That's the Way of the World
- 180-gram LP

Earth, Wind & Fire

MSRP: $32.98 USD

Side 1
1. Shining Star
2. That's the Way of the World
3. Happy Feelin'
4. All About Love

Side 2
1. Yearnin' Learnin'
2. Reasons
3. Africano
4. See the Light

A member of Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list and a multi-platinum seller That's the Way of the World is as popular as it is relevant; a tightly focused, socially conscience "message" piece that you can dance to. It's simply one of the great funk albums, bouyed by three huge radio hits: "Shining Star," "Reasons" and the title track. Says Rolling Stone: "Earth, Wind and Fire's sixth album is make out music of the gods."

Impex's all-analog LP is cut from original masters--something a certain recent international LP cannot claim--and you'll know it when you play it. George Massenberg's recording is clean, punchy and full of low-down bass goodness. Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus needed to do little to the stellar Sony vaulted master tapes and with RTI's meticulous pressing and our strict quality control, this is the ultimate expression of a seminal funk record. A VERY funky record.


Neil Gader, Absolute Sound Online, June 8, 2013

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