Earth Wind & Fire will bolster their Autumn 2013 revival with a new 15-album box set, The Columbia Masters, scheduled for release in the UK on October 28. The project was personally supervised by the group’s founding member Maurice White.
The Columbia Masters encompasses the band’s complete recording career on Columbia records and includes a bonus disc of rarities, instrumentals and previously unreleased tracks.
Fifteen of the band’s classic albums, re-mastered for superior sound; original LP Jackets, meticulously reproduced; A 40-page booklet with photos and commentary by Maurice White; bonus disc featuring two unreleased tracks from the Touch The World sessions; two live performances of Getaway and In The Stone, recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 1980; rare instrumental versions of Let’s Groove and Boogie Wonderland; Maurice White’s unmistakable productions for Neil Diamond, Ramsey Lewis, Jennifer Holiday and Barbra Streisand.
The band will also be performing a medley of their songs on BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday October 27.
Their excellent new studio album Now, Then & Forever is released October 21 on Sony Music. It is the group’s first new studio album in eight years
The group will be playing two UK live shows:
October 19 – Royal Albert Hall.
October 20 – Manchester Apollo