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Earth, Wind & Fire: Open Our Eyes [SACD]

Track List

>Mighty Mighty
>Fair But So Uncool
>Feelin' Blue
>Kalimba Story
>Drum Song
>Tee Nine Chee Bit
>Spasmodic Movements
>Rabbit Seed
>Open Our Eyes

Album Reviews:

Uncut (8/01, p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Heartburstingly funky....Absolutely glorious..."

Vibe (3/01, p.200) - 4.5 discs out of 5 - "...Navigates the treacherous crosscurrents of mid-'70s R&B - funk, disco, and lushly orchestrated Philly soul - with grace and flair..."

Album Notes

Earth, Wind & Fire: Al McKay (vocals, guitar, percussion); Verdine White (vocals, bass, percussion); Maurice White, Philip Bailey (vocals, percussion); Johnny Graham (guitar, percussion); Andrew Woodfolk (flute, soprano saxophone); Larry Dunn (piano, organ, Moog synthesizer); Ralph Johnson (drums, percussion).

Recorded at Caribou Ranch, Netherland, Colorado.

Digitally remastered by Arnie Acosta.

Personnel: Al McKay (vocals, guitar, percussion); Maurice White (vocals, drums, kalimba); Philip Bailey (vocals, congas, percussion); Verdine White (vocals, percussion); Johnny Graham (guitar, percussion); Andrew Woolfolk (flute, soprano saxophone); Larry Dunn (piano, organ, Moog synthesizer); Ralph Johnson (drums, percussion).

Audio Remixer: Bruce Botnick.

Recording information: Caribou Ranch, Nederland, CO.

Photographer: Lee Lawrence.

Arrangers: Earth, Wind & Fire; Charles Stepney.

Finally, after almost half a decade of serious dues-paying, Earth, Wind & Fire took off commercially with its fifth album, Open Our Eyes. EWF had been delivering great albums since 1971, but it wasn't until 1974 that the public proved genuinely receptive to Maurice White's mystical and unorthodox take on soul and funk. No longer would EWF enjoy only a small cult following. Thanks to treasures like "Kalimba Song," the gritty funk smoker "Mighty Mighty," and the unforgettable "Devotion," Open Our Eyes became EWF's first gold album and went to the top of the R&B charts. It's also interesting to note that with this album, singer Jessica Cleaves was gone, resulting in the first time EWF had an all-male lineup. ~ Alex Henderson


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