Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘I Am’ feat. ‘Boogie Wonderland’ & ‘After the Love Has Gone’

Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘I Am’ feat. ‘Boogie Wonderland’ & ‘After the Love Has Gone’ is their ninth studio album released on June 9, 1979 by Cbs.

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Track Listing : 1.In The Stone (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) – 04:48 . 2.Can’T Let Go (Bill Meyers, Maurice White, Allee Willis) – 03:28 . 3.After The Love Has Gone (David Foster, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin) – 04:26 . 4.Let Your Feelings Show (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) – 05:24 . 5.Boogie Wonderland (Jon Lind, Allee Willis) – 04:48 . 6.Star (Eddie Del Barrio, Maurice White, Allee Willis) – 04:23 . 7.Wait (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) – 03:39 . 8.Rock That! (Maurice White, David Foster) – 03:07 . 9.You And I (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) – 03:34

Musicians : Earth, Wind & Fire – Band . Maurice White – Drums, Kalimba, Vocals (Background) . Johnny Graham – Guitar . Al Mckay – Guitar, Producer . Larry Dunn – Moog Synthesizer, Oberheim Synthesizer, Piano . Ralph Johnson – Percussion . Ralph Boyd Johnson – Percussion . Jeanette Hawes – Performer . Wanda Hutchinson – Performer . Sheila Whitt – Performer . Andrew Woolfolk – Sax (Tenor) . Verdine White – Bass . Philip Bailey – Congas, Percussion, Vocals, Vocals (Background) . The Emotions – Vocals On (5) . David Foster – Keyboards . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Marlo Henderson – Guitar . Steve Lukather – Guitar . Junior Wells – Harmonica, Primary Artist . Dorothy Ashby – Harp . Jerry Hey – Trumpet . Don Myrick – Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Rahmlee Michael Davis – Trumpet . Eduardo Del Barrio – Keyboards . Bill Meyers – Keyboards . Steve Porcaro – Synthesizer Programming . Janice Gower – Concert Master, Violin . Marilyn Baker – Viola . Rollice Dale – Viola . Linda Lipsett – Viola . Virginia Majewski – Viola . James Ross – Viola . James V. Ross – Viola . Laury Woods – Viola . Sherman Bryana – Violin . Ronald Clark – Violin . Marci Dicterow – Violin . Pavel Farkas – Violin . Henry Ferber – Violin . Pamela Gates – Violin . Harris Goldman – Violin . Joseph Goodman – Violin . Jack Gootkin – Violin . William Henderson – Violin . Cynthia Kavaks – Violin . Cynthia Kovacs – Violin . Gina Kronstadt – Violin . Carl Lamagna – Violin . Joseph Livoti – Violin . Jerome Reisler – Violin . Henry Roth – Violin . Sheldon Sanov – Violin . Anton Sen – Violin . Leena Sherman – Violin . Haim Shtrum – Violin . Judith Talvi – Violin . Rosmen Torfeh – Violin . Jerome Webster – Violin . Delores M. Bing – Cello . Larry Corbett – Cello . Jan Kelley – Cello . Jacqueline Lustgarten – Cello . Miguel Martinez – Cello . Kevan Torfeh – Cello . John Walz – Cello . Barbara Korn – French Horn . Sidney Muldrow – French Horn . Richard Perissi – French Horn . Marilyn Robinson – French Horn . Fred Jackson, Jr. – Saxophone . Jerome Richardson – Saxophone . Herman Riley – Saxophone . Richard Lepore – Timpani . George Bohanon – Trombone . Garnett Brown – Trombone . Benjamin Powell – Trombone . Louis Satterfield – Trombone . William Frank Bill Reichenbach Jr. – Trombone . Maurice Spears – Trombone . Oscar Brashear – Trumpet . Elmer Brown – Trumpet . Bobby Bryant – Trumpet . Michael Harris – Trumpet . Michael A. Harris – Trumpet . Steve Madaio – Trumpet

Production : Produced By Maurice White, Al Mckay . Tom Tom 84, Ben Wright, Jerry Hey , David Foster . Mark Wilder – Mastering . Tom Perry – Engineer . George Massenburg – Engineer, Mixing

Arrangements : Tom Tom 84, Ben Wright, Jerry Hey , David Foster

Package : Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Wanda Vaughn – Liner Notes . Urve Kuusik – Photography . Sandy Speiser – Photography . Sara Syms – Design . Maurice White – Liner Notes

Recorded On September 4-16, 1978 At Sunset Sound Studio; Davlen Studio (Los Angeles, California).

Released On June 9, 1979 By Cbs.

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Rolling Stone
This characteristic also undermines some of White’s finest qualities. He’s a perfect sensualist, but the erotic is strangely beyond him: Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder haven’t yet approached the imagination of I Am, but Maurice White can’t come up with anything as sexy as “Bad Girls.” […]

Sputnikmusic.com
The chorus in itself is probably one of Earth, Wind & Fire’s more simpler ones, but dang, it will get you up off your feet and dance ‘til you sweat! There is only so much I can say about this piece, but it’s definitely a thumbs up EWF release. […]

Don Ignacio’s Music Reviews
If you all you want out of music is to have a good disco dance, then I Am is a perfect pick for your collection. When it’s all said and done, there is only one song that isn’t up to par on these standardsand that is a ballad called “Wait.” There isn’t anything particularly wrong with it other than it never catches fire. […]

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Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘I Am’ feat. ‘Boogie Wonderland’ & ‘After the Love Has Gone’

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