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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
EARTH, WIND & FIRE – THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA MASTERS COLLECTION
During their heyday in the 70’s, they became one of music's most beloved groups with catchy songs like "September," "Shining Star," "Let's Groove," "Boogie Wonderland," "Sing a Song," "Can't Hide Love," "Reasons" and "After the Love Is Gone." They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and this new compilation demonstrates why the group became the soundtrack for 20th century American life and their horn-powered hit machine represents the best in pop melodies, harmonizing voices, funky syncopation and rhythms of the world. This collection is the best of Earth, Wind, & Fire all in one exclusive bundle with 15 newly mastered CDs encompasing their astonising recording career on Columbia Records, plus a bonus disk of rarities, instrumentals and unreleased tracks. Supervised by Earth, Wind & Fire's founder and spiritual guide Maurice White, with each individual album is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album’s original cover art – with 16 great albums on 16 CDs! Included in the set are rare instrumental versions of "Let's Groove" and "Boogie Wonderland" (with The Emotions); Maurice White's unmistakable productions for Neil Diamond, Ramsey Lewis, Jennifer Holiday and Barbra Streisand; a 40-page booklet with photos and commentary by Maurice White; two unreleased tracks from the Touch the World sessions; two scintillating live performances ("Getaway" and "In the Stone") recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1980; with all of the original LP jackets meticulously reproduced.
Last Days and Time
Head to the Sky
Open Our Eyes
That's the Way of the World
All 'N All
Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. 1
Touch the World
Bonus Disc: Constellations: The Universe of Earth, Wind & Fire