Limited, numbered edition
Includes multichannel mix in SACD
4.0 Surround Sound and original 2-channel stereo mixes in SACD stereo and CD stereo
With the passing of Maurice White, the founder, producer, songwriter, and singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, fans and music critics have begun examining his rich body of work. Audio Fidelity is honored to announce the release of Head To The Sky, a formative recording and highly regarded gem from the Earth, Wind & Fire catalog. Maurice was the heart and soul of the band and his contributions are on display in every track of this coveted recording.
This highly spiritual collection is a mixture of African rhythms, gospel-inflections, fusion, rock, tribal funk, improvisational jazz and Latin rhythms. The album includes the angelic ballad "The World's A Masquerade" and the rhythmic opening track, "Evil" with its funk guitars, Latin rhythms and ghostly back-up vocals was the bands' biggest hit up to that point. Other material ranged from the hauntingly pretty title song to the jazz fusion treasure "Zanzibar," one of the great extended jazz-rock numbers of the early '70s.
Always known for their unique sound, this album confirms Earth, Wind & Fire, a band for the ages and Maurice White, a musical gift and legend.
2. Keep Your Head To The Sky
3. Build Your Nest
4. The World’s A Masquerade