Entertainment Weekly - 12/11/92, p.67
"...as this box proves, EWF was more than just a hit factory...often revelatory..." - Rating: B
Q - 4/93, p.963 Stars
- Good - "...possibly the most influential black American group of the '70s, as they touched pop, jazz, R&B, funk and even primitive techno and upped the ante in each area....these 55 tracks tell the tale well..."
Musician - 1/93, p.94
"...an awesome box...THE ETERNAL DANCE collects some of the most fluent, centered and elastic pop music ever recorded. Its influence is everywhere..."
This box set contains 55 digitally remastered tracks, including 12 previously unreleased live and studio recordings as well as rare B-sides. In addition, the set comes with a 48-page booklet with rare photos and liner notes by David Nathan and Alan Light.
Covering three discs and including all the hits, as well as a healthy selection of rarities, The Eternal Dance is not designed for the casual listener; only hardcore fans will remain enthralled through the numerous rarities. Most listeners will be content with the two greatest-hits collections, but this comprehensive box set remains essential for hardcore Earth, Wind & Fire fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine