Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975) [MFSL 2005]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:21 minutes | Scans included | 2,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,02 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2016
А 1975 cull film long out of print, That’s The Way Of The World starred a young Harvey Keitel as an impassioned record company executive caught up in the politics of race, power and ambition. Earth, Wind & Fire, cast as a hungry band of hopefuls, were the pawns in a ruthless game. The film may have faded but the group’s score was larger than life. Newly mastered with previously unreleased demos of “Shining Star,” “All About Love” and the original bossa nova version of “That’s The Way Of The World,” this meditation on the rules of living ranks as one of pop’s great masterworks. Simple Truths For The Ways Of The World.
Earth, Wind & Fire has delivered more than its share of excellent albums, but if a person could own only one EWF release, the logical choice would be That’s the Way of the World, which was the band’s best album as well as its best-selling. Open Our Eyes had been a major hit and sold over half a million units, but it was World that established EWF as major-league, multi-platinum superstars. Fueled by gems ranging from the sweaty funk of “Shining Star” and “Yearnin’ Learnin’” to the gorgeous ballad “Reasons” and the unforgettable title song, EWF’s sixth album sold at least five million units. And some of the tracks that weren’t major hits, such as the exuberant “Happy Feelin’” and the gospel-influenced “See the Light,” are equally powerful. There are no dull moments on World, one of the strongest albums of the 1970s and EWF’s crowning achievement.
01. Shining Star
02. That’s The Way Of The World
03. Happy Feelin’
04. All About Love
05. Yearnin’ Learnin’
08. See The Light
09. Shining Star (Future Star)
10. All About Love (First Impression)
11. Happy Feelin’ (Anatomy Of A Groove)
12. Caribou Chaser (Jazzy Jam)
13. That’s The Way Of The World (Latin Expedition)
Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.