- Got to Get You Into My Life: 👍🏻
- Fantasy: 👍🏻
- Can’t Hide Love: 👍🏻
- Love Music: 🤷♂️
- Getaway: 👍🏻
- That’s the Way of the World: 🤷♂️
- September: 👍🏻
- Shining Star: 👍🏻
- Reasons: 🤷♂️
- Sing a Song: 🤷♂️
- MegaMix 2000: 👎🏻
I have yet to work out a good system for picking what I’m going to listen to on a given day. I made a calendar at one point, and I’ve got emails from the recommendation page, and a special list in Reminders and Notes full of screenshots. I was thinking about how to deal with all this today when September popped into my head. I decided to kick the can down the road and just listen to Earth, Wind & Fire.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m trying to avoid compilations, but I made an exception today because while September was one of their greatest hits, it was only released as a single before this “Best of” album. There were a lot of great tracks on this record, and I was familiar with almost all of them. Getaway was news to me and I enjoyed it quite a bit. But my biggest shock came when I listened to Mega Mix 2000.
I was absolutely blown away that this band was making mashups of their own stuff in 1978. I was all set to write about how ahead of their time this was and how I was impressed at how difficult it must have been at the time. Then when I was copying the track listing into this post from the Wikipedia page, I realized that it wasn’t in the original release. The track was an add-on in 1999; making it far less impressive. I didn’t like the track either way, but I’m also now much less impressed by it. As I’m listening to albums, I’ve actually made a conscious effort to skip “bonus” stuff that wasn’t in the original release. Some times I’ve enjoyed the rest of the record enough to keep listening. This is the first case where I accidentally did it.