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That's the Way of the World Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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Earth Wind and Fire have always been extremely talented musicians and posses amazing vocal harmonies. What is not always realized is just how out in front they were with combining the elements of jazz, and horns, infused into smooth R&B dance tracks and ballads.
This CD contains some of their best work - namely the songs "Shining Star" and "That's the Way of the World". Both are classics and are worth the price on their own.
The additional, previously unreleased, tracks are excellent, with my only complaint that they are too short. Of particular interest is the track "Caribou Chaser (Jazzy Jam)", which showcases the ability of this band to play jazz with the best of them.
Most everything they released from the early 70's through the mid-80's is simply classic music from one of the best bands ever. Now that these great albums are being re-released with extra bonus tracks, its time to revisit them again.
In the 'hood where I grew up, everyone digged EWF; blacks, Latinos, Samoans, you name it. "Reasons" was THE slow jam to slow dance to with the girl you liked. But the one song I played over and over was "Happy Feelin'". I was just drawn to that funky new instrument, the kalimba, that was solo'd in the song's choruses. And it was an up-tempo number that you could boogie to (that was the term we used back then).
This album is a must-have if you are serious about collecting R&B/soul music from the 70s. It catches them at a time before they too fell into the trap of commercialism.
Maurice White is a true musical avatar, like Stevie, he was able to blend several different types of musical influences while maintaining an underlying African foundation upon which he built such masterpieces as "That's the Way of the World", "Yearnin Learnin" and one of my personal favorites "Africano".
The Elements are, without question, one of the greatest musical forces at any point in music history and my favorite band of all time. Soaring vocals, majestic melodies & harmonies, outstanding musicianship and awesome lyrics are what made Earth, Wind and Fire a group not just for the 70's but for all ages.
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