Earth, Wind & Fire

originally released by ARC/Columbia Records in 1981 marked the tenth anniversary of Earth, Wind & Fire and included the smash hit "Let's Groove," which returned the group to the top spot in the charts and sold a million copies in addition to winning a Grammy. The runaway success of "Let’s Groove" somewhat overshadowed some of the other outstanding tracks on the album. "Wanna Be With You" (the second single), "Evolution Orange" and the rousing album closer "The Changing Times" all deliver in a very Earth, Wind & Fire way while pointing the way to the future direction of the band.

This Iconoclassic expanded edition of Raise! picks up the EWF reissue series and features a new mastering by Mark Wilder and Vic Anesini from the original tapes. This expanded edition adds extended 12" and instrumental mixes of "Let's Groove" in addition to the fan favorite full version of "Kalimba Tree." New liner notes by A. Scott Galloway feature new commentary by bandleader Maurice White and several of the contributing musicians and songwriters.

Track Listing:
1. Let's Groove
2. Lady Sun
3. My Love
4. Evolution Orange
5. Kalimba Tree
6. You Are A Winner
7. Wanna Be With You
8. The Changing Times

Bonus Tracks:
9. Let's Groove (Special Remixed Holiday Version)
10. Kalimba Tree (Long Version)
11. Let's Groove (Instrumental)

The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.

A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

Are the original album graphics included in the packaging?
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.  [more]