The Collection [3 Album Set]

The Collection [3 Album Set]

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Overview

The Collection [3 Album Set]

The Collection is a three-disc package that houses Earth, Wind & Fire's That's the Way of the World (1975), Gratitude (1975), and All 'n All (1977). These are the reissue versions released in 1999 by Columbia/Legacy, so they feature remastered sound, bonus tracks, and useful liner notes. It's baffling that the label chose to include Gratitude -- a live album -- rather than 1976's Spirit. While Gratitude is a phenomenal live album, it should be lower on a fan's priority list than another one of the group's studio albums. Regardless, this is a thrifty way to obtain a lot of Earth, Wind & Fire, all of which is compulsory.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646103920
catalogNumber: 61039

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Lynne   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Maurice White   Kalimba,Group Member
Louis Clark   Conductor
Bev Bevan   Percussion,Drums,Roto Toms
Kelly Groucutt   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richard Tandy   Synthesizer,Electric Piano,Clavinet,Piano (Grand)
Verdine White   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Producer,String Arrangements
Maurice White   Composer,Producer
Louis Clark   String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Eduardo del Barrio   Composer
Larry Dunn   Composer
Paul Gross   Art Direction
George Massenburg   Engineer
McKay   Composer
Charles Stepney   Composer,Producer
Richard Tandy   String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Mark White   Contributor
Verdine White   Composer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Leo Sacks   Producer,Reissue Producer
Sonny Burke   Composer
Norman Moore   Art Direction
Norman Seeff   Back Cover,Cover Photo
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
David Gahr   Inlay Photography
Chris Walter   Inlay Photography
Michael Putland   Inlay Photography
Shusei Nagaoka   Artwork
Richard Salvato   Direction
Ron Wynn   Liner Notes
Mike Cimicata   Packaging Manager
Art Macnow   Direction
Robert Lipsyte   Liner Notes,Story
William C. Rhoden   Liner Notes

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