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Earth, Wind & FireGratitude

Label:Columbia – PG 33694
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul

Tracklist

A1aIntroduction0:22
Medley(5:58)
A1bAfricano
A1cPower
A2Yearnin' Learnin'4:18
A3Devotion4:54
B1Sun Goddess7:57
B2Reasons8:27
B3Sing A Message To You1:21
C1Shining Star4:59
C2New World Symphony9:47
C3Sunshine4:18
D1Singasong3:25
D2Gratitude3:29
D3Celebrate3:09
D4Can't Hide Love4:12
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Notes

"T" in runouts denotes a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute pressing.

Studio tracks recorded at Hollywood Sound and Wally Heiders, Los Angeles.
Live show recorded by Haji Sound and Wally Heiders at the following cities: Chicago,
Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

The title is "Can't Hide Love" on the side D label but "You Can't Hide Love" on the LP cover and inner sleeve.

Gatefold

Came with two company sleeves that included lyrics and credits.

The runouts and TI are etched; The Mastering Lab print and separate digits and letters are stamped

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Price Code (On spine): X798
  • Other (Catalog #, Record 1): C 33695
  • Other (Catalog #, Record 2): C 33696
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AL 33695
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): BL 33695
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): AL 33696
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): BL 33696
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): PAL 33695 1G T1 TML-S A o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): PBL-33695-1H T1 TML-M D o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, variant 1): PAL 33696-1G T1 TML-M D o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, variant 1): PBL 33696 1L T2 TML-M D o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): PAL 33695 1J T1 TML-S N o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): PBL-33695-1H T1 TML-M D o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, variant 2): PAL 33696 1J T2 TML-M D o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, variant 2): PBL 33696 1G T1 TML-M J o
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): PAL 33695 1J T1 D O TMI-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): PBL-33695 1G T2 O TMI-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, variant 3): PAL 33696 1H T1 TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, variant 3): PBL 33696 1L T2 TML-M C O
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): PAL 33695 1G A TML-S TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): PBL 33695 1L TML-M 3 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, variant 4): PAL 33696- 1F TML-S H P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, variant 4): PBL 33696 1D TML-S C J

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Gratitude (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)CBS, CBSCBS 88160, S 88160UK1975
Gratitude (2×LP, Album, Promo)Columbia, Columbia, ColumbiaPG 33694, C 33696, C 33695US1975
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Gratitude (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)CBSS2BP 220174New Zealand1975
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Gratitude (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)CBSCBS 22129UK1975
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Gratitude (8-Track Cartridge, Album)ColumbiaPGA 33694US1975

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  • isaacmusicman's avatar
    Edited 4 months ago
    Album Revolution #4:

    After "Earth Wind & Fire" took the World by STORM with "That's The Way Of The World", "Columbia Records" was screaming for more...Not having the time to Record a complete album while on tour, "Maurice" & Co decided to tape some of the live shows, and create "Graditude"....

    This was the first live album by "Earth, Wind & Fire", and it made me wish that I was there!!!!! That would have been impossible for I was only a mere 4 years old!!! But anyway, what a way to introduce your live shows!!!!! To me no one sounded better live than "Earth Wind & Fire" ("Maze" is the only other group)....

    From start to finish, this is a very essential album....

    It starts off with an Instrumental Medley of 2 Classics in "Africano" and "Power" (with power being the vocal point)....

    Then live versions of "Yearnin' Learnin'" and "Shining Star" are almost as good as the Studio versions...

    Remember I told you about the Live version of "Devotion"? Well, here it is, with its perfect crowd interaction..

    There was also the Live version of "Reasons", with "Phillip Bailey" just SHOWING OFF (not even fair!!!!!), accompanied by a STUNNING Saxophone performance by "Don Myrick"....

    The next 2 Instrumentals are Ultimate Crown Jewels....

    "Sun Goddess" (the song they gifted to "Ramsey Lewis") sounds almost better than the original....

    "New World Symphony"...Now that one right there I can't even describe to you all...The Music takes you to far out places!!!! I was straight up speechless when I first heard it!!!!

    The only issue I have with the live material is "Sing A Message To You"...It is actually part of a Medley with "Kalimba Story"....Seriously, it should had been on here in it's entirety!!!!

    After you finish sweating though the live material, then comes the in Studio stuff....

    "Sing A Song" (Crown Jewel) is an outright "EWF" Classic...

    The "Title Track" and "Celebrate" are "Funk" workouts...

    "Sunshine" is the constant staple "Philip Bailey" performance...

    Then there is the Ultimate Ultimate Crown Jewel, "Can't Hide Love".....I know that "Creative Source" did it first, but you would think that the group came up with it first...

    All in all, this album was a stamp on the fact that the group has made it...It took a little time, but by then, EVERYTHING that "Maurice" & Co. envisioned was coming to pass.....Like I said, makes you wish you were there!!!!
    • Catcher10's avatar
      Catcher10
      Easily one of my fav live albums. As well this one is recorded so well, all instruments are clean and clear. My copy is original print all TML stamped bought in ‘76 at Tower Records. I was 12 yrs old!!
      Cra cra that it still sounds amazing.
      • funkylikklebugger's avatar
        Does anyone know if there is any film footage from these concerts please?

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