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Shining Star - Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire

Philip Bailey

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Description:

With more than ninety million records sold and eight Grammy Awards throughout its forty-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire has staked its claim as one of the most successful, influential, and beloved acts in music history. Now, for the first time, its dynamic lead singer, Philip Bailey, chronicles the group's meteoric rise to stardom and his own professional and spiritual journey. Never before had a musical act crossed multiple styles and genres with a quixotic blend of astrology, Universalism, and Egyptology as Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) did when it exploded into the public's conscience during the 1970s. The group's shows became sensory experiences, with their dramatic staging, shimmering costumes, elaborate choreography, baffling magic tricks, and a thumping backbeat. At the center of the group was its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Bailey, with his soaring multioctave range and distinctive falsetto. After being signed by recording titan Clive Davis, EWF went on to produce a remarkable series of platinum and gold albums and to headline stadiums around the world. Bailey hit the wall due to fame, fortune, and the excesses of global success. The constant touring and performing took its toll on him publicly and privately. While White and Bailey's relentless work ethic shot the band into the stratosphere, it also exhausted and emotionally gutted the group. In 1983, White abruptly dismantled the band, leaving Bailey and the rest of the members to fend for themselves. Shining Star is the true story of what happens when real life exceeds your dreams and when the power and pain of building a legacy bring both joy and faith-testing challenges.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman

Length:

8h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:43