In the Name of Love (Earth, Wind & Fire album)

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In the Name of Love
Earth, Wind & Fire - In the Name of Love.jpg
Studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released July 24, 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, soul, funk
Length 56:21
Label Rhino
Producer Maurice White
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
Greatest Hits Live
(1996)Greatest Hits Live1996
In the Name of Love
(1997)
Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits
(1998)Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits1998
Reissue cover
2006 Reissue Cover
2006 Reissue Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Boston Globe (favorable)[2]
Entertainment Weekly (B-)[3]
USA Today 3/4 stars[4]
Vibe (favorable)[5]

In the Name of Love is the 17th album by Earth, Wind & Fire. It was released in 1997 on Rhino Records and was produced by the band's leader Maurice White for Kalimba Productions. The album was originally released in Japan only, under the title of Avatar; this pressing contained a different track list than the more widely released version.[6] The track "Love Is Life" is a remake of its namesake which appeared on the band 's debut album, Earth, Wind & Fire. In October 2006, In the Name of Love was reissued on White's label Kalimba Records, with the three songs only found on Avatar as bonus tracks.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Avatar[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep It Real" Melanie Andrews, Paul Minor, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White 4:52
2. "The Right Time" Melanie Andrews, Paul Minor, Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White 4:01
3. "Feel U Up" Kevin Guillaume, Ralph Hawkins, Jr., Damian Johnson, Paul Minor, Ralph Tresvant 4:02
4. "Avatar" Marcel East, Ralph Johnson 2:05
5. "Cruising" Philip Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Roxanne Seeman 5:41
6. "Revolution (Just Evolution)" James Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Maurice White 5:08
7. "Round and Round" Scott Mayo, Wil Wheaton 3:52
8. "Change Your Mind" Bill Meyers, Brenda Russell, Maurice White 3:48
9. "Love Is Life" Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 4:59
10. "In the Name of Love" Melanie Andrews, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Betty Reynolds, Maurice White 4:48
11. "Take You to Heaven" Philip Bailey, Scott Mayo, Diane Quander 4:33
12. "Rock It" Philip Bailey, James Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Verdine White 4:26
13. "Bahia" Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure 1:49

In the Name of Love[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rock It" Philip Bailey, James Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Verdine White 4:26
2. "In the Name of Love" Melanie Andrews, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Betty Reynolds, Maurice White 4:48
3. "Revolution" James Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Maurice White 5:08
4. "When Love Goes Wrong" Philip Bailey, Alan Glass, Andrew Klippel 4:48
5. "Fill You Up" Kevin Guillaume, Ralph Hawkins, Jr., Damian Johnson, Paul Minor, Ralph Tresvant 4:06
6. "Right Time" Melanie Andrews, Paul Minor, Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White 4:02
7. "Round and Round" Scott Mayo, Wil Wheaton 3:54
8. "Keep It Real" Melanie Andrews, Paul Minor, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White 4:51
9. "Cruising" Philip Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Roxanne Seeman 5:41
10. "Love Is Life" Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 4:59
11. "Avatar" Marcel East, Ralph Johnson 2:09

2006 Kalimba Reissue[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep It Real" Melanie Andrews, Paul Minor, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White 4:52
2. "Change Your Mind" Bill Meyers, Brenda Russell, Maurice White 3:48
3. "Love Is Life" Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 4:59
4. "Fill You Up" Kevin Guillaume, Ralph Hawkins, Jr., Damian Johnson, Paul Minor, Ralph Tresvant 4:02
5. "Avatar" Marcel East, Ralph Johnson 2:05
6. "Revolution" James Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Maurice White 5:08
7. "Round and Round" Scott Mayo, Wil Wheaton 3:52
8. "Cruising" Philip Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Roxanne Seeman 5:41
9. "In the Name of Love" Melanie Andrews, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Betty Reynolds, Maurice White 4:48
10. "The Right Time" Melanie Andrews, Paul Minor, Sheldon Reynolds, Maurice White 4:01
11. "Take You to Heaven" Philip Bailey, Scott Mayo, Diane Quander 4:33
12. "Rock It" Philip Bailey, James Bailey, Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure, Sheldon Reynolds, Verdine White 4:26
13. "When Love Goes Wrong" Philip Bailey, Alan Glass, Andrew Klippel 4:45
14. "Bahia" Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure 1:49

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Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1997 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 50

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1997 "Revolution" "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks" 89

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Saunders, M. (1997). "EARTH, WIND & FIRE REKINDLED THE '70 SUPERBAND COMES BACK TOURING WITH A NEW CD". bostonglobe.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Eddy, C. (1 August 1997). "Review: In the Name of Love". ew.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Puff Daddy's 'Way' with rap; Perry's visionary 'Arkology'". usatoday.com. 1997. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Idowu, O. (1997). "Earth, Wind and Fire In the Name of Love Pyramid Records". books.google.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.co.jp: アヴェタ: 音楽". Amazon.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "In the Name of Love - Kalimba". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "In the Name of Love on allmusic.com". allmusic.com. 
  9. ^ "In the Name of Love - Charts". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 April 2009.