Electric Universe (album)

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Electric Universe
Electric Universe (Earth, Wind & Fire album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released November 4, 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
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Magnetic" Martin Page 4:19
2. "Touch" Jon Lind, Martin Page 4:54
3. "Moonwalk" David Porter, Desmond O'Connor 4:08
4. "Could It Be Right" Allee Willis, David Foster, Maurice White 5:15
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Spirit Of A New World" Brian Fairweather, David Foster, Martin Page, Maurice White 4:29
6. "Sweet Sassy Lady" Lisa Vaughn, Maurice White, Wanda Vaughn, Wayne Vaughn 4:08
7. "We're Living In Our Own Time" Allee Willis, Maurice White, Michel Colombier 5:18
8. "Electricnation" Brian Fairweather, Martin Page, Maurice White 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]

Personnel[edit]

  • Assistant Engineers- Barbara Rooney & Murray Dvorkin
  • Backing vocals - Beloyd Taylor, Pamela Hutchinson & Wanda Vaughn
  • Bass - Verdine White
  • Co-producer - Wayne Vaughn (tracks: A3, B2)
  • Drums, percussion - Fred White
  • Executive Representation - Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli Management
  • Guitar - Roland Bautista
  • Keyboards - David Foster, Michel Colombier & Wayne Vaughn
  • Lead & backing vocals - Philip Bailey
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman
  • Mixed by George Massenburg
  • Percussion - Ralph Johnson
  • Piano - Larry Dunn
  • Producer, lead & backing vocals, drums, kalimba - Maurice White
  • Production Staff - Bruce Wildstein, Chip Croop, Fred Tucker, Geri White, Leonard Smith & Ron Ellison
  • Recorded & Mixed by Mick Guzauski
  • Saxophone - Andrew Woolfolk
  • Simmons drums - John Gilston
  • Synthesizers & synthesizer programming - Larry Dunn, Brian Fairweather, Robbie Buchanan & Martin Page
  • Synthesizer arrangements - Jerry Hey

[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