producer
Jon Lind Composer
George Massenburg Engineer
Al McKay Producer
Tom Perry Engineer
Tom Tom 84 Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Wanda Vaughn Liner Notes
Mark Wilder Mastering
Allee Willis Composer
Leo Sacks Reissue Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Joel Whitburn Chart Information
Richard Salvato Direction
Ben Wright Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Fong Y. Lee Packaging Manager
Art Macnow Direction
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