In the Name of Love Earth, Wind, & Fire's fluid blend of percussion, horns, and soul harmonies in In the Name of Love remains impressive; Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals are… In the Name of Love Earth, Wind, & Fire's fluid blend of percussion, horns, and soul harmonies in In the Name of Love remains impressive; Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals are… Earth, Wind & Fire R&B
Music Review

In the Name of Love (1997)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Earth, Wind & Fire; Genre: R&B

Earth, Wind, & Fire's fluid blend of percussion, horns, and soul harmonies in In the Name of Love remains impressive; Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals are buttery; and rap beats and robot vocals add a '90s touch. But after a few cuts, the up-tempo funk power tails off into ballad schmaltz, silly paeans to ''revolution,'' and embarrassing R. Kelly-style explicit- ness. B-

Originally posted Aug 01, 1997 Published in issue #390 Aug 01, 1997 Order article reprints