EARTH, WIND & FIRE MEMBERS ARE......

Maurice White, ,Philip Bailey、 Verdine White,
Ralph Johnson,Seldon Reynolds, Robert Brookins,
David Whitworth, Larry Dunn, Roland Bautisuta,
Ronnie Laws, Al Mckay, Johnny Graham, Andrew Woolfolk,
Jessica Gleaves, Sherry Scott,Fred White,
Louis Satterfield, Don Myrick, Sonny Emory,
Rahmlee Michael Davies, Freddie Ravel, David Romeo,      Paul Minor, Morris Plesure, Mike McKnight,
Gordon Campbell, Ray Brown, Gary Bias,ReggieYoung,    John Paris, Myron McKinley, Bobby Gonzales,
Greg Moore, Vadim Zilberstein, Bobby Burns Jr,
  Wade Flemons, Krystal Bailey, Kimberly Johnson,
    Don Whitehead, Michael Beal, Leslie Dayton,
Alex Thomas, Chester Washington, Yakov Ben Israel,
  Michael Harris, Elmar Brown,Daniel de los Reyes,
   Devoted Spirits, Urban Knights, Audio Cavia、
        The Salty Peppers

    EWFやメンバーたちの活動について紹介!
      

2009年11月03日

Illumination

Illumination (2005)

Illumination

2009年の今現在、Earth,Wind & Fireの最新アルバム!

Earth,Wind & Fireが様々な豪華アーティストとコラボしたユニークなアルバム。

これまでも様々なゲストを迎えてアルバムを製作してきた彼らだが、こ
こまで大幅に他のアーティストと一緒は初めて。

Excective ProducerにはMaurice WhitePhilip Baileyも名を連ねているが、
それぞれの曲自体は他のプロデューサーによるもの。

Maurice Whiteが実質的にプロデュースしていないEWFアルバムはこれが初めてなんじゃないかな?

なので曲に関しても彼らがライティングしたものはない。
だけど、しっかり今風のEWFサウンドに仕上がっているんだよね。
EWFを尊敬するアーティストたちが彼らの音の魅力をよく知っていることと、
EWF唯一無二のサウンドが俺たちにそう聴かせるんだろうなぁ〜

もともとはPhilip Baileyのソロアルバムのために準備されていたプロジェクトだったらしいんだけど・・・
いつの間にかEWFのプロジェクトへと変わってしまっていたよう。

Brian McKnightKenny GFloetry, Rapheal Saadiq, Will.I.Am, Kelly Rowlandなど・・・

豪華すぎて、どの曲もばっちしの完成度。ハートたち(複数ハート)
それぞれのアーティストの声とPhilipやMauriceの声の絡み具合がもうなんとも言えずエキサイティングでございます。

日本盤にはボーナストラックとしてLove TogetherAutumn の2曲が追加されているので
どうせ購入するなら絶対にこっちがお勧め!

ちなみにこのアルバムにはスーパーマーケットターゲットの顧客用に未収録曲を追加した限定版のアルバムが製作されているんだけど・・・誰かこの特別CDの入手方法知らない?


1. Lovely People
(w I am, K Harris)
2. Pure Gold
(J Harris, T Lewis)
3. A Talking Voice Interlude
4. Love's Dance
(J Harris, T Lewis, T L Tolbert)
5. Show Me the Way
(R Saadiq, TJackson)
6. This Is How I Feel
(P Brown, R Murray, R Wade, M Ethridge, A Patton)
7. Work It Out
(R Saadiq)
8. Pass You By
(R Saadiq)
9. The One
(P Brown, R Murray, S Christian, B Bennett)
10. Elevated
(M Ambroslus, N Stewart, D Henson, K Pelzer)
11. Liberation
(V Duplaix, J Brvine)
12. To You

13. The Way You Move
(A Patton, C Mahone, P Brown)



1. Lovely People

Produced by will I am
Co-Produced by Keith Harris
Programming/ will I am
Drums & Keyboards/ Keith Harris
Horn Co Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead & Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, will I am
Kalimba/ Maurice White
Percussion/ Philip Bailey
Bass/ Verdine White
Trumpets/Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/Reggie Young

2. Pure Gold
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Bass/ Verdine White
Drums & Percussion/ IZ
Guitar, Rhodes & Keys/ Bobby Ross Avila
Horn Arrangement/ Jimmy Jam
Horn Co Arrangement/Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Prof T
Trumpets/Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/Reggie Young

4. Love's Dance

Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Bass/ Verdine White
Kalimba/ Maurice White
Rhodes & Horns Co Arrangement/ Jimmy Jam
Guitar & Keys/ Bobby Ross Avila
Drums & Percussion/ IZ
Horn Co Arrangement/Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Prof T
Trumpets/Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/Reggie Young

5. Show Me the Way

Produced by Raphael Saadiq
String Arrangement/ Kelvin Wooten
Guitar, Bass, Percussion/ Raphael Saadiq
Keyboards/ Kelvin Wooten
Percussion/Philip Bailey
Drums/ Khari Parker
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White, Raphael Saadiq
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White,Raphael Saadiq, Doc Holiday
Trumpets/Bobby Rodriguez
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/Reggie Young

6. This Is How I Feel

Produced by Organized Noize
Drum & Music Programming/ Organized Noize
Bass/ Verdine White
Additional Bass/ Preston Crump
Guitar/ Shorty B
Keyboards/ Dave Robbins
Bongos/ Philip Bailey
Additional Percussion/ Neal H Pogue
Horn Orchestratiob/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Rowland Kelly, Sleepy Brown
Rowland's Vocal Produce/ Montina Cooper
Rap/ Big Boi
Trumpets/Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/Reggie Young

7. Work It Out

Produced by Raphael Saadiq
Keyboards & Bass/ Kelvin Wooten
Horn Arrangement & Guitar/ Raphael Saadiq
Drums & Percussion/Bobby Ozuna
Horn Orchestration/ Ray Brown
Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Trumpets/ Nolan Shaheed
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/Reggie Young

8. Pass You By

Produced by Raphael Saadiq
Bass/ Verdine White
Additional Bass, Piano, Horn Arrangement/ Raphael Saadiq
Drums & Percussion/Bobby Ozuna
Keyboards/ Dave Robbins
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White,Raphael Saadiq, Doc Holiday
Trumpets/ Nolan Shaheed
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/Reggie Young

10. Elevated
Produced by Darren Henson & Keith Pelzer
Bass/ Verdine White
Kalimba/ Maurice White
All Other Instruments/ Darren Henson & Keith Pelzer
Horn Arrangement/ Jeff Bradshaw, Matt Cappy
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Natalie Stewart
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey,Marsha Ambrosius
Trombone/ Jeff Bradshaw
Trumpets/ Matt Cappy

11. Liberation

Produced by Darren Henson & Keith Pelzer
Doca Da Bella/ Maurice White
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Philip Bailey
Additional Percussion/ Ralph Johnson
Keyboards/ Myron McKinley
Additional Keys/ Junius Bervine, Vikter Duplaix
Synth Bass/ Vikter Duplaix
Drum Programming/ Vikter Duplaix
Guitar/ Greg Moore
Vocals/ Philip Bailey

12. To You
(B McKnight)
Produced by Brian McKnight
Additional Production/ Maurice White & Bill Meyers
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar & Keyboards/ Brian McKnight
Additional Guitar/ Vadim Z
Drums/ Prescott Ellison
Orchestration Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White, Brian McKnight
Maurice's Vocal Produce/ Doc Holiday
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Brian McKnight, Doc Holiday



 13. Way You Move

 14. Love Together

 15. Autumn




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2009年11月02日

The Promise

The Promise (2003)



前作から実に6年ぶりにリリースされたこのアルバム。
随分と待たされた気が当時はしていたよ。
日本ではAvexよりボーナストラックを2曲追加されて発売されている。

EWF特有のホーンと美しいコーラスワークの見事な融合。
収録されている楽曲もバラエティーに富んでいてすご〜く楽しめる構成。
Never ”はEarth,Wind & Fireとしては初のラテンのリズムを取り入れたノリノリの夏にぴったりの曲!

甘くて優しいバラード”Hold Me” はこの年のBest Traditional R&B Vocal Performanceにノミネートされている。
(残念ながら受賞には至らなかったけど・・・)

そしてこのアルバムの一番の魅力は当時のEWFの若いメンバーがしっかりとフューチャーされているところ。

B Davod Whitworth, Robert BrookinsKrystal Johnson

そして更にFred WhiteRalph JohnsonEmotionsの名前がバックグラウンドボーカルの項目に見られるのもファンにはたまらないよね!

それにしてもRobert Brookinsが在籍中に1曲位彼のリードボーカル曲が聴きたかったなぁ〜

1. All in the Way
(M White, W Vaughn, W Vaughn, W Vaughn)
2. Betcha
( G Curtis)
3. Wiggle
(M White, P Glass)
4. Why ?
(M White, G Curtis)
5. Wonderland
(C Rodriquez. T Sims)
6. Where Do We Go From Here ?
(B Meyers, R Vannelli)
7. Freedom
(M White)
8. Hold Me
(T Kelly, B Robinson)
9. Never
(M White, G Curtis)
10. Promise 1

11. All About Love
(W Vaughn, W Vaughn, S Hutchinson)
12. Soul
(C Rios, M White, R Johnson)
13. Suppose You Like Me
(Sir J Bailey, A Thompson)
14. Promise 2
( M White, R Johnson, R Crossley)
15. She Waits
(T Sims, M Harris)
16. Promise 3
( M White, R Johnson, R Crossley)
17. Let Me Love You
( G Curtis)
18. So Lucky
(Sir J Bailey, A Thompson, S Storch))
19. Dirty
(M White)



1. All in the Way

Produced by Maurice White & Wanda Vaughn
Horn Arrangement/ Wayne Vaughn, Ray Brown
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White, Wanda Vaughn
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Wanda Vaughn, Sheila Hutchinson, Gregory Curtis, Howord McCrary
Drums & Keyboards/ Wayne Vaughn
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Greg Moore
Kalimba/ Maurice White
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young, Georege Bohanon

2. Betcha

Produced by Gregory Curtis
Keyboards & Drum Programming/ Gregory Curtis
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Eric Walls
Percussion/ Danny Reyes
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Gregory Curtis

3. Wiggle

Produced by Maurice White & Preston Glass
Keyboards Programming/ Preston Glass
Additional Drums Programming/ Cameron Marcarelli

4. Why ?

Produced by Maurice White & Gregory Curtis
Keyboards & Drum Programming/ Gregory Curtis
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Darrell Crooks
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Alto Sax/ Gerald Albright
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Gregory Curtis, Fred White, Wanda Vaughn, Sheila Hutchinson

5. Wonderland

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/Jerry Hey
Guest Artist/ Angie Stone
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Chris Rodriguez
Keyboards/ Gregory Curtis
Drums/ John Parris
Additional Drum Programming/ Cameron Marcarelli
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, B Davod Whitworth, Gregory Curtis, Robert Brookins
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young, Bill Reichenbach

6. Where Do We Go From Here ?

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Bill Meyers
Additional Production/ Paul Klingberg
Additional Keyboards/ Alan Hewitt
Piano/ Bill Meyers

(originally recoreded in the fall of 1978)

7. Freedom

Produced by Maurice White & Paul Klingberg

8. Hold Me

Produced by Tim Kelley & Bob Robinson
Producers/ Philip Baily & Maurice White
Arrangement/ Tim Kelley
Keyboards & Drum Programming/ Tim Kelley
Guitar/ Bob Robinson
Bassr/ Tim Kelley
Drums/ Tim Kelley
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Krystal Johnson

9. Never

Produced by Maurice White & Gregory Curtis
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Keyboards & Drum Programming/ Gregory Curtis
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Darrell Crooks
Acoustc Piano/ Freddie Ravel
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Alto Sax/ Gerald Albright
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Gregory Curtis
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young, Bill Reichenbach

11. All About Love

Produced by Maurice White & Wanda Vaughn
Vocal Production/ Wayne Vaughn
Horn Arrangement/ Ben Wright
Drums & Keyboards/ Wayne Vaughn
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Greg Moore
Percussion/ Daryl Munyungo Jackson
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Wanda Vaughn, Sheila Hutchinson, Gregory Curtis, Howord McCrary
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young, Georege Bohanon
Flute, Valarie King/ Gary Bias

12. Soul

Produced by Maurice White & Carlos Rios
Arrangement/ Maurice White & Carlos Rios
Horn Arrangement/ Maurice White & Ray Brown
Keyboards / Wayne Vaughn
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Carlos Rios
Drums /John Paris
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Carlos Rios, Ralph Johnson
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias, Gerald Albright
Trombone/ Reggie Young

13. Suppose You Like Me

Excective Producers/ Maurice White & Philip Bailey
Additional Production/ Robert Brookins
Horn Arrangement/Jerry Hey
Keyboards & Drum Programming/ Robert Brookins
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Greg Moore
Harmonica/ Tollak Ollestad
Drums /John Paris
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Robert Brookins, Fred White, B David Whitworth
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young, Bill Reichenbach

14 & 16 The Promise

Produced by Maurice White & Ralph Johnson
Additional Production/Paul Klingberg
Drum Programming/ Ralph Johnson
Kalimba/ Maurice White
Keyboards/ Raymond Crossley, Wayne Linsey
Vocals/ Maurice White

15. She Waits

Produced by Maurice White
Additional Production/Paul Klingberg
Horn Arrangement/ Ray Brown, Maurice White
String Arrangement & Keyboards/ Tom Mgrdichian
Rhythm Section Arrangement / Myron McKinley
Bass/ Verdine White
Keyboards / Myron McKinley
Drums /John Paris
Guitar/ Carlos Rios
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Fred White
Trumpets & Flugels/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart, Oscar Brashear
Trombone/ Reggie Young, Andy Martin

17. Let Me Love You

Produced by Maurice White & Gregory Curtis
Keyboards & Drum Programming/ Gregory Curtis
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Eric Walls
Percussion/ Danny Reyes
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Gregory Curtis

18. So Lucky

Excective Producers/ Maurice White & Philip Bailey
Additional Production/Paul Klingberg
Horn Arrangement/Jerry Hey
Keyboards / Scott Storch
Drums/ Ahmir Thompson
Drum Programming/ Ahmir Thompson
Additional Drum Programming/ Cameron Marcarelli
Bass / Scott Storch
Guitar / Scott Storch
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice Wihte, Robert Brookins, Sir Bailey, Candice Johnson
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young, Bill Reichenbach

19. Dirty

Produced by Maurice White
Additional Production/Paul Klingberg
Inspiration] / Leo Sacks

Originally recorded in the fall of 1978


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2009年10月31日

In the Name of Love

In the Name of Love (1997)

In the Name of Love
In the Name of Love

日本のAVEXから”Avater"をリリースした後に、
インターナショナル版として発表されたアルバム。

それぞれで違う曲が数曲収録されていて曲順も違う。

こちらのアルバムでは”Avater"には収録されていない
” When Love Goes Wrong”が聴けるよ。

Philip Baileyがリードボーカルを務める切ないバラード。

”Avater”を既に購入済みだった俺はこの1曲だけで十分購入の値があったと思ったよ。

この2枚はファンにとっては必須なアルバムだよね!

1. Rock It
(P Bailey, V White, S Emory, S Reynolds, M Pleasure, Sir J Pailey)
2. In the Name of Love
(M White, S Reynolds, B Reynolds, M Andrews, M Pleasure)
3. Revolution
(M White, S Emory, M Pleasure, Sir J Pailey)
4. When Love Goes Wrong
(P Bailey, A Glass, A Klippel))
5. Fill You Up
(R Tye'vant, R Hawkins Jr, P Minor, K Guillaume, D Johnson)
6. The Right Time
(M White, S Reynolds, P Minor,, M Andrews)
7. Round and Round
(S Mayo, W Wheaton Jr)
8. Keep It Real
(M White, S Reynolds, P Minor,, M Andrews,M Pleasure)
9. Cruisin'
(P Bailey, R Seeman, , M Pleasure,S Emory )
10. Love Is Life
(M White, W Flemons, D Whitehead)
11. Avatar (Interlude)
(R Johnson, M East)

Earth, Wind & Fire
Lead Vocal/ Philip Bailey
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion&Vocals/ Ralph Johnson
Vocals&Guitar/ Sheldon M Reynolds
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Keyboards/ Morris Plesure
Additional Lead Vocal/ Maurice White

The Earth, Wind & Fire Horns
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young


1. Rock It
Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Sonny Emory
Ralph Johnson, Sir James Bailey, Carl Carlwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Programmer/ Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets&Flugelhorn/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ William Frank Reichenbach

2. In the Name of Love

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Drum Programming/ Bill Meyers
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

3. Revolution

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Rapper/ Sir James Bailey
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Drum Programming/ Sonny Emory
Keyboard Programming/Jimmy Randolph
Voice Box/ Morris Plsure
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

4. When Love Goes Wrong

Produced by Alan Glass, Philip Bailey. Andrew Klippel
Pre-Production/ Andrew Scheps
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ nuera (James, Doni, Leon, Howard McCrazy)
Background Vocals Arrangement/ Big Howard McCrazy
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards/ Andrew Klippel
Programming/ Alan Glass, Andrew Klippel
Mastering Facility/ Bernie Grundman Mastering
Exective Producer/ Maurice White

5. Fill You Up

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Ralph Hawkins Jr
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Vocal Arrangement/ Ralph Hawkins Jr, Ralph Tres'vant, Kevin Guillaume
Synth Horn Arrangement/ Paul Minor
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carlwell
Additional Background Vocals/ Ralph Hawkins Jr, Kevin Guillaume
Additional Vocals/ Ralph Hawkins
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Additional Keyboards/ Paul Minor, Damian Johnson
Additional Samples& Drum Programming / Paul Minor
Talk Box/ Morris Pleasure
Trumpets&Flugelhorn/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ William Frank Reichenbach

6. The Right Time

Produced by Maurice White
Synth String Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Programmer/ Jimmy Randolph
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Synth Horns/ Bill Meyers
Additional Keyboards&Drum Programming/ Paul Minor

7. Round and Round

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell, Scot Mayo
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Drum Programming/ Scot Mayo
Strings&Additional Keyboards/ Bill Meyers
Programmer/Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

8. Keep It Real

Produced by Maurice White
Vocal Concept/ Melanie Andrews
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Sheldon Reynolds, Philp Bailey
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Drum Programming/ Paul Minor
Additional Keyboards/ Paul Minor
Trumpets&Flugelhorn/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ William Frank Reichenbach

9. Cruisin'

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Philp Bailey
Background Vocals/Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro, David Romeo
Drum Programming/ Sonny Emory
Synth Parts/ Bill Meyers
Synth Programming/Jimmy Randolph
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo

10. Love Is Life

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Bill Meyers
Song Adaptation/ Bill Meyers, Maurice White
Horn & String Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/Philip Bailey, Maurice White Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Synth Horns/ Bill Meyers
Programmer/Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

11. Avatar (Interlude)

Produced by Maurice White
Drum Programming & Cymbal/Ralph Johnson
Keyboards/ Marcel East
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Soprano Sax/ Scott Mayo


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2009年10月30日

Avatar

Avatar (1996)

アヴェタ (CCCD)
アヴェタ          (CCCD)


”In The Name Of Love"がリリースされる前に日本のAVEXから世界に先駆けて発売されたEarth,Wind & Fireのニューアルバム。

”In The Name Of Love"に関しては改めてご紹介するけど・・・

それぞれで違う曲が数曲収録されているんだ。

こちらのアルバムでは”In The Name Of Love!には収録されていない
”Take You to Heaven”とインタールードの”Bahia”がある。

”Take You to Heaven”とはPhilip Baileyの高音が冴え渡る美しい官能的なナンバー。


曲順も違うし、この2枚はファンにとっては必須なアルバムだよね!

このアルバムは新生EWFといった内容で従来のEWFサウンドに加え、ストリート感あふれるグルーブが満載されている。

Earth,Wind & Fireのシングル1曲目である” Love Is Life”がリテイクされていることからも新しい旅立ちという意味合いがこのアルバムにはあるんじゃないかな?

Sheldon Reynoldsが初めてこのリードボーカルを担当!

Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds

この3人の才能あるヴォーカリストが活躍するEWF唯一のアルバム!

このアルバム本当にすごい!ハートたち(複数ハート)



1. Keep It Real

Produced by Maurice White
Vocal Concept/ Melanie Andrews
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Sheldon Reynolds, Philp Bailey
Background Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Drum Programming/ Paul Minor
Additional Keyboards/ Paul Minor
Trumpets&Flugelhorn/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ William Frank Reichenbach

2. The Right Time

Produced by Maurice White
Synth String Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Programmer/ Jimmy Randolph
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Synth Horns/ Bill Meyers
Additional Keyboards&Drum Programming/ Paul Minor

3. Fill You Up

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Ralph Hawkins Jr
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Vocal Arrangement/ Ralph Hawkins Jr, Ralph Tres'vant, Kevin Guillaume
Synth Horn Arrangement/ Paul Minor
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carlwell
Additional Background Vocals/ Ralph Hawkins Jr, Kevin Guillaume
Additional Vocals/ Ralph Hawkins
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Additional Keyboards/ Paul Minor, Damian Johnson
Additional Samples& Drum Programming / Paul Minor
Talk Box/ Morris Pleasure
Trumpets&Flugelhorn/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ William Frank Reichenbach

4. Avatar (Interlude)

Produced by Maurice White
Drum Programming & Cymbal/Ralph Johnson
Keyboards/ Marcel East
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Soprano Sax/ Scott Mayo

5. Cruisin'

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Philp Bailey
Background Vocals/Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro, David Romeo
Drum Programming/ Sonny Emory
Synth Parts/ Bill Meyers
Synth Programming/Jimmy Randolph
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo

6. Revolution

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Rapper/ Sir James Bailey
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Drum Programming/ Sonny Emory
Keyboard Programming/Jimmy Randolph
Voice Box/ Morris Plsure
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

7. Round and Round

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell, Scot Mayo
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Drum Programming/ Scot Mayo
Strings&Additional Keyboards/ Bill Meyers
Programmer/Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

8. Change Your Mind
Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Bill Meyers
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Additional Keyboards/ Bill Meyers
Programmer/Jimmy Randolph
Organ/ Bill Meyers
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

9. Love Is Life

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Bill Meyers
Song Adaptation/ Bill Meyers, Maurice White
Horn & String Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/Philip Bailey, Maurice White Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Synth Horns/ Bill Meyers
Programmer/Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

10. In the Name of Love

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Drum Programming/ Bill Meyers
Trumpets/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ Reggie Young

11. Take You to Heaven
Produced by Maurice White
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ David Romeo
Sythn Strings/ Bill Meyers
Sythn Horns/ Bill Meyers
Drum Programming/ Scot Mayo
Keyboard Programming/ Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets&Flugelhorn/Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ William Frank Reichenbach

12. Rock It
Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Sonny Emory
Ralph Johnson, Sir James Bailey, Carl Carlwell
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Lenny Castro
Programmer/ Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets&Flugelhorn/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Scott Mayo
Trombone/ William Frank Reichenbach

13. Bahia (Interlude)
Produced by Maurice White
Keyboards/ Morris Pleasure
Drum Programming/ Sonny Emory



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2009年10月29日

Millennium

Millennium (1993)

千年伝説

横尾忠則のアルバムジャケットがまず目を引くこのアルバム。
ストリート色の濃かった前作とはうってかわってEWFオリジナルのサウンドに近いアルバムだよね。

これぞEarth,Wind & Fireという曲とともにワールドミュージック、ジャズ、ブルースの要素を取り入れたものもあり、
バラエティーに富んだ内容。

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums部門で最高位8位を記録。

シングルカットされた3曲は大ヒットとはいかなかったが、それぞれが個性的な素敵な曲。

”Sunday Morning”,”Spend the Night","Two Hearts"

新メンバーのFreddie Ravelが大活躍してるし、
Philip BaileyMaurice Whiteの美しいハーモニーも複数の曲で楽しめるよ!

Princeをフューチャーした”Super Hiro"はやっぱりわくわくしちゃうよね!

1. Even If You Wonder
(M White, J Lind, N Brown, J Cohen)
2. Sunday Morning
(M White, S Reynolds, A Willis)
3. Blood Brothers
(M White, J Lind, N Brown, B Walsh)
4. Kalimba Interlude
(M White)
5. Spend the Night
(D Thomas)
6. Divine
(Philip Bailey, R seeman, K Barken)
7. Two Hearts
(M White, B Bacharach, P Bailey)
8. Honor the Magic
(M White,F Ravel)
9. Love Is the Greatest Story
(M White, D Lawrence, F Greenberg)
10. The "L" Word
(M White, J Lind, N Brown, A Willis)
11. Just Another Lonely Night
(M White, L Stokes)
12. Super Hero
(Prince)
13. Wouldn't Change a Thing About You
(P Bailey, F Blue)
14. Love Across the Wire
(M White, T Bell, P Bailey)
15. Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues
(M White, J Lind, N Brown, B Walsh)
16. Kalimba Blues
(M White)

Lead Vocals, Kalimba, Percussion/ Maurice White
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Bass/ Verdine White
Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Percussion/ Ralph Johnson
Vocals, Guitar, Tsucanini Keyboards/ Sheldon M Reynolds

Horns
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Trombone/ Reggie Young


1. Even If You Wonder

Produced By Maurice White
Horns Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards/ Nicky Brown,
Synth Bass/ Sheldon Reynolds
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Michael Thompson
Bass/ Verdine White
Percussion/ Tim Cornwell
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Daniel Higgins
Trombone/ William Reichenbach

2. Sunday Morning

Produced By Maurice White
Horns Arrangement/ Thomas Washington
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards&Synthesizer Programming/Sheldon Reynolds, Mike McKnight
Drum Programming/ Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White
Synth Bass/ Sheldon Reynolds
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Michael Thompson
Bass/ Verdine White
Trumpet/ Ray Brown, Micheal Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young

3. Blood Brothers

Produced By Maurice White
Horns Arrangement/ Thomas Washington
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White & Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Synthesizer/ Nicky Brown
Rhythm Programming/Sheldon Reynolds, Mike McKnight
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Michael Thompson
Bass/ Verdine White
Trumpet/ Ray Brown, Micheal Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young

Violins/ Bruce Dukov, Barbra Porter, Endre Granat, Sid Page
Berj Garabedian, Haim Shtrum, Clayton Haslop, Dimitrie Leivici
Peter Kent, Henry Ferber, Ron Clark, Armen Garabedian
Celli/ Suzie Katayama, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdody
Violas/ Robert Becker, Roland Kato, Herschel Wise

4. Kalimba Interlude

Produced By Maurice White
Kalimba/ Maurice White
Keyboards/ Bill Meyers

5. Spend the Night

Produced By Maurice White
Strings & Horns Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Synthesizer/ Bill Meyers, Freddie Ravel
Rhythm Programming/ Bill Meyers, Sheldon Reynolds
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Breath Synthesizer Arrangement & Solo / Frddie Ravel
Acoustic Piano/ Bill Meyers
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Michael Thompson
Bass/ Verdine White
Trumpet/ Ray Brown, Micheal Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias, Gerald Albright
Trombone/ Reggie Young

Violins/ Bruce Dukov, Barbra Porter, Endre Granat, Sid Page
Berj Garabedian, Haim Shtrum, Clayton Haslop, Demitrie Leivici,
Peter Kent, Henry Ferbe, Ron Clark, Armen Garabedian
Celli/ Suzie Katsuyama, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdoby
Violas/ Robert Becker, Roland Kato, Herschel Wise

6. Divine

Produced By Maurice White
Rhythm Arrangement/ Darnell Spencer
Synth Horn Arrangement / Maurice White

Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight, Darnell Spencer
Drum Programming/ Darnell Spencer
Synth Bass/ Darnell Spencer
Keyboards/ Donn Wyatt
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds

7. Two Hearts

Produced By Maurice White
Rhythm Arrangement/ Rex Salas
Synth Horn Arrangement / Maurice White, Mike McKnight
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Drum Programming/ Rex Salas, Mike McKnight
Synth Bass/ Rex Salas, Mike McKnight
Keyboards/ Rex Salas
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Saxphones/ Gerald Albright
Additional Keyboards/Burt Bacharach, Claude Gaudette

8. Honor the Magic

Produced By Maurice White & Frddie Ravel

Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White
Synthesizer, Drum, Percussion design / Frddie Ravel
Breath Synthesizer/ Frddie Ravel
Acoustic Guitar/ Forge Strunz
Additional Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa

9. Love Is the Greatest Story

Produced By Maurice White
Horns Arrangement/ Jerry Hey
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards/ David Lawrence
Rhythm Programming/ David Lawrence, Sheldon Reynolds, Mike McKnight
Synthesizer Programming / Mike McKnight
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Percussion/ Tim Cornwell
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Daniel Higgins
Trombone/ William Reichenbach

10. The "L" Word

Produced By Maurice White
Rhythm Arrangement/ Nicky Brown
Horn Arrangement / Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards/ Nicky Brown
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Drum Programming/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Trumpet/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young

11. Just Another Lonely Night

Produced By Maurice White
Synth Horn and String Arrangement/ Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards/ Donn Wyatt
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Drum Programming/ Dimitric Collins
Synth Bass/ Donn Wyatt
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Synthesizers / Bill Meyers

12. Super Hero

Produced By Maurice White
Rhythm Arrangement/ Prince
Horns Arrangement / Bill Meyers, Maurice White
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey. Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Prince
Keyboards & Drum Programming/ Prince
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Synthesizers / Bill Meyers
Additional Programming/ Sheldon Reynolds
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Michael Thompson
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Saxphones/ Daniel Higgins, Larry Williams
Trombone/ William Reichenbach

13. Wouldn't Change a Thing About You

Produced By Maurice White & Frankie Blue
Horns Arrangement / Thomas Washington
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Prince
Synthesizers / Frankie Blue, Brad Cole
Rhythm Programming/ Frankie Blue, Sheldon Reynolds
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight, Frankie Blue
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Piano Solo/ Bill Meyers
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Trumpet/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young

14. Love Across the Wire

Produced By Maurice White
Arrangement/ Maurice White, Mike McKnight
Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Prince
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Drum Programming/ Demitric Collins, Mike McKnight
Synth Bass/ Mike McKnight
Keyboards/ Thom Bell, Donn Wyatt
Guitar/ Michael Thompson

15. Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues

Produced By Maurice White & Bill Meyers
Horns Arrangement / Bill Meyers
Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Prince
Synthesizer / Bill Meyers, Nicky Brown, Sheldon Reynolds, Mike McKnight
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKnight
Synth Bass/ Bill Meyers
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Saxphone Solo/ Ronnie Laws
Trumpet/ Ray Brown, Michael Stewart
Saxphones/ Gary Bias, Gerald Albright
Trombone/ Reggie Young

16. Kalimba Blues

Produced By Maurice White
Kalimba/ Maurice White
Keyboards/ Bill Meyers


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2009年06月25日

Heritage

Heritage (1990)

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ヘリテッジ
ヘリテッジ




当時の時代の最先端のリズムを融合したPOPなアルバム。
初めてRAPを全面的に取り入れEarth,Wind & FireがSTREETに飛び出した感じ!

過去のアルバムとはこれもかなり印象が違うからEWFファンの中には好きになれない人がいるかも・・・
だけどストリート系MUSICが大好きな俺は大のお気に入りアルバムで今でもしょっちゅう聴いております・

MC Hammer, Sly Stone, Boysなどをゲストも豪華!
EWFとラップの見事な融合はこのアルバムから始まったんだね!

シングルカットされた”Wanna Be the Man”はPhilip Baileyの高音コーラスとMC Hammerのラップが見事なハーモニーを完成させているし、
Boysの可愛いラップとEWFのコラボはめちゃ微笑ましい。

Gary Bias, Reggie Young, Ray Brownらの新Earth,Wind&Fire Hornsの響きも心地いいし、
Robert Brookinsも全面的に参加!

突っ走るだけではなく ”I'm in Love”みたいなしっとりとした曲もフューチャーされていて・・・
まさに新生EWF!

アルバム作りには前作の”Touch The World"と違ってちゃんとメンバーが参加しているしね。


1. Interlude: Soweto
(M White)
2. Takin' Chances
(L R Pierce, F Blue)
3. Heritage
(M White, L R Pierce, F Blue)
4. Good Time
(M White, R Brookins, S Stone)
5. Anything You Want
(I Prince)
6. Interlude: Bird
(G Bias)
7. Wanna Be the Man
(M White, V White, K L Patterson, S Reynolds, M C Hammer)
8. Interlude: Close to Home
(L Mays)
9. Daydreamin'
(V Hill, B Spears, B Young, M White)
10. King of Groove
(M Stewart)
11. I'm in Love
(V Hills, B Spears, B Young)
12. For the Love of You
(M White, R Brookins, S Mills, M CHammer)
13. Motor
(M White, L R Pierce, F Blue)
14. Interlude: Faith
(F B Young)
15. Welcome
(M White, B Young, R Johnson)
16. Soweto (Reprise)
(M White)



Japanese Bonus Track
Gotta Find Out
(V Hills, B Spears, B Young)


1. Interlude: Soweto

Percussion / Maurice White

2. Takin' Chances
Produced by Maurice White
Co Produced by Les Piecrce & Frankie Blue
Arrenged by Les Piecrce
Horn Arrenged by Butch Sewart

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Frankie Blue
Keyboards, Synthesizers, Synthesizers & Drum Programming/ Les Pierce

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Micheal Stewart


3. Heritage

Produced by Maurice White
Co Produced by Les Piecrce & Frankie Blue
Arrenged by Les Piecrce
Horn Arrenged by Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Seldon Reynolds, The Boys
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Frankie Blue
Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum Programming/ Les Pierce
Drum Programming

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trumpet/ Oscar Brashear
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey


4. Good Time

Produced by Maurice White & Robert Brookins
Arrenged by Maurice White & Robert Brookins
Horn Arrenged by Maurice White & Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Sly stone & Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Seldon Reynolds
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum Programming/ Robert Brookins
Synthesizer Programming/ Robert Brookins, Billy Savage

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trumpet/ Oscar Brashear
Trumpet/ Ray Brown


5. Anything You Want

Produced by Maurice White & Robert Brookins
Co Produced by Ian Prince
Arrenged by Ian Prince
Horn Arrenged by Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Wanda Vaughn, Janette Hawes, Josie James
Percussion/ Maurice White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum Programming/ Ian Prince
Synthesizer Programming/ Ian Prince, Mike McKnight

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Trumpet, Flugelhorn/ Oscar Brashear


6. Interlude: Bird

Alto Saxphones/ Gary Bias


7. Wanna Be the Man

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Maurice White & Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Rap/ M C Hammer
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Seldon Reynolds
Percussion/ Maurice White
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards, Synthesizers/ Bill Meyers, Mike McKknight
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKknight
Drum Programming/ Seldon Reynolds

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Trumpet/ Micheal Stewart


8. Interlude: Close to Home
Produced by Bill Meyers

Piano, Synthesizers/ Bill Meyers
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McKknight


9. Daydreamin'

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Maurice White, Bill Meyers
Horn Arrenged by Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Rap/ M C Hammer
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Seldon Reynolds
Percussion/ Maurice White
Guitar/ Dick Smith
Keyboards, Synthesizers/ Billy Young, Bill Meyers
Drum Programming/ Billy Young

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Trumpet/ Micheal Stewart


10. King of Groove

Produced by Maurice White
Co Produced by Butch Stewart
Arrenged by Butch Stewart

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Butch Stewart
Percussion/ Maurice White, Kuk Harrell
Bass/ Verdine White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards, Synthesizers/ Butch Stewart
Synthesizer Programming/ Butch Stewart, Mike McKnight
Drum Programming/ Butch Stewart

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Trumpet/ Micheal Stewart



11. I'm in Love

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Maurice White, Bill Young
Horn Arrenged by Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Philip Bailey
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Seldon Reynolds
Synthesizers Programming/ Billy Young
Drum Programming/ Billy Young

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Trumpet/ Micheal Stewart


12. For the Love of You

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Robert Brookins

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Jeanette Hawes, Robert Brookin
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds
Keyboards, Synthesizers/ Robert Brookins
Synthesizer & Drum Programming/ Robert Brookins
Additional Keyboards/ Les Piece


13. Motor

Produced by Maurice White
Co Produced by Les Piecrce & Frankie Blue
Arrenged by Les Piecrce
Horn Arrenged by Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Wanda Vaughn, Janette Hawes, Josie James
Percussion/ Maurice White, Frankie Blue
Voco,der, Kalimba/ Maurice White
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Frankie Blue
Keyboards, Synthesizers/ Les Pierce
Synthesizer & Drum Programming/ Les Pierce

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Oscar Brashear
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey


14. Interlude: Faith

Produced by Maurice White

Keyboards, Synthesizers/ Billy young,
Synthesizer Programming/ Mike McNight


15. Welcome

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Maurice White, Bill Young
Horn Arrenged by Bill Meyers

Lead Vocals/ Maurice White
Background Vocals/ Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Seldon Reynolds
Guitar/ Sheldon Reynolds, Dick Smith
Drums/ Sonny Emory
Synthesizers Programming/ Billy Young
Drum Programming/ Billy Young
Keyboards, Synthesizers/ Billy young, Bill Meyers

Horns
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Andrew Woolfolk
Alto&Tenor Saxphones/ Gary Bias
Trombone/ Reggie Young
Trumpet/ Ray Brown
Trumpet/ Micheal Stewart


Gotta Find Out


Maurice White/ Lead Vocals, Kalimba. Percussion
Philip Bailey/ Lead Vocals,
Verdine White/ Bass
Andrew Woolfolk/ Saxphones
Ralph Johnson/ Percussion
Sheldon Reynolds/ Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Emory/ Drums

Horns

Gary Bias/ Saxphones
Ray Brown/ Trumpet
Reggie Young/ Trombone



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2009年06月04日

The Best Of EW&F Vol.2

The Best Of EW&F Vol.2 (1988)

ベスト・オブEW&F(2)
ベスト・オブEW&F(2)

Earth,Wind&Fireの2枚目のベストアルバム!
ヒット曲とともにシングル”Turn On”を収録。
後に2曲を追加してリマスターされた上で再発売になったんだ。
1作目のベストにはそれまでのアルバムの未収録曲が3曲あったことを考えるとちょっと寂しい気もするけどね。

だけど、どれもLIVEでは欠かせない有名曲ばかり。
さすがにベストOFベストという感じだよね!

このアルバムを聴いていて踊りたくならない人がいたら会ってみたい。


1. Turn On (The Beat Box)
(R Lawrence, M White, W Page)
2. Let's Groove
(M White, W Vaughn)
3. After The Love Has Gone
(D Foster, J Graydon,B Champlin)
4. Fantasy
(M White ,E del Barrio,V White)
5. Devotion
(M White, P Bailey)
6. Serpentine Fire
(M White, V White, S Burke)
7. Love's Holiday
(M White ,S Scarborough )
8. Boogie Wonderland
(J Lind , A Willis)
9. Saturday Nite
(M White ,Al McKay, P Bailey )
10. Mighty Mighty
(M White, V White)



11. Keep Your Head To The Sky
(M White)
12. I'll Write A Song For You
(A McKay, P Bailey. S Beckmeier)


Produced by Maurice White




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2009年06月01日

Touch the World

Touch the World (1990)

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Touch the World

1. System of Survival
2. Evil Roy
3. Thinking of You
4. You and I
5. Musical Interlude: New Horizons
6. Money Tight
7. Every Now and Then
8. Touch the World
9. Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
10. Victim of the Modern Heart


1. System of Survival
by Skylark

Produced by Maurice White and Preston Glass
Drums & Synthesizer Programming / Skylark
Electric Guitar, Synthesizer and Additional Drum Programming/ Preston Glass
Horns / Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Wayne Wallace, Mark Russo
Horn Arrengement / Jerry Hey
Vocoder / Maurice White
Lead & Back Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey
Additional Background Vocals / Skylark

2. Evil Roy
by P Bailey, A Willis, A Z Giles

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Philip Bailey
Associate Producer / Attala Zane Giles
Arrenged by Attala Zane Giles
Drums Programming& Synthesizer Arrengement / Attala Zane Giles
Fairlight Programming / Rhett Lawrence
Guitar / Sheldon Reynolds
Additional Guitar / Attala Zane Giles
Lead & Back Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey
Additional Background Vocals / Attala Zane Giles

3. Thinking of You
by M White, W Vaughn

Produced and Arrengement by Maurice White
Co-Produced and Arrenged by Wayne Vaughn
Drums Programming, Fairlight&Synthesizer / Rhett Lawrence
Sequencing / Wayne Vaughn
Guitar / Ray Fuller
Lead Vocal / Maurice White
Background Vocal / Philip Bailey, Wanda Vaughn, Jeanette Williams

4. You and I
by R Nevil, M Muller

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Bill Meyers
Drums / Jeff Porcaro
Bass / Nathan East
Guitar / Paul Jackson
Fairlight Programming / Rhett Lawrence
Additional Programming / Larry Williams
Piano / Bill Meyers
Lead Vocal / Philip Bailey
Background Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey

5. Musical Interlude: New Horizons
by Bill Meyers

Produced & Arrenged by Bill Meyers
Drum, Keyboard & Synthesizer Programming / Bill Meyers, Dan DeSouza
Sax Solo / Andrew Woolfolk

6. Money Tight
by Maurice White, A Willis, D Sembello

Produced by Maurice White
Drum Overdub / RickyLawson
Guitar / Sheldon Reynolds
Drum Programming & Synthesizer Programming / Danny Sembello
Keyboard / Steve Lindley
Horns / Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Bill Reichenbiansack, Dan Higgians
Lead Vocal / Maurice White
Background Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey

7. Every Now and Then
by John Lind, Brock Walsh

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Bill Meyers
Drums / Jeff Porcaro
Bass / Nathan East
Guitar / Paul Jackson
Fairlight & Synthesizer Programming / Rhett Lawrence
Additional Programming / Larry Wiiliams
Piano / Bill Meyers
Lead Vocal / Maurice White
Background Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey

8. Touch the World
by Rev Oliver Wells

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Philip Bailey
Arrenged by Rev Oliver Wells
Drums / Ricky Lawson
Bass / Nathan East
Guitar / Sheldon Reynolds
Fairlight & Synthesizer Programming / Rhett Lawrence
Piano / George Duke
Lead Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey
Additional Lead Vocals / Edwin Hawkins, Lynette Hawkins Stephens , Walter Hawkins
Background Vocals / The Hawkins Family

9. Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
by P Bailey, M Sharron G Ballard

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Philip Bailey
Drums / Ricky Lawson
Bass / Nathan East
Guitar / Sheldon Reynolds
Rhhm Arrengement / George Duke
Fairlight & Synthesizer Programming / Rhett Lawrence
Synthesizer Arrengement / Philip Bailey, Rev Oliver Wells
Piano / George Duke
Lead Vocal / Philip Bailey
Background Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey

10. Victim of the Modern Heart
by I Prince

Produced by Maurice White
Arrenged by Maurice White
Drums & Synthesizer Programming / Ian Prince
Guitar / Sheldon Reynolds
Horns / Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Bill Reichenbach, Dan Higgians
Horn Arrengement / Jerry Hey
Lead Vocal / Maurice White
Background Vocal / Maurice White, Philip Bailey


rosemamaさんからのご指摘で改めてこのアルバムのクレジットを見てみたら・・・

俺が初めて聴いたEWFサウンドがこのアルバムでした!
都会的でスタイリッシュ!
今でもこのアルバムが全世界の全てのアルバムの中で俺は一番好きです!

しかし、改めて参加メンバーを見てみるとEWFのアルバムなのにメンバーがあまり参加してないんだよね。

なんでだろう?

当時久しぶりのEarth,Wind&Fireのアルバム、ソロの仕事の関連でスケジュールが合わなかったんだろうか?
Marice White,Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Andrew Woolfolk, Bill Meyers

クレジットを見る限り、レコーディングに参加しているメンバーはこの5人だけ。
アルバムジャケットには、Verdine Whiteもしっかり映っているけど、レコーディングのベースはNathan East.
Verdine Whiteは1作目から全てのレコーディングに参加しているものとばかり思っておりました。

しかし、このアルバムいいよなぁ・・・






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2009年05月16日

Electric Universe

Electric Universe (1983)




シンプルなメンバー構成で作り上げた冒険的なアルバム。
ホーンセクションを外し、より電気的に未来のサウンドを目指したみたい。
それまでのEWFアルバムとは大きく異なっていることからEWFファンの間でも評価が分かれるところだよね。
(もちろん俺はこのアルバムも大好き!だけどね・・・)

スピーディーでラフなナンバーの合間に挿入されたスローなナンバーはとっても美しいし・・・

このアルバムリリースの後、メンバーはソロ活動に力を入れるようになり、EWFとしての活動は少なくなっていってしまった・・・もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)



1. Magnetic
(M Page)
2. Touch
(M Page, J Lind)
3. Moonwalk
(D O'Connor, D Foster)
4. Could It Be Right
(M White, D Foster, A Willis)
5. Spirit of a New World
(M White, D Foster, B Fairweather, M Page)
6. Sweet Sassy Lady
(M White, W Vaughn, W Vaughn, L Vaughn)
7. We're Living in Our Own Time
(M White, M Colombier, A Willis)
8. Electricnation
(M White, B Fairweather, M Page)


Produced by Maurice White

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Bass / Verdine White
Vocals / Philip Bailey
Piano, Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar / Roland Bautista
Percussion / Ralph Johnson
Saxphones / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums, Percussion / Fred White



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2009年04月16日

Powerlight

Powerlight (1983)

創世記
創世記

よりエレクトリックな要素を盛り込んだEWFのアルバム!
未来的でもあり神秘的でもある。
しっとりとしたバラードも散りばめられていて多様性に満ちたアルバムとも言えるんじゃないかな。
Maurice Whiteの宇宙的な思想の中にも人間愛が深く感じ取れて、心地よくメッセージを受け取れる作品。

70年代のEWFサウンドが好きな方にとってはこのアルバムの評価はあまり高くないようだけど・・・
俺はやっぱり大好きなアルバムです!
ビルボード最高位12位!とちょっとレコードセールスが落ちてきた時期でもある。

ちなみにシングルカットされた ”Fall in Love with Me
俺はこの歌が大好き!なんだけどLIVEでもほとんど演奏されることがないのは残念だなぁ〜



1. Fall in Love with Me
(M White, W Vaughn)
2. Spread Your Love
(M White, B Taylor, A Lawrence)
3. Side by Side
(M White, W Vaughn, W Vaughn)
4. Straight from the Heart
(P Bailey, E del Bario, F Washington, R Seeman)
5. The Speed of Love
(M White, W Vaughn, W Vaughn, T Haynes)
6. Freedom of Choice
(M White, B Taylor, A Lawrence)
7. Something Special
(M White, W Vaughn, W Vaughn)
8. Hearts to Heart
(M White, B Taylor, A Lawrence)
9. Miracles
(M White, J Lind, E del Bario, F Washington, M D'Astugues)


Produced by Maurice White

Horn Arrangements / Jerry Hey (5,6,7,8)
Horn and Strings Arrangements / Bill Meyers (1,2)
Horn and Strings Arrangements / Tom Tom 84 (3)
Horn and Strings Arrangements / Georege Del Barrio (4,9)

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Piano, Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar / Roland Bautista
Drums / Ralph Johnson
Saxphones / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums, Percussion / Fred White


Horn Section
Saxphones/ Don Myrick
Trombone/ Louis Satterfield
Trombone/ Bill Reichenbach
Trombone/ Lew McCreary
Trombone/ Charles Loper
Trombone/ Greg Bohanon
Trumpet/ Ramlee Michael Davis
Trumpet/ Michael Harris
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey
Trumpet/ Gary Grant
Trumpet/ Chuck Findley
Trumpet/ Oscar Brashear

Background Vocals/ Beloyd Taylor
Additional Vocals/ Ms Pluto

Guitar/ Beloyd Taylor
Keyboards/ Wayne Vaughn
Profit/ Azar Lawrence
Percussion/ Paulimho da Costa
Keyboards/ Eddie Del Bario
Keyboards/ Rick Kelly
Keyboards/ Georege Del Bario
Keyboards/ Skip Scarborough
Sttel Drums/ Robert Greenidge
Tabla Drums/ Zakir Hussein
Piano/ Maxanne Lewis

Violins/ Assa Drori, David Frisina, Brenton Banks, Myer Bello, Arnold Belnick
Harold Bluestone, Nicole Bush, Ron Clark, Bill Hybel, Karen Jones, Anatol Kaminskey
Georege Kast, Janet Lakatos, Robert Lipsett, Stanley Plummer, Nathan Ross
Bob Sanov, sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Marshall Sosson, Robert Sushel, Pamela Tompkins,
Shari Ziooert, Miwako Watanabe

Violas/ Rollice Dale, Alan Deveritch, Pamela Goldmith, Allan Harshman, Roland Kato, Milton Kestenbaum
Carole Mukogawa, David Schwartz, Joel Soultanian, Linn Subotnick

Cellos/ Ranald Cooper, Larry Corbett, Douglas Davis, Suzie Katayama, Earl Madison, Frederick Seykora

String Bass/ Arni Egilsson
Harp/ Dorothy Remsen



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2009年03月26日

Raise!

Raise! (1981)


天空の女神
天空の女神

みんなの大好きな”Let's Groove ”で始まるこのアルバム。

1曲めから最後の8曲目まで耳が離せません。
聞き入って体がリズムを刻んでしまうからBGMには不向きなアルバムだよね。


力強いホーンとヴォコーダ他のエレクトリックな響きのスリリングな融合。

70年代のEWFにこだわりを持っている方にはあんましと言う人がいるのも事実だけど、俺はこのアルバム大好き!

Kalimba Tree”はもっとロングバージョンで収録して欲しかったとは思うけど・・・

Wanna Be With You”はグラミーの”Best R&B performance by a group”を獲得してるよ。
ちなみに”Let's Groove ”はノミネートされたけど、受賞出来なかった。もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)

さあみんなこのアルバムを聴きながら
Let's Groove

1. Let's Groove
(M White, W Vaughn)
2. Lady Sun
(B Taylor)
3. My Love
(M White, W Vaughn)
4. Evolution Orange
(M White, D Foster, N O 'Byrne)
5. Kalimba Tree
(M White)
6. You Are a Winner
(B Taylor)
7. I've Had Enough
(P Bailey, G Phillinganes, B Russell)
8. Wanna Be With You
(M White, W Vaughn)
8. The Changing Times
(B Taylor)


Produced by Maurice White

Horn Arrengements/ Jerry Hey(2,4,5,6,8,9)
Strings Arrengements/ David Foster (4)
Horn & Strings Arrengements/ Bill Meyers (1,3,7)

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Piano, Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar / Roland Bautista
Drums / Ralph Johnson
Guitar / Johhny Graham
Saxphones / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums, Percussion / Fred White

Horn Section
Saxphones/ Don Myrick
Trombones/ Louis Satterfield
Trumpet/ Ramlee Michael Davis
Trumpet/ Michael Harris

Guitar / Beloyd Taylor
Keyboards/ David Foster
Keyboards/ Bill Meyers
Keyboards/ Wayne Vaughn
Vocoder&Synthesizer/ Michael Boddicker

Trumpet/ Jerry Hey
Trumpet/ Oscar Brashear
Trumpet/ Gary Grant
Trumpet/ Chuck Findley
Trumpet/ Larry G Hall
Trombones/ Georege Bohanon
Trombones/ Bill Reichenbach
Trombones/ Lew McCreary
Trombones/ Chales Loper
Trombones/ Dick Hyde
Saxphones/ Tom Saviano

Violins/ James Getzoff, Assa Drori, Anton Sen, Brian Leonard, Irving Geller
Wiiliam Kurasch, Arkady Shindelman, Norman Leonard, Thomas Buffum
Ronald Folsom, Jerome Reisler, Henry Ferber, Haim Shtrum, William Hymanson
Endre Granat, John Wittenbert, Betty LaMagna, Denyse Buffum, Myra Kestenbaum
Sheldon Sanow, Nathan Ross, Arnold Belnick, Mari Tsumura Botnick
Marvin Limonick, Reginald Hill

Violas/ Pamela Goldsmith, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, Gareth Nuttycombe, Alan DeVeritch
Cellos/ Paula Hochhalter, Selene Burford, Larry Corbett, Frederick Seykora,
Mary Louise Zeyen, Jerome Kessler




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2009年03月22日

Faces

Faces (1980)

フェイセス
フェイセス
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2枚組の超大作!
と言ってもこのCDでは1枚にすっきり収まっておりますが・・・
(俺が持っているCDは2枚組)
全米アルバム・チャート最高10位。ゴールド・ディスク獲得。
ライナーノーツにはモーリス・ホワイトのコメントが紹介されております。

我々は名前こそ違え、本質的には同じで、人は太陽のもとで分かち合っていることを承認する時にあります。
世界のあらゆるところで最も歓びに満ちたバイブレーションは微笑みにあり、それを通じて我々は仲間と触れ合うのです。


モーリスのこのメッセージがこのアルバムには溢れている。
キャチーなりメロディーにのせた前向きなメッセージ。
このアルバムを聴いているとなんか元気を取り戻せる気がするんだよね。

2枚組計15曲というヴォリュームのため、人をテーマにしながらも様々なアプローチの音楽が集結していてどれも聞き劣りすることはない。
(CDで発売される現在においては通常の曲数ではあるけれど・・・)

前作がディスコサウンドを中心にした構成だったことを考えると
のびのびと彼らのやりたい音楽をPLAYしてたんじゃないかなぁ。

流行にとらわれないいアルバムつくりって感じが・・・気持ちよい。→伝える音楽としての本質

ちなみにメンバー外からの才能をより積極的に取り入れてレコーディングを行なうようになっているよね。

ちなみにアルバムタイトル曲の”Faces"/
これは盆踊りのような日本の民俗音楽で始まるんだけど・・・
そのリズムが浮いているわけでもなく、斬新で懐かしく日本人にとっては嬉しく思ったものだよ。


1. Let Me Talk
(M White , V White, L Dunn, A McKay, R Johnson, P Bailey)
2. Turn It into Something Good
(M White , J N Howard, V Carter)
3. Pride
(M White , V White, L Dunn, A McKay, P Bailey, F White)
4. You
(M White ,D Foster, B russell)
5. Sparkle
(M White , E Del Barrio, P Bailey)
6. Back on the Road
(M White ,A McKay)
7. Song in My Heart
(M White ,M Glen, B Russell)
8. You Went Away
(R Vanelli, P Bailey)
9. And Love Goes On
(M White ,V White,L Dunn, D Foster, B Russell)
10. Sailaway
(M White , E Del Barrio, P Bailey, R Seeman)
11. Take It to the Sky
(M White ,M Glen, L Dunn)
12. Win or Lose
(J Peters, J Hancock)
13. Share Your Love
(M White ,M Glen)
14. In Time
(M White ,A Matza, H McCray)
15. Faces
(M White , V White, L Dunn, P Bailey)


Produced by Maurice White

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Piano, Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar / Al McKay
Drums / Ralph Johnson
Guitar / Johhny Graham
Saxphones / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums, Percussion / Fred White

Horn Section
Saxphones/ Don Myrick
Trombone/ Louis Satterfield
Trumpet/ Ramlee Michael Davis

Horn & Strings Arrengements/ Tom Tom 84 (5,6,11,13,)
Horn Arrengements/ Jerry Hey(1,2,3,4,8,14)
Horn & Strings Arrengements/ Erich Bulling (8.10)
Strings Arrengements/ David Foster (1,4,7,9,14,15)
Strings Arrengements/ Jerry Peters (12)
Strings Arrengements/ James Newton Horword (2)

Persussion/ Paulinho da Costa
Keyboards/ David Foster
Guitar/ Marlo Henderson
Guitar/ Jerry Hey
Keyboards、Organ/ Jerry Peters
Keyboards/ Garry Glenn
Guitar/ Steve L Lulather
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey
Trumpet/ Oscar Brashear
Trumpet/ Bobby Bryant
Trumpet/ Chyck Findley
Trumpet/ Gary E Grant
Trumpet/ Michael Harris
Trumpet/ Steve Madaio
Trumpet/ Nolan Smith,Jr
Trombones/ George Bohanon
Trombones/ Jeff Claydon
Trombones/ William Reichenbach
Trombones/ Fred Wesley
Saxphones, Flutes/ Lawrence Wiiliams
Saxphones, Flutes/ Fred Jackson Jr
French Hons/ Vincent DeRosa
French Hons/ Arthur Maebe
French Hons/ Georege Prince
French Hons/ Alan Robinson
French Hons/ Marilyn Robinson
Tuba / John Johnson

Violins/ Janice Gower, Harris Goldman, Assa Drori, Endre Granat
Haim Shtrum, Joseph Goodman, Jerome Reisler, Reginald Hill
Micheal Markman, Irving Giller, Bernald Kundell, John Wittenburg,
Sid Page, Arkady Shindelman, Jerome Webster, Norman Carr
Glenn Dicterow, Sidney Sharp, Don Paimer, Wiiliam Henderson
Pavel Farks, Mark Cargill, Gina Kronstadt, Jack Gootkin, William Kurasch
Henry Roth, Mary Lundquist, Robert Jung, Marvin Limonick
Karen Jones, Bobby Dubow, Harold Dicterow, Henry Ferber, Joy Lyle
Micheal Nowack, Janet Lakatos, Joseph Schoenbrun, Ron Clark
Sheldon Sanow, Ronald folsom, Vicki Sylvester, Barry Socher
Shari Zippert, Mari Tsumura Botnick, Robert Lipsett, Isabelle Daskoff

Violas/ Rollice Dale, Marillyn Baker, Herschel Wise, Brenton Banks
James Ross, Laury Woods, Leanna Sherman, Bryana Sherman
Harry Hyams, Renita Koven, David Schwartz, Gareth Nuttyconbe
Allan Harshman, Barbara Thomason, Ronald Strauss,
Raland Kato, Patricia Mathews

Cellos/ Ranald Cooper, Larry Corbett, Albert Gill, Miguel Martinez
Earl Madison, Jacqueline Lustgarten., Martson Smith, Nina Deveritch
Raymond Kelly, Oliver Nils, Louise Zeyen, Dennis Karmazyn, Frederick Seykora

Harp/ Dorothy Jeanne Ashby
Orchestra Bells/ Garry Coleman
Arco Bass/ Buell Neidlinger



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2009年03月08日

I Am

I Am(1979)



グラミー賞を受賞した”Boogie Wonderland”と
After the Love Has Gone”を収録した強力アルバム!
シングルカットされたのは上記の他、"In the Stone""Star""Can't Let Go"の全5曲。
アルバムはPOP部門で3位、Blackチャートで1位を獲得しております。

2004年にこちらもオリジナルには収録されていなかった3曲をプラスして再リリース。

David Fosterがいろんな曲で大活躍したアルバムですね!
(ちなみに After the Love Has GoneはDavid Fosterが所属したAirplayのカバー)
どの曲も素晴らしい!

今でもLIVEでよく演奏されるインストゥルメンタル曲”Rock That! ”なんかを耳にすると、もう心も体も興奮状態に俺は陥ってしまいます。

1. In the Stone
(M White , A Willis, D Foster)
2. Can't Let Go
(M White ,B Meyers, A Willis)
3. After the Love Has Gone
(D Foster, J Graydon,B Champlin)
4. Let Your Feelings Show
(M White , A Willis, D Foster)
5. Boogie Wonderland
(J Lind , A Willis)
6. Star
(M White , A Willis, E Del Barrio)
7. Wait
(M White ,D Foster, A Willis)
8. Rock That!
(M White , D Foster)
9. You and I
(M White ,D Foster, A Willis)


10. Diana [#][*]
11. Dirty (Interlude) [*] - Earth, Wind & Fire, Junior Wells
12. Dirty (Junior's Juke) [*]



Horn and Strings Arrangements / Tom Tom 84 (2,4,6,7,9)
Horn Arrangements / Jerry Hey (1,3,7,8)
Strings Arrangements / David Foster (1,3,8)
Horn and Strings Arrangements / Ben Wright (5)

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Piano, Oberhim, Moog Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar / Al McKay
Drums / Ralph Johnson
Guitar / Johhny Graham
Saxphones / Andrew Woolfolk
Percussion / Fred White

Horn Section
Saxphones/ Don Myrick
Trombone/ Louis Satterfield
Trumpet/ Ramlee Michael Davis


Percussion/ Paulhino da Costa
Keyboards/ Eddie Del Barrio
Keyboards/ David Foster
Keyboards/ Bill Meyers
Guitar/ Mario Henderson
Guitar/ Steve Luthaker
Synthesizer Programing/ Steven Porcaro

Trumpet/ Elmer Brown
Trumpet/ Oscar Brashear
Trumpet/ Bobby Bryant
Trumpet/ Micheal Harris
Trumpet/ Jerry Hey
Trumpet/ Steve Madaio
Trombone/ Georege Bohanon
Trombone/ Benjamin Powell
Trombone/ Wiiliam Reichenbach
Trombone/ Maurice Spears
Saxphones/ Fred Jackson.Jr
Saxphones/ Herman Riley
Saxphones/ Jerome Richardson

French Horns/ Barbra Korn, Sidney Muldow, Richard Perissi, Marilyn Robinson

Violians/ Janice Gower, Ronald Clark, Marcy Dicterow, Pavel Farkas, Henry Ferber
Harris Goldman, Joseph Goodman, Jack Gootkin, William Henderson, Cynthia Kovaks
Gina Kronstadt, Carl LaMagna, Joseph Livoti, Jerome Reister, Sheldon Sanov
Anton Sen, Haim Shtrum, Ilkka Talvi, Judith Talvi, Rosmen Torfeh, Jerome Webster
Pamela Gates, Henry Poth, Sherman Bryana, Leeana Sherman

Violas/ Marilyn Baker, Rollice Dale, Virginia Majewski, James Ross, Linda Lipsett, Laurie Woods
Cellos/ Jacqueline Lustgarten, Miguel Martinez, Daniel Smith, Kevan Torfeh, Larry Corbett
Delores Bing, Jan Kelly, John Walz
Harp/ Dorothy Jeanne Ashby
Timpani/ Richard Lepore



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2009年02月26日

The Best Of EW&F Vol.1

The Best Of EW&F Vol.1(1978)

ベスト・オブEW&F Vol.1
ベスト・オブEW&F Vol.1


こちらもEarth,Wind & Fire初のベストアルバムにMegamix 2000を追加して発売されたもの。

このMegamix 2000・・・めちゃかっこいいよね!

ちなみにオリジナルのベストには当時の新曲が3曲!

ビートルズのカバーで映画の中でも演奏したGot to Get You into My Life

大ヒット曲 September

そして、Can't Hide Love

3曲のどれもがEWFの代表曲と言える様な作品。

普通ベストに収録されたボーナストラック的な新曲ってそんなにメジャーじゃない曲だというケースが他のアーティストには多いんだけど・・・

ちゃんと新曲を3曲も収録しながらベストって言えるところがすごいと思わない?

まあ俺にとってはEWFのアルバム全てがベストアルバムなんだけどね・・・


1. Got to Get You into My Life
(J Lenon, P MaCartney)
2. Fantasy
(M White ,E del Barrio,V White)
3. Can't Hide Love
(S Scarborough )
4. Love Music
(S Scarborough )
5. Getaway
(B Taylor, P Cor)
6. That's the Way of the World
(M White ,C Stepney, V White)
7. September
(M White ,A McKay, A Willis)
8. Shining Star
(M White ,P Bailey , L Dunn)
9. Reasons
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
10. Sing a Song
(M White ,A McKay)



11. Megamix 2000
12. Megamix

Produced by Maurice White

Vocals, Percussions / Maurice White
Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Piano,Moog Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar / Al McKay
Drums / Ralph Johnson
Guitar / Johhny Graham
Saxphones / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums / Fred White




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2009年02月18日

All 'N All

All 'N All(1977)

All 'N All
All 'N All

3曲の未発表テイクを加えて2004年に再リリースされた名盤。
全米アルバム・チャート最高3位を記録した大ヒットアルバムで、
数あるEarth, Wind & Fireのアルバムの中でも、これが一番好き!って人は多いんじゃないかな?

今でもLIVEで演奏されることの多い、ちょっとでもEWFに興味のある人なら全曲聴いたことがあるんじゃないかと思うような曲のラインアップ。

EWFらしいスキャットを多様したTUNEは言語を越えて世界中に人が口ずさめるよね。

神殿と宇宙というコンセプトのもとにした長岡秀星氏のイラストレイションもかっこいい!

聴かなくてもこのアルバムジャケット見てるだけで頭の中で曲が再生されるよう・・・・・・耳

ちなみに、このアルバムあたりからメンバーじゃないいろいろなアーティストが参加するようになってきたんだなぁ〜。


1. Serpentine Fire
(M White ,V White, S Burke)
2. Fantasy
(M White ,E del Barrio,V White)
3. In The Marketplace (Interlude)
(M White )
4. Jupiter
(M White ,V White, L Dunn,P Bailey)
5. Love's Holiday
(M White ,S Scarborough )
6. Beijo (Interlude)
(M Nascimento)
7. I'll Write A Song For You
(A McKay, P Bailey. S Beckmeier)
8. Magic Wind
(M White ,V White, L Dunn)
9. Runnin'
(M White ,L Dunn,E del Barrio)
10. Brazilian Rhyme
(M Nascimento)
11. Be Ever Wonderful
(M White , L Dunn)




12. Would You Mind Demo Version Of Love's Holiday
(M White ,S Scarborough )
13. Runnin' Original Hollywood Mix
(M White ,L Dunn,E del Barrio)
14. Brazilian Rhyme
(M Nascimento)


Produced by Maurice White
Horn and Strings Arrangements/ Tom Tom 84
Horn and Strings Arrangements/ Eumir Deodato (7,10)

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Piano, Oberhim, Moog Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar / Al McKay
Drums / Ralph Johnson
Guitar / Johhny Graham
Saxphones / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums / Fred White

Horn Section
Saxphones/ Don Myrick
Trombones/ Louis Satterfield
Trumpets/ Michael Harris

Piano/ Skip Scarborough
Piano/ Eddie del Bario
Percussion/ Paulinho Da Costa
Trumpets/ Osca Brashear
Trumpets/ Chuck Findley
Trumpets/ Steve Madio
Trombones/ Georege Bohannon
Trombones/ Garnett Brown
Flutes/ Philip Ayling
Flutes/ Terry Harrington
Flutes/ Fred Jackson Jr
French Horns/ Davod Duke
French Horns/ James McGee
French Horns/ Alan Robinson
French Horns/ Gale Robinson
French Horns/ Marilyn Robinson
French Horns/ Richard Gus Klein
Tuba/ Roger Bobo
Violins/ Janice Gower, Blanche Belnick, Ronald Clark, Harris Goldman
Jack Gootkin, Ruth Henry, Betty La Magna, Carl La Magna, Mary D Lindquist
Sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Barry Socher, Lya Stern,
David Stockhammer, Marcia Van Dyke
Violas/ Norman Forrest, Renita Koven, Linda Lipsett, Barbara Thomason
Cellos/ Ranald Cooper, Jan Kelly , Daniel W Smith
Bass/ Susan Ranney
Bass/ Meyer Rubin
Harp/ Dorcthy Ashby



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2009年02月06日

Spirit

Spirit (1976)

Spirit
Spirit


1976年にリリースされたアルバムにボーナストラックを追加して2001年に再リリースされたもの。
"Getaway"”Saturday Nite ”はこの中でも有名な曲ですよね。
EWFの偉大なるパートナーであるCharles Stepneyが参加することが出来た最後の作品。


上記2曲のようなアップテンポなグルーブもあるけれど全体的には静かなメッセージ色の濃いサウンド。

どちらかと言うとゴスペルに近いアルバムなんじゃないかな・・・

このアルバムの中には”Earth, Wind and Fire”という彼らのグループ名をタイトルにした曲が収録されている。

人間は地球の一部なんだって言うメッセージはEWFのテーマ曲と捉えてもおかしくない作品です。

Born of the Earth, are natiure's children.
Fed by the wind.
The breath of life.
Judged by the Fiery hand of God.


リイシューのボーナストラックも魅力的!耳
Imagination ”のアカペラべージョンの美しさと言ったら・・・うまく言葉では伝えられない・・・


1. Getaway
(B Taylor, P Cor)
2. On Your Face
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
3. Imagination
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
4. Spirit
(M White, L Dunn)
5. Saturday Nite
(M White ,Al McKay, P Bailey )
6. Earth, Wind and Fire
(M White ,S Scarborough )
7. Biyo
(M White ,Al McKay )
8. Burnin' Bush
(J Peters)



9. Saturday Nite Alternate Mix
(M White ,Al McKay, P Bailey )
10. Seraphim
(M White, L Dunn)
11. Imagination Angels Mix
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
12. Departure (The Traveler)
(M White, L Dunn)
13. African Symphony
(M White)


Produced by Maurice White

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba,Timbales/ Maurice White
Vocals, Bass, Percussion / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Piano, Organ, Moog Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Guitar, Percussion / Al McKay
Drums. Percussion / Ralph Johnson
Guitar / Johhny Graham
Saxphones, Percussion / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums,Percussion / Fred White

Horn Section
Saxphones/ Don Myrick
Trombone/ Louis Satterfield
Trumpet/ Michael Harris


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2009年01月22日

Gratitude

Gratitude (1975)


Gratitude
Gratitude

Earth, Wind & Fireの迫力のLIVE音源にスタジオ録音曲を追加して発売されたアルバムがこれ!

Ramsey Lewisに提供したSun Godness や、Shining Star、Devotionのヒット曲の他、このアルバムでし聴けないナンバーもいっぱい。

とにかくすごいグルーブ感でまるで音量を大きめにして聴くと、
LIVE会場の興奮のど真ん中にいるよう。

1999年に再リリースされた際に
Live Bonus Medleyが追加されたよ!


1. Africano/Power
(M White , L Dunn)
2. Yearnin' Learnin'
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
3. Devotion
(M White , P Bailey)
4. Sun Goddess
(M White , J Lind)
5. Reasons
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
6. Sing a Message to You
(M White)
7. Shining Star
(M White ,P Bailey , L Dunn)
8. New World Symphony
(M White , V White)
9. Sunshine
(M White ,Al McKay, P Bailey , L Dunn)
10. Sing a Song
(M White ,Al McKay)
11. Gratitude
(M White,V White, L Dunn)
12. Celebrate
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
13. Can't Hide Love
(S Scarborough)



14. Live Bonus Medley: Serpentine Fire/Saturday Nite/Can't Hide


Produced by Maurice White & Joe Wissert
Studio Tracks by Maurice White& Charles Stepney
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass, Percussion / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion / Al McKay
Piano, Organ, Moog Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Soprano, Tenor Sax, Flute / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums. Percussion / Ralph Johnson
Guitar, Percussion / Johhny Graham



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2009年01月07日

That's The Way Of The World 

That's The Way Of The World(1975)

暗黒への挑戦


オリジナルのアルバムに未発表バージョンを追加して2004年に再リリースされたもの。

ご存知EWFのメンバーも出演した同名の映画のサウンドトラックアルバム。
映画の中ではEarth, Wind & Fireは The Groupというグループを演じて(ややこしや)、貴重なライブ映像を見せている。
映画はヒットしなかったけど、このアルバムは大ヒット

"Shining Star" はビルボードホット100の1位を獲得!
"That's the Way of the World" は同12位。
"Reasons" はシングルカットはされていないけれどEWFファンでは知らない人はいない名曲だよね!

Earth, Wind & Fireを揺ぎ無い大スターバンドにした名盤と言ってもいいんじゃないかな・・・

1974年にレコーディングされた別バージョンも聞いていて楽しめます。


1. Shining Star
(M White ,P Bailey , L Dunn)
2. That's the Way of the World
(M White ,C Stepney, V White)
3. Happy Feelin'
(M White ,P Bailey ,L Dunn, V White, A McKay)
4. All About Love
(M White , L Dunn)
5. Yearnin', Learnin'
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
6. Reasons
(M White ,C Stepney, P Bailey)
7. Africano
(M White , L Dunn)
8. See the Light
(L Dunn, P Bailey, A Anglin)


Bonus Trucks
9. Shining Star (Future Star)
(M White ,P Bailey , L Dunn)
10. All About Love (First Impression)
(M White , L Dunn)
11. Happy Feelin' (Anatomy of a Groove)
(M White ,P Bailey ,L Dunn, V White, A McKay)
12. Caribou Chaser (Jazzy Jam)
(M White , L Dunn)
13. That's the Way of the World (Latin Expedition)
(M White ,C Stepney, V White)

Produced by Maurice White
Co Produced by Charles Stepney

Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass, Percussion / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion / Al McKay
Piano, Organ, Moog Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Soprano, Tenor Sax, Flute / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums. Percussion / Ralph Johnson
Guitar / Johhny Graham
Drums / Fred White


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2008年12月31日

Open Our Eyes

Open Our Eyes (1974)

Open Our Eyes

4作目のEarth,Wind & Fireのアルバムは非常にポップな仕上がり!

オリジナルの10曲に未公開の5曲を追加して再発売されたのが
このバージョンです。
まだこのアルバムを持っていない方はこちらを購入した方が絶対にお得!

"Mighty Mighty"や"Devotion"カリンバをフューチャーした”Kalimba Story"などおなじみのナンバーが収録されている。


1. Mighty Mighty
by Maurice White & Philip Bailey
2. Devotion
by Maurice White & Philip Bailey
3. Fair But So Uncool
by Charles Stepney & Rick Giles
4. Feelin' Blue
by Kenny Altman
5. Kalimba Story
by Maurice White & Verdine White
6. Drum Song
by Maurice White
7. Tee Nine Chee Bit
by Maurice White ,Charles Stepney & Philip Bailey
8. Spasmodic Movements
by E Harris
9. Rabbit Seed

10. Caribou
by Charles Stepney & R Giles
11. Open Our Eyes
by Leon Lumkins
12. Ain't No Harm to Moan (Slave Song)

13. Fair But So Uncool

14. Step's Tune

15. Dreams


Produced by Maurice White & Joe Wissert
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass, Percussion / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion / Al McKay
Piano, Organ, Moog Synthesizer / Larry Dunn
Soprano, Tenor Sax, Flute / Andrew Woolfolk
Drums. Percussion / Ralph Johnson
Guitar, Percussion / Johhny Graham


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2008年12月17日

Head to the Sky

Head to the Sky (1973)

ヘッド・トゥ・ザ・スカイ
ヘッド・トゥ・ザ・スカイ

前作よりもまた曲数が減って大作揃いのアルバム。
このアルバムから、Al McKayAmdrew WoolfolksJohnny Grahamが参加。
EWF初の全米ゴールド・ディスク獲得。チャート最高位27位

曲タイトルを見ても分かるようにメッセージ色も濃く、
そう言った意味合いでは新しいゴスペルの形とも言えるかも・・・

Evil ”や” Keep Your Head To The Sky ”はLIVEでもよく耳にすることが出来ますよね!


Keep Your Head To The Sky

この曲を聴いているとなんだか前向きになれる気が俺はするんだけど・・・


1. Evil
(M White, P Bailey)
2. Keep Your Head To The Sky
( M White)
3. Build Your Nest
( M White, V White)
4. The World's A Masquerade
(S Scarborough)
5. Clover
( M White,L Dunn)
6. Zanzibar
(E Lobo)

Produced by Joe Wissert
Written & Arrenged by Earth,Wind&Fire
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass, Percussion / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion / Philip Bailey
Vocals / Jessica Cleaves
Guitar, Sitar, Percussion / Al McKay
Piano, Organ, Clavinet / Larry Dunn
Soprano, Tenor Sax, Flute / Amdrew Woolfolks
Drums. Percussion / Ralph Johnson
Guitar, Percussion / Johnny Graham


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2008年12月04日

Last Days and Time

Last Days and Time (1972)

Last Days and Time
Last Days and Time

CBSに移籍してリリースした第3弾アルバム。
Maurice WhiteVerdine Whiteを残してメンバーは全てチェンジ。

現在のEarth,Wind&Fireのオリジナルのメンバー構成となったんだ。

曲も前2枚のアルバムに比べると親しみやすく、より多くの聴衆に受け入れられるであろうと思わせるリズム。

メッセージ色は強く、覚えやすいナンバーだけど、大事なことを伝えるための歌という位置付け。

Pete Seeger作の大ヒット曲”Where Have All the Flowers Gone”をカバーしたのも当時の彼らのメッセージに近いものをこの曲に見出したからでしょう。

だけど演奏はEWF独特のアレンジでこの辺もかなり楽しめる要素ではあります。

なんと言ってもMaurice WhitePhilip Baileyのツインボーカルがこのアルバムから聴けるようになった。
EWFのエッセンスはこのアルバムで確率したと言ってもいいんじゃない?


俺の大好きなメンバーであるSaxの Ronnie Lawsはこのアルバムのみの参加。
残念なことに彼のEWF在籍期間は非常に短かったのです。

さて収録曲・・・

Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Jessica Cleaves, Verdine Whiteという4人のボーカリストが入れ代わり、リードをとる形式は豪華です。

2000年代のEWFを彷彿とさせる。

しかし、Verdine White・・・この頃は今よりも全然唄っていたのね。
Mauriceに似たすごく素敵な声!

"Make It With You"はPhilip Baileyの高音が冴える曲。

若いPhilip Baileyの声は天使のように美しいです。

5曲目の”Power”8分を超える壮大なインストゥルメンタル曲。

今でもLIVEで演奏されることは多いからファンの方なら耳に馴染んでいるはず。

9曲目の ”I'd Rather Have You
これは前作の ”I Think About Lovin' You ”をご紹介するときにも使用した表現だけど。
クリスマスのスタンダードナンバーみたいや!クリスマス

ほんのり暖めてくれるような優しいナンバーです。黒ハート



多様性に富んだ内容でファンじゃなくてもきっと満足出来るアルバムなんじゃないかな?



1. Time Is on Your Side
(M White, V White, R Bautista)
2. Interlude
3. They Don't See - Earth, Wind & Fire, Davis, M.
(M Davis)
4. Make It with You
(D Gates)
5. Power
( M White)
6. Remember the Children
( M White, V White, R Bautista)
7. Interlude
8. Where Have All the Flowers Gone
(P Seeger)
9. I'd Rather Have You
( S Scarborough)
10. Mom
(M White, V White)

Produced by Joe Wissert
Written & Arrenged by Earth,Wind&Fire
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass, Percussion / Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion /Philip Bailey
Vocals / Jessica Cleaves
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar / Roland Bsutista
Piano, Organ, Clavinet / Larry Dunn
Soprano, Tenor Sax, Flute / Ronnie Laws
Drums. Percussion / Ralph Johnson



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2008年11月27日

The Need of Love

The Need of Love (1971)


The Need of Love
The Need of Love

Earth,Wind&Fireの第2弾オリジナルアルバム!
重厚な音とグルーブはファンクオーケストラといったイメージを受けます。

力入っているね・・・

4曲目の”I Think About Lovin' You

スタンダードなクリスマスソングのように耳に馴染む美しい曲で今聴いても古さを感じません。
俺はこの曲がかなり好き!


1. Energy
2. Beauty
3. I Can Feel It In My Bones
4. I Think About Lovin' You
5. Everything Is Everything

Produced by Joe Wissert
Written by Maurice WhiteWade FlemonsDon Whitehead
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Electric Piano / Wade Flemons
Vocals / Sherry Scott
Guitar, Harmonica / Michael Beal
Congas, Percussion / Yackov Ben Israel
Trombonee / Alexander Thomas
Trumpet / Lesile Drayton
Tenor Saxphone / Chester Washington
Vocals,Acoustic & Electric Pianos / Don Whitehead



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2008年11月20日

Earth Wind and Fire 

Earth Wind and Fire (1971)

BEST OF THE BEST GOLD Earth, Wind and Fire


記念すべきEarth Wind and Fireのデビューアルバム!

EWFのルーツを知ることが出来るアルバム!
力強いエナジーに溢れたJAZZテイストのグルーブ。
Love Is Life”は後のアルバム”In The Name Of Love"にも収録されていましたね。”


1. Help Somebody
2. Moment of Truth
3. Love Is Life
4. Fan the Fire
5. C'mon Children
6. This World Today
7. Bad Tune


Written by Maurice White,Wade Flemons,Don Whitehead

5,7
Written by Maurice White,Wade Flemons,Don Whitehead, V Adams, M Beals

Produced by Joe Wissert
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba / Maurice White
Vocals, Bass / Verdine White
Vocals, Electric Piano / Wade Flemons
Vocals / Sherry Scott
Guitar, Harmonica / Michael Beal
Congas, Percussion / Yackov Ben Israel
Trombonee / Alexander Thomas
Trumpet / Lesile Drayton
Tenor Saxphone / Chester Washington
Vocals,Acoustic &Electric Pianos /DonWhitehead



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・マイブログの【設定】 > 【広告設定】 より、「60日間更新が無い場合」 の 「広告を表示しない」にチェックを入れて保存する。