1981 Earth Wind & Fire – Raise!

Raise! is the eleventh studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, Released on November 14, 1981 by CBS Records (now Sony Music). The album rose to Nos. 1 & 5 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively. Raise! has been certified platinum in the US by the RIAA for sales of over a million copies and gold in the UK and Canada by the British Phonographic Industry and Music Canada respectively.

Tracks

Let’s Groove (Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) 5:38
2  Lady Sun (Bernard Taylor) 3:39
3  My Love (Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) 4:34
4  Evolution Orange (David Foster, Nan O’Byrne, Maurice White) 4:37
5  Kalimba Tree (Maurice White, Verdine White, Jerry Hey) 0:25
6  You Are A Winner (Bernard Taylor) 4:10
I’ve Had Enough (Philip Bailey, Greg Phillinganes, Brenda Russell) 4:36
Wanna Be With You (Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) 4:36
9  The Changing Times (Bernard Taylor, Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White) 5:54

Musicians

BassVerdine White
DrumsFred White
PianoLarry Dunn
SynthesizerLarry Dunn
SaxDon Myrick
SaxTom Saviano
SaxAndrew Woolfolk
SaxGeorge Bohanon
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneDick Hyde
TromboneLew McCreary
TromboneLouis Satterfield
TrumpetMichael Harris
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetLarry Hall
TrumpetOscar Brashear
TrumpetRahm Lee Davis
PercussionFred White
PercussionMaurice White
PercussionPhilip Bailey
PercussionRalph Johnson
GuitarJohnny Graham
GuitarRoland Bautista
StringsDavid Foster
Background VocalsBeloyd Taylor
Background VocalsRalph Johnson
VocalsMaurice White
VocalsPhilip Bailey

Other Musicians

Cello – Frederick Seykora, Jerome Kessler, Larry Corbett, Mary Louise Zeyen, Paula Hochhalter, Selene Burford
Viola – Alan DeVeritch, Allan Harshman, Gareth Nuttycombe, Pamela Goldsmith, Virginia Majewski
Violin – Anton Sen, Arkady Shindelman, Arnold Belnick, Betty LaMagna, Brian Leonard, Denyse Buffum, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum, Henry Ferber, Irving Geller, Jerome Reisler, John Wittenberg, Mari Tsumura-Botnick, Marvin Limonick, Myra Kestenbaum, Nathan Ross, Norman Leonard, Reginald Hill, Ronald Folsom, Sheldon Sanov, Thomas Buffum, William Hymanson, William Kurasch

Liner Notes

Producer (Production Assistant) – Verdine White, Larry Dunn
Co-producer – Philip Bailey (Track 7)
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Bil Meyers (Tracks 1, 3, 7)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Foster (Tracks 5)
Concertmaster – Assa Drori, James Getzoff
Engineer – Ken Fowler, Ron Pendragon
Engineer (Assistant) – Stephen McManus
Engineer (Horn, String Overdubs) – Mick Guzauski
Engineer (Vocal Overdubs) – Tom Perry
Mixed By – Tom Perry, Mick Guzauski

Design (Album), Art Direction – Roger Carpenter
Illustration (Album) – Shusei Nagaoka

Recorded at ARC/George Massenburg Studio, West Los Angeles, CA
Recorded at Sunset Sounds Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA
Mastered at Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA