Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Now, Then & Forever’

Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Now, Then & Forever’ is their twentieth studio album released on September 10, 2013 by Sony Legacy.

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Track listing : . 1.Sign On (Philip Bailey, Sharlotte Gibson, Austin Jacobs, Daniel McClain, Neal H. Pogue, Darrin Simpson) – 04:17 . 2.Love Is Law (Allen Bundy, Lee Hutson, Jr., Jairus Lemuel-Jada Mozee, Ric’key Pageot, Eric Rousseau, Meg Todd) – 04:20 . 3.My Promise (Siedah Garrett, Austin Jacobs, Darrin Simpson) – 03:22 . 4.Guiding Lights (Philip Bailey, Austin Jacobs, Daniel McClain, Darrin Simpson) – 06:24 . 5.Got to Be Love (Philip Bailey, Philip J. Bailey, Ralph Johnson, Myron McKinley) – 03:41 . 6.Belo Horizonte (Raymond Crossley, Frederick A. Johnson, Ralph Johnson, Morris O’Connor) – 01:51 . 7.Dance Floor (Philip Bailey, Sondria Bailey, Justin Panariello) – 04:59 . 8.Splashes (Philip Bailey, Justin Panariello) – 05:21 . 9.Night of My Life (Philip Bailey, Jevon McGlory, Justin Panariello) – 0,166666667 . 10.The Rush (Philip J. Bailey, Larry Dunn, Allee Willis) – 05:07 .

Musicians : . Earth, Wind & Fire – . Philip Bailey – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Verdine White – Bass, Handclapping . Daniel McClain – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . B David Whitworth – Vocals (Background) . Siedah Garrett – Vocals (Background) . Jevon McGlory – Vocals (Background) . Larry Dunn – Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, Handclapping, Mini Moog, Moog Synthesizer, Piano . Neal H. Pogue – Handclapping, Percussion . Kenny Moran – Synthesizer . Myron McKinley – Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer . Morris O’Connor – Guitar, Guitars . Darrin Simpson – Guitar, Hammond B3, Handclapping, Piano, Synthesizer . Austin Jacobs – Programming . Ric’key Pageot – Synthesizer . John Paris – Drums, Handclapping . Errol Cooney – Guitar . Gregory Moore – Guitar . Juan F. “Jef” Villaluna – Guitar . Jarius Mozee – Guitars . Jubu Smith – Guitars . Wait B – Handclapping . Munyungo Jackson – Percussion . David Leach – Percussion . Satnam Ramgotra – Tabla . Gary Bias – Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) . Mark Visher – Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) . Chuck Findley – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Gary Grant – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Fred Jackson, Jr. – Flute, Sax (Tenor) . Duane Benjamin – Trombone . Eric Jorgensen – Trombone . Wendell Kelly – Trombone . Nicholas Lane – Trombone . Reginald Young – Trombone . Reggie Young – Trombone (Bass), Trombone (Tenor) . Terence Blanchard – Trumpet . Sal Cracchiolo – Trumpet . James Ford – Trumpet . Matthew Fronke – Trumpet . Christopher Gray – Trumpet . John Pappenbrook – Trumpet . Michael “Patches” Stewart – Trumpet .

Production . Produced by Philip Bailey, Neal H. Pogue, Justin Panariello, J.R. Hutson, Larry Dunn, Wait B, Myron McKinley . Benjamin Wright – Conductor, Horn Arrangements . Neal H. Pogue – Engineer, Mixing . Jeremiah Olvera – Mixing Assistant . Neal H. Pogue – Engineer, Mixing . Larry Dunn – Engineer . Paul Klingberg – Engineer . Justin Merrill – Engineer . David Rideau – Engineer . Kenny Moran – Engineer . Vernon Mungo – Vocal Engineer . Reggie Dozier – Horn Engineer . Dave Pensado – Mixing .

Package : . Dr. Billy Ingram – Insert Photography . Don Pace – Cover Art . Tishaun Dawson – Cover Art . Mathieu Bitton – Design . Randee St. Nicholas – Photography .

Released on September 10, 2013 by Sony Legacy.

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SF Examiner
Earth, Wind & Fire is embracing musical family values You haven’t made an album since “Illumination” in 2005. Why record again now? Why not? We didn’t have to, because we continue to tourand we’ve been touring for nearly 20 years now without Maurice [White, who retired after a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, but still contributed ideas to “Now”]. But we got the opportunity to record with a major label, so we put it into play […]

Soultracks
But what the icons still accomplish here, however, is an enthusiastic expansion of their time-tested blueprint over assorted new melodies and material, which will intrigue a newer audience, gratify their original one and remind everyone of why EW&F still reigns as one of the world’s baddest-ever entertainment ensembles, Now and Forever. […]

Exclaim.ca!
Devoid of the guest appearances and collaborations that cluttered 2005’s noble Illumination, Now, Then & Forever showcases a purer distillation of the group’s vibe […]

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