Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 (1978)


Even though this disc has been supplanted in my collection by The Eternal Dance box set, I can't get rid of it. This disc is particularly notable for the inclusion of the cover of the Beatles' Got To Get You Into My Life (one of the greatest covers of all time) and the wonderful September (one of the greatest songs of the '70s and my favorite song by EWF). Great stuff here. So even though I have all these songs on other CDs, I won't offer you my copy of this compilation.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #6 (Jan 27, 1979)
Peak on Billboard's R&B albums chart: #3 
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #6

Tracks: Rated A for awesome. Check it:


Personal Memory Associated with this CD: September always reminds me of playing on the school basketball team in 7th grade. I will probably listen to September at least three more times this morning before putting this CD away.


Previously revisited for the blog:
Illumination (2005)
The Eternal Dance (1992)
I Am (1979)
All 'N All (1977)

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