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Reply #30 posted 05/23/22 1:35pm

SoulAlive

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SoulAlive said:


Earth Wind and Fire doing a Beatles song



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You forgot to say "doing it better than the Beatles". McCartney




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Reply #31 posted 05/23/22 11:38pm

SoulAlive

how do we feel about their 1983 album Powerlight? hmmm Some people say that this album was disappointing,but I think it has its moments.The two singles ("Fall In Love With Me" and "Side By Side") are excellent...as good as anything on Raise,imo.

Earth Wind & Fire - Powerlight - Vinyl LP - 1983 - US - Original | HHV

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Reply #32 posted 05/24/22 4:49am

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SoulAlive said:

how do we feel about their 1983 album Powerlight? hmmm Some people say that this album was disappointing,but I think it has its moments.The two singles ("Fall In Love With Me" and "Side By Side") are excellent...as good as anything on Raise,imo.

Earth Wind & Fire - Powerlight - Vinyl LP - 1983 - US - Original | HHV

I enjoyed the record and the single "Fall in Love With Me" was very good and still bumps to this day. It's a lower tier EWF album BUT it's still EWF so it had it's moments.

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Reply #33 posted 05/24/22 11:40am

SoulAlive

EW&F performing at the California Jam in 1974

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Earth, Wind & Fire At California Jam (1974) – Maurice White

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Reply #34 posted 05/24/22 12:08pm

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phunkdaddy said:




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don't we all miss Maurice White? sad what an incredible front man/leader! So much charisma and talent! You don't see artists like this nowadays.




You know what Soul that pisses me off. This man didn't get the proper tribute he deserves for his


contribution to music from the 2 biggest black networks TVOne and BET. Let a famous rapper die that the mass rap fans love and BET will do a month long tribute. mad


There is a clip on Youtube where David Foster gave Maurice his flowers in his last public appearance


at an awards show. At that point Maurice was already in a wheelchair.


EWF as we speak now are currently on tour with what they call their alumni legacy tour which I suppose will feature all the guys from the classic lineup. Sadly we just loss saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk earlier this month. I was just listening to The Promise album last night from 2003.


I loved it because it sounded like EWF. Maurice was my favorite band leader of all time. He was


the best to ever do it as a band leader, musician, and producer.




I totally agree....Maurice deserves much more respect and recognition for his amazing talent and accomplishments.The current lineup are also working on a new album produced by Babyface confused I'm not sure if that's a good fit? They already released a single from it (a remake of "Can't Hide Love") and I wasn't too impressed.



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When I first heard it I wasn't too impressed either but it grew on me. It sounds
more like Lucky Daye ft EWF. As for Face producing them it could be very good or mediocre depending on which way the wind blows. Babyface produced songs can get sappy which as why I liked his Face2Face album. It wasn't predictable like previous predictable albums like The Day. Face2Face Babyface stepped out his comfort zone and even did a fresh song with the Neptunes There She Goes.
I hope the pairing works because new EWF music without Maurice hasn't faired too well.
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Reply #35 posted 05/24/22 3:43pm

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SoulAlive said:

how do we feel about their 1983 album Powerlight? hmmm Some people say that this album was disappointing,but I think it has its moments.The two singles ("Fall In Love With Me" and "Side By Side") are excellent...as good as anything on Raise,imo.

Earth Wind & Fire - Powerlight - Vinyl LP - 1983 - US - Original | HHV

I consider "Powerlight" and "Electric Universe" lower tier than "Raise".

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Reply #36 posted 05/24/22 3:48pm

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Reply #37 posted 05/24/22 5:57pm

SoulAlive

uPtoWnNY said:



SoulAlive said:


how do we feel about their 1983 album Powerlight? hmmm Some people say that this album was disappointing,but I think it has its moments.The two singles ("Fall In Love With Me" and "Side By Side") are excellent...as good as anything on Raise,imo.


Earth Wind & Fire - Powerlight - Vinyl LP - 1983 - US - Original | HHV




I consider "Powerlight" and "Electric Universe" lower tier than "Raise".




the strange thing is…I actually like the ‘Electric Universe’ album eek biggrin I think that if this album had been recorded by somebody else,it would have been a really huge album.I think that EW&F’s fans weren’t gonna accept this type of sound from them.It’s a very synth-heavy,cold,electronic sound.It was an experiment that ultimately failed but I enjoy the album.I like the songs “Magnetic”,”Touch”,and “We’re Living In Our Own Time”.I also like “Could It Be Right”,which would have been a huge adult contemporary hit if it had been a single.
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Reply #38 posted 05/24/22 11:21pm

SoulAlive

Open Our Eyes was released in 1974.

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Reply #39 posted 05/25/22 12:05am

SoulAlive

"Feelin' Blue" (1974)

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Reply #40 posted 05/25/22 1:19am

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SoulAlive said:

how do we feel about their 1983 album Powerlight? hmmm Some people say that this album was disappointing,but I think it has its moments.The two singles ("Fall In Love With Me" and "Side By Side") are excellent...as good as anything on Raise,imo.

Earth Wind & Fire - Powerlight - Vinyl LP - 1983 - US - Original | HHV

I thought the Powerlight album was solid. It was a tier below the Raise album but I liked Fall In Love With Me, Side By Side, and the underrated The Speed Of Love, and Straight From The Heart. The latter is one of Phillip's best ballads. I like when it ends it's followed by a quick 1 minute Kalimba interlude from Maurice. Electric Universe just didn't have it. Thank god for the snazzy first single Magnetic. I did like Moonwalk and Sweet Sassy Lady. Touch and Electric Nation was just okay. I didn't like either ballad off Electric Nation.

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Reply #41 posted 05/25/22 11:05am

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Reply #42 posted 05/25/22 8:39pm

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SoulAlive said:

Open Our Eyes was released in 1974.





This album is the very beginning of their golden era...a 7 year run from 1974-1981 where everything they touched, turned to gold
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Reply #43 posted 05/25/22 8:45pm

RJOrion

Top 10 favorite EWF lps

1. ALL N ALL
2. I AM
3. Spirit
4. Faces
5. Open Our Eyes
6. Thats The Way Of The World
7. Gratitude
8. Last Days & Time
8. Head To The Sky
10. Raise
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Reply #44 posted 05/25/22 8:53pm

RJOrion

Also albums by The Emotions:

FLOWERS
REJOICE
SUNBEAM
COME INTO OUR WORLD

and Deniece Williams:

THIS IS NIECY
SONGBIRD

Are all basically Earth Wind & Fire albums with female vocals, since Maurice White, Al McKay, Verdine White, Charles Stepney, and Larry Dunn wrote, produced and played on most of those joints.
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Reply #45 posted 05/25/22 11:43pm

SoulAlive

My Top 10 EW&F albums....

1) All N' All

2) Gratitude

3) That's The Way Of The World

4) I Am

5) Spirit

6) Head To The Sky

7) Open Our Eyes

8) Raise

9) Touch The World

10) Faces

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Reply #46 posted 05/26/22 12:18am

SoulAlive

"See The Light" is my favorite song on the TTWOTW album.Philip delivers an amazing vocal on this track and the lyrics are amazing!

Earth, Wind & Fire - ... - YouTube

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Reply #47 posted 05/26/22 1:12am

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I'll say this: I hate "Reasons."

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #48 posted 05/26/22 5:44am

RJOrion

TrivialPursuit said:

I'll say this: I hate "Reasons."




I never liked the studio version on the Thats The Way Of The World lp either...the live version on the Gratitude lp is much better...but i always thought that song was overrated and overplayed, the same way i feel about the song Purple Rain
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Reply #49 posted 05/26/22 5:46am

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

"See The Light" is my favorite song on the TTWOTW album.Philip delivers an amazing vocal on this track and the lyrics are amazing!



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Yes ...See The Light is one of my alltime favorite EWFsongs, period...nothing sounds like it, before or after.
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Reply #50 posted 05/26/22 9:45am

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RJOrion said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I'll say this: I hate "Reasons."

I never liked the studio version on the Thats The Way Of The World lp either...the live version on the Gratitude lp is much better...but i always thought that song was overrated and overplayed, the same way i feel about the song Purple Rain


While both may be overplayed - no argument there - "Reasons" is just a horrible song in general. "Purple Rain" isn't. "Reasons," for me, is that fucking falsetto just wandering around up there, hitting whatever note happens to blow by in the melody. I literally wince and internally cringe when I hear it.

For me, it's definitely a low point, and I don't know how it was ever on compilations and such. It wasn't even a single so far as I can tell.

But it's small potatoes compared to the rest of their catalog. Even Prince had "Judghead."

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #51 posted 05/26/22 1:04pm

SoulAlive

“Reasons” is a slow jam classic.It was never released as a single but it is definitely a fan favorite.Funny thing about the song…Philip said that people always come up to him,praising this song and telling him that they used it as their “wedding song”.But if you take a closer look at the lyrics,the song is actually about a one-night stand! lol
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Reply #52 posted 05/26/22 1:57pm

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“Reasons” is a slow jam classic.It was never released as a single but it is definitely a fan favorite.Funny thing about the song…Philip said that people always come up to him,praising this song and telling him that they used it as their “wedding song”.But if you take a closer look at the lyrics,the song is actually about a one-night stand! lol


Yeah, the lyrics aren't really wedding friendly.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #53 posted 05/26/22 3:35pm

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BalladofPeterParker said:

2freaky said:

They were not consistant but great at times.

That's complete bullshit, From Head to the Sky (1973) to I AM (1979) they gave us seven consecutive masterpieces! Only Stevie Wonders body of work during that time period is of similar quality.

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Reply #54 posted 05/26/22 4:34pm

SoulAlive

Last Days and Time was released in October 1972.This is the first EW&F album that features vocalist Philip Bailey.

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Reply #55 posted 05/26/22 4:38pm

SoulAlive

BalladofPeterParker said:

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don't we all miss Maurice White? sad what an incredible front man/leader! So much charisma and talent! You don't see artists like this nowadays.

You are so right. I think about his influence on my life often. I really miss the guy. I highly recommend his biography to anyone that hasn't read it yet. He had a vision and he MADE it happen.

I agree....his book is so good! I really enjoyed reading it.Highly recommeded.

Earth Wind & Fire | Maurice White's new memoir “My Life with Earth, Wind &  Fire”

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Reply #56 posted 05/26/22 6:38pm

uPtoWnNY

phunkdaddy said:

SoulAlive said:

how do we feel about their 1983 album Powerlight? hmmm Some people say that this album was disappointing,but I think it has its moments.The two singles ("Fall In Love With Me" and "Side By Side") are excellent...as good as anything on Raise,imo.

Earth Wind & Fire - Powerlight - Vinyl LP - 1983 - US - Original | HHV

I thought the Powerlight album was solid. It was a tier below the Raise album but I liked Fall In Love With Me, Side By Side, and the underrated The Speed Of Love, and Straight From The Heart. The latter is one of Phillip's best ballads. I like when it ends it's followed by a quick 1 minute Kalimba interlude from Maurice. Electric Universe just didn't have it. Thank god for the snazzy first single Magnetic. I did like Moonwalk and Sweet Sassy Lady. Touch and Electric Nation was just okay. I didn't like either ballad off Electric Nation.

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Reply #57 posted 05/26/22 8:43pm

SoulAlive

I know y'all remember in the fall of 1981,how big this song was smile

"Let's Groove"

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Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove | IMVDb

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Reply #58 posted 05/26/22 8:50pm

SoulAlive

Raise! was released in November 1981 and features the singles "Let's Groove","Wanna Be With You" and "I've Had Enough".

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Reply #59 posted 05/26/22 9:01pm

SoulAlive

Amazon.com: EARTH WIND & FIRE REPLICA 1981 CONCERT POSTER: Posters & Prints

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