Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Faces’

Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Faces’ is their tenth studio album released as a double-LP on October 14, 1980 by Arc/Columbia Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Let Me Talk (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Al Mckay, Maurice White, Verdine White) – 04:09 . 2.Turn It Into Something Good (Valerie Carter, J.N. Howard, Maurice White) – 04:10 . 3.Pride (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al Mckay, Freddie White, Maurice White, Verdine White) – 04:11 . 4.You (David Foster, Brenda Russell, Maurice White) – 05:10 . 5.Sparkle (Philip Bailey, Eduardo Del Barrio, Maurice White) – 03:50 . 6.Back On The Road (Al Mckay, Maurice White) – 03:33 . 7.Song In My Heart (Garry Glenn, Brenda Russell, Maurice White) – 04:17 . 8.You Went Away (Philip Bailey, Ross Vannelli) – 04:24 . 9.And Love Goes On (Larry Dunn, David Foster, Brenda Russell, Maurice White, Verdine White) – 04:05 . 10.Sailaway (Philip Bailey, Eduardo Del Barrio, Roxanne Seeman, Maurice White) – 04:37 . 11.Take It To The Sky (Larry Dunn, Garry Glenn, Maurice White) – 03:50 . 12.Win Or Lose (J. Hancock, Jerry Peters) – 03:53 . 13.Share Your Love (Garry Glenn, Maurice White) – 03:17 . 14.In Time (Arlene Matza, Howard Mccrary, Maurice White) – 04:13 . 15.Faces (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White, Verdine White) – 08:02

Musicians : Earth, Wind & Fire – Band . Maurice White – Drums, Kalimba, Vocals (Background) . Philip Bailey – Congas, Percussion, Vocals (Background) . Fred White – Drums, Percussion . Al Mckay – Guitar . Ralph Johnson – Percussion . Larry Dunn – Piano, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Programming . Verdine White – Bass . Johnny Graham – Guitar, Soloist . Andrew Woolfolk – Sax (Tenor) . Buell Neidlinger – Arco Bass . Garry Glenn – Keyboards . David Foster – Keyboards, String Arrangements . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Marlo Henderson – Guitar . Steve Lukather – Guitar, Soloist . Dorothy Ashby – Harp . Don Myrick – Horn, Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone, Soloist . Jerry Peters – Keyboards, Organ, String Arrangements . Gary Coleman – Orchestra Bells . Rahmlee Michael Davis – Flugelhorn, Horn, Soloist, Trumpet . Fred Jackson, Jr. – Flute, Saxophone . Lawrence Williams – Flute, Saxophone . Vincent Derosa – French Horn . Arthur Maebe – French Horn . George Price – French Horn . Alan Robinson – French Horn . Marilyn Robinson – French Horn . Louis Satterfield – Trombone . George Bohanon – Trombone . Jeff Clayton – Trombone . William Frank “Bill” Reichenbach Jr. – Trombone . Fred Wesley – Trombone . Jerry Hey – Trumpet . Oscar Brashear – Trumpet . Bobby Bryant – Trumpet . Chuck Findley – Trumpet . Gary E. Grant – Trumpet . Michael Harris – Trumpet . Steve Madaio – Trumpet . Noran Smith Jr. – Trumpet . John Johnson – Tuba . Assa Drori – Concert Master, Violin . Harris Goldman – Concert Master, Violin . Janice Gower – Concert Master, Violin . Ronald Cooper – Cello . Larry Corbett – Cello . Nina Deveritch – Cello . Albert Gill – Cello . Dennis Karmazyn – Cello . Raymond Kelley – Cello . Jacqueline Lustgarten – Cello . Earl Madison – Cello . Miguel Martinez – Cello . Nils Oliver – Cello . Frederick Seykora – Cello . Martson Smith – Cello . Louise Zeyen – Cello . Marilyn Baker – Viola . Brenton Banks – Viola . Sherman Bryana – Viola . Rollice Dale – Viola . Allan Harshman – Viola . Harry Hyams – Viola . Roland Kato – Viola . Renita Koven – Viola . Patricia Mathews – Viola . Gareth “Garry” Nuttycombe – Viola . James Ross – Viola . David Schwartz – Viola . Leanna Sherman – Viola . Ronald Strauss – Viola . Barbara Thomason – Viola . Herschel Wise – Viola . Laury Woods – Viola . Mark Cargill – Violin . Norman Carr – Violin . Ron Clark – Violin . Isabelle Daskoff – Violin . Glenn Dicterow – Violin . Harold Dicterow – Violin . Bobby Dubow – Violin . Pavel Farkas – Violin . Henry Ferber – Violin . Ronald Folsom – Violin . Irving Giller – Violin . Joseph Goodman – Violin . Jack Gootkin – Violin . Endre Granat – Violin . William Henderson – Violin . Reginald Hill – Violin . Karen Jones – Violin . Robert Jung – Violin . Gina Kronstadt – Violin . Bernard Kundell – Violin . William Kurasch – Violin . Janet Lakatos – Violin . Marvin Limonick – Violin

Production : Produced By Maurice White . Franklin Allen – Engineer, Mixing . Jeff Borgeson – Engineer, Mixing . Ken Fowler – Engineer, Mixing . Ray Gonzales – Engineer, Mixing . Wally Heider – Engineer, Mixing . Geoff Irons – Engineer, Mixing . Steve Jackson – Engineer, Mixing . George Massenburg – Engineer, Mixing . George Morgan – Engineer, Mixing . Ron Pendragon – Engineer, Mixing . Ernie Sheesley – Engineer, Mixing . John Silcott – Engineer, Mixing . Chad Thompson – Engineer, Mixing . Mark Touhy – Engineer, Mixing . Bob Wolstein – Engineer, Mixing . Michael Reese – Mastering

Package : Maurice White – Liner Notes . Roger Carpenter – Art Direction, Design . Paul Bevoir – Booklet Design . Jim Wood – Type Design . Jim Shea – Cover Photo, Photography . Franzie Moore – Photo Stylist . Colin Elliot – Logo Design . Kenvin Lyman – Illustrations . Bruce Talamon – Inside Photo

Recorded September, 1980 At George Massenburg/Arc Studios, West Los Angeles.

Released On October 14, 1980 By Arc/Columbia Records.

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Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The limitations of White’s magic formula become apparent on this double album – there’s one carefully-produced three and a half minute pop song after another, but he’s stopped experimentingand it all starts to sound the same. Perky funk here, a bouncy ballad there. […]

Rolling Stone
However impersonal, sprawling and weak at the seams Faces is, at least it coheres as a “happening,” resplendent with fireworks and pep-rally vibes. […]

allmusic
Although they were catching more flak from critics for an alleged obsession with sociopolitical commentary and quasi-mystical references, R&B audiences hadn’t yet tired of Earth, Wind & Fire. […]

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