Earth, Wind & Fire: Ronald Laws (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Andrew Woolfolks (flute, soprano saxophone); Larry Dunn (clarinet); Verdine White (bass guitar); Ralph Johnson (drums, percussion); Johnny Graham, Jessica Cleaves, Al McKay, Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Roland Bautista .
Personnel: Maurice White (vocals, drums, kalimba); Philip Bailey (vocals, congas, percussion); Verdine White (vocals, percussion); Jessica Cleaves (vocals); Roland Bautista (guitar, acoustic guitar); Al McKay (guitar, sitar, percussion); Johnny Graham (guitar, percussion); Andrew Woolfolk (flute, soprano saxophone); Ronnie Laws (flute, tenor saxophone); Larry Dunn (piano, Clavinet, organ); Ralph Boyd Johnson (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson .
Audio Remixers: Robert Appere; Al Schmitt.
Liner Note Author: John O'Regan.
Recording information: Clover Recorders, Hollywood, CA; Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Director: Maurice White.
Photographers: Roland Charles; Lee Lawrence.
Arranger: Earth, Wind & Fire.
Released by the U.K.-based BGO label, this set contains the third and fourth albums by Earth, Wind & Fire: Last Days and Time (1972) and Head to the Sky (1973). These were the band's first two recordings for Columbia. The latter, featuring a pair of Top 25 R&B singles in "Evil" and "Keep Your Head to the Sky," was their first one that went platinum. Last Days and Time, while less popular, isn't without some highlights, including the incredible eight-minute instrumental "Power" and "Time Is on Your Side," both of which benefit from the contributions of short-term member Roland Bautista. ~ Andy Kellman