Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"And Love Goes On" by Earth, Wind & Fire

Song#:  0484
Date:  02/07/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  59
Weeks:  7
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  EWF's first album of the 80's, the double-LP "Faces," signaled a decline in their popularity. The album was their first since 1973 not to reach platinum status (it did however go gold) and two singles in, the disc failed to produce a significant chart hit. This third single didn't turn things around either and it left the group wondering what to do next.

ReduxReview:  Although a bit better than the previous singles, it still kind of sounds a bit stale for 1981. At this point it just seemed the band was coasting on their old sound and not really offering much new. And the tunes themselves couldn't come close to their peak years. But this is a smooth, breezy groove that is more memorable than the album's previous two singles.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Group founder/producer Maurice White has said that out of all the EWF albums, this one was his favorite.


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