Earth, Wind & Fire ‎– That's The Way Of The World

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Shining Star 2:50
That's The Way Of The World 5:45
Happy Feelin' 3:16
All About Love 5:30
Yearnin' Learnin' 3:41
Reasons 4:53
Africano 5:10
See The Light 5:30

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PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia PC 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
CLS-5474 Earth, Wind & Fire Así Es El Mundo(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia CLS-5474 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
CAQ 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(8-Trk, Album) Columbia CAQ 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PCA 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(8-Trk, Album, Gra) Columbia PCA 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PCA 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(8-Trk, Album, Red) Columbia PCA 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
15286 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Cass, Album) CBS 15286 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
PCT 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Cass, Album) Columbia PCT 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Cass, Album) CBS PC 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
1729 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) Max (3) 1729 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
SOPO 67, SOPO-67 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPO 67, SOPO-67 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
SE-8365 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS SE-8365 Ecuador 1975 Sell This Version
MOT-60.039 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS MOT-60.039 Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS CBS 80575 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
MED 2152 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS MED 2152 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
137888 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS 137888 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80575, S 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 80575, S 80575 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 UK 1975 Sell This Version
SOPO 67 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS/Sony SOPO 67 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 UK 1975 Sell This Version
SBP 234654 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS SBP 234654 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
S 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 80575 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia PC 33280 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
S 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 80575 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
SBP 234654 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS SBP 234654 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS CBS 80575 Europe 1975 Sell This Version
SBP 474298 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) CBS SBP 474298 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia PC 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Columbia PC 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Columbia PC 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PCQ 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Quad) Columbia PCQ 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, San) Columbia PC 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia PC 33280 US 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6341 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Columbia 1R1 6341 US 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) Suzy, CBS CBS 80575 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 884 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Promo, RE, Gat) CBS/Sony 25AP 884 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 884 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS/Sony 25AP 884 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Columbia PC 33280 US 1979 Sell This Version
40 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Cass, Album) CBS 40 80575 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
S 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE) CBS Records Inc. S 80575 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 32054, 32054 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 32054, 32054 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-159 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia MFSL 1-159 US 1984 Sell This Version
32DP 376 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 32DP 376 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
CDCBS 32054 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS 32054 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CDCBS 32054 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS 32054 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
SRCS 6111 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) Sony SRCS 6111 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
SRCS 9058 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) Sony SRCS 9058 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
2 065920 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 2 065920 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
CK 65920 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 65920 US 1999 Sell This Version
COL 494960 2, 494960 2, 4949602000 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Legacy, Legacy COL 494960 2, 494960 2, 4949602000 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
CK 65920 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 65920 US 1999 Sell This Version
MHCP 121 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 121 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
MHCP 402 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 402 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2016 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia UDSACD 2016 US 2005 Sell This Version
88697302742CD1 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, Car) Columbia, Legacy 88697302742CD1 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
SICP 20354 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 20354 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SPCO-SPE-33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE, TP) Speakers Corner Records SPCO-SPE-33280 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
SICP 30075 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Sony Records Int'l SICP 30075 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
IMP6015 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat) Impex Records IMP6015 US 2013 Sell This Version
SPCO-SPE-33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE) Speakers Corner Records SPCO-SPE-33280 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
none Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24b) Columbia none 2014
MOCCD13373, MOCCD13373/8718627223895 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RM) Music On CD, Music On CD MOCCD13373, MOCCD13373/8718627223895 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
none Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(8xFile, AIFF, Album) Columbia none US 2017
MOVLP2664 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Fla) Music On Vinyl MOVLP2664 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
MOVLP2664 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP2664 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
CDCBS 80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album) CBS CDCBS 80575 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
80575 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album) CBS 80575 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
484467 2 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 484467 2 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
CK 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CK 33280 US Unknown Sell This Version
CK 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CK 33280 US Unknown Sell This Version
CK 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RP) Columbia CK 33280 US Unknown Sell This Version
CK 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, RP) Columbia CK 33280 US Unknown Sell This Version
PCT 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Cass, Album) Columbia PCT 33280 US Unknown Sell This Version
40-32054 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) CBS 40-32054 UK Unknown Sell This Version
40-32054 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) CBS 40-32054 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PC 33280 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, Quad, RE, Gat) Columbia PC 33280 US Unknown Sell This Version
S CBS 32054 Earth, Wind & Fire That's The Way Of The World(LP, Album, RE) CBS S CBS 32054 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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none Earth, Wind & Fire Thats The Way Of The World(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Earth, Wind & Fire) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
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vkubrick

vkubrick

March 6, 2021
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, 137888

Finally i found a brazilian copy of this album. And yes, very, very recommended. I compared the quality sound with the original US copy that i have (https://www.discogs.com/Earth-Wind-Fire-Thats-The-Way-Of-The-World/release/502117) and the brazilian one are more warm, comfortable, than the US. About the music itself, the title track maybe is the most gifted moment of EWF career.
rhenneberger

rhenneberger

February 18, 2021
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat, IMP6015
for 35$ not worth it,,, they chopped of the top to make it smooth,, they sucked out the midrange and jacked up the bass just the way audiophiles like it,, there seems to be a pattern here with audiophile pressings,,, and if one didnt have another version to compare they might be happy,,,, I was willing to overlook when my brand new record arrived with scratches on it,,, So i cleaned it up and surprisingly it played dead quiet,,, so i was semi happy in that aspect,, but once the music filled the room i heard what i have heard so many times before.Equipment used Pioneer SX1980 VPI TNT RIM DRIVE,,, Mp100 phono stage,,,sumiko blackbird LO MC,,and ortofon 2m bronze paradigm persona 7f and dime studio100s
johnnythedrummer67

johnnythedrummer67

February 5, 2021
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Fla, MOVLP2664
Great sound but some distortions on the brass, it must be due to the remaster
neprinceru

neprinceru

January 6, 2021
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat, IMP6015

Slightly warped, rolled off highs. Not really impressed considering the price
brandosoul

brandosoul

October 24, 2020
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Ter, PC 33280
It must've been gratifying and daunting for Maurice White and company to undertake this soundtrack to a little-seen cult film of the same name, and score a mega-hit with it, carving their place as a fixture in the 70s pop mainstream. As this album and the band were exploding on the music scene, the film bombed at the box office. But on the flip side of the coin, Earth, Wind & Fire's hard-won crossover success with this album was hardly surprising. They'd come a long way from their beginnings as an underground fusion juggernaut that hailed from Chicago. By the mid-70s, the band stepped into their signature groove by pairing up with the late great Charles Stepney, a remarkable producer, and arranger that Maurice White worked closely with during his days as a session drummer at Chess Records. In more ways than one, That's the Way of the World picks up right where the all-encompassing vibe of its equally excellent predecessor, Open Our Eyes, left off. Only this time, White, Stepney, and company encircled their jazz improvisation, ethereal gospel, fiery funk, pop-soul balladeering, and World music (African rhythms and MPB) markings with broad accessibility that neither lessened nor undermined their exploratory, spiritual approach. Larry Dunn's mystical analog synth motif that is scattered across this album is actually based around the chords of "Celebrate" in reverse. And it's fucking brilliant, too. This may not be my favorite Earth, Wind & Fire album (that honor goes to their terribly undervalued masterpiece from 1980, Faces), but you can't deny its standing as a noteworthy landmark of 70s classic soul and funk. I'll even call it a first-stop manifesto into the world of EW&F (especially if you've ever wrongly labeled them as a disco act or stupidly sum them up with vapid greatest hits compilations). Also, this boasts one of the greatest album covers ever.
isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

July 25, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Gat, PC 33280
There's always that one album that, if you are a lover of music, just make you very much aware on why you fell in love with music in the first place. For me it was "That The Way Of The World", by Earth Wind & Fire. It is definitely my favorite album by Maurice & Co. I was only 4 1/2 when this album came out and it blew me away! They scored their biggest hit ever in "Shinning Star", while the title track will send shivers down a musical spine. "Reasons" will go down as their most beloved ballad. Phillip shines ever so brightly on this one, and from this point on Maurice got smart and made sure Phillip had at least one song to work his vocal mojo!! Then there are songs like "All About Love" with Maurice showing off his vocal dynamics as well. I didn't know it then, but looking back I realized that from now on I would base anything else I heard from this perfectly crafted album. There are certain albums you have to really promote, but not this one. This album speaks for itself!!!
funkynial

funkynial

May 22, 2020
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, RE, SPCO-SPE-33280

Fantastic! Clean, flat and flawless pressing. Dynamic with a nice wide sound stage. It has a full, rich, soulful and expansive sound. Very detailed! I also have the original 1st US pressing and this Speakers Corner pressing blows it out of the water. Original is somewhat flat and muddy sounding. Speakers Corner did a great job!
Alan_Kayda

Alan_Kayda

January 1, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Ter, PC 33280
a barcode on a record in 1975 ? Is that not the barcode from the reissue in 1979 ?
mervzila

mervzila

September 15, 2018
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Gat, PC 33280
A great album and so cheap!! What more can I say,
Mr.Nero

Mr.Nero

September 13, 2018
referencing That's The Way Of The World, LP, Album, Gat, CBS 80575

I got a pressing from Holland, 1975. CBS 32054 which is not listed yet.