Columbia publish Earth, Wind & Fire’s twelfth album : ‘Powerlight’ featuring ‘Fall in Love with Me’ (1983)

Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Powerlight’ is their twelfth studio album produced by Maurice White and released on February 3, 1983 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Fall In Love With Me (Wayne Vaughn, Wanda Vaughn, Maurice White) – 05:54 . 2.Spread Your Love (Azar Lawrence, Beloyd Taylor, Maurice White) – 03:51 . 3.Side By Side (Wayne Vaughn, Wanda Vaughn, Maurice White) – 05:57 . 4.Straight From The Heart (Philip Bailey, Eduardo Del Barrio, Roxanne Seeman, F. Washington) – 04:42 . 5.The Speed Of Love (Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Haynes, Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) – 03:36 . 6.Freedom Of Choice (Azar Lawrence, Beloyd Taylor, Maurice White) – 04:10 . 7.Something Special (Wayne Vaughn, Wanda Vaughn, Maurice White) – 04:23 . 8.Hearts To Heart (Azar Lawrence, Beloyd Taylor, Maurice White) – 03:45 . 9.Miracles (D’Astugues, M. Dastugues, Eduardo Del Barrio, Jon Lind, Maurice White) – 04:58


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Musicians : Earth, Wind & Fire – Band . Maurice White – Drums, Kalimba, Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Verdine White – Bass, Vocals . Philip Bailey – Percussion, Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Beloyd Taylor – Guitar, Vocals (Background) . Arni Egilsson – Bass, String Bass . Robert Greenidge – Drums (Steel), Percussion . Ralph Johnson – Drums, Percussion . Fred White – Drums, Percussion . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Zakir Hussain – Percussion, Tabla . Roland Bautista – Guitar . Dorothy Remsen – Harp . George Del Barrio – Keyboards . Wayne Vaughn – Keyboards . Richard Kelly – Keyboards . Rick Kelly – Keyboards . Skip Scarborough – Keyboards, Percussion . Eduardo Del Barrio – Keyboards, Piano . Larry Dunn – Keyboards, Piano, Programming, Synthesizer . Azar Lawrence – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Maxayn Lewis – Piano . Maxine Lewis – Piano . Don Myrick – Sax (Soprano), Saxophone . Andrew Woolfolk – Sax (Tenor), Wind . George Bohannon – Trombone . Charles Loper – Trombone . Lew Mccreary – Trombone . William Frank “Bill” Reichenbach Jr. – Trombone . Louis Satterfield – Trombone . Jerry Hey – Trumpet . Oscar Brashear – Trumpet . Rahmlee Michael Davis – Trumpet . Chuck Findley – Trumpet . Gary Grant – Trumpet . Michael Harris – Trumpet . Ronald Cooper – Cello . Larry Corbett – Cello . Douglas Davis – Cello . Suzie Katayama – Cello . Earl Madison – Cello . Frederick Seykora – Cello . Assa Drori – Concert Master, Violin . David Frisina – Concert Master, Violin . Rollice Dale – Viola . Alan Deveritch – Viola . Pamela Goldsmith – Viola . Allan Harshman – Viola . Roland Kato – Viola . Milton Kestenbaum – Viola . Carole Mukogawa – Viola . David Schwartz – Viola . Joel Soultanian – Viola . Linn Subotnick – Viola . Brenton Banks – Violin . Meyer Bello – Violin . Arnold Belnick – Violin . Harry Bluestone – Violin . Nicole Bush – Violin . Ronald Clark – Violin . Bill Hybel – Violin . Karen Jones – Violin . Anatol Kaminsky – Violin . George Kast – Violin . Janet Lakatos – Violin . Robert Lipsett – Violin . Stanley Plummer – Violin . Nathan Ross – Violin . Bob Sanov – Violin . Sheldon Sanov – Violin . Haim Shtrum – Violin . Marshall Sosson – Violin . Robert Sushel – Violin . Pamela Thompkins – Violin . Pam Tompkins – Violin . Miwako Watanabe – Violin . Shari Zippert – Violin . Ms. Pluto – Vocals, Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Maurice White . Bill Meyers, Tom Tom, George Del Barrio, Jerry Hey . Steve Crimmel – Assistant Engineer . Robert Spano – Assistant Engineer . Mick Guzauski – Engineer, Mixing . Tom Perry – Mixing

Arrangements : Bill Meyers, Tom Tom, George Del Barrio, Jerry Hey

Package : Shusei Nagaoka asterisques RVM – Illustrations

Recorded In 1982.

Released On February 3, 1983 By Columbia.

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Robert Christgau
Funkafunnies harmonies no less schmaltzy than their Lionel Richie homages, and when the synthesis is this catchy it’s the best argument for universalism they’ll ever make. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
t’s remarkably focused and consistent: there isn’t a weak track except for the album closer “Miracles,” where the cornball factor goes out of control – by the time the off-key children’s chorus comes in you’ll be begging for mercy. […]

Rolling Stone
That this outfit is capable of better, though, can hardly be disputed. White has made noises lately about trying out a solo project; maybe that’s what it would take to work the kinks back in. […]

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