“That’s The Way Of The World” by Earth, Wind and Fire - album review

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TJR says

A huge #1 hit album stateside, highly acclaimed by the critics, and regarded by many as their crowning glory. The album served as the soundtrack LP for the film of the same name which depicted the dirty music business, and featured the group themselves. As you'd imagine with a nine-piece there's a lot going - it's soulful, funky, latin, brassy and jazzy but there's not a single track which resonates with me; Phillip Bailey’s jarring falsetto gets on my nerves and the music's all so… offensively accomplished.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:50] 4.4.png Earth, Wind and Fire - Shining Star (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White) Disco / Funk
A2 [05:45] 1.0.png Earth, Wind and Fire - That’s The Way Of The World (Charles Stepney, Maurice White, Verdine White) R n B
A3 [03:35] 2.6.png Earth, Wind and Fire - Happy Feelin’ (Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White, Al McKay) Disco / Funk
A4 [06:35] 1.8.png Earth, Wind and Fire - All About Love (Larry Dunn, Maurice White) Pop Ballad
B1 [03:39] 2.7.png Earth, Wind and Fire - Yearnin’ Learnin’ (Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White) Disco / Funk
B2 [04:59] 1.6.png Earth, Wind and Fire - Reasons (Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White) Pop Ballad
B3 [05:09] 4.5.png Earth, Wind and Fire - Africano (Larry Dunn, Maurice White) Disco / Funk
B4 [06:18] 1.8.png Earth, Wind and Fire - See The Light (Louise Anglin, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn) Soul

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