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17
Jun

Earth, Wind & Fire – I Am (1979) – 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:  I Am
Year:  1979
Format:  LP
Label:  CBS Records
Catalog#  86084

I Am is the ninth studio album by the R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, released on June 9, 1979 on CBS Records.

Disco was at the height of its popularity in 1979, when Earth, Wind & Fire responded with its most disco-influenced single ever, the glossy and infectious “Boogie Wonderland.” Up to that point, EWF had pretty much ignored disco, and when the band finally acknowledged the style, the soulsters weren’t about to inundate listeners with it. “Boogie Wonderland” (which features the Emotions, a female group for whom Maurice White had been producing major hits) isn’t representative of I Am on the whole. From the hit ballad “After the Love Has Gone” to the exuberant “Let My Feelings Flow,” I Am isn’t a radical departure from its predecessor, All ‘n All.

 

Side one
1.  In The Stone  (4:48)
2.  Can’t Let Go  (3:29)
3.  After The Love Is Gone  (4:31)
4.  Let Your Feelings Show  (5:22)

Side two
1.  Boogie Wonderland (with The Emotions  (4:49)
2.  Star  (4:36)
3.  Wait  (3:39)
4.  Rock That  (3:07)
5.  You And I  (2:58)

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23
Dec

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”.

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Artist:  Earth, Wind & Fire
Title:  All ´N´ All
Year:  1977
Format:  LP
Label:  CBS Records
Catalog#  82238

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.

 

Side one
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)

Side two
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)

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6
Nov

Earth, Wind & Fire – Faces (1980) – 2Lp

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”.

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Artist:  Earth, Wind & Fire
Title:  Faces
Year:  1980
Format:  2LP
Label:  Columbia Records
Catalog#  CBS 88498

Faces is the tenth studio album, a doubleLP by R&B artists Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1980 on ARC/Columbia Records.
This was late 1980. In an unsuccessful attempt to discredit and classify all music by African-American artists as Disco, the genre that ruled from 1976 to 1979 was offically declared “Dead”. Also in this racist plot was a music industry “recession” which I have yet to understand. Earth, Wind & Fire was caught up in all of this while recording and releasing what I consider a musical masterpiece called “Faces”. Every song could have been a potential single if CBS had promoted it right. Instead it only was certified gold. All true EWF fans know what I am talking about when I say “Faces” ranks right up there with “That’s the way of the world”, “Spirit” and “All n All”. If you haven’t heard it, it’s not to late to listen to this wonderfully made project by EWF.
The lead-off single was “Let Me Talk”. The songs “You”, and “Sparkle” followed as single releases. Unlike previous Earth, Wind and Fire albums, there was no U.S. tour in support of the album. This was also the last Earth Wind and Fire recording with guitarist Al McKay, who left the group the next year. This album is noted for featuring Steve Lukather, guitarist for EWF’s label mate Toto, on the songs “Back on the Road” and “You Went Away”.

 

Side one
1.   Let Me Talk   (4:09)
2.   Turn It Into Something Good   (4:10)
3.   Pride   (4:11)
4.   You   (5:10)

Side two
1.   Sparkle   (3:50)
2.   Back on the Road   (3:33)
3.   Song in My Heart   (4:17)
4.   You Went Away   (4:24)

Side three
1.   And Love Goes On   (4:05)
2.   Sailaway   (4:37)
3.   Take It to the Sky   (3:50)
4.   Win or Lose   (3:53)

Side four
1.   Share Your Love   (3:17)
2.   In Time   (4:13)
3.   Faces   (8:02)

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