Cd, case and inserts are in mint / near mint condition. Original Columbia Records pressing. This is not a promotional version.
1. Serpentine Fire
3. In the Marketplace (Interlude)
5. Love's Holiday
6. Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude)
7. I'll Write a Song for You
8. Magic Mind
10. Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude)
11. Be Ever Wonderful
Also available in a 3-pack with THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD and SPIRIT.Earth, Wind & Fire: Maurice White (vocals, kalimba, drums); Verdine White (vocals, bass, percussion); Philip Bailey (vocals, congas, percussion); Al McKay (guitar, percussion); Johnny Graham (guitar); Andrew Woolfolk (flute, soprano & tenor saxophone); Larry Dunn (piano, organ, synthesizer); Ralph Johnson, Fred White (drums, percussion).Producer: Maurice White.Reissue producer: Leo Sacks.Includes liner notes by Ron Wynn.Digitally remastered by Mark Wilder (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).Master Sound releases are 24-karat gold CDs remastered from first-generation masters. This process utilizes 20-bit technology and Sony's revolutionary "Super Bit Mapping" system.Personnel: Maurice White (vocals, drums, kalimba); Philip Bailey (vocals, congas, percussion); Verdine White (vocals); Al McKay (guitar, percussion); Johnny Graham (guitar); Dorothy Ashby (harp); Jack Gootkin, Harris Goldman, Lya Stern, Carl LaMagna, David Stockhammer, Marcia Van Dyke, Betty LaMagna, Ruth Henry, Mary D. Lindquist, Blanche Belnick, Sheldon Sanov, Barry Socher, Janice Gower, Ronald Clark, Haim Shtrum (violin); Barbara Thomason, Linda Lipsett, Norman Forrest, Renita Koven (viola); Daniel Smith, Jan Kelly, Ronald Cooper (cello); Fred Jackson, Jr. , Abe Most, Terry Harrington, Phil Ayling (flute); Don Myrick (saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Andrew Woolfolk (tenor saxophone, wind); Chuck Findley, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Steve Madaio (trumpet); David Duke , James M. McGee, Marilyn Robinson, Gale Robinson, Richard Klein, Alan Robinson (French horn); George Bohannon, Garnett Brown, Louis Satterfield (trombone); Roger Bobo (tuba); Larry Dunn (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, Oberheim synthesizer); Skip Scarborough (piano, percussion); Eduardo del Barrio (piano); Fred White , Ralph Johnson (drums, percussion); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).Audio Mixers: Leo Sacks; Maurice White; Paul Klingberg.Liner Note Author: Ron Wynn.Recording information: Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA; Hollywood Sound Recorders, Inc., Hollywood, CA; Maracanazinho; Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA.Director: Richard Salvato.Photographer: Michael Putland.Originally released in 1977, ALL IN ALL shows Earth, Wind & Fire breaking out of their previous funk/R&B mold and incorporating touches of world music to their sound. The result is a landmark album that sounds just as fresh more than 20 years later. A visit to Argentina and Brazil helped Maurice White and the gang inject some new influences into the recording of ALL IN ALL.Opener "Serpentine Fire" is highlighted by Maurice's Latin percussion arrangement. "Fantasy," which features Philip Bailey's soaring vocals, is simply one of the great funk songs of the era. "Jupiter" features a tight, blasting horn section. "I'll Write a Song for You" is a smooth ballad with tender harmonies and strings.
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