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  Наименование CD :
   The Promise



Год издания : 2003

Компания звукозаписи : Kalimba

Музыкальный стиль : Adult Contemporary, Quiet Storm, Smooth Soul

Время звучания : 56:59

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock      

A certain reverence needs to be paid toward a group that can manage to still produce interesting, soulful music well into a third decade. Earth, Wind & Fire has endured practically everything a music group can experience and still remain true to the very essence of what made it popular. However, those expecting a knockout traditional Earth, Wind & Fire record will be slightly disappointed with The Promise. Though the magic of Philip Bailey and Maurice White's instantly recognizable vocals is still potent, there are a few things that Earth, Wind & Fire fanatics will immediately notice are different. The use of drum machines as opposed to a live drummer on the majority of the record takes some of the energy and magic out of the delivery, especially when revisiting classic moments of the group's career. Unnecessary interludes also serve more as distractions than interesting segues, and take away what little cohesiveness The Promise holds. Individually, the songs are still well-produced and hold up on their own - and all would be considered suitable for a smooth jazz/adult R&B setting. Overall, The Promise still retains many of the qualities that endeared fans to Earth, Wind & Fire so many years ago - it's extremely soulful and soothing, and the loyalists will eat this release up (especially with the renditions of older songs).

- Rob Theakston (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Andy Martin (Trombone)
Bill Reichenbach (Trombone)
Carlos Rios (Guitar)
Danny Reyes (Percussion)
Darrell Crooks (Guitar)
Darryl Jackson (Percussion)
Eric Walls (Guitar)
Gary Bias (Flute, Saxophone)
Gary Grant (Trumpet)
George Bohanon (Trombone)
Gerald Albright (Alt Saxophone)
Gregory Curtis (Keyboards, Background Vocals)
Gregory Moore (Guitar)
Jerry Hey (Trumpet)
John Paris (Drums)
Maurice White (Vocals, Background Vocals, Kalimba)
Oscar Brashear (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Philip Bailey (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Ralph Boyd Johnson (Percussion, Background Vocals)
Ray Brown (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Raymond Crossley (Keyboards)
Reggie Young (Trombone)
Robert Brookins (Keyboards)
Tollak Ollestad (Harmonica)
Tom Mgrdichian (Keyboards)
Valarie King (Flute)
Verdine White (Bass)
Wanda Vaughn (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Wayne Linsey (Keyboards)
Wayne Vaughn (Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals)


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   1 All In The Way         0:04:28 Vaughn / Vaughn / Vaughn / White
   2 Betcha'         0:03:43 Curtis
   3 Wiggle         0:00:38 Glass / White
   4 Why?     T       0:04:04 Curtis / White
   5 Wonderland         0:04:05 Rodriguez / Sims
   6 Where Do We Go From Here?     T       0:05:21 Meyers / Vannelli
   7 Freedom     T       0:00:42 White
   8 Hold Me         0:04:37 Kelley / Robinson
   9 Never         0:05:09 Curtis / White
   10 Prelude         0:00:40  
   11 All About Love         0:04:24 Hutchinson / Vaughn / Vaughn
   12 Suppose You Like Me         0:04:37 Bailey / Palladino / Poyser / Thompson
   13 The Promise     T       0:00:27 Crossley / Johnson / White
   14 She Waits         0:05:09 Harris / Sims
   15 The Promise     T       0:00:51 Continued
   16 Let Me Love You     T       0:04:17 Curtis
   17 Dirty         0:03:46 White

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