Last Days and Time

Last Days and Time


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Earth, Wind & Fire were nothing if not ambitious, and by the time of their third album they had forged an individual sound by absorbing nearly everything that had gone before them in the previous ten years. It was as if they were trying to encapsulate every eclectic foray pursued by Motown, from catchy, rhythmic pop to churning funk, and even from Stevie Wonder singing borrowed folk songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" (here, Philip Bailey did "Where Have All the Flowers Gone") to the schmaltzy, string-filled pop that spelled legitimacy to Motown. Not only that, they wanted to incorporate Sly & the Family Stone's horn-filled, gutbucket R&B and some of the fusion style of Weather Report. On Last Days and Time, they succeeded in pulling all that into their orbit, but they hadn't yet managed one crucial thing: they hadn't learned to write hits. That would come next.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972381527
catalogNumber: 723815
Rank: 29505

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Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Maurice White   Drums,Vocals,Kalimba
Ronnie Laws   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Wind
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet
Roland Bautista   Acoustic Guitar
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Jessica Cleaves   Vocals
Larry Dunn   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums
McKay   Guitar,Percussion
Verdine White   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Ralph Boyd Johnson   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger,Composer
Maurice White   Composer
Reggie Andrews   Contributor
Kent Nebergall   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer,Remixing
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Martin Yarbough   Contributor

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