The Eternal Dance

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The Eternal Dance
Box set by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released September 8, 1992
Recorded 1971-1989
Genre R&B, soul, disco, funk
Length 188:43
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Maurice White, Al McKay, Charles Stepney, Joseph Wissert, Leo Sacks
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
Heritage
(1990)
The Eternal Dance
(1992)
Millennium
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
New York Times (favorable)[2]

The Eternal Dance is a compilation album by American R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire released on September 8, 1992, by Columbia/Legacy.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fan the Fire"   Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 4:58
2. "Love Is Life"   Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 5:02
3. "I Think About Lovin' You"   Sherry Scott 5:58
4. "Interlude*"   Larry Dunn 0:52
5. "Time Is on Your Side"   Roland Bautista, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, Verdine White 3:39
6. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"   Pete Seeger 4:52
7. "Power"   Maurice White 8:11
8. "Keep Your Head to the Sky"   Maurice White 5:10
9. "Evil"   Philip Bailey, Maurice White 4:58
10. "Mighty Mighty"   Maurice White, Verdine White 3:03
11. "Feelin' Blue"   Kenny Altman 4:25
12. "Hey Girl (Interlude)*"   Charles Stepney, Maurice White 0:35
13. "Open Our Eyes"   Leon Lumkins 5:06
14. "Shining Star (alternate mix)*"   Philip Bailey, Sonny Burke, Larry Dunn, Maurice White, Verdine White 4:58
15. "Happy Feelin'"   Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Maurice White, Verdine White 3:18
16. "Reasons"   Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White 4:59
17. "Shining Star (original album version)"   Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Maurice White, Verdine White 3:18
18. "That's the Way of the World"   Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White, Verdine White 5:44
Disc Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kalimba Story/Sing a Message to You [live]**"   Maurice White, Verdine White 7:23
2. "Head to the Sky/Devotion [live]**"   Philip Bailey, Maurice White 6:28
3. "Sun Goddess [live]"   Jon Lind, Maurice White 7:37
4. "Mighty Mighty [live]*"   Maurice White, Verdine White 5:03
5. "Interlude"   Maurice White 0:27
6. "Can't Hide Love"   Skip Scarborough 4:07
7. "Sing a Song"   Al McKay, Maurice White 3:24
8. "Sunshine"   Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Maurice White 4:16
9. "Getaway***"   Peter Cor, Beloyd Taylor 3:57
10. "Saturday Nite"   Philip Bailey,Al McKay, Maurice White 4:03
11. "Spirit"   Larry Dunn, Maurice White 3:11
12. "Ponta de Areia - Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude)**"   Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento 2:08
13. "Fantasy"   Eduardo del Barrio, Maurice White, Verdine White 4:38
14. "Serpentine Fire"   Sonny Burke, Maurice White, Verdine White 3:51
15. "I'll Write a Song for You"   Philip Bailey, Steve Beckmeier, Al McKay 3:18
16. "Be Ever Wonderful"   Larry Dunn, Maurice White 5:07
17. "Beijo (Interlude) (a.k.a. Brazilian Rhyme)"   Maurice White 1:20
18. "Got to Get You into My Life"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 4:10
Disc Three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "September"   Al McKay, Maurice White, Allee Willis 3:35
2. "Boogie Wonderland"   Jon Lind, Allee Willis 4:48
3. "After the Love Has Gone"   Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon 4:25
4. "In the Stone"   David Foster, Maurice White, Allee Willis 4:25
5. "Dirty (Interlude)*"   Maurice White 0:52
6. "Let Me Talk"   Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Maurice White, Verdine White 4:07
7. "And Love Goes On"   Larry Dunn, David Foster, Brenda Russell, Maurice White, Verdine White 4:03
8. "Pride"   Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Maurice White, Verdine White 4:11
9. "Demo*"   Barry Mann, Maurice White 1:30
10. "Let's Groove"   Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White 5:37
11. "Wanna Be With You"   Earth, Wind & Fire, Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White 4:35
12. "Little Girl (Interlude)*"     0:17
13. "Night Dreamin'*"   Wornell Jones, Maxayn Lewis 2:58
14. "Fall in Love With Me"   Wanda Vaughn, Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White 5:47
15. "Magnetic"   Martin Page 4:20
16. "System of Survival"   Skylark 4:59
17. "Thinking of You"   Wanda Vaughn, Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White 4:39
18. "Gotta Find Out****"   Victor Hill, Bernard Spears, Billy Young 5:44
19. "That's the Way of the World [live]^"   Charles Stepney, Maurice White, Verdine White 7:36

[3]

  *previously unreleased
  **portions previously unreleased
  ***additional unreleased intro
  ****released as b-side
  ^previously unavailable on album

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ New York Times review
  3. ^ "The Eternal Dance - Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009.