After many long years, the highly anticipated album by one of music’s most memorable and beloved R&B Super-groups has been released to an adoring public.
CD Review: Earth Wind & Fire – Now, Then & Forever
On Legacy Records – Available in Stores now and at http://www.earthwindandfire.com
Reviewed by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine
In the 70’s Earth Wind & Fire took the music scene in a spiritual and soulful storm, breaking every record and crossing every boundary imaginable. With a multi-platform sound of Soul, Funk, R&B and rock enhanced rhythms, they were more than met the eyes or the ears. Not to be considered just “Another Disco Band” they looked to create a musical universe that the human soul would gravitate to and shine as a celestial body of eternal love and harmony in a vast darkness. As a group that would inspire countless performers and groups to come after them, it can be said they are the founding fathers or the present R&B music scene, inspiring artists such as Point of Grace, D ‘Angelo, CDB, Dionne Warwick, The 5th Dimension, Lenny White, Patti LaBelle, The Manhattans, Wynonna Judd, Chaka Khan, Herb Alpert and many more.
One may think that Earth Wind & Fire, after such a rich and enduring legacy of music and award winning, chart topping hits would have exhausted their song writing genius, yet it is just the contrary, Earth Wind & Fire’s new album Now, Then & Forever is fresh, original and what the world needs, songs of a spiritual nature, of loves delight and visions of a world in harmony and peace that will remain eternal.
Composed of 10 new songs that are balanced and harmonic, this album resonates with the listener, soothing and hip; you move to the beat and feel their radiance in the air. From the beginning of this album to the end, the bass rhythms, airy keyboards and the silky sounds of their voices rising up to the sky, a religious experience in music. Perfect timing and just a bit of funk to get the body moving, songs like “Got To Be Love”, “Love is Law”, “Night of My Life”, “My Promise”, “The Rush” and “Dance Floor” are emotionally driving and rock steady stone solid grooves.
Earth Wind & Fire – Now, Then & Forever is the new sun in the center of the musical galaxy of today’s R&B / Soul infused Universe, If you have not yet experienced Earth Wind & Fire, get into the groove and witness the rebirth of high spiritual soul and feel the freedom of a loving spirit.