Earth, Wind & Fire – All ´N´ All (1977) – Lp
Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of all time. Rolling Stone Magazine described them as “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing” and declared that the band “changed the sound of black pop”.
Artist: Earth, Wind & Fire
Title: All ´N´ All
Label: CBS Records
Earth, Wind & Fire‘s artistic and commercial winning streak continued with its ninth album, All ‘N All, the diverse jewel that spawned major hits like “Serpentine Fire” and the dreamy “Fantasy.” Whether the visionary soul men are tearing into the hardest of funk on “Jupiter” or the most sentimental of ballads on “I’ll Write a Song for You” (which boasts one of Philip Bailey‘s many soaring, five-star performances), All ‘N All was a highly rewarding addition to EWF‘s catalog. Because EWF had such a clean-cut image and fared so well among pop audiences, some may have forgotten just how sweaty its funk could be. But “Jupiter” — like “Mighty, Mighty,” “Shining Star,” and “Getaway” — underscores the fact that EWF delivered some of the most intense and gutsy funk of the 1970s.
The album won a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus and “Runnin'” also won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental in 1978. All ‘N All also garnered an American Music Award nomination for Favorite Album- Soul/Rhythm & Blues.
1. Serpentine Fire (3:51)
2. Fantasy (4:38)
3. In The Market Place (Interlude) / Jupiter (3:55)
4. Love’s Holiday / Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude) (5:43)
1. I’ll Write A Song For You (5:23)
2. Magic Mind (3:39)
3. Runnin’ / Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude) (6:45)
4. Be Ever Wonderful (5:08)