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Editors’ Notes

“Fantasy,” “That’s the Way of the World,” and “Reasons” are not quite disco, not quite funk, but pieces of Maurice White’s own creation, intricate tapestries of melody, strings, horns, and White’s soaring falsetto. For the five-year period between 1974 and 1979, when Earth, Wind & Fire seemed to be soundtracking the world with their wholesome ensemble funk, no single-disc collection better translates the spirit of the band.

Customer Reviews

Still the best ever

On a whim I downloaded this album and it took my breath away. Sure, it was great listening to Earth Wind & Fire in the 70s -- they were musically perfect, their songs were funky and they offered relief from disco, though they reflected the times. Then, I "grew up." I fell for New Wave, then Grunge and Alternative, with a little Madonna thrown in. Fast forward 25 years. I hear them with a clear mind. How could I have lived for so long without this music in my life? Their songs are uplifting but not saccharine. The melodies are complex and masterfully orchestrated. What's more, they ROCK. If this music doesn't make you happy then you're not breathing.

EWF Greatest Hits

Outstanding album. Worth every penny.


Great Album, great band, even if you dont know them specificly you probably have heared some of the songs before, it should have lets groove on it, but September makes up for it. Great Album


Formed: 1969 in Chicago, IL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the '70s. Conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba player, and occasional vocalist Maurice White, EWF's all-encompassing musical vision used funk as its foundation, but also incorporated jazz, smooth soul, gospel, pop, rock & roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, later on, disco. Lead singer Philip Bailey gave EWF an extra dimension with his talent...
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