Earth, Wind & Fire: "That's The Way Of The World" Poll

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Poll Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:00 (in 1 week)

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Yeah, I'm miffed at the absence of EW&F in the year album polls popping up here, and the forced shuttering of the EW&F track-by-track thread. Dammit, ILM, get on board with the love here!

Shining Star
That's the Way of the World
Happy Feelin'
All About Love
Yearnin' Learnin'
Reasons
Africano
See the Light
the vaguely creepy backwards-sounding interlude that pops up multiple times


zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 12 April 2019 13:08 (one week ago) Permalink

everything on here is great but "shining star" is beyond perfect

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 12 April 2019 13:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Like, this is just a major, major blind spot for ILM.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 12 April 2019 18:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyway, I voted for "Yearnin' Learnin'" so it looks like it'll tie for first place, which is cool.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 12 April 2019 18:54 (one week ago) Permalink

“Shining Star” was the first thing I ever heard by them back in ‘75 and it knocked me out. But I also really really really love the title track, so incredibly gorgeous.

breastcrawl, Friday, 12 April 2019 19:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is an excellent album all the way through, but I gotta pick "reasons". One of the most beautiful songs ever made, and Philip Bailey's falsetto on it is just so exquisite. To me, he is the greatest falsetto soul singer, even above Curtis Mayfield.

Tuomas, Friday, 12 April 2019 21:43 (one week ago) Permalink

I also really really really love the title track, so incredibly gorgeous.

Yeah, this is my runner up pick.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Title track for me

or something, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Likewise. A perfect song.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:56 (one week ago) Permalink

It's dreadful and EW&F are barely in it.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Haha, yeah, refusing to review the movie and instead just doing a track-by-track of the soundtrack was my only available option.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Like, this is just a major, major blind spot for ILM.

― zama roma ding dong (Eric H.),

agreed. this is the kinda stuff i was aiming for with this thread:

lush post-1970 soul music from motown / tamala / atlantic is the best shit ever

Heez, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 03:54 (six days ago) Permalink

probably "see the light" because it's the weirdest, i'm more of a fan of their debut!

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:07 (six days ago) Permalink

Yeah, "See the Light" is really fascinating.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:12 (six days ago) Permalink

Have not heard all the tracks, but the title track has always been a favorite. Puts my troubled mind at ease.

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:11 (six days ago) Permalink

shining star and the title track are gonna gobble up votes, so i think i'll vote for all about love

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:22 (six days ago) Permalink

damn, reasons is pretty excellent too, isn't it?

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:25 (six days ago) Permalink

The falsetto's too intense for me -- like a guitar solo -- but, wow, what a performance.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 22:20 (six days ago) Permalink

Great album. One of their many classics.

It has to be the title track for me. Such a gorgeous song and probably my favourite track of theirs.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:12 (five days ago) Permalink


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