There are some classics you never tire of, and The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire has so many of these great hits, you could listen to the CDs for hours and still want more. I’ve loved this band since their days of “Dancing in September” and “Serpentine Fire”, and I was just a kid in elementary school then. This band never ceases to entertain and amaze us, putting out new tracks for fun movies like Robots and Roll Bounce. The sound is heavy in percussion, featuring modern drums and African and Caribbean influences, in songs like “Kalimba Story” and “Drum Song”, which are song some people might not be all that familiar with, plus it has all the big pop radio favourites that played over the airwaves from 1974 to 1983 from the remastering of Lennon and McCartney’s “Got to Get You into My Life” to that 1980s skating rink standard, “Let’s Groove”. You if have always loved the pure sound that is created by the three elements, but could never find all their best in one place, here it is. Philip Bailey, Maurice White, and Verdine White are just the tip of this explosive band that never seems to stop. You will even find the big disco hit “Boogie Wonderland” which was part of huge song and dance scene in the animated family movie, Happy Feet . So, if you’ve had a rough time of it at work, or on the road, the upbeat sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire will perk you up, and the slower, romantic pieces will chill you out. When it comes to having all the best of R & B music in one great package, you cannot go wrong with The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire.