I am one of EWF's biggest fans. I saw the show contained on this DVD at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton VA and I was severely disappointed in it as a member of the audience.
Two years prior, I saw them at William & Mary Hall, when they were promoting the I Am LP, and this presentation severely paled in comparison. Their Tour Of The World, 1979 had to be seen to be believed. There weren't any spinning drums or flying Verdines, but there was excellent musicianship from all band members and, more dear to me, extended versions of the songs from the albums. I'll never forget Maurice's extended ad-libs on "After The Love Has Gone" and "Be Ever Wonderful", or Philip's definitive performance of "Star". And, of course, there was the Doug Henning-choreographed magic. They'd lock up Maurice, et al, in a pyramid, they'd blow it up, and it would be empty. Suddenly the band members would show up from nowhere, singing as though nothing extraordinary had ever occurred.
Two years later (having completely ignored any tracks from their 1980 double LP, Faces), we're treated to medleys on "Reasons", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone". "Head To The Sky" and "Devotion (ya got ta walk[?] - what was that?)".
Having said all of the preceding, I think this is the finest of the available EWF videos. Maurice White is still at the height of his powers, Philip doesn't have to strain as much as he has to nowadays and Verdine is still one of the greatest and most hyperactive bass guitar slingers of the last 2 centuries. The show could have been better, but at least the Phoenix Horns (pre-Phil Collins) were tight.
Earth, Wind & Fire without Maurice White isn't Earth, Wind & Fire. To correct a previous reviewer, the only original members of Earth, Wind & Fire that remained throughout were Maurice & Verdine. Philip Bailey and Larry Dunn didn't appear on record until 1972.