Tue October 8, 2013
WCLK Features Earth Wind & Fire's First New Studio Record in 8 Years
WCLK is playing cuts from the first new Earth Wind & Fire record in 8 years, called Now, Then & Forever. You can hear Love is Law, Guiding Lights, Splashes, and My Promise in WCLK's rotation throughout the day, according to WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen.
Here's a short review of the current record from P. J.:
Has it been eight years since Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Illumination”? Whoa! Perhaps the earth really *is* hurtling through the Universe fast, with us in tow. However, if “Forever” means anything at all, then EWF will be part of the "cosmic consciousness" for all time. While founder Maurice White's inimitable voice is not heard (due to Parkinson’s), his studio touch and soul are certainly felt. “Note” that Ralph Johnson’s vocal contribution makes a respectable effort to remind us that Maurice is still very much around as composer and producer, as influential as ever. Highlights: Phillip Bailey soars to unheard-of heights on “Guiding Lights”. “Splashes” creates spaces for EWF to explore new places. Plus, tune-in, and you’ll get a message in the music, something they’ve been known to deliver since --- when.... No collaboration with the new breed on this one, Folks. It's pure vintage yet contemporary Earth, Wind & Fire. Overall, give it more than one listen to hear more of what it offers: the familiar along with some new trix from these (dare we say, fondly?) old Doggz.
You can support WCLK by ordering a copy of Now, Then and Forever at the link below: