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The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire

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Description: While their name conveniently conjures slabs of fashionable late-'70s New Agey mysticism and eco-consciousness, EWF founder Maurice White couldn't have picked a more metaphorically perfect moniker for his mighty, genre-expanding soul ensemble. The 34 tracks on this double-disc anthology underscore White's downright utopian vision, which shrewdly stewed the emotionally compelling lead vocals and sweet harmonies of Motown with the earthy funk of Sly and the Family Stone and some slick contemporary jazz, then seasoned it with tasty dollops of Tower of Power horns and Maurice's (and brother Verdine's) curiosity in Afro-Cuban rhythm ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Release date: 30 July 2002
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0696998666122 UPC: 696998666122
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"The album tracks show Maurice Whiteโ€™s collective experimenting with trippy time signatures, Afro-Cuban beats and sparkly harmonies. The hits show off the greatest pop-soul act of its era. Standout track: โ€œFantasyโ€"

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