Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude

Year : 1975
Label : Columbia
Genre : Soul, Funk
Style : Funk/Soul, Jazz Funk

"Gratitude" is an album including live & studio recordings, considered as the seventh album studio of the group, with amazing sessions based on their live shows, one of best ever recorded during their US tour between 1974 and 1975. Since their collaboration on the album "Sun Goddess" of Rasmey Lewis, came out a year earlier, the group began to know some success (with a new line-up), but especially with their sixth studio album "That's The Way Of The World" released in 1975. Titles include unrealesed tracks (Sunshine & Celebrate), singles (Sing A Song, Gratitude & Can't Hide My Love), and live versions of Shining Star, Yearnin' Learnin' or Sun Goddess.

Fred White & Ralph Johnson_drums, percussion
Johnny Graham_guitar
Al McKay_guitar, percussion
Larry Dunn_piano, organ, synthesizer (Moog)
Don Myrick_saxophone
Andrew Woolfolk_saxophone, percussion
Louis Satterfield_trombone
Michael Harris_trumpet
Verdine White_vocals, Bass, Percussion
Philip Bailley_vocals, congas, percussion
Maurice White_vocals, kalimba, drums, timbales

01. Africano/Power
02. Yearnin' Learnin'
03. Devotion
04. Sun Goddess
05. Reasons
06. Sing A Message To You
07. Shining Star
08. New World Symphony
09. Sunshine
10. Sing A Song
11. Gratitude
12. Celebrate
13. Can't Hide My Love

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