Open Our Eyes [Remastered/Bonus Tracks]

Open Our Eyes [Remastered/Bonus Tracks]

by Earth, Wind & Fire
     
 

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Finally, after almost half a decade of serious dues-paying, Earth, Wind & Fire took off commercially with its fifth album, Open Our Eyes. EWF had been delivering great albums since 1971, but it wasn't until 1974 that the public proved genuinely receptive to Maurice White's mystical and unorthodox take on soul and funk. No longer

Overview

Finally, after almost half a decade of serious dues-paying, Earth, Wind & Fire took off commercially with its fifth album, Open Our Eyes. EWF had been delivering great albums since 1971, but it wasn't until 1974 that the public proved genuinely receptive to Maurice White's mystical and unorthodox take on soul and funk. No longer would EWF enjoy only a small cult following. Thanks to treasures like "Kalimba Song," the gritty funk smoker "Mighty Mighty," and the unforgettable "Devotion," Open Our Eyes became EWF's first gold album and went to the top of the R&B charts. It's also interesting to note that with this album, singer Jessica Cleaves was gone, resulting in the first time EWF had an all-male lineup.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972412924
catalogNumber:
724129
Rank:
24558

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Group Member
Maurice White   Drums,Vocals,Kalimba,Group Member
Larry Dunn   Organ,Piano,Moog Synthesizer,Group Member
Johnny Graham   Guitar,Percussion
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
McKay   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Verdine White   Bass,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Andrew Woolfolk   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Group Member
Ralph Boyd Johnson   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger
Maurice White   Composer,Producer
Kenny Altman   Composer
Larry Dunn   Composer
Rick Giles   Composer
Matthew Kelly   Tape Research
Charles Stepney   Arranger,Composer
Verdine White   Composer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Leo Sacks   Reissue Producer
E.J. Harris   Composer
Michael Ochs   Cover Photo,Tray Photo
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Joel Whitburn   Chart Information
Leon Lumkins   Composer
Charles Stephney   Arranger
J. Poet   Liner Notes
Mike Cimicata   Packaging Manager
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research

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