LEGACY RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES
NOW, THEN & FOREVER,
THE ULTIMATE EARTH, WIND & FIRE ALBUM
COMING JANUARY 31, 2012
New Single Disc Collection Reveals A-List Favorites and Premieres “Guiding Lights,” The New EWF Track
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Legacy Recordings proudly announces the release of Now, Then & Forever, the ultimate single-disc celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire, the iconic American soul-funk-fusion powerhouse which Rolling Stone said “changed the sound of black pop.” EWF has been getting parties started across the planet since the group’s Chicago inception in 1969 and 2012 promises to be another banner year for the band, beginning with the release of Now, Then & Forever on Tuesday, January 31.
More than simply a new career-spanning best-of compilation, Now, Then & Forever
September 04, 2011
EARTH, WIND & FIRE — THE COLUMBIA MASTERS
15 NEWLY MASTERED CDS ENCOMPASSING THEIR ASTONISHING RECORDING CAREER ON COLUMBIA RECORDS
PLUS A BONUS DISK OF RARITIES, INSTRUMENTALS AND UNRELEASED TRACKS
SUPERVISED BY EW&F’S FOUNDER AND SPIRITUAL GUIDE MAURICE WHITE
Earth, Wind & Fire’s horn-powered hit machine represents the best in pop melodies, harmonizing voices, funky syncopation and rhythms of the world.
During their heyday in the Seventies, they became one of music’s most beloved groups with catchy songs like “September,” “Shining Star,” “Let’s Groove,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Sing a Song,” “Can’t Hide Love,” “Reasons” and “After the Love Is Gone.”
Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and The Columbia Masters demonstrates why the group became the soundtrack for 20th century American life.
The set — personally supervised by the group’s founder and spiritual guide Maurice White — includes:
*15 of the band’s classic albums, newly mastered for superior sound.
*Original LP jackets, meticulously reproduced.
*A 40-page booklet with photos and commentary by Maurice White.
The Columbia Masters also features a newly compiled bonus disk with:
*Two unreleased tracks from the Touch the World sessions.
*Two scintillating live performances (“Getaway” and “In the Stone”) recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1980.
*Rare instrumental versions of “Let’s Groove” and “Boogie Wonderland” (with The Emotions).
*Maurice White’s unmistakable productions for Neil Diamond, Ramsey Lewis, Jennifer Holiday and Barbra Streisand.
1. Last Days and Time
2. Head to the Sky
3. Open Our Eyes
4. That’s the Way of the World
7. All ‘N All
8. The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
9. I Am
13. Electric Universe
14. Touch the World
16. Constellations (A new compilation supervised by Maurice White.)
“This is our gift to you.” — Maurice White
August 21, 2011
Free Earth, Wind & Fire concert scheduled for September 8th, 2011.
Come celebrate two 40th Anniversaries! J&R and Earth, Wind & Fire both turn 40 this year. In celebration, Earth, Wind & Fire will be performing a FREE live concert at the South Street Seaport.
Come down to J&R at 23 Park Row starting August 21 to get a FREE bracelet that gives you access to this once in a life time free show. Be one of the first 100 people to pick up your bracelet and receive a lanyard that gives you access to a special autograph session after the show at J&R, 23 Park Row.
Gates open at 5pm. For more information, click here.
February 12, 2011
Earth, Wind & Fire featured on the new David Foster & Friends CD/DVD.
Earth, Wind & Fire will be featured on the upcoming David Foster & Friends: Hitman Returns CD/DVD release. The show was recorded on October 15th, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. PBS will also air the show beginning in early March as part of their Great Performances Series. The CD/DVD is scheduled for release on March 1st, 2011.
To read more, click here.