The Eternal Dance

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The Eternal Dance
EarthWind&Fire - The Eternal Dance.jpg
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.