Earth, Wind & Fire release ‘That’s the Way of the World’ featuring ‘Shining Star’ (1975)

Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘That’s the Way of the World’ feat ‘Shining Star’ is an album co-produced by Maurice White and released on March 15, 1975 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Shining Star (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White) – 02:50 . 2.That’S The Way Of The World (Charles Stepney, Maurice White, Verdine White) – 05:45 . 3.Happy Feelin’ (Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White, Al Mckay) – 03:35 . 4.All About Love (Larry Dunn, Maurice White) – 06:35 . 5.Yearnin’ Learnin’ (Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White) – 03:39 . 6.Reasons (Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White) – 04:59 . 7.Africano (Larry Dunn, Maurice White) – 05:09 . 8.See The Light (Louise Anglin, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn) – 06:18

Shusei Nagaoka

Norman Seeff

Musicians : Earth, Wind & Fire – Band . Maurice White – Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Kalimba . Philip Bailey – Vocals, Percussion . Verdine White – Bass, Vocals, Percussion . Fred White – Drums, Percussion . Ralph Johnson – Drums . Al Mckay – Percussion, Guitar . Ralph Johnson – Percussion . Andrew P. Woolfolk – Flute, Saxophone . Johnny Graham – Guitar . Larry Dunn – Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Moog]

Michael Putland

Production : Produced By Maurice White, Charles Stepney . George Massenburg – Engineer . Shawn R. Britton – Mastering . Rick Collins – Mastering . Paul Klingberg – Mixing . Mark Wilder – Mastering

Package : Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . David Gahr – Photography . Robert Lipsyte – Liner Notes . Shusei Nagaoka asterisques RVM – Artwork . Steve Newman – Design . Michael Putland asterisques RVM – Photography . Norman Seeff asterisques RVM – Photography . Chris Walter – Photography

Recorded Between September 16, 1974 & October 2, 1974 At Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado.

Released On March 15, 1975 By Columbia.


Nothing less than a spiritual soul masterpiece. In the end, they did not need the accompanying movie. It became its own script – underdogs make record, it gets widely lovedand the group becomes exceptionally popular. […]

The Guardian
The irony is that for all their ambition EWF occasionally sound a bit noncommittal. But when all the elements (a word they would appreciate) fused they really did achieve the kind of uplifting and iridescent soul they aspired to. […]

Don Ignacio’s Music Reviews
I’m going to be deviant, howeverand call “Africano” the best song from the album. (Oooo, I’m naughty.) The song starts out strangely (which I like) but then it turns into an instrumental with a funk groove that’s desparately needed-to-be-danced-to […]


Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘That’s the Way of the World’ feat ‘Shining Star’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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