On March 15, 1975.


On March 15, 1975, “Columbia” label released “That’s the Way of the World”, the sixth Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado, and was produced by Maurice White and Charles Stepney. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 486 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Verdine White – bass
  • Fred White, Maurice White, Ralph Johnson – drums
  • Andrew P. Woolfolk – flute, saxophone
  • Al McKay, Johnny Graham – guitar
  • Maurice White – kalimba
  • Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson, Verdine White – percussion
  • Larry Dunn – piano, organ, Moog synthesizer
  • Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Shining Star – Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White
  2. That’s the Way of the World – Charles Stepney, Maurice White, Verdine White
  3. Happy Feelin’ – Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn
  4. All About Love – Larry Dunn and Maurice White
  5. Yearnin’ learnin – Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White
  6. Reasons – Philip bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White
  7. Africano – Larry Dunn, Maurice White
  8. See the Light – Louise Anglin, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn

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