The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2

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The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2
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Greatest hits album by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released May 30, 1988
Genre R&B
Length 54:33
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Maurice White, Rhett Lawrence, Joseph Wissert, Charles Stepney, Leo Sacks, Al McKay
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
Touch the World
The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2
Singles from The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2
  1. "Turn On (The Beat Box)"
    Released: November 14, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (favourable)[2]
Robert Christgau (A-)[3]

The album The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2 with songs of Earth, Wind & Fire from the late 1970s to late 1980s was released in 1988 and re-released on May 30, 2000 with two bonus tracks.[4] The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 2 has been certified gold in the US by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies.[5]

A single included on the album, "Turn On (The Beat Box)" (originally from the soundtrack to the movie Caddyshack II[6]) reached number 26 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.[7] The album also covers releases missed by the first "Best Of" album released ten years earlier, covering material from the Open Our Eyes album, and additional singles from Spirit and All 'N All. Also Head to the Sky, I Am, and Raise! is covered.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Turn on (The Beat Box)" (1988) Rhett Lawrence, Martin Page, Maurice White 4:39
2. "Let's Groove" (1981) Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White 5:34
3. "After the Love Has Gone" (1979) Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon 4:24
4. "Fantasy" (1977) Eduardo del Barrio, Maurice White, Verdine White 4:36
5. "Devotion" (1974) Philip Bailey, Maurice White 4:48
6. "Serpentine Fire" (1977) Sonny Burke, Maurice White, Verdine White 3:49
7. "Love's Holiday" (1977) Skip Scarborough, Maurice White 4:21
8. "Boogie Wonderland" (1979) Jon Lind, Allee Willis 4:47
9. "Saturday Nite" (1976) Philip Bailey, Al McKay, Maurice White 3:59
10. "Mighty Mighty" (1974) Maurice White, Verdine White 3:01
11. "Keep Your Head to the Sky" (1973) Maurice White 5:10
12. "I'll Write a Song for You" (1977) Philip Bailey, Steve Beckmeier, Al McKay 5:23


Uses In Other Media[edit]

Turn on (The Beat Box) was featured in the feature film Caddyshack II.[8]


"Fantasy" from All 'N All appears on both The Best Of albums.


Album – Billboard
Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 190
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 74


Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position
1988 Turn on (The Beat Box) Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 26