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Earth, Wind & Fire — That's The Way Of The World
Album: Greatest Hits
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Released: 1978
Length: 5:41
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 L O V E L Y !
Love the comments about this track. Like our present political and cultural discourse, it's all over the map, and very wryly entertaining. 
I hear EWF and recall my college party pal, Bernie. He'd do a fab falsetto impression of an EWF tune melody, then segue straight to about 70 turntable Klipsch speaker decibels of his favorite, Frank Zappa.  Worlds apart hilarious. 
 michaelc wrote:
{#Frustrated} please remove from your spin list.
there early stuff was ok.

 
Then hit the PSD and let us be in peace.....there, their, they're-learn the difference
 coloradojohn wrote:
That bass; CRANK IT! The soaring vocal harmonies! The ringing, pinging guitar in there! Wish they made jams like this today! I echo the comment about laying out album covers on shag carpets...when lyrics were deep! They made great sifting & rolling surfaces, too!

 
slow and super cool bass bringing me into this lovely groove all topped by a coloradojohn piece of magic, cheers son I'm still laughin' {#Roflol}
high school slow dancing...
{#Frustrated} please remove from your spin list.
there early stuff was ok.
One of the few genres of music I find intolerable.
Reminds me so much of "Remy Shand". Google him! {#Clap}

What the world needs now is love sweet love! Thanks RP for giving us a little of the great library of soul music. Peace on Earth.


 jimbaca wrote:

This is one of my all-time favorites.  Phillip Bailey's falsetto is superb!

 



 
I feel truly blessed to have seen the "real" band including Maurice White and Phillip Bailey long ago. What a superb show and one of the most impeccable sounds in concert I have ever heard.

 

Cm


I needed to hear this right now.{#Meditate}
 coloradojohn wrote:
That bass; CRANK IT! The soaring vocal harmonies! The ringing, pinging guitar in there! Wish they made jams like this today! I echo the comment about laying out album covers on shag carpets...when lyrics were deep! They made great sifting & rolling surfaces, too!

 
Yeah, these guys were all outstanding musicians; it's unfortunate how often that gets overlooked because they produced "hit" records.
o man does this ever bring me back!  Like decades!!  :){#Dancingbanana_2}
This is the most soothing groove I could dream of listen to on a 2nd of January of a new year (2015).

I don't remember ever having heard E,W&F on RP - it's my first time anyway.

Bill and Rebecca, have a fantastic new year, and mmmmmh thanks for this {#Daisy}

(I am 'only' giving this a 9, 'cause there are other songs they did that do even more to me than this one - and this one does a lot...)
That bass; CRANK IT! The soaring vocal harmonies! The ringing, pinging guitar in there! Wish they made jams like this today! I echo the comment about laying out album covers on shag carpets...when lyrics were deep! They made great sifting & rolling surfaces, too!
Great song... not to mention that these guys had the best album covers... i remember laying on my parents shag carpet (the kind you had to rake to fluff it up) and getting lost in these album covers.... ah, Oakland in the 70s...
 gatorade wrote:
A solid 10. {#Sunny}

 
Absolutely solid man! It's what the world needs now!

This is one of my all-time favorites.  Phillip Bailey's falsetto is superb!

 


A solid 10. {#Sunny}
 anending wrote:
So this is where Lenny Kravitz got "It ain't over 'til it's over" from, huh?    It's smooth.

 
Why is that everything Lenny Kravitz has ever written has been a rip off? The poor guy cannot catch a break.
 LPCity wrote:

YOW!

 

That's a fine slow jam my friends.  If you can't groove to this, you have no soul.



 
No kidding - if you aren't nodding along to this that's a sad thing.

Sweet memories of a certain person in a dorm room, a long time ago. 
Verdine White: spare, economical, rock solid. One of my idols.
Wow.  Been listening to RP for years now.....and this one totally caught me off-guard!  But in a good way.
{#Daisy}
So this is where Lenny Kravitz got "It ain't over 'til it's over" from, huh?    It's smooth.
 LPCity wrote:

YOW!

 

That's a fine slow jam my friends.  If you can't groove to this, you have no soul.



 
You will get no argument from me my friend. 

YOW!

 

That's a fine slow jam my friends.  If you can't groove to this, you have no soul.


So glad to hear EWF here! Must have bought all their albums in the 70's!
Mellow me out while at work on a Saturday night!
Disco but more than. Gospel but more than. EWF transcended them, and rock too. That's one way to explain that they appeared in the song rotation with Pink Floyd, ZZ Top and others of the late '70s heyday.  No one complained. The highlight was hearing and watching dorm mate Bernie karoaking this song at the party on Beacon Street -- I think before anyone had invented karaoke. Musta been the good weed. And the deliriously happy vibes. Perhaps because of the weed. To this day Bernie and I get a laugh.  
like - love this whole album
{#Bananajumprope}Great song and lyrics are amazing!! Love the guitar too and of course their vocals are beyond compare.
Can't listen to this w/o thinking about the SNL 'd*k in a box' skit {#Bounce}
wooooowwwwwyeah,  oooohhhh oh    shakin the dust off my once-funky hips  yes thank you!
Ahh, nice - cool to hear it here.
tasty nugget, thanx Bill..{#Dance}
Wow...Always wondered when & if I'd hear this nicely grooving tune here on RP. Indeed, this takes my ears, mind, & soul all the way back to when it was on the radio...Even as kids, we knew this was way good, and tunes like Serpentine Fire & Shining Star ROCKED!
Ah, this song takes me back. Lovely. I don't think I appreciated it enough back in the day. Lynyrd Skynyrd and BTO were the cool bands where I lived. I'd much rather listen to this now.

ETA: I just bought the MP3 - yay!
My favorite Earth, Wind & Fire song - lovely to hear it.   Yeow
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