Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit

Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit
Recording Location:
Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA; Hollywood Sound Recorders; Wally Heider Studios 3, Los Angeles, CA; Westlake Audio
Release Date:
September, 1976
Recording Date:
1976
Genre:
Duration:
36:29
Album:
Spirit
Styles:
Funk, Soul, Smooth Soul, Disco

With That's the Way of the World having enjoyed multi-platinum success, Earth, Wind & Fire had a lot to live up to when the time came for another studio project. And the soul powerhouse didn't let anyone down (either commercially or creatively) on the outstanding Spirit, which boasted hits ranging from the optimistic "On Your Face" and the passionate funk classic "Getaway" to the poetic ballad "Imagination." Philip Bailey is as charismatic as ever on "Imagination" and the gorgeous title song. Maurice White's message and vision (an interesting blend of Afro-American Christianity and Eastern philosophy) was as positive and uplifting as ever, and as always, EWF expressed this positivity without being Pollyanna-ish or corny. And even if one didn't take EWF's calls for unity, hard work, self-respect, and faith in God to heart, they had no problem with their solid grooves.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Getaway / Peter Cor / Beloyd TaylorEarth, Wind & Fire3:47
On Your Face / Philip Bailey / Charles Stepney / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire4:33
Imagination / Philip Bailey / Charles Stepney / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire5:15
Spirit / Larry Dunn / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire3:12
Saturday Nite / Philip Bailey / Al McKay / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire4:02
Earth, Wind and Fire / Skip Scarborough / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire4:40
Departure / Larry Dunn / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire0:27
Biyo / Al McKay / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire3:37
Burnin' Bush / Jerry PetersEarth, Wind & Fire6:46
Saturday Nite / Philip Bailey / Al McKay / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire4:55
Seraphim / Philip Bailey / Al McKay / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire2:06
Imagination / Philip Bailey / Charles Stepney / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire1:02
Departure (The Traveler) / Larry Dunn / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire3:37
African Symphony / Larry Dunn / Maurice WhiteEarth, Wind & Fire1:52

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