Electric Universe (album)

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Electric Universe
Studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released November 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Funk Rock Electronic
Length 35:40
Label Columbia
Producer Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology

Powerlight
(1983)
Electric Universe
(1983)
The Collection
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Electric Universe is the thirteenth studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, released on Columbia Records in November 1983. It was produced by the band's leader Maurice White for Kalimba Productions, and went to number 40 and number 8 on the Pop and R&B album charts.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Magnetic" (M. Page) 4:19
  2. "Touch" (M. Page, J. Lind) 4:54
  3. "Moonwalk" (D. O'Connor, D. Porter) 4:08
  4. "Could It Be Right" (M. White, D. Foster, A. Willis) 5:15

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Spirit Of A New World" (M. White, M. Page, D. Foster, B. Fairweather) 4:29
  2. "Sweet Sassy Lady" (M. White, W. Vaughn, W. Vaughn, L. Vaughn) 4:08
  3. "We're Living In Our Own Time" (M. White, M. Colombier, A. Willis) 5:18
  4. "Electric Nation" (M. White, M. Page, B. Fairweather) 4:30

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard
Year Chart Position
1983 Black Albums 8
Pop Albums 40
[3]
Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Magnetic" Black Singles 10
Club Play Singles 36
Pop Singles 57
"Touch" Pop Singles 103
[4]

Performers[edit]

  • Arranged By [Synthesizer] - Jerry Hey
  • Backing Vocals - Beloyd Taylor, Pamela Hutchinson, Wanda Vaughn
  • Bass - Verdine White
  • Co-producer - Wayne Vaughn (tracks: A3, B2)
  • Drums [Simmons] - John Gilston
  • Drums, Percussion - Fred White
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Barbara Rooney, Murray Dvorkin
  • Guitar - Roland Bautista
  • Keyboards - David Foster, Michel Colombier, Wayne Vaughn
  • Mixed By - George Massenburg
  • Other [Executive Representation] - Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli Management
  • Other [Production Staff] - Bruce Wildstein, Chip Croop, Fred Tucker, Geri White, Leonard Smith, Ron Ellison
  • Percussion - Ralph Johnson
  • Piano, Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] - Larry Dunn
  • Producer, Vocals, Drums - Maurice White
  • Programmed By [Synthesizer] - Martin Page
  • Recorded By - Bernie Grundman
  • Recorded By, Mixed By - Mick Guzauski
  • Saxophone - Andrew Woolfolk
  • Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] - Brian Fairweather, Robbie Buchanan
  • Vocals - Philip Bailey[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1983). Robert Christgau: CG: Electric Universe. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Electric Universe on allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire - Billboard Singles". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Electric Universe on discogs.com