Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Raise!’

Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Raise!’ feat. ‘Let’s Groove’ is their eleventh studio album released on November 14, 1981 by CBS Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Let’S Groove (Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) – 05:37 . 2.Lady Sun (Beloyd Taylor) – 03:39 . 3.My Love (Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) – 04:35 . 4.Evolution Orange (David Foster, Nan O’Byrne, Maurice White) – 04:37 . 5.Kalimba Tree (Maurice White) – 00:25 . 6.You Are A Winner (Beloyd Taylor) – 04:09 . 7.I’Ve Had Enough (Philip Bailey, Greg Phillinganes, Brenda Russell) – 04:36 . 8.Wanna Be With You (Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) – 04:36 . 9.The Changing Times (Beloyd Taylor) – 05:54

Musicians : Earth, Wind & Fire – Band . Verdine White – Bass, Vocals . Maurice White – Drums, Kalimba, Vocals . Fred White – Drums, Percussion . Philip Bailey – Percussion, Vocals . Ralph Johnson – Drums, Percussion, Vocals . Roland Bautista – Guitar . Johnny Graham – Guitar . Marlo Henderson – Guitar . Beloyd Taylor – Guitar, Vocals . Marilyn Robinson – Horn . David Foster – Keyboards . Billy Meyers – Keyboards . Wayne Vaughn – Keyboards . Larry Dunn – Keyboards, Piano, Programming, Synthesizer . Michael Boddicker – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Don Myrick – Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Andrew Woolfolk – Sax (Tenor), Wind . Tom Saviano – Saxophone . George Bohannon – Trombone . Dick Hyde – Trombone . Richard Hyde – Trombone . Charles Loper – Trombone . Lew Mccreary – Trombone . William Frank “Bill” Reichenbach Jr. – Trombone . Louis Satterfield – Trombone . Oscar Brashear – Trumpet . Rahmlee Michael Davis – Trumpet . Chuck Findley – Trumpet . Gary Grant – Trumpet . Larry Hall – Trumpet . Michael Harris – Trumpet . Jerry Hey – Trumpet . Larry Hull – Trumpet . Selene Burford – Cello . Larry Corbett – Cello . Paula Hochhalter – Cello . Jerome Kessler – Cello . Frederick Seykora – Cello . Mary Louise Zeyen – Cello . Alan Deveritch – Viola . Pamela Goldsmith – Viola . Allan Harshman – Viola . Virginia Majewski – Viola . Gareth “Garry” Nuttycombe – Viola . Arnold Belnick – Violin . Denyse Buffum – Violin . Thomas Buffum – Violin . Henry Ferber – Violin . Ronald Folsom – Violin . Irving Geller – Violin . Endre Granat – Violin . Reginald Hill – Violin . William Hymanson – Violin . Myra Kestenbaum – Violin . William Kurash – Violin . Betty Lamagna – Violin . Brian Leonard – Violin . Norman Leonard – Violin . Marvin Limonick – Violin . Jerome Reisler – Violin . Nathan Ross – Violin . Sheldon Sanov – Violin . Anton Sen – Violin . Arkady Shindelman – Violin . Haim Shtrum – Violin . Mari Tsumura-Botnick – Violin . John Wittenberg – Violin . Ms. Pluto – Vocals

Production : Produced By Maurice White . Billy Meyers – Arranger . Jerry Hey – Arranger . David Foster – Arranger . Ken Fowler – Engineer . Ron Pendragon – Engineer . Stephen Mcmanus – Assistant Engineer . Mick Guzauski – Engineer, Mixeing . Tom Perry – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Mick Guzauski – Artwork . Shusei Nagaoka – Illustration

Recorded May, 1981 At Arc/George Massenburg Studio, West Los Angeles, Californiaand Sunset Sounds Recording Studio, Hollywood, California.

Released On November 14, 1981 By Cbs Records.

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Rolling Stone
Accordingly, Raise! reflects the current wave of street-gritty black pop, from Lakeside to Rick James. Most of the tracks crank up the bass and feature rattling percussion that scrapes against the beat. […]

NudeSpoons @ RateYourMusic
But White’s production is impeccable : the vocals float and flare, the horns urge you onto the dance-floor and the rhythm makes you stay here. Doubtless CBS have already bought the requisite amount of platinum. […]

allmusic
The end was near for Earth, Wind & Fire. Raise! wasn’t quite the disaster it was made out to be at the time, but it was their least distinguished overall album since the early days on Warner Bros […]

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Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Raise!’ feat. ‘Let’s Groove’

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