Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 (1978/2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 (1978/2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Earth, Wind & Fire - The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 (1978/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:07 minutes | 959 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 is a 1978 compilation album collecting the charting singles of Earth, Wind & Fire. In addition to collecting previously charting songs, the album also included three new tracks for the band: a cover of The Beatles' song "Got to Get You Into My Life" and the original track "September", both of which also became charting singles, the former also winning a Grammy Award, and "Love Music". The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 is ranked numbers 30 and 44 on AllMusic's list of the Top urban and R&B albums of all time respectively.

When it was originally released in 1978, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 was a succinct, ten-track collection of the group's best and biggest singles up to that point. The excellent "September," a brand-new song, soon became a hit in its own right, and the non-LP Beatles cover "Got to Get You into My Life," recorded for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film, also makes its first appearance on an EWF album here, as does the track "Love Music." EWF's commercial prime hadn't yet ended when this collection appeared; thus, it's missing several crucial latter-day hits, including the slinky funk of "Serpentine Fire," the ballad "After the Love Has Gone," and the disco smashes "Let's Groove" and "Boogie Wonderland." But even if it's an incomplete hits collection, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 still ranks as a strong encapsulation of EWF the funk innovators. The singles gathered here constitute some of the richest, most sophisticated music the funk movement ever produced; when the absolute cream of the group's catalog is heard in such a concentrated fashion, the effect is dazzling. That's why The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 was remastered and reissued along with the rest of EWF's catalog, even though it's been supplanted by more extensive single-disc (Greatest Hits), double-disc (The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire), and triple-disc (The Eternal Dance) anthologies. 1998's Greatest Hits now stands as the definitive single-disc EWF overview, but for the budget-minded and the disco-phobic, this still makes for an excellent listen.

Tracklist:

01 - Got to Get You into My Life
02 - Fantasy
03 - Can't Hide Love
04 - Love Music
05 - Getaway
06 - That's the Way of the World
07 - September
08 - Shining Star
09 - Reasons
10 - Sing a Song

Analyzed: Earth, Wind & Fire / The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. 1
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.99 dB -14.88 dB 4:03 01-Got to Get You into My Life
DR13 -0.99 dB -15.55 dB 3:46 02-Fantasy
DR12 -0.99 dB -15.59 dB 4:08 03-Can't Hide Love
DR15 -0.99 dB -17.73 dB 3:55 04-Love Music
DR12 -0.99 dB -14.62 dB 3:45 05-Getaway
DR12 -0.99 dB -15.08 dB 5:43 06-That's the Way of the World
DR11 -0.99 dB -14.36 dB 3:35 07-September
DR12 -0.99 dB -14.68 dB 2:50 08-Shining Star
DR11 -0.99 dB -14.87 dB 4:59 09-Reasons
DR12 -0.99 dB -15.19 dB 3:23 10-Sing a Song
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3132 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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