- Number of Discs: 16
- Released: June 12, 2012
- Label: Sony
Liner Note Author: Leo Sacks.
Illustrators: Shusei Nagaoka; Tom Steele.
Photographers: Roland Charles; Jurgen Reisch; Ethan Russell; Lee Lawrence.
The Columbia Masters features Earth, Wind & Fire's 15 Columbia albums, from 1972's Last Days and Time through 1990's Heritage, with remastered sound and reproductions of the original LP sleeves. An additional disc compiles live performances, instrumentals, and unreleased material, as well as some of leader Maurice White's productions for the likes of Ramsey Lewis and Neil Diamond, among others. This is easily the most comprehensive EW&F anthology to date.