Earth, Wind & Fire - Live at Montreux 1997 (2009)
Genre: jazz rock,Soul, R&B, funk, jazz fusion
Quality: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5294 kbps / 24-bit; LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Full Size: 4,79Gb
• Formed by Maurice White in 1970 in Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire are a band with a rich history. Together with Kool & the Gang and The Gap Band, Earth, Wind & Fire are responsible for the commercialization of funk, R&B, and black pop in America. The band has won ten Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards.
The band's leaders - Maurice White (who retired in 1995 for health reasons) and Philip Bailey - have also been successful as producers, arrangers and composers. Bailey, in particular, has had a notably successful solo career. During the years, he has collaborated with such music icons as Steve Wonder, Phil Collins, Brian McKnight, and Julio Iglesias.
• The band's stage presence is terrific. These are seasoned musicians that know exactly how to ignite their audience. From "Rock That" to "Devotion", their music groves hard - whether it is a funky tune or a jazzy piece with a couple of strong solo improvisations, there is always plenty of energy on the stage.
• What impresses the most about Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at Montreux, however, is how genuinely heartfelt and sincere the music is - nothing is forced, nothing is overdone, nothing is repetitive. It is a giant celebration of music, really, where everyone is encouraged to contribute.
1. Introduction by Claude Nobs
2. Rock That
4. Saturday Nite
8. Let's Groove 10. Sun Goddes
11. Can't Hide Love
12. That's The Way Of The World
13. Drum Solo
16. Mo's Solo
17. Boogie Wonderland
18. After The Love Has Gone
19. Sing A Song
20. Shining Star