Earth, Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes (1974) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Earth, Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes (1974)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:39:50 minutes | 848 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Columbia Records
Recorded: August 1973, Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado, U.S.

Open Our Eyes is the fifth studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. The album went to number one on the R&B Charts and number 15 on the Pop Charts. Open Our Eyes contained the Billboard charting singles, “Mighty Mighty” (R&B #4, Pop #29), “Devotion” (R&B #23, Pop #33) and “Kalimba Story” (R&B #6, Pop #55). The album was made available in a digitally remastered version in 2001, which includes 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Open Our Eyes has been certified platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Finally, after almost half a decade of serious dues-paying, Earth, Wind & Fire took off commercially with its fifth album, Open Our Eyes. EWF had been delivering great albums since 1971, but it wasn’t until 1974 that the public proved genuinely receptive to Maurice White’s mystical and unorthodox take on soul and funk. No longer would EWF enjoy only a small cult following. Thanks to treasures like “Kalimba Song,” the gritty funk smoker “Mighty Mighty,” and the unforgettable “Devotion,” Open Our Eyes became EWF’s first gold album and went to the top of the R&B charts. It’s also interesting to note that with this album, singer Jessica Cleaves was gone, resulting in the first time EWF had an all-male lineup. The 2001 CD reissue adds four previously unreleased bonus tracks, one of them a “Walkin’ in N’awlins” mix of “Fair But So Uncool,” though the other three songs did not appear on the original album in an alternate form. –AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson

Tracklist:
1 Mighty Mighty 3:01
2 Devotion 4:49
3 Fair But So Uncool 3:37
4 Feelin’ Blue 4:28
5 Kalimba Story 4:01
6 Drum Song 5:08
7 Tee Nine Chee Bit 3:45
8 Spasmodic Movements 1:41
9 Rabbit Seed 0:32
10 Caribou 3:23
11 Open Our Eyes 4:54

Personnel:
Drums, Percussion – Ralph Johnson
Guitar, Percussion – Johnny Graham
Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Moog] – Larry Dunn
Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Andrew Woolfolk
Vocals, Bass, Percussion – Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion – Philip Bailey
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba – Maurice White
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion – Al McKay

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