During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born, one that was steeped in African and African-American styles – particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, the late great Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America.
It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism into one hit making machine. Earth, Wind and Fire's 1998 Greatest Hits package collects seventeen of their finest cuts recorded between 1973-1981, seven of which were No. 1 on the R&B charts including "Let's Groove," "Serpentine Fire," "Sing a Song," "Getaway," "Shining Star," "September" and "Got to Get You into My Life."
Colored double 180g vinyl pressing from Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso and manufactured at RTI.