Beautiful Ballads

Beautiful Ballads


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This 14-cut ballads collection from Legacy is culled from Earth, Wind & Fire's glory years with the label between 1973 and 1979. There are many classic cuts here; well, all of them actually, that rate in the slow burner hall of fame. Cuts like 1974's "Devotion," and "Keep Your Head to the Sky," from the 1973 album of the same name are here, along with "Love's Holiday" and "Be Ever Wonderful," from 1977's All 'N All, as well as the super bad "Wait," from I Am in 1979. While it is tempting to think of this as simply a comp, putting all these ballads together on a single disc creates a fine vibe for digging into the truly lush and romantic side of one of the greatest groups of the '70s.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/26/2006
Label: Sony
UPC: 0828768915424
catalogNumber: 689154
Rank: 17849

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Background Vocals
Maurice White   Percussion,Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals,Kalimba
Roland Bautista   Guitar
Rahmlee Michael Davis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Larry Dunn   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Johnny Graham   Guitar,Percussion,Soloist
Ralph Johnson   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
McKay   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Don Myrick   Saxophone,Soloist
Louis Satterfield   Trombone
Fred White   Percussion,Drums
Verdine White   Bass,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Andrew Woolfolk   Flute,Percussion,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Phoenix Horns   Track Performer
Ralph Boyd Johnson   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Michael A. Harris   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer,Collaboration
Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger
Maurice White   Composer,Producer,Collaboration
Deodato   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
David Foster   String Arrangements
Robert Appere   Engineer
P.C. Bailey   Composer
Steve Beckmeier   Composer
Larry Dunn   Programming
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
George Massenburg   Engineer
McKay   Composer
Tom Perry   Engineer
Jerry Peters   Arranger
Dean Rod   Engineer
Charles Stepney   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tom Tom 84   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Verdine White   Composer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
D. Foster   Composer
Leo Sacks   Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Robert Spano   Engineer
Steve Crimmel   Engineer
Craig Widby   Engineer
Richard Goodman   Engineer
Jeremy Holiday   Packaging Manager

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