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Released worldwide
by Kalimba records for the first time ever!
Live In Rio



Rock That!

In The Stone

Serpentine Fire


Can't Let Go

Get Away

Brazilian Rhyme

Magic Mind


After The Love Is Gone

Rio After Dark

Got To Get You Into My Life

Boogie Wonderland

Released worldwide by Kalimba records for the first time ever, this album was recorded at a major sports stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil before a packed audience of over 100,000 people. Following a non-stop string of multi-platinum albums (such as “I Am” and “Raise!”), “Live in Rio” finds the original line-up of the legendary group in peak performance, reprising many of their classic hits including the chart-topping “Serpentine Fire.”

Augmented by the famed Phenix Horns, the phenomenally successful band included a number of their much-loved favorites for this memorable concert in Brazil: performances of tunes such as the hit remake of The Beatles “Got To Get You Into My Life” and key album cuts like “In The Stone” and “Can’t Let Go” (from “I Am”) and the natural crowd-pleaser “Brazilian Rhyme” (from the multi-platinum best-selling album “All N All” were recorded ‘live’ for the first time at this exciting, energy-filled unforgettable event.

Earth Wind and Fire aka "the baddest band in the land" were a phenomenal force of nature. One can never get enough Earth Wind and Fire live. Especially during their prime years.

After a short dialog by Verdine and Maurice, Live in Rio hits hard with explosive horns, funky percussion, Verdine's head-bobbing bass & the incredible vocals the world has come to love. The audience's participation is infectious and fuels the energy on the stage. Maurice works the crowd into a call and response frenzy on... more info

Great for EWF Completists & Serious Fans!:
While we patiently wait for a new EWF studio CD, 'Live In Rio' should make the time pass faster.Taken from EWF's 1980 world tour, this CD MAINLY focuses on material from the classic 'All n All' & 'I Am' CDs, and that's a bonus because many of the songs on 'Live In Rio' have NEVER been available as 'live versions' before.The sound quality of 'Live In Rio' also benefits from today's remastering process, so your system will get a workout!

The Band:

Maurice White: Lead and Background Vocals, Percussion, Kalimba
Philip Bailey: Lead and Background Vocals, Percussion
Verdine White: Bass, Background Vocals
Larry Dunn: Keyboards
Ralph Johnson: Background Vocals, Percussion
Fred White: Drums
Al McKay: Guitars, Background Vocals
Johnny Graham: Guitars
Andrew Wolfolk: Saxophones

Carla Vaughn: Background Vocals
Sylvia Cox: Background Vocals
Judy Jones: Background Vocals

The Phenix Horns:

Don Myrick: Saxophones
Louis Satterfield: Trombone
Michael Harris: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rahmlee Michael Davies: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Production Credits:
Executive Producer: Maurice White
Concert Recording Produced by Paul Klingberg
Recorded by George Massenburg
Mixed by Paul Klingberg
Mixed at Magnet Vision Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Assistant Engineer: Cameron Marcarelli