Many groups lose the steam that propelled them to the top; Earth, Wind & Fire, contemporary sound and all, were still blazing when this album was released. "Fall in Love With Me" was the first single. With its festive rhythm and sauntering vocals, it became a number four hit on the Billboard R&B charts and a number 17 pop hit. The percolating single "Side by Side" was the second release. The precise horns, sensuous female backing vocals, and Maurice White's animated vocals make this an entertaining piece. Though it should have fared better, it settled in at number 15 on the R&B charts. The final release was "Spread Your Love." The sonically aggressive special effects are contrasted with a soothing chanting chorus. The single peaked at 57. All three of the above feature Maurice White on lead. Throughout the entire album, White's unifying message is fueled by the aggressive rhythms and relaxing melodies.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643836722
catalogNumber: 38367

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Harris   Trumpet
Maurice White   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Kalimba
Azar Lawrence   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Roland Bautista   Guitar
Brenton Banks   Violin
Eduardo del Barrio   Piano,Keyboards
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Meyer Bello   Violin
Harry Bluestone   Violin
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Ronald Clark   Violin
Ronald Cooper   Cello
Larry Corbett   Cello
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Rollice Dale   Viola
Douglas Davis   Cello
Rahmlee Michael Davis   Trumpet
Assa Drori   Violin,Concert Master
Larry Dunn   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Arni Egilsson   Bass,String Bass
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Frederick Seykora   Cello
David Frisina   Violin,Concert Master
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Robert Greenidge   Percussion,Steel Drums
Allan Harshman   Viola
Zakir Hussain   Percussion,Drums,Tabla
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums
Anatol Kaminsky   Violin
George Kast   Violin
Roland Kato   Viola
Richard Kelly   Keyboards
Milton Kestenbaum   Viola
Janet Lakatos   Violin
Maxayn Lewis   Piano
Robert Lipsett   Violin
Charles Loper   Trombone
Earl Madison   Cello
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Don Myrick   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Stanley Plummer   Violin
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Nathan Ross   Violin
Bob Sanov   Violin
Sheldon Sanov   Violin
Louis Satterfield   Trombone
Skip Scarborough   Percussion,Keyboards
David Schwartz   Viola
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Linn Subotnick   Viola
Robert Sushel   Violin
Beloyd Taylor   Guitar,Background Vocals
Pam Tompkins   Violin
Wayne Vaughn   Keyboards
Miwako Watanabe   Violin
Fred White   Percussion,Drums
Verdine White   Bass,Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk   Tenor Saxophone,Wind
Shari Zippert   Violin
Pamela Thompkins   Violin
Bill Hybel   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Nicole Bush   Violin
Ms. Pluto   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joel Soultanian   Viola
Maxine Lewis   Piano
Rick Kelly   Keyboards
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Karen Jones   Violin
George Del Barrio   Keyboards
Alan de Veritch   Viola

Technical Credits

Maurice White   Composer,Producer
Bill Meyers   Horn Arrangements
Larry Dunn   Programming
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Wanda Vaughn   Composer
Wayne Vaughn   Composer
Tom Tom   Horn Arrangements
Shusei Nagaoka   Illustrations
George Del Barrio   Horn Arrangements
A. Lawrence   Composer

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Powerlight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Earth Wind and Fire finally got back on track with this early 80's classic. They went for the deeper grooves and funkier rhythms, and of course the fiery horns blazed every track. This is a gem of the early 80's EWF.