Earth, Wind & FireElectric Universe

Label:Columbia – QC 38980
Vinyl, LP, Album, Carrollton
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:Downtempo, Free Funk, Disco


Written-ByMartin Page
Written-ByJon Lind, Martin Page
A4Could It Be Right5:15
B1Spirit Of A New World4:29
B2Sweet Sassy Lady4:08
B3We're Living In Our Own Time5:18
B4Electric Nation4:30



"While gazing at the sky one night, it occured to me that I was witnessing the magnificent Electric Universe. Many stars and planets creating the world's largest and most spectacular video screen. Shooting stars singing melodies across the sky, the full moon bellowing vibrations that touched my soul with charitable songs performed by vast constellations together in harmony. Hopefully, in our design to acknowledge technology, we won't forget to live in peace. the Universe is our master teacher. As we experience evolution, science will meet emotion and bring light to our planet"
- Maurice

Recorded at the COMPLEX STUDIOS, West Los Angeles, California.
Mastered at A&M RECORDING STUDIOS, Hollywood, California.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643898010
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (side A runout etched): PAL38980-1F CI I GI
  • Matrix / Runout (side B runout etched): PBL38980-1F GI

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  • isaacmusicman's avatar
    Edited 19 days ago
    I paused before I started this....I did that because I was debating what to really say...I really wanted to give this a positive review...Problem is I am about to FAIL MISERABLY!!!!!

    This album to me feels like "Maurice White" FORCED everyone to "Come on, let's make this album"!!!!!

    Where "Electric Universe" fails the most to me, is what the group has always striven to do, make incredible music....It feels like the pressure finally caught up to them to fit in, instead of being the standard they became....

    I am not going to butcher the whole album, only because there are some nice offerings...

    "Magnetic" (even though it was EXTREMELY Electronic), at least sounds focused, even though it didn't do well on the charts....It did still manage to get airplay though...

    "Could It Be Right", is a very nice slow jam (and yes a Crown Jewel)....

    The only other songs I probably could get with, is "Touch" and "We're Living In Our Own Time" (the message carries this one)....

    The rest of the songs are very unfocused to me...It's no wonder why after this the group disbanded for awhile...

    This one really HURTS!!!! For those who read my stuff, you know how I feel about this Band!!!!! So for me to really DOG this album wasn't easy...I really STRUGGLED with this (I am not being DRAMATIC!!!!!)...I do own it, because my collection would not be complete without it...Maybe, one day, I will sit down and listen with different ears...I've done it before, and "Earth, Wind & Fire", to me, DESERVES that......

    PS: 7/3/2024: A while back, I found an EXPANDED CD Version of "Electric Universe", that "Sony Legacy" released in 2015...It had the following tracks:

    Magnetic (7" Version)
    Magnetic (Extended Dance Remix)
    Magnetic (Instrumental)
    Spirit Of A New World (Demo Version)
    El Solitario (We're Living In Our Own Time) (Demo Version)
    Here's To Love (Instrumental)
    Club Foot
    Milky Way

    Call me CRAZY, but I believe that "Sony Legacy" NEEDS to release this as a 2 LP Vinyl set....

    Now, I know that MOST of You Guys are probably saying, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND"?!?!?!?!?!, especially after reading my review...Well, I guess the ONLY thing I can say is I have a TOTAL SOFT SPOT for "Earth, Wind & Fire" to even COME UP with that idea!!!!! What can I say, I'M WIRED DIFFERENTLY!!!!!!!
    • Catcher10's avatar
      Edited 5 years ago
      My version has For Promotion Only stamp on back top right over barcode. And is -1B/-1A not -1F/-1F


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