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Earth, Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World

Label:Columbia – PC 33280
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk

Tracklist

A1Shining Star
Composed ByL. Dunn*, M. White*, P. Bailey*
2:50
A2That's The Way Of The World
Composed ByC. Stepney*, M. White*, V. White*
5:45
A3Happy Feelin'
Composed ByA. McKay*, L. Dunn*, M. White*, P. Bailey*, V. White*
3:16
A4All About Love
Composed ByL. Dunn*, M. White*
5:30
B1Yearnin' Learnin'
Composed ByC. Stepney*, M. White*, P. Bailey*
3:41
B2Reasons
Composed ByC. Stepney*, M. White*, P. Bailey*
4:53
B3Africano
Composed ByL. Dunn*, M. White*
5:10
B4See The Light
Composed ByL. Dunn*, L. Anglin*, P. Bailey*
5:30
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Notes

Lp housed in lyric sleeve.
Inner sleeve liner lists one of the 3 writers as Louise Hardy but the center label lists the writer as L. Anglin (Louise Anglin).
Rhythm recorded at Caribou Ranch, Nederland, CO
Guitars and vocals recorded at Hollywood Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Horns recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Strings recorded at The Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA
Mixed at Hollywood Sound Recorders.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280 1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: Side B runout etched): PAL 33280 1L TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280 1K TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2: Side B runout etched): PAL 33280 1E TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side A runout etched): 33280-1M TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: Side B runout etched): 33280-1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280-1N
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4: Side B runout etched): PBL 33280 1L TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280-1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: Side B runout etched): PBL 33280-1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280-1M TML-S C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: Side B runout etched): PBL 33280-IAD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280-1AE
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: Side B runout etched): PBL 33280-1AN
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280 1C TML-M D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8: Side B runout etched): T1 PBL 33280-1F TML-S C
  • Other (Stamped parts in runout): TML-M / TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9: Side A runout etched): PAL 33280-1Q AZ (etched flower)
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9: Side B runout etched): PBL 33280 1L TML-M

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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That's The Way Of The World (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)CBSCBS 80575Europe1975
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That's The Way Of The World (LP, Album)CBS, CBS, CBSCBS 80575, S 80575, PC 33280UK1975
That's The Way Of The World (LP, Album, Quadraphonic)ColumbiaPCQ 33280US1975
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That's The Way Of The World (8-Track Cartridge, Album, Quadraphonic)ColumbiaCAQ 33280US1975
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That's The Way Of The World (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)ColumbiaPC 33280Canada1975

Reviews

  • GeMoney's avatar
    GeMoney
    this was the first record I played on the new mid - fi stereo that I bought after college. I had been used to all in one student crap and got a yamaha cr-800, dual 1258, and a pair of large advents. needless to say, listening to this record on my new set up was a revelation. I thought it was perhaps because of what I had been used to but even today "shining star" leaps out of the speakers and phillip bailey's soaring "reasons" is heartachingly beautiful. it transports me back to those days in 1975 in a way few records effect me. the copy I have is an original 1975 first pressing and the production is astonishing. I like this record.
    • isaacmusicman's avatar
      isaacmusicman
      Edited one year ago
      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!!!
      • mervzila's avatar
        mervzila
        A great album and so cheap!! What more can I say,
        • bersheik's avatar
          bersheik
          Hi folks,
          I just received a copy of this record that appears to be an original 1975 pressing. Unlike the sleeve in pictured on the discogs page for this record, my copy has a barcode on the back. Anyone know if this is a 1975 pressing? Barcode 0-7644-33280-1.

          allbest, Bersheik