07/12/2015

Earth, Wind & Fire "Avatar" (1996) -Funk / Soul-



Label : Kalimba Records


01 - Keep It Real (Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Paul Minor, Melanie Andrews & Morris Pleasure)
02 - The Right Time (Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Paul Minor & Melanie Andrews)
03 - Feel U Up (Ralph Tres'vant, Ralph Hawkins Jr., Paul Minor, Kevin Guillaume & Damian Johnson)
04 - Avatar (Interlude) (Ralph Johnson & Marcel East)
05 - Cruising (Philip Bailey, Roxanne Seaman, Scott Mayo, Morris Pleasure & Sonny Emory)
06 - Revolution (Just Evolution) (Maurice White, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure & Sir James Bailey)
07 - Round And Round (Scott Mayo & Wil Wheaton Jr.)
08 - Change Your Mind (Maurice White, Brenda Russell & Bill Meyers)
09 - Love Is Life (Maurice White, Wade Flemons & Don Whitehead)
10 - In The Name Of Love (Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Betty Reynolds, Melanie Andrews & Morris Pleasure)
11 - Take You To Heaven (Philip Bailey, Scott Mayo & Diane Quander)
12 - Rock It (Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Sonny Emory, Sheldon Reynolds, Morris Pleasure & Sir James Bailey)
13 - Bahia (Interlude) (Sonny Emory & Morris Pleasure)


Earth Wind & Fire :
Maurice White : Lead vocals, Kalimba & Percussion
Philip Bailey : Lead vocals
Verdine White : Bass
Ralph Johnson : Percussion & Vocals
Sonny Emory : Drums
Sheldon M. Reynolds : Vocals & Guitar
Morris Pleasure : Keyboards

The Earth Wind & Fire Horns :
Ray Brown : Trumpet
Scott Mayo : Saxophone
Reggie Young : Trombone

Produced by Maurice White for Kalimba Records - A division of Magnet Vision, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed by Don Murray
Assistant Engineers : Troy Gonzalez, Tim Boland, Brian Coucy & Doug Boehm 
Recorded at Sony Studios, Santa Monica, CA & Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
Mixed at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
"Avatar" Mixed by Jerry Jordan
"Bahia" Assisted by Brian Coucy
"Change Your Mind"Mixed at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
"Take You To Heaven" Additional Engineering : Paul Klingberg & Jerry Jordan
Mastered by Wally Traugott
Mastering Studio : Tower Mastering at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA
Additional Mastering & Digital Editing by Robert Vosgien
Mastering Facility : C M S Digital, Pasadena, CA


01 - Keep It Real

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement : Jerry Hey
Vocal Concept : Melanie Andrews
Lead vocals : Sheldon Reynolds & Philip Bailey
Background vocals : Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Lenny Castro
Drum Programming : Paul Minor
Additional Keyboards : Paul Minor
Trumpet & Flugelhorn : Jerry Hey & Gary Grant
Trombone : Bill Reichenbach
Saxophones : Scott Mayo

02 - The Right Time

Produced by Maurice White
Synth String Arrangements : Bill Meyers
Vocal Concept : Melanie Andrews
Lead vocals : Sheldon Reynolds & Philip Bailey
Background vocals : Sheldon Reynolds, Philip Bailey & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Paulinho Da Costa
Synth Horns : Bill Meyers
Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Additional Keyboards & Drum Programming : Paul Minor

03 - Feel U Up

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Ralph Hawkins Jr. & Paul Minor for Code / R.T.S. & One Roof Prod.
Horn Arrangements : Jerry Hey
Vocal Arrangement : Ralph Hawkins Jr., Ralph Tres'vant & Kevin Guillaume
Synth Horn Arrangement : Paul Minor
Lead vocals : Maurice White
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Additional Background vocals : Ralph Hawkins Jr. & Kevin Guillaume
Additional Vocals : Ralph Hawkins
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Additional Keyboards : Paul Minor & Damian Johnson
Additional Samples & Drum Programming : Paul Minor
Talk Box : Morris Pleasure
Trumpet & Flugelhorn : Jerry Hey & Gary Grant
Trombone : Bill Reichenbach
Saxophones : Scott Mayo

04 - Avatar (Interlude)

Produced by Maurice White
Drum Programming & Cymbal Color : Ralph Johnson
Keyboards : Marcel East
Soprano Sax : Scott Mayo

05 - Cruising

Produced by Maurice White
Lead vocals : Philip Bailey
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Lenny Castro & David Romero
Drum Programming : Sonny Emory
Synth Parts : Bill Meyers
Synth Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Saxophone Solo : Scott Mayo

06 - Revolution (Just Evolution)

Produced by Maurice White
Lead vocals : Maurice White, Philip Bailey & Sheldon Reynolds
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Rapper : Sir James Bailey
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Lenny Castro
Drum Programming : Sonny Emory
Keyboard Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Voice Box : Morris Pleasure
Saxophone Solo : Scott Mayo
Trumpets : Ray Brown & Michael Stewart
Trombone : Reggie Young
Saxophones : Scott Mayo

07 - Round And Round

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangements : Bill Meyers
Lead vocals : Sheldon Reynolds
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Carl Carlwell & Scott Mayo
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Drum Programming : Scott Mayo
Strings & Additional Keyboards : Bill Meyers
Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets : Ray Brown & Michael Stewart
Trombone : Reggie Young
Saxophones : Scott Mayo
Guitar Solo : Sheldon Reynolds

08 - Change Your Mind

Produced by Maurice White
Co-Produced by Bill Meyers
Horn Arrangements : Bill Meyers
Lead vocals : Philip Bailey
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Paulinho Da Costa
Additional Keyboards : Bill Meyers
Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Organ : Bill Meyers
Trumpets : Ray Brown & Michael Stewart
Trombone : Reggie Young
Saxophones : Scott Mayo

09 - Love Is Life

Produced by Maurice White
Song Adaptation : Bill Meyers & Maurice White
Horn & String Arrangements : Bill Meyers
Lead vocals : Maurice White
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Lenny Castro
Synth Horns : Bill Meyers
Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Saxophone Solo : Scott Mayo
Trumpets : Ray Brown & Michael Stewart
Trombone : Reggie Young
Saxophones : Scott Mayo

10 - In The Name Of Love

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement : Bill Meyers
Vocal Concept : Melanie Andrews
Lead vocals : Maurice White, Philip Bailey & Sheldon Reynolds
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Lenny Castro
Drum Programming : Bill Meyers
Keyboard Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Trumpets : Ray Brown & Michael Stewart
Trombone : Reggie Young
Saxophones : Scott Mayo

11 - Take You To Heaven

Produced by Maurice White
Lead vocals : Philip Bailey
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : David Romero
Synth Strings : Bill Meyers
Synth Horns : Bill Meyers
Drum Programming : Scott Mayo
Keyboard Programming : Jimmy Randolph

12 - Rock It

Produced by Maurice White
Horn Arrangement : Jerry Hey
Background vocals : Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds, Sonny Emory, Sir James Bailey & Carl Carlwell
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drums : Sonny Emory
Guitar : Sheldon Reynolds
Bass : Verdine White
Percussion : Lenny Castro
Additional Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Programming : Jimmy Randolph
Trumpet & Flugelhorn : Jerry Hey & Gary Grant
Trombone : Bill Reichenbach
Saxophones : Scott Mayo

13 - Bahia (Interlude)

Produced by Maurice White
Drums : Sonny Emory
Keyboards : Morris Pleasure
Drum Programming : Sonny Emory