Singles from Spirit
Released: July 7, 1976# "Saturday Nite"
Released: November 13, 1976# "On Your Face"
Released: April 6, 1977
Spirit is a 1976 album by Earth, Wind & Fire released on Columbia Records. The album reached number 2 on the Billboard Pop and R&B Albums Chart and has been certified double platinum. Charles Stepney died during the sessions for Spirit, and Maurice White took over fully the arranging and production duties for the band.
Billboard magazine in its review found that the album's "arrangements, songs, sweet floating vocal harmonies and punching instrumental phrases are all best described as impeccable". In his 1999 review of the album Eric Atwell of the Daily Vault notes that "Spirit's tracks are distinct yet cohesive; classic in an album oriented sense, yet still sounding fresh enough to be contemporary".
Spirit was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album. The album cut Earth, Wind and Fire was also Grammy nominated for Best Instrumental Composition.
- Vocals - Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White
- Piano - Larry Dunn, Jerry Peters
- Organ - Larry Dunn
- Moog Synthesizer - Larry Dunn
- Guitar - Johnny Graham, Al McKay
- Bass - Verdine White
- Congas - Philip Bailey
- Kalimba - Maurice White
- Timbales - Maurice White
- Drums - Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Maurice White
- Percussion - Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Andrew Woolfolk, Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Harvey Mason
- Saxophone - Don Myrick, Andrew Woolfolk
- Trombone - Charles Loper, George Bohanon, Louis Satterfield
- Bass Trombone - Lew McCreary
- Trumpet - Charles Findley, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Steve Madaio
- French Horn - Arthur Maebe, David Duke, Marilyn Robinson, Sidney Muldrow
- Tuba - Tommy Johnson
- Concertmaster - Charles Veal
- Harp - Dorothy Ashby
- Cello - Dennis Karmazyn, Harry Shlutz, Marie Fera, Ronald Cooper
- Viola - Barbara Thomason, David Campbell, Denyse Buffum, James Dunham, Lynn Subotnick, Marilyn Baker, Paul Polivnick, Rollice Dale
- Violin - Asa Drori, Carl La Magne, Haim Shtrum, Harris Goldman, Joy Lyle, Ken Yerke, Sandy Seemore, Winterton Garvey
Album – Billboard
Singles – Billboard
||Club Play Singles
||"On Your Face"