9 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even at a time when many of the leading lights of '70s R&B were falling by the wayside, Earth, Wind & Fire still sound fresh and exciting on 1983's Powerlight. Their timeless blend of horn-driven funk and sweet soul harmonies meets twinkling synths on the swaggering hit "Fall in Love with Me," while the yearning "Straight from the Heart" is one of Philip Bailey's most heart-rending ballads. The dramatic closer, “Miracles," moves from a stark piano-driven opening to a glorious, gospel-tinged climax.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even at a time when many of the leading lights of '70s R&B were falling by the wayside, Earth, Wind & Fire still sound fresh and exciting on 1983's Powerlight. Their timeless blend of horn-driven funk and sweet soul harmonies meets twinkling synths on the swaggering hit "Fall in Love with Me," while the yearning "Straight from the Heart" is one of Philip Bailey's most heart-rending ballads. The dramatic closer, “Miracles," moves from a stark piano-driven opening to a glorious, gospel-tinged climax.

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