Heritage (Earth, Wind & Fire album)

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Heritage
Studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released 1990
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre R&B
Length 51:16
Label Columbia
Producer Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2
(1988)
Heritage
(1990)
The Eternal Dance
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Heritage is the fifteenth studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, released on Columbia Records in January 1990, and produced by the band's leader Maurice White. Heritage went to number 19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts and the single Heritage peaked at number 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The album also featured an appearance by Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone on the track Good Time.[2] It was EWF's last album of new material on Columbia.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Interlude: Soweto"   Maurice White 0:36
2. "Takin' Chances"   Frankie Blue, Lestley R. Pierce 3:30
3. "Heritage (feat. The Boys)"   Frankie Blue, Lestley R. Pierce, Maurice White 4:05
4. "Good Time (feat. Sly Stone)"   Robert Brookins, Sly and the Family Stone, Maurice White 4:05
5. "Interlude: Body Wrap"     0:23
6. "Anything You Want"   Ian Prince 4:46
7. "Interlude: Bird"   Gary Bias 0:36
8. "Wanna Be the Man (feat. MC Hammer)"   MC Hammer, Patterson, Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White, Verdine White 4:20
9. "Interlude: Close to Home"   Lyle Mays 1:35
10. "Daydreamin'"   Victor Hill, Bernard Spears, Maurice White, Billy Young 4:02
11. "King of Groove"   Morris Stewart 5:21
12. "I'm in Love"   Victor Hill, Bernard Spears, Billy Young 4:02
13. "For the Love of You (feat. MC Hammer)"   Robert Brookins, MC Hammer, Stephanie Mills, Maurice White 4:27
14. "Gotta Find Out"     4:10
15. "Motor"   Frankie Blue, Lestley R. Pierce, Maurice White 3:44
16. "Interlude: Faith"   Billy Young 1:01
17. "Welcome"   Ralph Johnson, Maurice White, Billy Young 4:03
18. "Soweto (Reprise)"   Ralph Johnson, Maurice White, Billy Young 0:38

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Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard
Year Chart Position
1990 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 19
1990 The Billboard 200 70

[2]

Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position
1990 "For the Love of You" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 19
1990 "Heritage" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 5
1990 "Wanna Be the Man" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 46

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Performers[edit]

  • John Agnello - engineer
  • Philip Bailey - lead and backing vocals
  • Gary Bias - tenor saxophone
  • Frankie Blue - guitar, engineer
  • The Boys
  • Oscar Brashear - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Robert Brookins - synthesizer, keyboards, programming
  • Ray Brown - trumpet
  • Sonny Emory - drums
  • Jon Gass - mixing
  • Mitch Gibson - engineer
  • Jeanette Hawes - background vocals
  • Jerry Hey - trumpet
  • Josie James - background vocals
  • Ralph Johnson - percussion
  • Jesse Kanner - engineer
  • Paul Klingberg - engineer
  • David Luke - engineer
  • Robert Macias - engineer
  • MC Hammer - rap
  • Mike McKnight - synthesizer, programming
  • Bill Meyers - synthesizer, keyboards
  • Les Pierce - synthesizer, drums, keyboards, programming, engineer
  • Ian Prince - synthesizer, keyboards
  • Sheldon Reynolds - guitar, background vocals
  • David Rideau - engineer
  • Billy Savage - synthesizer, keyboards, programming
  • Eddy Schreyer - mastering
  • Dick Smith - guitar
  • Michael "Patches" Stewart - trumpet
  • Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart - background vocals
  • Donnell Sullivan - assistant ngineer
  • Wanda Vaughn - background vocals
  • Maurice White - percussion, lead and backing vocals, kalimba, producer, liner botes
  • Verdine White - bass
  • Andrew Woolfolk - alto & tenor saxophones
  • Billy Young - synthesizer, keyboards
  • Reggie C. Young - trombone
  • Charles L. Freeman - production coordinator

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d "Heritage - Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 May 2009.