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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Many groups lose the steam that propelled them to the top; Earth, Wind & Fire, contemporary sound and all, were still blazing when this album was released. "Fall in Love With Me" was the first single. With its festive rhythm and sauntering vocals, it became a number four hit on the Billboard R&B charts and a number 17 pop hit. The percolating single "Side by Side" was the second release. The precise horns, sensuous female backing vocals, and Maurice White's animated vocals make this an entertaining piece. Though it should have fared better, it settled in at number 15 on the R&B charts. The final release was "Spread Your Love." The sonically aggressive special ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Many groups lose the steam that propelled them to the top; Earth, Wind & Fire, contemporary sound and all, were still blazing when this album was released. "Fall in Love With Me" was the first single. With its festive rhythm and sauntering vocals, it became a number four hit on the Billboard R&B charts and a number 17 pop hit. The percolating single "Side by Side" was the second release. The precise horns, sensuous female backing vocals, and Maurice White's animated vocals make this an entertaining piece. Though it should have fared better, it settled in at number 15 on the R&B charts. The final release was "Spread Your Love." The sonically aggressive special effects are contrasted with a soothing chanting chorus. The single peaked at 57. All three of the above feature Maurice White on lead. Throughout the entire album, White's unifying message is fueled by the aggressive rhythms and relaxing melodies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972497426
  • Catalog Number: 724974
  • Sales rank: 38,947

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire Primary Artist
Philip Bailey Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Harris Trumpet
Maurice White Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Kalimba
Azar Lawrence Synthesizer, Keyboards
Roland Bautista Guitar
Brenton Banks Violin
Eduardo del Barrio Piano, Keyboards
Arnold Belnick Violin
Meyer Bello Violin
Harry Bluestone Violin
George Bohannon Trombone
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Ronald Clark Violin
Ronald Cooper Cello
Larry Corbett Cello
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Rollice Dale Viola
Douglas Davis Cello
Rahmlee Michael Davis Trumpet
Assa Drori Violin, Concert Master
Larry Dunn Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Arni Egilsson Bass, String Bass
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Frederick Seykora Cello
David Frisina Violin, Concert Master
Pamela Goldsmith Viola
Gary Grant Trumpet
Robert Greenidge Percussion, Steel Drums
Allan Harshman Viola
Zakir Hussain Percussion, Tabla
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Ralph Johnson Percussion, Drums
Anatol Kaminsky Violin
George Kast Violin
Roland Kato Viola
Richard Kelly Keyboards
Milton Kestenbaum Viola
Janet Lakatos Violin
Maxayn Lewis Piano
Robert Lipsett Violin
Charles Loper Trombone
Earl Madison Cello
Lew McCreary Trombone
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Don Myrick Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Stanley Plummer Violin
Dorothy Remsen Harp
Nathan Ross Violin
Bob Sanov Violin
Sheldon Sanov Violin
Louis Satterfield Trombone
Skip Scarborough Percussion, Keyboards
David Schwartz Viola
Haim Shtrum Violin
Marshall Sosson Violin
Linn Subotnick Viola
Robert Sushel Violin
Beloyd Taylor Guitar, Background Vocals
Pam Tompkins Violin
Wayne Vaughn Keyboards
Miwako Watanabe Violin
Fred White Percussion, Drums
Verdine White Bass, Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk Tenor Saxophone, Wind
Shari Zippert Violin
Alan DeVeritch Viola
Pamela Thompkins Violin
Bill Hybel Violin
Suzie Katayama Cello
Nicole Bush Violin
Ms. Pluto Vocals, Background Vocals
Joel Soultanian Viola
Maxine Lewis Piano
Rick Kelly Keyboards
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Zakir Hussein Drums
Karen Jones Violin
George Del Barrio Keyboards
Technical Credits
Maurice White Composer, Producer
Bill Meyers Horn Arrangements
Larry Dunn Programming
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Wanda Vaughn Composer
Wayne Vaughn Composer
Tom Tom Horn Arrangements
Shusei Nagaoka Illustrations
George Del Barrio Horn Arrangements
A. Lawrence Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Real EWF

    Earth Wind and Fire finally got back on track with this early 80's classic. They went for the deeper grooves and funkier rhythms, and of course the fiery horns blazed every track. This is a gem of the early 80's EWF.

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