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Reply #120 posted 10/07/11 6:36pm

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Me too Thunder. I don't really have ANY EWF records. My mother was a big fan and had many of their LP's but I was just a kid. By the time I was in the record buying age.. it was the late 80s and CD's were in.

It would cost a fortune to duplicate this on vinyl or even individual CDs. You get the original albums with the original art work on the CD cover???

CAN YOU SAY DEAL???

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Reply #121 posted 10/07/11 6:40pm

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prodigalfan said:

Me too Thunder. I don't really have ANY EWF records. My mother was a big fan and had many of their LP's but I was just a kid. By the time I was in the record buying age.. it was the late 80s and CD's were in.

It would cost a fortune to duplicate this on vinyl or even individual CDs. You get the original albums with the original art work on the CD cover???

CAN YOU SAY DEAL???

Deal! I have on CD right now only Greatest hits 1 and 2, and "I Am," which was a huge influence on me in high school. That's how old I am and I say again--Deal for a Steal! lol

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Reply #122 posted 10/11/11 10:27pm

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SoulAlive said:

I found this interesting analysis from a fan on another forum....

You're making perfect sense here regarding your remark about The Columbia Masters being a Sony marketing project, because a same sort of box set is released with music from the Electric Light Orchestra and a box set from Dexter Gordon, both coming at around that same price.

For that price at which the EWF box set is coming, they might as well throw in a set of Gratitude headphones, right?

Anyway, after my first excitement I'm thinking about what real new stuff this box has to offer. The last and most interesting disk (Constellations: The Universe of EWF) contains these so-called "scintillating live versions" of Getaway and In The Stone: is this just a part of the Live In Rio-cd we already have or are these really new live versions?
There's two instrumental versions of Let's Groove and Boogie Wonderland: is this stuff we already have?
Than there's the productional stuff from MW, with music from Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond: we already have that.
There are two unreleased tracks from the TTW-sessions which is very cool, but I don't think I'm going to lay down such an amount of money for just two tracks. A suggestion would be to release this last disk as a separate cd as well.

Of course the box set contains all Columbia albums which are packed in these great cardboard sleeves, but what do these disks really have to offer?
I'm thinking about the last remastered cd's that were released which all had 2 or 3 bonus tracks. But we are still waiting for the release of a remastered version of Powerlight, Electric Universe (which will never happen as a separate cd), TTW and Heritage: if these disks all contain 2 or 3 extra tracks, than we're talkin' about 8 to 10 new tracks here. In combination with the last disc it might be very interesting. But I guess it's wise to wait for a definite tracklisting for this box set.

So this box set can be a real great addittion to our collection or it can be a very expensive way to obtain just a handful new tracks.

Hi,

My name is Rob and I was the one who posted this one on "the other forum". I've read some posts in here about the subject and I agree to a lot of them. Especially to those who say that remastered albums don't have that much to offer except more loudness to it. To me, the only reason to buy a remastered cd is when unreleased tracks are added. If it’s only one or two tracks, than it’s enough for me. So, in this case there's two songs I don't have: "Insensitive" and "Eyes Of Hope". Both songs are included on the last disc from this set called: "Constellations: The Universe OF EWF".

But let me introduce myself a bit here. I've been an EWF-fan since 1980 and saw them 7 or 8 times live on stage. The first time was in 1982 so I was lucky enough to have seen founder Maurice White live on stage.

But I've been a Prince fan since 1984 or so. I've seen Prince more often live than EWF. I've been to I believe 9 or 10 Prince gigs in the past. The first time was during the Parade-tour in 1986. When I was there, I was sold!

I've seen a MJ-concert once in 1987, but never were people that crazy as during a Prince-concert!

The second time I saw Prince was in 1987 during the SOTT-tour.

Next, there was Lovesexy, which I've seen 3 times (2 times in Rotterdam and the other in Dortmund in 1988. That's where the dvd for Livesexy was made. Still one of the best concerts EVER on this planet!!! -- btw, you can see me in the audience on the far left during the piano-version of "Raspberry Beret", all dressed up in peach and black cool ). The version of "The Cross" from this concert is brilliant and the best ever! Than there was the Nude-tour, which I've seen 4 times: twice in Rotterdam, once in Heerenveen and once in Dortmund again.

The last time I saw Prince live on stage was in Maastricht in 1992.

I believe the world has become a better place since Prince introduced himself to music. razz cool

[Edited 10/11/11 22:30pm]

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Reply #123 posted 10/11/11 10:48pm

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silverchild said:

daPrettyman said:

With "That's The Way of the World," their creativity really started to blossom. My favorite album by them is "All N' All." It is perfect from start to finish and every track could have been a hit. The same goes for "I Am," "Spirit," and "Raise" are all excellent projects. If you want a good overview of their progression, I would suggest you invest in this box set.

To me, it's a great overview of their albums. It is the set that made me fall in love with them. It is missing a few key singles, but nonetheless, it's still a great set. Especially the outtakes and live trax.

Disc: 1 Amazon Music Sampler
1. Fan the Fire Listen
2. Love Is Life Listen
3. I Think About Lovin' You Listen
4. Interlude [#] Listen
5. Time Is on Your Side Listen
6. Where Have All the Flowers Gone Listen
7. Power Listen
8. Keep Your Head to the Sky Listen
9. Evil Listen
10. Mighty Mighty Listen
11. Feelin' Blue Listen
12. Hey Girl (Interlude) [#] Listen
13. Open Our Eyes Listen
14. Shining Star [Alternate Version][#] Listen
15. Happy Feelin' Listen
16. Reasons Listen
17. Shining Star Listen
18. That's the Way of the World Listen
Disc: 2 Amazon Music Sampler
1. Kalimba Story/Sing a Message to You [Live][#] Listen
2. Head to the Sky/Devotion [Live][#] Listen
3. Sun Goddess [Live] Listen
4. Mighty Mighty [Live][#] Listen
5. Interlude
6. Can't Hide Love Listen
7. Sing a Song Listen
8. Sunshine Listen
9. Getaway Listen
10. Saturday Nite Listen
11. Spirit Listen
12. Ponta de Areia - "Brazilian Rhyme" (Interlude) [#] Listen
13. Fantasy Listen
14. Serpentine Fire Listen
15. I'll Write a Song for You Listen
16. Be Ever Wonderful Listen
17. Beijo (Interlude) Listen
18. Got to Get You into My Life Listen
Disc: 3 Amazon Music Sampler
1. September Listen
2. Boogie Wonderland Listen
3. After the Love Has Gone Listen
4. In the Stone Listen
5. Dirty (Interlude) [#] Listen
6. Let Me Talk Listen
7. And Love Goes On Listen
8. Pride Listen
9. Demo [#] Listen
10. Let's Groove Listen
11. Wanna Be With You Listen
12. Little Girl (Interlude) [#]
13. Night Dreamin' [#] Listen
14. Fall in Love With Me Listen
15. Magnetic Listen
16. System of Survival Listen
17. Thinking of You Listen
18. Gotta Find Out Listen
19. That's the Way of the World [Live] Listen

I second that! The Eternal Dance is a fantastic collection of Earth, Wind & Fire's musical versatility and progression, even though it does miss a few key singles and album cuts that were just remarkable. I think that their work from 1971-1981 is essential, but their key period starts at '72 in my humble opinion when Last Days And Time came out. When they shifted over to Columbia Records, things began to gel perfectly all the way to 1981, then they burned out...big time!

Now this is a box set that really has a lot to offer. This is a brilliant collection of EWF's catalogue added with lots of new and unreleased tracks. To me, this one beats "The Columbia Masters" by miles! cool

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Reply #124 posted 10/13/11 12:37pm

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rob1965 said:

SoulAlive said:

I found this interesting analysis from a fan on another forum....

You're making perfect sense here regarding your remark about The Columbia Masters being a Sony marketing project, because a same sort of box set is released with music from the Electric Light Orchestra and a box set from Dexter Gordon, both coming at around that same price.

For that price at which the EWF box set is coming, they might as well throw in a set of Gratitude headphones, right?

Anyway, after my first excitement I'm thinking about what real new stuff this box has to offer. The last and most interesting disk (Constellations: The Universe of EWF) contains these so-called "scintillating live versions" of Getaway and In The Stone: is this just a part of the Live In Rio-cd we already have or are these really new live versions?
There's two instrumental versions of Let's Groove and Boogie Wonderland: is this stuff we already have?
Than there's the productional stuff from MW, with music from Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond: we already have that.
There are two unreleased tracks from the TTW-sessions which is very cool, but I don't think I'm going to lay down such an amount of money for just two tracks. A suggestion would be to release this last disk as a separate cd as well.

Of course the box set contains all Columbia albums which are packed in these great cardboard sleeves, but what do these disks really have to offer?
I'm thinking about the last remastered cd's that were released which all had 2 or 3 bonus tracks. But we are still waiting for the release of a remastered version of Powerlight, Electric Universe (which will never happen as a separate cd), TTW and Heritage: if these disks all contain 2 or 3 extra tracks, than we're talkin' about 8 to 10 new tracks here. In combination with the last disc it might be very interesting. But I guess it's wise to wait for a definite tracklisting for this box set.

So this box set can be a real great addittion to our collection or it can be a very expensive way to obtain just a handful new tracks.

Hi,

My name is Rob and I was the one who posted this one on "the other forum". I've read some posts in here about the subject and I agree to a lot of them. Especially to those who say that remastered albums don't have that much to offer except more loudness to it. To me, the only reason to buy a remastered cd is when unreleased tracks are added. If it’s only one or two tracks, than it’s enough for me. So, in this case there's two songs I don't have: "Insensitive" and "Eyes Of Hope". Both songs are included on the last disc from this set called: "Constellations: The Universe OF EWF".

But let me introduce myself a bit here. I've been an EWF-fan since 1980 and saw them 7 or 8 times live on stage. The first time was in 1982 so I was lucky enough to have seen founder Maurice White live on stage.

But I've been a Prince fan since 1984 or so. I've seen Prince more often live than EWF. I've been to I believe 9 or 10 Prince gigs in the past. The first time was during the Parade-tour in 1986. When I was there, I was sold!

I've seen a MJ-concert once in 1987, but never were people that crazy as during a Prince-concert!

The second time I saw Prince was in 1987 during the SOTT-tour.

Next, there was Lovesexy, which I've seen 3 times (2 times in Rotterdam and the other in Dortmund in 1988. That's where the dvd for Livesexy was made. Still one of the best concerts EVER on this planet!!! -- btw, you can see me in the audience on the far left during the piano-version of "Raspberry Beret", all dressed up in peach and black cool ). The version of "The Cross" from this concert is brilliant and the best ever! Than there was the Nude-tour, which I've seen 4 times: twice in Rotterdam, once in Heerenveen and once in Dortmund again.

The last time I saw Prince live on stage was in Maastricht in 1992.

I believe the world has become a better place since Prince introduced himself to music. razz cool

[Edited 10/11/11 22:30pm]

Hey Rob. Lucky you to have seen the elements of the universe Live in concert with Maurice White.

I have never seen EWF before... but that sounds like a good ticket. Of course it won't be the same without Maurice. And I imagine I better do this soon, because the fellas are getting a little older. I bet that concert was OFF THE HOOK.

Dang I was born to damn late! I have seen Prince twice... but there are so many other worthy acts that I wish I had seen for some funky good show but now the fellas are in their 60s and 70s.

You know the shows won't be the same.

REcently saw Phil Collins doing a live show... I guess it was a Motown review. Honestly no disrespect, he sounded like an old man... Frank Sinatra like singing someone else's hits... hits made by teens back in the day... and he sounds like an old man trying to catch that young vibe. disbelief I missed out seeing Phil with Genesis sitting at the drums singing and playing like you see in the yt videos. neutral

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Reply #125 posted 10/13/11 9:37pm

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Hey,

Yep, EWF with Maurice is a totally different story than the band without him. They still tour quite a lot, so the chances of them coming to a place near you are quite big.

One of the bands I would like to have seen live is Queen --- with Freddy Mercury of course.

I remember reading an article recently that Phil Collins is thinking about retiring and that he has some health problems, so that might be the reason why he didn't sound like you expected. But all 'n all he's a good artist and great song writer, although his adventures with the Motown stuff are not my cup of tea as well. wink

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