Earth, Wind & Fire ‎– Raise!

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CBS ‎– CK 37548, ARC (3) ‎– CK 37548
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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Let's Groove
Written-By – Maurice White, Wayne Vaughn
5:38
2 Lady Sun
Written-By – Beloyd Taylor
3:39
3 My Love
Written-By – Maurice White, Wayne Vaughn
4:35
4 Evolution Orange
Arranged By [Strings], Songwriter – David FosterWritten-By – Maurice White, Nan O'Byrne
4:41
5 Kalimba Tree
Written-By – Maurice White
0:26
6 You Are A Winner
Written-By – Beloyd Taylor
4:09
7 I've Had Enough
Co-producer, Songwriter – Philip BaileyWritten-By – Brenda Russell (2), Greg Phillinganes
4:35
8 Wanna Be With You
Written-By – Maurice White, Wayne Vaughn
4:35
9 The Changing Times
Written-By – Beloyd Taylor
5:56

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p)CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c)CBS Inc.
  • Pressed ByDADC – DIDP-050015

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Notes

On disk:
DIDP 050015
(P) 1981 CBS Inc.
MADE IN U.S.A.

On back:
Now Made In The U.S.A.
(C) 1981 CBS Inc./(P) 1981 CBS Inc./Manufactured by CBS Inc. for The American Recording Company/CBS. Inc./51 W. 52 Street, New York, NY
Printed in U.S.A.

Album originally released 1981.

Recorded at ARC/George Massenburg Studio, West Los Angeles, California, and Sunset Sounds Recording Studio, Hollywood, California.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-37548-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643754828
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDP-050015 J2 1A 07
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L422
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5100

Other Versions (5 of 57) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TC 37548 Earth, Wind & Fire Raise!(LP, Album, Ter) ARC (3), Columbia TC 37548 US 1981 Sell This Version
14-1519 Earth, Wind & Fire Raise!(LP, Album, Ter) CBS 14-1519 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
CBS 85272 Earth, Wind & Fire Raise!(LP, Album, Gat) CBS CBS 85272 UK 1981 Sell This Version
CDCBS 85272 Earth, Wind & Fire Raise!(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS 85272 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SICP 20363 Earth, Wind & Fire Raise!(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Sony Records Int'l, ARC (3) SICP 20363 Japan 2012 Sell This Version

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happyman1

happyman1

March 14, 2012

In the early 80's lots of once great funk bands seem to have gotten soft playing merely disco tunes but Earth, Wind and Fire showed those bands how it's done with this release.
They scored a major hit worldwide with the opening track Let's Groove and delivered one of the most funkiest albums ever with Raise!
Tracks like Lady Sun, Evolution Orange, You Are A Winner, I've Had Enough and Changing Times are all funkin' hard leaving room for just 1 ballad: Wanna Be With You.
A great one if I might say so.
Overall taken the album is filled with awesome musicianship, extremely strong vocals and the arrangements are ridiculously good.
I realise some people might be prejudiced because they maybe heard a song like Boogie Wonderland first, but don't hate on this group for that for that is just one song, one facet of the band: listen to this album and get a sense of what Earh, Wind and Fire is really about.