December 26, 2016

20,000 Vinyl LPs 74: Earth, Wind & Fire ~ Last Days and Time

Album Design – Mati Klarwein
photo of album cover by Styrous®
 ~ Last Days and Time

Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of all time. Rolling Stone Magazine described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) in 1970.  

vinyl LP label, side 1
detail photo by Styrous®

As usual, I have favorite cuts from this album. At the top is the opener for the album, Time Is On Your Side. A driving syncopated and jazzy tune backed up with brass. It can be danced to sensually and vigorously or with slow, steamy determination. Very erotic!    

My second favorite is, Mom. It has a quiet guitar intro. It is a gentle cha-cha with orchestral backing and some terrific piano by Larry Dunn. It has a very sensual and romantic instrumental break featuring Dunn.  

vinyl LP label, side 1
detail photo by Styrous®


Side 1:

1 - Time Is On Your Side - written by M. White*,  R. Bautista*, V. White* - 3:40

2 - They Don't See - written by M. Davis* - 3:29

3 - Make It With You - written by D. Gates* - 3:27

4 - Power - written by M. White* - 7:16

Side 2:

1 - Remember The Children - written by M. White*, R. Bautista*, V. White* - 4:01

2 - Where All Have The Flowers Gone - written by P. Seeger* - 4:51

3 - I'd Rather Have You - written by  S. Scarborough* - 4:39

4 - Mom - written by M. White*, V. White* - 5:50

Companies, etc.:

    Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
    Published By – Hummit Music, Inc.
    Published By – Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc.
    Published By – Fall River Music, Inc.
    Published By – Alexscar Music
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
    Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
    Manufactured By – Columbia Records
    Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
    Recorded At – Sunset Sound


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


Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, Calif.
Mastered at Artisan Sound Recorders
A1, A2, A4, B1, B4 Published by Hummit Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
A3 Published by Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc. (BMI)
B2 Published by Fall River Music, Inc. (BMI)
B3 Published by Alexscar Music/Unichappell (BMI)
© ℗ 1972 CBS, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A. (Label)
Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS, Inc. (Sleeve)

Label and spine both read C 31702 and back cover has 31702
Some copies have gold "For Promotion Only" stamp on back cover
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Rights Society: ASCAP BMI
    Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): AL 31702
    Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): BL 31702
    Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout): T1 PAL 31702-1H TML=M A2
    Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout): T1 PBL 31702 1E NEW D

Earth, Wind & Fire ‎– Last Days And Time
Label: Columbia ‎– C 31702, Columbia ‎– 31702
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk

Net links:      
Official Site      Discography       

YouTube links:

They Don't See        
Make It With You     
Remember The Children          
Where All Have The Flowers Gone           
I'd Rather Have You         
Styrous® ~ Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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