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That's the Way of the World: Alive in '75
     

That's the Way of the World: Alive in '75

by Earth, Wind & Fire
 

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This isn't really a major archival release, but that doesn't mean it isn't an enjoyable one, either. Capturing a series of highlights from Earth Wind & Fire's breakthrough 1975 tour -- all selected by Maurice White -- That's the Way of the World may not have the ebb and flow of a proper live set, but it does have the advantage of burning bright consistently

Overview

This isn't really a major archival release, but that doesn't mean it isn't an enjoyable one, either. Capturing a series of highlights from Earth Wind & Fire's breakthrough 1975 tour -- all selected by Maurice White -- That's the Way of the World may not have the ebb and flow of a proper live set, but it does have the advantage of burning bright consistently throughout the record. This isn't just because of White's very selections, but because this is when EWF was at their peak as a white-hot funk band, laying down tight, monstrous grooves and turning out lively, interesting jams on top of that. All of that is captured well on this nine-track live album (not counting the "Overture" and "Interlude"); even when the group brings down the tempo on "Reasons" and "That's the Way of the World," the music doesn't turn flaccid -- it still smolders. This doesn't quite mean it's an earth-shattering release, but it's a fun record, something that the group's fans -- particularly those who loved the group's early peak years -- will surely dig.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974850427
catalogNumber:
748504
Rank:
37779

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Michael Harris   Percussion,Trumpet
Maurice White   Solo Instrumental,Percussion,Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals,Kalimba,Soloist,Group Member
Ramsey Lewis   Vocals,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Larry Dunn   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Group Member
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
McKay   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member
Don Myrick   Percussion,Saxophone,Soloist,Group Member
Louis Satterfield   Percussion,Trombone,Group Member
Verdine White   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member
Andrew Woolfolk   Flute,Percussion,Saxophone,Group Member

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger
Michael Harris   Contributor
Maurice White   Composer,Producer
Larry Dunn   Composer
Ralph Johnson   Contributor
Matthew Kelly   Tape Research
Paul Klingberg   Producer
Jon Lind   Composer
George Massenburg   Engineer
McKay   Composer
Charles Stepney   Arranger,Composer
Verdine White   Composer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Leo Sacks   Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Richard Salvato   Direction
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
Mark Unterberger   Packaging Manager
Art Macnow   Direction
Woody Pornpitaksuk   Authoring

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