Greatest Hits (Earth, Wind & Fire album)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, released on November 17, 1998, by Columbia/Legacy Records. The album reached No. 40 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[1][2]

Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 17, 1998
Recorded1973-1981
GenreR&B
Length70:22
LabelColumbia/Legacy
ProducerMaurice White, Al McKay, Charles Stepney, Joseph Wissert
CompilerLeo Sacks
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
In the Name of Love
(1997)
Greatest Hits
(1998)
The Ultimate Collection
(1999)

The album was re-issued in 2008.[1]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic described Greatest Hits as "a terrifically entertaining and valuable disc."[1]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Shining Star" (From the album That's the Way of the World)2:50
2."That's the Way of the World"5:43
3."September" (From the album The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1)3:34
4."Can't Hide Love" (From the album Gratitude)4:07
5."Got to Get You Into My Life" (From the album The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1)4:10
6."Sing a Song" (From the album Gratitude)3:22
7."Gratitude"3:27
8."Serpentine Fire" (From the album All 'n All)3:50
9."Fantasy"4:36
10."Kalimba Story" (From the album Open Our Eyes)4:00
11."Mighty Mighty"3:03
12."Reasons" (From the album That's the Way of the World)4:58
13."Saturday Nite" (From the album Spirit)4:01
14."Let's Groove" (From the album Raise!)5:35
15."Boogie Wonderland" (with The Emotions)
(From the album I Am)
4:47
16."After the Love Has Gone"4:24
17."Getaway" (From the album Spirit)3:55

PersonnelEdit

Credits are adapted from Allmusic[1] and the album's text.[3]

ChartsEdit

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 40
Japanese Albums (Oricon) 43[4]
French Albums[5] 56

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[6] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits". Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ a b "Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits (Billboard 200)". Billboard.com.
  3. ^ Earth, Wind & Fire. Greatest Hits Legacy. 1998.
  4. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  5. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits". lescharts.com.
  6. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Earth, Wind and Fire – Greatest hits" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 12 September 2019. Select 2006年7月 on the drop-down menu