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The Columbia Masters [Box set, Limited Edition]

Earth, Wind & Fire Audio CD
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Legendary band Earth, Wind, & Fire is simply one of the most important, innovative,and commercially invincible contemporary Pop / R&B music forces of the 20th century. The group has had a remarkable and celebrated career spanning over four decades. Their signature sound is not easily categorized and since its inception has been profoundly influential...musically, socially and ... Read more in Amazon's Earth, Wind & Fire Store

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  • Audio CD (28 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 16
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • ASIN: B005L12SH6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,576 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A rigid slipcase boxset containing each individual album packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that album’s original cover art with an extensive booklet.
This boxset includes the following albums:
Last Days and Time, Head to the Sky, Open Our Eyes, That's the Way of the World, Gratitude, Spirit, All 'N All, The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, I Am, Faces, Raise!, Powerlight, Electric Universe, Touch the World, Heritage and Constellations (a new compilation supervised by Maurice White.)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest 3 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Getting most of the greatest band of all times' music in one box set is a dream, the additional disc of "rarities" could have included a bit more but the previously unreleased tracks make this set a worthwhile buy, for me anyway. If you can track down this box BUY IT!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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With 15 albums (2 of which were originally vinyl doubles) and a packed Bonus Disc personally chosen by the band's principal songwriter and guiding force Maurice White - there's a huge cache of Soul/Funk goodies on here - so let's get to the cosmic details right away. Released June 2012 - "The Columbia Masters" by EARTH, WIND & FIRE is a 16CD Mini Box Set on Sony Legacy 88697894692 and breaks down as follows:

1. Last Days And Time, November 1972 album, 11 tracks, 39:52 minutes
2. Head To The Sky, May 1973, 6 tracks, 36:39 minutes
3. Open Our Eyes, March 1974, 11 tracks, 39:53 minutes
4. That's The Way Of The World, March 1975, 8 tracks, 38:54 minutes
5. Gratitude, November 1975 2LP set, 16 tracks, 66:11 minutes
6. Spirit, October 1976, 9 tracks, 36:23 minutes
7. All `n' All, November 1977, 11 tracks, 38:58 minutes
8. The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol.1, November 1978, 10 tracks, 40:10 minutes
9. I Am, June 1979, 9 tracks, 37:40 minutes
10. Faces, November 1980 2LP set, 17 tracks, 66:07 minutes
11. Raise!, November 1981, 9 tracks, 38:30 minutes
12. Powerlight, March 1983, 9 tracks, 41:20 minutes
13. Electric Universe, November 1983, 8 tracks, 37:19 minutes
14. Touch The World, November 1987, 10 tracks, 42:47 minutes
15. Heritage, February 1990, 17 tracks, 51:22 minutes
16. Constellations - The Universe Of EW&F, 2012 Exclusive, 16 tracks, 68:10 minutes

Their first two albums "Earth, Wind & Fire" (1971) and "The Need Of Love" (1972) were both on Warner Brothers in the USA - so are not covered by this box set. And the eagle-eyed collectors amongst you will also have noticed the absence of 'bonus tracks' on all albums when the 1999 and 2001 Legacy single-issue CD remasters all had about 4 extras each.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Musical Brilliance 13 Mar 2012
By ANDRE - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't say that I'm a great fan of EWF, but I am a fan of good music, and this group has some very good music that I still have yet to discover. I didn't expect such an expansive catalog of albums when I opened that box. I must say that the digital remastering job is superb, and the sound quality couldn't be better. In the box, a good amount of info is provided, as well as a couple albums that weren't included (as far as I remembered) on the description. I remember my dad buying Powerlight on LP, then later, the Heritage album. Seeing and hearing these again brought a smile to my face, especially being in the crisp, clear sound that was provided by the digital experts who put their genius to use on this project.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masters of their craft... even if you don't consider the spiritual realization that supports much of their work 6 Feb 2014
By Alvaro Velasco E. - Published on Amazon.com
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The packaging is beautiful and practical. The remastered sound is something else... Though I haven't gone through all the albums, the ones I have re-listened sound significantly better than the previous versions I know of... clearer, warmer, with better imaging and low level clarity. Frequency balance is more natural, with stronger bass and wider dynamic range.

The music? Well... not much to add to all that's been said about EW&F, just to remind that spiritual realization is a necessary foundation for true art... art that cures (in Jodorowsky's words).

Great collection. I thank everyone involved for putting their hearts on this wonderful compilation.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...Let's Groove..." - The Columbia Masters by EARTH, WIND & FIRE (2012 Sony Legacy 16CD Mini Box Set) 7 Aug 2014
By Mark Barry - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
With 15 albums (2 of which were originally vinyl doubles) and a packed Bonus Disc personally chosen by the band's principal songwriter and guiding force Maurice White - there's a huge cache of Soul/Funk goodies on here - so let's get to the cosmic details right away.

Released June 2012 - "The Columbia Masters" by EARTH, WIND & FIRE is a 16CD Mini Box Set on Sony Legacy 88697894692 and breaks down as follows:

1. Last Days And Time, November 1972 album, 11 tracks, 39:52 minutes
2. Head To The Sky, May 1973, 6 tracks, 36:39 minutes
3. Open Our Eyes, March 1974, 11 tracks, 39:53 minutes
4. That's The Way Of The World, March 1975, 8 tracks, 38:54 minutes
5. Gratitude, November 1975 2LP set, 16 tracks, 66:11 minutes
6. Spirit, October 1976, 9 tracks, 36:23 minutes
7. All `n' All, November 1977, 11 tracks, 38:58 minutes
8. The Best Of...Vol.1, November 1978, 10 tracks, 40:10 minutes
9. I Am, June 1979, 9 tracks, 37:40 minutes
10. Faces, November 1980 2LP set, 17 tracks, 66:07 minutes
11. Raise!, November 1981, 9 tracks, 38:30 minutes
12. Powerlight, March 1983, 9 tracks, 41:20 minutes
13. Electric Universe, November 1983, 8 tracks, 37:19 minutes
14. Touch The World, November 1987, 10 tracks, 42:47 minutes
15. Heritage, February 1990, 17 tracks, 51:22 minutes
16. Constellations - The Universe Of EW&F, 2012 Exclusive, 16 tracks, 68:10 minutes

Their first two albums "Earth, Wind & Fire" (1971) and "The Need Of Love" (1972) were both on Warner Brothers in the USA - so are not covered by this box set. And the eagle-eyed collectors amongst you will also have noticed the absence of `bonus tracks' on all albums - when the 1999 and 2001 Legacy single issue CD remasters all had about 4 extras each. Some have made it onto Disc 16 - but most on there are new.

The chunky 40-page mini booklet is fabulous - well put together with full album annotation - an Intro from Leo Sachs - photos of singles and publicity photos. Overall mastering is by Mark Wilder - but a quick listen to any disc and its clear that the Legacy remasters of old have been used - and that means great sound quality throughout. And a bonus for us who appreciate our Repro Artwork - each card is a gatefold - even the album was a single sleeve issue initially.

The chart statistics surrounding EWF are staggering - "Shining Star", "Sing A Song", "Getaway", "Serpentine Fire", "Got To Get You Into My Life", "September", "Let's Groove" and "System Of Survival" were all Number 1's in the USA R'n'B charts. Every other chart entry they had between 1973 ("Evil") and 1990 (For The Love Of You" with MC Hammer) are all here too - nearly 40 of them!

But what a set like this does is to allow you to dip into those lesser-travelled paths - the stunning Fusion instrumental "Power" on "Last Days And Time" - the lovely Isley Brothers Soul of "Keep Your Head To The Sky" - the out-and-out Power Funk of "Mighty Mighty" (a Number 4 in March 1974) - and the irresistible floor-filling joy of "Let Me Talk" which opens the ambitious double "Faces".

Sixteen CDs worth of EWF is probably a little too much for the average Soulster (a single "Best Of" will do) - but at its presently reduced price of just over a twenty spot- in 2014 it doesn't half offer ludicrously great value for money. And all of it sounding like it's ready to put ants in your pants...

Always a joyous Soul and Funk band - Earth, Wind & Fire's "The Columbia Masters" is a winner...
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEARLY EVERYTHING 14 Sep 2012
By Victor Preston - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
A BRILLIANT COLLECTION OF EW&F ALBUMS.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT AND NEARLY EVERYTHING YOU NEED BUT SADLY NO BONUS TRACKS.
THE CD REISSUES FROM A FEW YEARS AGO HAD PLENTY.
WARRNING IMPORTING EXPENSIVE GOODS COSTS A LOT.
I HAD TO PAY £18 CUSTOMS AND POST OFFICE CHARGES.
IT WAS WORTH IT TO OWN THIS 5 STAR COLLECTION.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars earth, wind & fire: the columbian masters 14 Jan 2014
By joseph pollard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
e, w & f in my opinion was the greatest soul/jazz group in the history of pop music. I wish there were more.
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