On this day in music history: September 14, 19…

On this day in music history: September 14, 1993 – “Millennium”, the sixteenth album by Earth Wind & Fire is released. Produced by Maurice White, it is recorded at Sonic Lab, Devonshire Studios, Andora Studio in Los Angeles, CA, and Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA in Late 1992 – Mid 1993. Following the veteran R&B bands nearly twenty year stint on Columbia Records, “Millennium” marks Earth, Wind & Fire’s return to Warner Bros (released on the Reprise Records subsidiary) twenty-one years after they originally departed the label. The album features a stripped down line up that features band leader drummer and vocalist Maurice White with bassist (younger brother) Verdine White, vocalist Philip Bailey, drummer and percussionist Ralph Johnson, saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk and new guitarist Sheldon Reynolds. It spins off three singles including the Grammy nominated “Sunday Morning” (#20 R&B, #53 Pop). “Millennium” peaks at number eight on the Billboard R&B album chart, and number thirty nine on the Top 200.