Earth, Wind & Fire – All ‘N All (1977) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Earth, Wind & Fire – All ‘N All (1977)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:38:58 minutes | 912 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Columbia Records
Recorded: August 1977 at Hollywood Sound and The Burbank Studios, California

All ‘N All is the eighth studio album by the American band Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1977 on Columbia Records. It is one of the group’s most well known albums and has been certified triple platinum in the United States for sales of three million copies by the RIAA, gold in Canada by Music Canada and silver in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry.

All ‘N All reached number three on the Pop Album chart and stayed at number one on the Black Album chart for nine weeks. All ‘N All was also the bestselling R&B album of 1978. The album features hit songs such as “I’ll Write A Song For You”, “Serpentine Fire”, “Love’s Holiday”, and the pop hit “Fantasy”.
Earth, Wind & Fire’s artistic and commercial winning streak continued with its ninth album, All ‘N All, the diverse jewel that spawned major hits like “Serpentine Fire” and the dreamy “Fantasy.” Whether the visionary soul men are tearing into the hardest of funk on “Jupiter” or the most sentimental of ballads on “I’ll Write a Song for You” (which boasts one of Philip Bailey’s many soaring, five-star performances), All ‘N All was a highly rewarding addition to EWF’s catalog. Because EWF had such a clean-cut image and fared so well among pop audiences, some may have forgotten just how sweaty its funk could be. But “Jupiter” — like “Mighty, Mighty,” “Shining Star,” and “Getaway” — underscores the fact that EWF delivered some of the most intense and gutsy funk of the 1970s. -AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson

1 Serpentine Fire 3:51
2 Fantasy 4:38
3 In The Market Place (Interlude) 0:43
4 Jupiter 3:55
5 Love’s Holiday 5:43
6 Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude) 1:20
7 I’ll Write A Song For You 5:23
8 Magic Mind 3:39
9 Runnin’ 6:45
10 Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude) 1:20
11 Be Ever Wonderful 5:08

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Donald Myrick
Arranged By [Horns, Strings] – Tom Tom 84
Drums – Fred White, Ralph Johnson
Guitar – Al McKay, Johnny Graham
Piano, Synthesizer [Oberheim, Moog] – Larry Dunn
Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Woolfolk
Trombone – Louis Satterfield
Trumpet – Michael Harris
Vocals, Bass – Verdine White
Vocals, Congas, Percussion – Philip Bailey
Vocals, Drums, Kalimba, Producer – Maurice White