Now, Then & Forever – The New Album!

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Now, Then & Forever album cover


New Single, “My Promise” premieres on

Pre-Orders are now live on

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Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of Now, Then & Forever by the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire. This marks the group’s first new studio album in eight years. Now, Then & Forever, will be available everywhere on Tuesday, September 10.

Earth, Wind & Fire’s first album of new studio material since 2005, Now, Then & Forever is also their first album for Legacy which isn’t a compilation or a live collection.

For a limited time, fans will be able to pre-order Now, Then & Forever at A pre-order of the album allows the fans to have their personal names printed in the album’s final CD package. This site will also feature the premiere of their new single, “My Promise.”

“The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire”, said co-founder Philip Bailey. “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.”

“The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White. “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.”

Now, Then & Forever – track listing
01. Sign On
02. Love Is Law
03. My Promise
04. Guiding Lights
05. Got To Be Love
06. Belo Horizonte
07. Dance Floor
08. Splashes
09. Night Of My Life
10. The Rush

The release of Now, Then & Forever, the ultimate celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire, ignites an exciting new phase for the iconic American soul-funk-fusion powerhouse Rolling Stone said “changed the sound of pop.”

Earth, Wind & Fire, the groundbreaking funk-rock-soul-jazz ensemble who’ve been laying down their signature grooves for more than 40 years, will be bringing the sounds of Now, Then & Forever to concert audiences across the country this fall. The brainchild of music legend Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire is to this day one of the top touring groups of all time with founding members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson performing to sold-audiences around the world.

Earth, Wind & Fire US Tour dates:

September 6 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
September 8 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
September 13 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
September 14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
September 15 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
September 18 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 20 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
September 21 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
September 22 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Cincinnati
October 1 Fayetteville, NC Cumberland Country Auditorium
October 6 Dallas, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
November 1 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre

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About Earth, Wind & Fire
America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time, Earth, Wind & Fire was born in Chicago in 1969 and is still going strong in its fifth decade, making music that crosses years and decades and now connects the 20th and 21st centuries. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards alongside numerous other accolades including the prestigious Soul Train Legend Award. EWF has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and is consistently one of the world’s top touring bands.

About Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.

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  • Andrej G | Jun 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Thank you EWF, the wait worthwhile! “We Promise” is amazing, the horn sections, I went back in time. Album I have already ordered, of course, and I can not wait for September… 🙂 Involved in it and maestro Maurice White? If so how?
    Thank you again guys!

  • Ricardo alvarez | Jul 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Esperando con ansias nuevo album
    Extraño CD y blu-ray de conciertos nuevos. (ultimo filmado junto a grupo Chicago hace unos 9 años)
    ¿piensan volver a dar concierto a Chile despues de vuestra experiencia en Festival Viña del Mar?
    muchas gracias por tanta musica y amor entregados por tantos años. GIVE ME LOVE

  • Ricardo alvarez | Jul 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Espero ansioso nuevo album. GIVE ME LOVE. EWF

  • Dave C | Sep 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Is Maurice on the cd? Or did he write some tunes? I am looking forward to this next record in the journey of EWF! Thank you!

  • Francis TEAI | Sep 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Earth Wind and Fire is The Best of The Best. I live in Tahiti and I have been listening to E. W. F. for the past 35 years and travel to the west coast of California and Las Vegas to attend your concerts when ever I am able to do so.At home I watch your DVD 3 to 4 times a week with my whole family and my friends over and over.Thank you for the beautiful music and our sincere thoughts to Maurice White. God Bless E.W.F.

  • John | Sep 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    The best keeps getting better, Love EW&F the soundtrack of our lives!

  • William Stephenson | Sep 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I have a fan of E W & Fire’s music since the early 70’s. They make music that speaks to my soul and spirit and I will always love them for that. The new album makes me glad I have loved them for so long.

  • Felton Square | Sep 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Friday September 13, 2013 driving home from work my wife and I, listing to the radio, and “Shining Star ” started playing on car radio; whatever we was talking about or thinking stopped and we became instantly immersed in the lyrics and music of the song.

    After listing for a while singing we bout began to comment about the timelessness of Earth, Wind & Fire’s music, harmonies and lyrics. We are both lovers of all kinds of music but it’s something magical about music of EWF.

    I’m so happy I grew up doing a time where I had this music; I was in denial for a long time about the argument if current media, music and images are influencing young people in the wrong way, until one day I looked back at the music I had access to growing up, Marvin Gay, The Beatles, Doobie Brothers, War, Temptations, Joni Mitchell to name just a few, and of course EWF.

    This music took me out of my environment of the time and put me in place to want to be better than what was going on around me, EWF help me get through college, for me EWF’s music is spiritual.

  • Javier (Editor) | Sep 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    What a great news!!!! “Now, Then & Forever”…What a great work. Congratulations!!

  • turqz | Sep 26, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Dear E,W,F, A number of moons ago , I listened to your music and Then my children listened to your music. A couple of weeks ago I was playing E,W, F Essential Plus CD , my grand daughter started singing and I was slightly amazed that she knew the words. Now we all listen and ( try to sing ) your songs together. You are living proof that talent and truth are ageless and timeless .
    Thank you for all the wonderful memories past and the memories in the making.. May God Almighty continue to bless you all.

  • Cornelius Gibson | Nov 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Saw my first EWF Concert on Jacksonville, FL during the On ’79! Fantastic and Electrifying! My favorite group by far I truly miss Maurice White, and my Prayers are with him. The Band, the Dream, His Voice, and the Legacy lives forever on our hearts and will last for generations to come.

    Keep singing for us

  • A.W. Khabir | Dec 3, 2013 at 12:50 am

    As the founding partner of a entity created to help humanity, I know first hand what Earth, Wind & Fire went through and thats why they are the kind of a group, not just from their great sound, but from the lyrics they put down & they way they try to, lift you up from a conscious stand point.

    They have aged beautifully and I pray that our firm, does equally as well in helping humanity.

    Thanks, Earth Wind & Fire for all of those great, great yearsts of awesome & great music.

    A.W. Khabir

  • victor romer | Dec 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    were it not for ewf music would have been dead a long while, things have surpassed everything with this group the only thing I regret though is maurice leading singing on stage. Congratulations VR

  • Kam | Jul 18, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Thanks for all the years of music. A lifetime.
    Keep on keeping on.

  • Reginald E. O'Leary | Feb 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Since “Head To The Sky” 1ST dropped(’73- i was an early teen), I have been mesmerized, hypnotized, & characterized by this bands’ unique quality, classic sound, and continued worldwide success. Throughout most of my whole LIFE, this group has been there for me, and I have been there with/for them. I can truthfully say, without hesitation, the music of Mr. Maurice White & Earth Wind & Fire, has been my BEST friend. They NEVER failed me. Through my good times, and my bad times, constantly refreshing me, consistently uplifting me. THE BEST FRIEND I have EVER HAD(saying this with big tears in my eyes). To Mr. Maurice White: I love you! Thank you for your faithfulness. R.I.P.

  • Reginald Eberhart | Feb 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Love this album, it’s great hearing/seeing Larry Dunn with the group. This is the kinda sound I haven’t heard since Electric Universe. Great album!! When is the next album? Love you guys!!

  • James M Knight | Jul 14, 2018 at 5:22 am

    If it wasn’t for EWF I wouldn’t be the person I am to today you guys raise me and I love you guys too the day I die The Best Band In The World.

  • Jeff Brown | Jan 26, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    EWF is like nourishment for my soul… Love you all! Please bring us more soon! You can save this works!

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