Essential Earth, Wind & Fire [Bonus Track]

Essential Earth, Wind & Fire [Bonus Track]


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Columbia/Legacy's double-disc set The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire lives up to its title by offering 34 tracks of the groundbreaking funk band at its peak. All of the hits, whether they're R&B or tunes that crossed over to the pop charts, are here, along with important album tracks that capture the range and depth of EWF. Since this focuses on their peak of the '70s and early '80s, there's very little here that doesn't qualify as "essential," which makes it a better bet than their box set. The single-disc Greatest Hits remains the choice for the casual and the curious listener due to its concise concentration of classics, but anybody who wants a thorough retrospective should choose this. [A 35-track double disc set was released in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2014
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888430249226
catalogNumber: 302492
Rank: 11963

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Skylark   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Emotions   Guest Appearance
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Maurice White   Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Kalimba,Vocoder,Group Member
Kenny G   Guest Appearance
Bill Meyers   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Jerome Richardson   Saxophone
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet
Azar Lawrence   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Herman Riley   Saxophone
David Foster   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Roland Bautista   Guitar
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Bobby Ross Avila   Guitar
Duane Benjamin   Trombone
Gary Bias   Saxophone
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion,Drums
Rahmlee Michael Davis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Larry Dunn   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Hand Clapping,Group Member
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Preston Glass   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Johnny Graham   Guitar,Percussion,Group Member
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Zakir Hussain   Tabla
Marlo Henderson   Guitar
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Eric Jorgensen   Trombone
Wendell Kelly   Trombone
Barbara Korn   French Horn
Charles Loper   Trombone
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Steve Madaio   Trumpet
Arthur Maebe   French Horn
Harvey Mason   Percussion,Drums
Lew McCreary   Trombone
McKay   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Sidney Muldrow   French Horn
Don Myrick   Saxophone
John Paris   Percussion,Drums
Richard Perissi   French Horn
Jerry Peters   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Benjamin Powell   Trombone
Sheldon Reynolds   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Marilyn Robinson   French Horn
Louis Satterfield   Trombone
Skip Scarborough   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Maurice Spears   Trombone
Charles Stepney   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Beloyd Taylor   Guitar
Tony Tolbert   Background Vocals
Wayne Vaughn   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Fred White   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Verdine White   Bass,Percussion,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Group Member
Andrew Woolfolk   Flute,Percussion,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet
Tommy Johnson   Tuba
Maxine Lewis   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Rick Kelly   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Mark Visher   Saxophone
Mike McKnight   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
James Ford   Trumpet
Daniel McClain   Background Vocals
Issiah "IZ" Avila   Percussion,Drums
Mark Russo   Saxophone
David Duke   French Horn
George Del Barrio   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Elmar Brown   Trumpet
Fred Jackson   Saxophone
Benjamin Wright   Conductor
Reggie Young   Trombone
Neal H. Pogue   Percussion,Drums
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Michael Harris   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Pappenbrook   Trumpet
Austin Jacobs   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Darrin Simpson   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Matthew Fronke   Trumpet
Walt B   Guitar,Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Skylark   Composer
Philip Bailey   Composer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger
Siedah Garrett   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Maurice White   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bill Meyers   Composer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
David Foster   Composer,String Arrangements
Bill Champlin   Composer
Martin Page   Composer
Eduardo del Barrio   Composer
Larry Dunn   Composer
Preston Glass   Producer
Jay Graydon   Composer
Jerry Hey   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Ralph Johnson   Composer
Terry Lewis   Producer
Jon Lind   Composer
McKay   Composer,Producer
Sheldon Reynolds   Composer
B. Russell   Composer
Skip Scarborough   Composer
Charles Stepney   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Beloyd Taylor   Composer
Tony Tolbert   Composer
Tom Tom 84   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Wayne Vaughn   Composer
Tom Washington   Horn Arrangements
Verdine White   Composer
Allee Willis   Composer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Leo Sacks   Liner Notes
Raphael Saadiq   Producer
Sonny Burke   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Producer
Mark Larson   Art Direction
Joel Whitburn   Chart Information
Hooshik   Art Direction
Carlton "Carl Mo" Mahone   Composer
Bruce Talamon   Cover Photo
Peter Cor   Composer
Antwan Patton   Composer
P. Brown   Composer
William C. Rhoden   Liner Notes
Issiah "IZ" Avila   Composer,Producer
Virginia Prescott   Liner Notes
George Massenberg   Sound Ideas
S. Beckmeier   Composer
Benjamin Wright   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Eumir Deodato   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Neal H. Pogue   Producer
Bobby Avila   Composer,Producer
Austin Jacobs   Composer
Darrin Simpson   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Jai-Dig   Producer
Walt B   Producer

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