This is the Earth, Wind & Fire I had been looking for since I started buying records. I wasn’t able to find it in any record stores, for some reason, so I opted to just buy it on Discogs for a low price. Starting with Shining Star and the title track on side one, 1975’s That’s the Way of the World is one of EWF’s best albums and an enduring classic. The album went 5x platinum, and the band won a Grammy for Best R&B performance for Shining Star. The musicianship is characteristically terrific on all of these tracks while Reasons is a perennial ballad because of the voice of Philip Bailey. A definitely must-own, if you can find That’s the Way of the World in a record store (I was just impatient) be sure to pick it up, it belongs in every collection.
Listenability – 5 LPs Mood – 5 LPs Danceability – 5 LPs Value – 5 LPs