Thursday, 3 September 2009

Earth, Wind & Fire ”Last Days And Time”

Earth, Wind & Fire

Last Days And Time
( LP Columbia Records, 1972 )
Catalog # KC 31702

A1 Time Is On Your Side (3:40)
Written-By – M. White, R. Bautista, V. White
A2 They Don’t See (3:29)
Written By – M. Davis
A3 Make It With You (3:27)
Written-By – D. Gates
A4 Power (7:16)
Written-By – M. White
B1 Remember The Children (4:01)
Written-By – M. White, R. Bautista, V. White
B2 Where All Have The Flowers Gone (4:51)
Written-By – P. Seeger
B3 I’d Rather Have You (4:39)
Written-By – S. Scarborough
B4 Mom (5:50)
Written-By – M. White, V. White

Personnel & Credits:
Acoustic Guitar – Roland Bautista
Arranged By – Earth, Wind & Fire
Bass – Verdine White
Clavinet – Larry Dunn
Congas – Philip Bailey
Drums – Maurice White , Ralph Johnson
Engineer [Recording] – Al Schmitt
Flute – Ronnie Laws
Guitar – Roland Bautista
Kalimba – Maurice White
Mastered By – Bob MacCloud Jr., Johnny Golden
Organ – Larry Dunn
Percussion – Philip Bailey , Ralph Johnson , Verdine White
Piano – Larry Dunn
Producer – Joe Wissert
Recorded By – Kent Nebergall
Remix – Al Schmitt
Saxophone [Soprano, Tenor] – Ronnie Laws
Vocals – Jessica Cleaves , Maurice White , Philip Bailey , Verdine White

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1972

Earth, Wind & Fire were nothing if not ambitious, and by the time of their third album they had forged an individual sound by absorbing nearly everything that had gone before them in the previous ten years. It was as if they were trying to encapsulate every eclectic foray pursued by Motown, from catchy, rhythmic pop to churning funk, and even from Stevie Wonder singing borrowed folk songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind” (here, Philip Bailey did “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”) to the schmaltzy, string-filled pop that spelled legitimacy to Motown. Not only that, they wanted to incorporate Sly & the Family Stone’s horn-filled, gutbucket R&B and some of the fusion style of Weather Report. On Last Days and Time, they succeeded in pulling all that into their orbit, but they hadn’t yet managed one crucial thing: they hadn’t learned to write hits. That would come next.
By William Ruhlmann (AMG)

By Pier


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Crazy said...

heheee. i remember this one. but never heaved. thx

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