Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) PC 33280
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) FC 35647
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 Earth, Wind & Fire CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 83284
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 32536
1.5 Shining Star 2:52 The Collection Earth, Wind & Fire K‐tel (International budget record label) NCD 3322
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 35647
1.1 Shining Star 2:43 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 33280
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 032536 2
1.3 Shining Star 2:51 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music Special Products A 24982
1.1 Shining Star 2:53 Those Funky '70s Various Artists Razor & Tie A 22045
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Records (Japanese imprint) SRCS 6111
1.8 Shining Star 2:53 Sounds of the Seventies: 1975, Take Two Various Artists Warner Special Products, Time-Life Music OPCD-2632, SOD-16
1.3 Shining Star 2:51 The Very Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 01 4260 62
1.3 Shining Star 2:51 The Very Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 01 4261 41, 01 4262 41
2.4 Shining Star 2:54 The Very Best of Earth Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 468931-2
1.17 Shining Star 2:50 The Eternal Dance Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) C3K 52439
1.6 Shining Star 2:53 The Very Best Earth, Wind & Fire Versailles VER 474834 2
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 Definitive Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 480554 2
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 Definitive Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 480554 9
1.11 Shining Star 2:53 Class Reunion 1975: Greatest Hits of 1975 Various Artists Rebound Records 314 520 317-2
1.4 Shining Star 2:50 Fantasy - Best Earth, Wind & Fire Phono Music Zounds (German Label releasing digitally remastered "Best Of CDs" within the ZOUNDS Best Of Series.), Zounds CD 27200637 B
1.2 Shining Star 2:53 The Funky Sounds of the Soul 70's Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) A 26082
1.9 Shining Star 2:52 Classic Funk, Volume 2 Various Artists React (UK electro label) 50008-2
1.2 Shining Star 2:52 Let's Groove: A Dance Collection Earth, Wind & Fire
1.9 Shining Star 2:51 Nick at Nite Goes to Outer Space Various Artists 550 Music, Nick at Nite Records
2.12 Shining Star 2:51 Ad Bouman's Goud Van Oud Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 486720-2
1.9 Shining Star 2:52 Nick at Nite Goes to Outer Space Various Artists 550 Music, Nick at Nite Records BK63437
1.6 Shining Star 2:53 The Very Best Earth, Wind & Fire Versailles VER 487241 2
1.3 Shining Star 2:51 Pure Funk Various Artists PolyGram TV (a division of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.) 314 558 299-2
5.9 Shining Star 2:54 Have a Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 72919
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 65779
1.3 Shining Star 2:53 Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 87540/LSP 985714 2
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. CK 65779, D 128134
1.16 Shining Star 2:51 Pure Funk Various Artists Polymedia Music Service P2 58299
1.6 Shining Star 2:55 Sounds of the Seventies: Classic 70s Various Artists Time-Life Music M18134
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 Super Hits Earth, Wind & Fire
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 Super Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 65635
1.2 Shining Star 2:50 The Ultimate Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music TV SONYTV66CD
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 65920
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 65735
3.15 Shining Star 2:51 The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy’s Collection of Award Winning Music Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) C4K 69783
1.3 Shining Star 2:52 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music Publishing France
1.1 Shining Star 2:52 Midnight Blue Top 40 Chartbusters 1975 Various Artists Madacy Records
2.24 Shining Star 2:50 Pop Music: The Golden Era 1951-1975 Various Artists
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 33280
2.12 Shining Star 2:51 The Dutch Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music Media 17-494765-10, 494765 2
1.7 Shining Star 2:52 Michael Jordan to the Max Various Artists
1.7 Shining Star 2:52 Michael Jordan to the Max: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Chapter III Records 1007
1.11 Shining Star 2:52 Spirit of Funk Various Artists Wagram Music (imprint/distributor) 3061162
3.15 Shining Star 2:51 The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy’s Collection of Award Winning Music Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) C4K 85669
1.11 Shining Star 2:52 Spirit of Funk Various Artists
5.17 Shining Star 2:54 Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) 76660
6.1 Shining Star 2:53 Can You Dig It? The ’70s Soul Experience Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 74346
1.3 Shining Star 2:52 The Essential Earth, Wind, & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire
1.6 Shining Star 2:50 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) C2K 86661
1.6 Shining Star 2:51 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 509579 2
2.16 Shining Star 2:50 48 Number One Hits Various Artists Sony Music Catalog (a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH, as well as its imprint) 5094662
1.9 Shining Star 2:54 Biggest Hits of the 70's Various Artists
2.6 Shining Star 2:50 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 5094362000
1.6 Shining Star 2:50 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire 3.0 Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 86663
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 Definitive Collection Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 480554 5
3.9 Shining Star 2:52 The 70s Box (The Best of Disco, Glam, & Soul) Various Artists Sony Music Catalog (a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH, as well as its imprint) SMC 510906 2
2.2 Shining Star 2:51 Super Stars of Seventies Soul Various Artists Shout! Factory
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) MHCP 402
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 Collections Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) CK65635
1.1 Shining Star 2:53 Mr. 3000 Various Artists Hollywood Records (a label of Disney Music Group)
2.8 Shining Star 2:52 The Great Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2016
1.11 Shining Star 2:53 Soul 70's Collection, Volume 4 Various Artists Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) B0005344-02
1.8 Shining Star 2:51 Getaway: Greatest Hits + 2 Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) MHCP 36
2.4 Shining Star 2:53 Billboard #1's: The 70's Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 77776
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 Super Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Sony BMG Music Entertainment Custom Marketing Group A 705315
2.7 Shining Star 2:52 Vintage Grooves Funk, Volume 1 Various Artists Seamless Recordings SEAMVGCD002
1.1 Shining Star (single version) 2:53 Playlist: The Very Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire
1.1 Shining Star 2:53 Playlist: The Very Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697 81993 2
3.16 Shining Star 2:52 Pure… Movies Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 8697753052
1.12 Shining Star 2:53 We Love the Nightlife: Dance Dance Dance Various Artists Time-Life Music 26453-D
1.8 Shining Star 2:49 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
8.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Columbia Masters Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697894692
4.1 Shining Star 2:50 The Columbia Masters Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697894692
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Speakers Corner SPCO-SPE-33280
1.1 Shining Star 2:50 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.3 Shining Star 2:52 S.O.U.L. Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.5 Shining Star 2:50 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire Legacy (Legacy Recordings), Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 88842024922, 88843024922
1.8 Shining Star 2:52 Downtown Funk Various Artists Ministry of Sound
1.8 Shining Star 2:52 Downtown Funk Various Artists Ministry of Sound MOSCD406
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) G0100028025007
2.5 Shining Star 2:55 The Collection: An Adventure in Sound Various Artists Audio Fidelity AFZ5 240
1.5 Shining Star 2:55 The Collection: An Adventure in Sound Various Artists Audio Fidelity AFZ5 240
1.1 Shining Star 2:51 Greatest Hits Earth, Wind & Fire Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)
1.8 Shining Star 2:52 Let's Groove Tonight Earth, Wind & Fire
1.6 Shining Star 2:52 Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
1.8 Shining Star 2:50 The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 Earth, Wind & Fire Sorrisi e Canzoni TV GAI 10309
2.6 Shining Star 2:50 The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire
Promotion
1.1 Shining Star 2:52 Snapshots From Sony Music's Soundtrack for a Century, Volume 1 Various Artists
1.3 Shining Star 2:53 Soundtrack for a Century: Selections from the 26 CD Series (disc 2) Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)

Relationships

arranger: Earth, Wind & Fire
Charles Stepney
co-producer: Charles Stepney
engineer: George Massenburg
producer: Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
phonographic copyright by: CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1975)
recording of: Shining Star

Shining Star

writer: Philip Bailey
Larry Dunn
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
publisher: EMI April Music Inc.
later parody versions: Child of God