Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Now, Then & Forever, the first new studio album in eight years from international superstars Earth, Wind & Fire, has entered the Billboard 200 at #11 and #5 on the top R&B album charts marking the group’s highest-charting album, since Raise! hit #5 on the Billboard 200 in 1981.
The first Earth, Wind & Fire album of new studio material since 2005, Now, Then & Forever, available at all music retailers including iTunes (https://smarturl.it/EWF_NTF_itunes) and Amazon (https://smarturl.it/EWF_NTF_amzn), is also the group’s first full-on new studio album for Legacy Recordings. “This album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire. The spirit of the band has always been about uplifting the consciousness of humanity. There’s a hope that this Earth, Wind & Fire music will go on forever,” said co-founder Philip Bailey before the album’s release on September 10.
In response to their #11 debut Philip Bailey says, “I’m ecstatic! Onward and upward.” Longtime member and percussionist Ralph Johnson adds, “It is our best work in 20 years. Super proud of it.” EWF’s co-founder Verdine White reflects, “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible. We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”
The release of Now, Then & Forever, the ultimate celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire, ignites an exciting new phase for the iconic music powerhouse that Rolling Stone said “changed the sound of pop.”
Now, Then & Forever – track listing
1. Sign On
2. Love Is Law
3. My Promise
4. Guiding Lights
5. Got To Be Love
6. Belo Horizonte
7. Dance Floor
9. Night Of My Life
10. The Rush