Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire
Philip Bailey and Others
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Earth, Wind & Fire has sold some ninety million records and won eight Grammy awards. But while its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Philip Bailey, one of popular music’s greatest voices, are remarkable musical talents, their relentless work ethic exhausted and emotionally gutted the group. Now, Bailey shares the inside story of his professional and spiritual journey, from his origins to the band’s meteoric rise to stardom, and from its breakup to its triumphant reinvention. Shining Star will mesmerize the supergroup’s millions of fans and anyone who loves an inspiring story about what happens when real life exceeds your dreams.
From Publishers Weekly
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Read this book in 2-days..... Very easy read. Having been a fan since their 1st big album "Last Days and Time", I was truly fascinated with the background of the whole EWF culture.
A very fascinating story of the evolution of the greatest band (period) of all time. You will not be disappointed. However, this heart felt story just might alter your opinion of the group's creator and leader Maurice White. I was truly enlightened by the creative processes and the meaning behind all the songs (just blew me away). The background of everyone involved was interesting. I grew up listening to EWF and after reading this book, I love the group and songs even more and listen to the songs with a different kind of passion.
AFTER READING THIS BOOK, GO TO YOUTUBE AND WATCH THE "EARTH WIND AND FIRE SHINING STAR DOCUMENTARY". This gives you actual photo and video footage (rare) of scenes from the book.
The evolution of the group and concept was remarkable. However, this book just might change your opinion of Maurice White. Either way,,,,,,,,,,,,thanks Maurice.
Shining Star, Philip Bailey, Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman
This book was everything I thought it would be and more! It was very insightful. It took me back in time, I felt like I was there, Taking a journey right along with Philip and Earth , Wind, and Fire! This is a must read! And when I finished it, I wanted to read it again!!! I am and always have been a number one fan. This book is on point for EWF lovers!!!!
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Apr 15, 2014
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English