Label: Columbia – PC 34241 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo Country: US Released: 1976 Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul Style: Soul-Jazz, Soul
Tracklist Hide Credits A1 Getaway Written-By – Bernard Taylor, Peter Cor 3:47 A2 On Your Face 4:34 A3 Imagination 5:17 A4 Spirit 3:12 B1 Saturday Nite 4:03 B2 Earth, Wind & Fire 4:41 B3 Departure 0:27 B4 Biyo 3:38 B5 Burnin' Bush 6:48
Credits Arranged By – Charles Stepney (tracks: A1, A3, B1 to B3), Jerry Peters (tracks: B4, B5), Tom Tom 84 (tracks: A4) Bass Trombone – Lew McCreary Cello – Dennis Karmazyn, Harry Shlutz, Marie Fera, Ronald Cooper Concertmaster – Charles Veal* Design, Illustration – Tom Steele* Drums, Percussion – Fred White, Ralph Johnson Engineer [Assistant At Wally Heider Studio 3] – Richard Goodman Engineer [Assistant At Westlake Audio] – Dean Rod Engineer, Remix – George Massenburg French Horn – Art Maebe, David Duke, Marilyn Robinson, Sidney Muldrow Guitar – Johnny Graham Guitar, Percussion – Al McKay Harp – Dorothy Ashby Management – Cavallo-Ruffalo Management Percussion – Harvey Mason Photography By – Ethan Russell Photography By [Assisted] – James M. Shea Piano – Jerry Peters Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Moog] – Larry Dunn Producer – Charles Stepney Producer, Vocals, Kalimba, Drums, Timbales – Maurice White Saxophone – Don Myrick Saxophone, Percussion – Andrew Woolfolk Trombone – Charles Loper, George Bohanon, Louis Satterfield Trumpet – Chuck Findley, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Steve Madaio Tuba – Tommy Johnson (2) Viola – Barbara Thomason, David Campbell, Denyse Buffum, James Dunham, Linn Subotnick, Marilyn Baker, Paul Polivnick, Rollice Dale Violin – Assa Drori, Carl LaMagna, Haim Shtrum, Harris Goldman, Joy Lyle, Kenneth Yerke, Sandy Seemore, Winterton Garvey Vocals, Bass, Percussion – Verdine White Vocals, Congas, Percussion – Philip Bailey Written-By – Al McKay (tracks: B1, B4), Charles Stepney (tracks: A2, A3), Jerry Peters (tracks: B5), Larry Dunn (tracks: A4, B3), Maurice White (tracks: A2 to B4), Philip Bailey (tracks: A2, A3, B1), Skip Scarborough (tracks: B2) Notes Issued with custom inner-sleeves with lyrics and credits.
On the back cover of some pressings, the track list isn't the same order as on the label.
Recorded Wally Heider Studios 3; Burbank Studios; Hollywood Sound Recorders; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles. Barcode and Other Identifiers Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 34241 Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 34241 Matrix / Runout (side A runout etched -Variant 1): PAL 34241 1D TML-S K Matrix / Runout (side B runout etched - Variant 1): PBL 34241 1E TML-S c B Matrix / Runout (side A runout etched & stamped - Variant 2): PAL 34241 1E TML M Matrix / Runout (side B runout etched & stamped - Variant 2): PBL 34241 1D TML-5 Matrix / Runout (side A runout etched & stamped - Variant 3): PAL 34241 1D TML-S Matrix / Runout (side B runout etched & stamped - Variant 3): PBL 34241 1D TML-S Price Code (Spine): X698 Rights Society (Track A1): ASCAP Rights Society (Tracks A2 to B5): BMI Other Versions (5 of 67) View All Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year Spirit (LP, Album) Columbia PC 34241 Canada 1976 Spirit (CD, Album, RE) CBS CBS 465570 2 Europe 1990 Spirit (LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 81451, 81451 Greece 1976 Spirit (8-Trk, Album, Quad) Columbia CAQ 34241 US 1976 Spirit (Cass, Album) CBS CHC 3133 UK 1976 Recommendations Reviews Show All 2 Reviews Add Review
isaacmusicman isaacmusicman July 24, 2020 edited 12 days ago Even with the sudden death of co-producer Charles "Step" Stepney, Maurice White and EWF bravely finished this classic." Getaway" and "Saturday Nite" are the songs that holds this album down, but then the songs like "On Your Face", "Imagination", and "Earth, Wind & Fire" are absolute standouts. Once again no filler and each song really took a meaning of their own (even though this was a concept album).The Elements did it again!!! Reply Notify me Helpful staplesdcc staplesdcc December 29, 2017 This is a really nice album overall. In particular Imagination, Spirit, and Burnin' Bush are great tracks. This marks the end of the Charles Stepney era of EWF and is definitely worth a listen. Reply Notify me 4 Helpful [r501949] Release Edit Release All Versions of this Release Review Changes Add to Collection Add to Wantlist Marketplace 183 For Sale from €0.99 Buy Vinyl Sell Vinyl