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EARTH, WIND & FIRE - (1996) AVATAR (AVEX TRAX JAPAN)





EARTH, WIND & FIRE - (1996) AVATAR (AVEX TRAX JAPAN)


Label: Avex Trax Japan
Format: CD, Album
Country: Japan
Released: Audio CD (24 July 1996)
Genre: Funk, R&B, Disco
Quality: Lossless
Format: FLAC (Scans HQ (complete booklet + covers)+Cue+Log
Source: Internet
Size: 855 Mb (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare

TRACK LISTING

01. Keep It Real [0:04:52.27]
02. The Right Time [0:04:14.60]
03. Feel U Up [0:04:05.68]
04. Avatar (Interlude) [0:01:49.35]
05. Cruising [0:05:42.05]
06. Revolution (just Evolution) [0:05:08.52]
07. Round And Round [0:04:00.58]
08. Change Your Mind [0:05:31.32]
09. Lovi Is Life [0:05:01.28]
10. In The Name Of Love [0:05:08.15]
11. Take You To Heaven [0:04:34.00]
12. Rock It [0:04:27.02]
13. Bahia (Interlude) [0:01:50.50]

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446553153/EWF_-__1996__A.part01.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446553172/EWF_-__1996__A.part02.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446556540/EWF_-__1996__A.part03.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446553312/EWF_-__1996__A.part04.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446556557/EWF_-__1996__A.part05.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446556585/EWF_-__1996__A.part06.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446559261/EWF_-__1996__A.part07.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446559389/EWF_-__1996__A.part08.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/446560470/EWF_-__1996__A.part09.rar

With 'Avatar', EWF abandoned its ill-fated late 1980s attempts to update its trademark sound, and returned to its classic horn-driven grooves from the '70s. The result is a solid follow up (or continuation!) to 1993's underrated 'Millenium'. This 13 track CD sounds contemporary and retro at the same time, featuring productions utilizing full horn sections stuck inside ballads ('Cruising'), and guest raps complementing the vocals on 'Revolution (Just Evolution)'. For the most part, Maurice White's production is VERY good, up to his 70's tricks of using link tracks and interludes to shift moods, and dropping in loud electric guitar when you least expect it (the heavy funk 'Rock It').

After EWF satisfied the Japanese fanbase with 'Avatar', they altered the original tracklisting, and included 'When Love Goes Wrong' on the American edition of 'Avatar' titled 'In The Name Of Love' (1997). 'When Love Goes Wrong' sounds like it was originally slated to be on Philip Bailey's solo CD (no group credits on the song!), but it found a home on this project because 3 solid tracks from 'Avatar' ('Change Your Mind', 'Take You To Heaven', and 'Bahia') weren't included

The music on both 'Avatar' & 'In The Name Of Love' is mostly catchy but never monumental like the band's best days. EWF displays their sense of fun but not their

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