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Greatest Hits [Legacy]

Greatest Hits [Legacy]

Greatest Hits [Legacy]

Greatest Hits [Legacy]


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Columbia's 1998 collection of Earth, Wind & Fire's Greatest Hits in many ways stands as the group's definitive compilation. Even though there have been more extensive overviews of the group's work, such as the triple-disc set The Eternal Dance, this is the first collection to contain all of the group's biggest hits on one disc. All but one ("Love Music") of the ten songs from 1978's The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire are included, while six of the ten songs from The Best Of, Vol. 2 are featured; the remaining two cuts on the 17-track collection are the minor early single "Kalimba Story" and the album cut "Gratitude." These are fine additions to the album, but the true meat of the collection lies in the hits -- "Shining Star," "That's the Way of the World," "Sing a Song," "Getaway," "Got to Get You Into My Life," "September," "Boogie Wonderland," "After the Love Has Gone," "Let's Groove," and so many others. They might not be presented in chronological order (the only flaw in this otherwise flawless collection), but it's a sheer delight to have all of the hits on one terrifically entertaining and valuable disc.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/1998
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646577929
catalogNumber: 65779
Rank: 12373


  1. Shining Star
  2. That's the Way of the World
  3. September
  4. Can't Hide Love
  5. Got to Get You into My Life
  6. Sing a Song
  7. Gratitude
  8. Serpentine Fire
  9. Fantasy
  10. Kalimba Story
  11. Mighty Mighty
  12. Reasons
  13. Saturday Nite
  14. Let's Groove
  15. Boogie Wonderland
  16. After the Love Has Gone
  17. Getaway

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Emotions   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Harris   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Maurice White   Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Kalimba
Dorothy Ashby   Harp
Jerome Richardson   Saxophone
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet
Azar Lawrence   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Herman Riley   Saxophone
David Foster   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Roland Bautista   Guitar
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Eduardo del Barrio   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Delores M. Bing   Cello
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Elmer Brown   Trumpet
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Denyse Buffum   Viola
David Campbell   Viola
Charles Veal   Concert Master
Ronald Clark   Violin
Ronald Cooper   Cello
Larry Corbett   Cello
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Rollice Dale   Viola
Rahmlee Michael Davis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Marci Dicterow   Violin
Assa Drori   Violin
Larry Dunn   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano
Pavel Farkas   Violin
Henry Ferber   Violin
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Winterton Garvey   Violin
Harris Goldman   Violin,Concert Master
Joseph Goodman   Violin
Jack Gootkin   Violin
Janice Gower   Concert Master
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Zakir Hussain   Tabla
Jeanette Hawes   Background Vocals
Marlo Henderson   Guitar
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Wanda Hutchinson   Background Vocals
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums
Thomas "Snake" Johnson   Tuba
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Jan Kelley   Cello
Barbara Korn   French Horn
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Carl LaMagna   Violin
Richard Lepore   Timpani
Linda Lipsett   Viola
Charles Loper   Trombone
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Jacqueline Lustgarten   Cello
Joy Lyle   Violin
Steve Madaio   Trumpet
Arthur Maebe   French Horn
Virginia Majewski   Viola
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Harvey Mason   Percussion
Lew McCreary   Trombone
McKay   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Sidney Muldrow   French Horn
Billy Myers   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Don Myrick   Saxophone
Richard Perissi   French Horn
Jerry Peters   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Benjamin Powell   Trombone
Jerome Reisler   Violin
Marilyn Robinson   French Horn
James Ross   Viola
Henry Roth   Violin
Sheldon Sanov   Violin
Louis Satterfield   Trombone
Skip Scarborough   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Harry Shultz   Cello
Maurice Spears   Trombone
Charles Stepney   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Linn Subotnick   Viola
Ilka Talvi   Violin
Beloyd Taylor   Guitar,Background Vocals
Barbara Thomason   Viola
Kevan Torfeh   Cello
Wayne Vaughn   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Fred White   Percussion,Drums
Verdine White   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Sheila Whitt   Background Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk   Flute,Percussion,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ken Yerke   Violin
James Dunham   Viola
Daniel Smith   Cello
John Walz   Cello
Jerome Webster   Violin
William Henderson   Violin
Marie Fera   Cello
Joseph Livoti   Violin
Sherman Bryana   Violin
Leena Sherman   Violin
Phoenix Horns   Band
Judith Talvi   Violin
Rosmen Torfeh   Violin
Maxine Lewis   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Rick Kelly   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Fred Jackson   Saxophone
Sandy Seemore   Violin
Larry Woods   Viola
David Duke   French Horn
Paul Polivnick   Viola
Pam Gates   Violin
George Del Barrio   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Anton Sen   Violin

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger
Maurice White   Composer,Producer
Bill Meyers   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
David Foster   String Arrangements
Robert Appere   Engineer
Larry Dunn   Composer,Programming
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
George Massenburg   Engineer
McKay   Producer
Ross Pallone   Engineer
Tom Perry   Engineer
Dean Rod   Engineer
Charles Stepney   Arranger,Producer
Tom Tom 84   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Verdine White   Composer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Benjamin F. Wright   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jerry Hay   Horn Arrangements
Leo Sacks   Liner Notes
Robert Spano   Engineer
Steve Crimmel   Engineer
Craig Widby   Engineer
Richard Goodman   Engineer
Mark Coleman   Liner Notes

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