Earth, Wind & Fire
Black to the Music - english version

R.I.P.   MAURICE WHITE  (DECEMBER 9th, 1941  –  FEBRUARY 3rd, 2016)

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1970–19721972–197319731973–1981
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Michael Beal – guitar, harmonica
  • Leslie Drayton – trumpet
  • Wade Flemons – electric piano, vocals
  • Yackov Ben Israel – conga, percussion
  • Sherry Scott – vocals
  • Alexander Thomas – trombone
  • Chester Washington – tenor saxophone
  • Don Whitehead – acoustic/electric pianos, vocals
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Roland Bautista – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Helena Davis – vocals/Jessica Cleaves – vocals
  • Larry Dunn – keyboards, synthesizers, minimoog, musical director
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Ronnie Laws – flute, soprano/tenor saxophones
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Jessica Cleaves – vocals
  • Larry Dunn – keyboards, synthesizers, minimoog, musical director
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Johnny Graham – lead/rhythm guitar, trumpet, percussion
  • Al McKay – lead/rhythm guitar, sitar, percussion, vocals
  • Andrew Woolfolk – flute, saxophone, percussion
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Larry Dunn – keyboards, synthesizers, minimoog, musical director
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Johnny Graham – lead/rhythm guitar, trumpet, percussion
  • Al McKay – lead/rhythm guitar, sitar, percussion, vocals
  • Andrew Woolfolk – flute, saxophone, percussion
  • Fred White – drums, percussion
1981–19821982–19841984–19871987–1991
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Larry Dunn – keyboards, synthesizers, minimoog, musical director
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Johnny Graham – lead/rhythm guitar, trumpet, percussion
  • Andrew Woolfolk – flute, saxophone, percussion
  • Fred White – drums, percussion
  • Roland Bautista – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Beloyd Taylor – percussion, vocals
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Larry Dunn – keyboards, synthesizers, minimoog, musical director
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Johnny Graham – lead/rhythm guitar, trumpet, percussion
  • Andrew Woolfolk – flute, saxophone, percussion
  • Fred White – drums, percussion
  • Roland Bautista – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals

Hiatus

  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Andrew Woolfolk – flute, saxophone, percussion
  • Sonny Emory – drums, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Dick Smith – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Vance Taylor – keyboards
1991–19921992–19931993–19961996–1998
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Andrew Woolfolk – flute, saxophone, percussion
  • Sonny Emory – drums, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Vance Taylor – keyboards
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Andrew Woolfolk – flute, saxophone, percussion
  • Sonny Emory – drums, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Vance Taylor – keyboards, musical director
  • Fred Ravel – keyboards
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Carl Carwell – vocals
  • Sonny Emory – drums, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Fred Ravel – keyboards, musical director
  • Morris Pleasure – keyboards, bass
  • David Romero – percussion
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Carl Carwell – vocals
  • Sonny Emory – drums, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Morris Pleasure – keyboards, bass, musical director
  • David Romero – percussion
  • Mike McKnight – keyboards
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
1998–19991999–20012001–20022002
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Sonny Emory – drums, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Morris Pleasure – keyboards, bass, musical director
  • David Romero – percussion
  • Mike McKnight – keyboards
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Robert Brookins – keyboards
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Morris Pleasure – keyboards, bass, musical director
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Robert Brookins – keyboards
  • Gorden Campbell – drums
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Sheldon Reynolds – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Robert Brookins – keyboards, musical director
  • Bobby Gonzales – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Daniel de los Reyes – percussion
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Robert Brookins – keyboards, musical director
  • Bobby Gonzales – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Daniel de los Reyes – percussion
  • Kimberly Brewer – vocals
  • John Johnson – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
2002–200420042004–20082008–2012
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Robert Brookins – keyboards, musical director
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Daniel de los Reyes – percussion
  • Kimberly Brewer – vocals
  • John Johnson – lead/rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards, musical director
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Krystal Bailey – vocals
  • Kim Johnson – vocals
  • Greg “G-Mo” Moore – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Vadim Zilberstein – lead guitar, vocals
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards, musical director
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Kim Johnson – vocals
  • Greg “G-Mo” Moore – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Vadim Zilberstein – lead guitar, vocals
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards, musical director
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Kim Johnson – vocals
  • Greg “G-Mo” Moore – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Philip Bailey, Jr. – vocals, percussion
  • Morris O’Connor – lead guitar, vocals
2012–2016 2016–present
  • Maurice White – vocals, kalimba, drums, percussion
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards, musical director
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Philip Bailey, Jr. – vocals, percussion
  • Morris O’Connor – lead guitar, vocals
  • Serg Dimitrijevic – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba
  • Verdine White – bass, percussion, vocals
  • Ralph Johnson – drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. David Whitworth – percussion, vocals
  • Myron McKinley – keyboards, musical director
  • John Paris – drums, vocals
  • Philip Bailey, Jr. – vocals, percussion
  • Morris O’Connor – lead guitar, vocals
  • Serg Dimitrijevic – rhythm guitar, vocals
Discography
1970 - Earth, Wind & Fire
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1970 - EARTH WIND & FIRE

A1 Help Somebody
A2 Moment Of Truth
A3 Love Is Life
A4 Fan The Fire

B1 C’mon Children
B2 This World Today
B3 Bad Tune

1971 - THE NEED OF LOVE
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1971 - THE NEED OF LOVE

A1 Energy
A2 Beauty

B1 I Can Feel It In My Bones
B2 I Think About Lovin’ You
B3 Everything Is Everything

1972 - LAST DAYS AND TIME
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1972 - LAST DAYS AND TIME

A1 Time Is On Your Side
A2 They Don’t See
A3 Make It With You
A4 Power

B1 Remember The Children
B2 Where All Have The Flowers Gone
B3 I’d Rather Have You
B4 Mom

1973 - HEAD TO THE SKY

Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1973 - HEAD TO THE SKY

A1 Evil
A2 Keep Your Head To The Sky
A3 Build Your Nest
A4 The World’s A Masquerade

B1 Clover
B2 Zanzibar

1974 - OPEN YOURS EYES

Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1974 - OPEN YOURS EYES

A1 Mighty Mighty
A2 Devotion
A3 Fair But So Uncool
A4 Feelin’ Blue
A5 Kalimba Story

B1 Drum Song
B2 Tee Nine Chee Bit
B3 Spasmodic Movements
B4 Caribou
B5 Open Our Eyes

1975 - THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1975 - THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD

A1 Shining Star
A2 That’s The Way Of The World
A3 Happy Feelin’
A4 All About Love

B1 Yearnin’ Learnin’
B2 Reasons
B3 Africano
B4 See The Light

1975 - GRATITUDE (live)
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1975 - GRATITUDE (live)

A1.1 Introduction
Medley
     A1.2 Africano
     A1.3 Power
A2 Yearnin’ Learnin’
A3 Devotion

B1 Sun Goddess
B2 Reasons
B3 Sing A Message To You

C1 Shining Star
C2 New World Symphony
C3 Sunshine

D1 Sing A Song
D2 Gratitude
D3 Celebrate
D4 You Can’t Hide Love

1976 - SPIRIT
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1976 - SPIRIT

A1 Getaway
A2 On Your Face
A3 Imagination
A4 Spirit

B1 Saturday Nite
B2 Earth, Wind & Fire
B3 Departure
B4 Biyo
B5 Burnin’ Bush

1977 - ALL 'N ALL
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1977 - ALL 'N ALL

A1 Serpentine Fire
A2 Fantasy
A3a In The Market Place (Interlude)
A3b Jupiter
A4a Love’s Holiday
A4b Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude)

B1 I’ll Write A Song For You
B2 Magic Mind
B3a Runnin’
B3b Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude)
B4 Be Ever Wonderful

1979 - I AM
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1979 - I AM

A1 In The Stone
A2 Can’t Let Go
A3 After The Love Is Gone
A4 Let Your Feelings Show

B1 Boogie Wonderland (with The Emotions)
B2 Star
B3 Wait
B4 Rock That!
B5 You And I

1980 - FACES
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1980 - FACES

A1 Let Me Talk
A2 Turn It Into Something Good
A3 Pride
A4 You

B1 Sparkle
B2 Back On The Road
B3 Song In My Heart
B4 You Went Away

C1 And Love Goes On
C2 Sailaway
C3 Take It To The Sky
C4 Win Or Lose

D1 Share Your Love
D2 In Time
D3 Faces

1981 - RAISES!
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1981 - RAISES

A1 Let’s Groove
A2 Lady Sun
A3 My Love
A4 Evolution Orange

B1a Kalimba Tree
B1b You Are A Winner
B2 I’ve Had Enough
B3 Wanna Be With You
B4 The Changing Times

1982 - POWERLIGHT
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1982 - POWERLIGHT

A1 Fall In Love With Me
A2 Spread Your Love
A3 Side By Side
A4 Straight From The Heart

B1 The Speed Of Love
B2 Freedom Of Choice
B3 Something Special
B4 Hearts To Heart
B5 Miracles

1983 - ELECTRIC UNIVERSE
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1983 - ELECTRIC UNIVERSE

A1 Magnetic
A2 Touch
A3 Moonwalk
A4 Could It Be Right

B1 Spirit Of A New World
B2 Sweet Sassy Lady
B3 We’re Living In Our Own Time
B4 Electric Nation

1987 - TOUCH THE WORLD
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1987 - TOUCH THE WORLD

A1 System Of Survival
A2 Evil Roy
A3 Thinking Of You
A4 You And I
A5 New Horizons (Musical Interlude)

B1 Money Tight
B2 Every Now And Then
B3 Touch The World
B5 Victim Of The Modern Heart

1990 - HERITAGE
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1990 - HERITAGE

A1 Interlude: Soweto
A2 Takin’ Chances
A3 Heritage
A4 Good Time
A5 Interlude: Body Wrap
A6 Anything You Want
A7 Interlude: Bird
A8 Wanna Be The Man

B1 Interlude: Close To Home
B2 Daydreamin’
B3 King Of Groove
B4 I’m In Love
B5 For The Love Of You (feat. MC Hammer)
B6 Gotta Find Out
B7 Motor
B8 Interlude: Faith
B9 Welcome
B10 Soweto (Reprise)

1993 - MILLENIUM
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1993 - MILLENIUM

A1 Even If You Wonder
A2 Sunday Morning
A3 Blood Brothers
A4 Kalimba Interlude
A5 Spend The Night

B1 Divine
B2 Two Hearts
B3 Honor The Magic

C1 Love Is The Greatest Story
C2 The ”L” Word
C3 Just Another Lonely Night
C4 Super Hero

D1 Wouldn’t Change A Thing About You
D2 Love Across The Wire
D3 Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues
D4 Kalimba Blues

1995 - LIVE IN VELFARRE
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1995 - LIVE IN VELFARRE

A1 In The Stone
A2 September
A3 Let Your Feelings Show
A4 Let’s Groove
A5 Sun Goddess
A6 Can’t Hide Love
A7 Boogie Wonderland
A8 Fantasy
A9 Reasons

B1 That’s The Way Of The World
B2 Africano
B3 I ‘ll Write A Song For You
B4 Be Ever Wonderful
B5 After The Love Has Gone
B6 Shinning Star
B7 System Of Survival
B8 Sing A Song
B9 Devotion

1997 - IN THE NAME OF LOVE

Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 1997 - IN THE NAME OF LOVE

01 Rock It
02 In The Name Of Love

03 Revolution (Just Evolution)
04 When Love Goes Wrong
05 Fill You Up
06 Right Time
07 Round And Round
08 Keep It Real
09 Cruising
10 Love Is Life
11 Avatar (Interlude)

2002 - THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD : ALIVE IN '75
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 2002 - LIVE IN RIO

01 Overture
02 Shining Star
03 Happy Feelin’
04 Yearnin’ Learning
05 Sun Goddess
06 Interlude
07 Evil
08 Kalimba Story
09 Reasons
10 Mighty Mighty
11 That’s The Way Of The World

2002 - LIVE IN RIO

Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 2002 - THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD - ALIVE IN '75

01 Dialog
02 Rock That!
03 In The Stone
04 Serpentine Fire
05 Fantasy
06 Can’t Let Go
07 Getaway
08 Brazilian Rhyme
09 Magic Mind
10 Runnin’
11 After The Love Is Gone
12 Rio After Dark
13 Got To Get You Into My Life
14 Boogie Wonderland
15 September

2003 - THE PROMISE
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 2003 - THE PROMISE

01 All In The Way
02 Betcha’
03 Wiggle
04 Why?
05 Wonderland
06 Where Do We Go From Here?
07 Freedom
08 Hold Me
09 Never
10 Prelude
11 All About Love
12 Suppose You Like Me
13 The Promise
14 She Waits
15 The Promise (Continued)
16 Let Me Love You
17 Dirty

2004 - ILLUMINATION
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 2004 - ILLUMINATION

A1 Love Together
A2 Show Me They Way
A3 Pass You By
A4 Work It Out
A5 The One
A6 Elevated

B1 This Is How I Feel
B2 Liberation
B3 Love’s Dance
B4 Lovely People
B5 The Way You Move

2013 - NOW, THEN & FOREVER
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 2013 - NOW, THEN & FOREVER

A1 Sign On
A2 Love Is Law
A3 My Promise
A4 Guiding Lights
A5 Got To Be Love

B1 Belo Horizonte
B2 Dance Floor
B3 Splashes
B4 Night Of My Life
B5 The Rush

2014 - HOLIDAY
Black to the Music - EWF - Lp 2014 - HOLIDAY

01 Joy To The World
02 Happy Seasons
03 O Come All Ye Faithful
04 Winter Wonderland
05 What Child Is This?
06 Away In A Manger
07 The Little Drummer Boy
08 Every Day Is Like Christmas
09 The First Noel
10 Sleigh Ride
11 Snow
12 Jingle Bell Rock
13 December

Radioshows
the Funky Soul story S10/E05 - Tribute to Maurice White (E.W.F.)
  • Black to the Music - EWF - Playlist radioshow face B Betty Everett – You’re No Good
  • Sugar Pie DeSanto – Soulful Dress
  • Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
  • Sonny Sitt – Soul In The Night
  • Billy Stewart – Summertime
  • The Ramsey Lewis Trio – Wade In The Water
  • Muddy Waters – Manish Boy
  • Marlena Show – California Soul
  • The Dells – Oh ! What A Night
  • Terry Carlier – You Goin’ Me Your Candyman
  • The Salty Peppers – La La Time
  • The Salty Peppers – Uh Huh Yeah
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Moment Of Truth
  • Earth Wind & Fire – C’mon Children
  • Earth Wind & Fire – I Can Get It My Bones
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Remember The Children
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Time Is Your Side
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Evil
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Clover
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Spasmodic Movement
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Mighty Mighty
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Tee Nine Chee Bit
  • Ramsey Lewis – Sun Goddess
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Shining Star
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Yearnin’ Learnin‘
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Africano
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Gratitude
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Sunshine
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Sing A Song
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Getaway
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Biyo
  • The Emotions – Best Of My Love
  • Deniece Williams – Time
  • Jennifer Holliday – Just Let My Wait
  • Atlantic Starr – Armed & Dangerous
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Jupiter
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Magic Mind
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Serpentine Fire
  • The Beatles – Got To Get You Into My Life
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Got To Get You Into My Life
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Rock That
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Can’t Let Go
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Pride
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
  • Earth Wind & Fire – I’ve Had Enough
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Spread Your Love
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Magnetic
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Electric Nation
  • Maurice White – Stand By Me
  • Philip Bailey – Go
  • Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover
  • Earth Wind & Fire – System Of Survival
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Thinking Of You
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Heritage
  • Earth Wind & Fire feat. Sly Stone – Good Time
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Chicago (Chi Town) Blues
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Blood Brothers
  • Earth Wind & Fire – In The Name Of Love
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Revolution
  • Earth Wind & Fire – All In The Way
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Work It Out
  • Earth Wind & Fire – My Promises
  • Earth Wind & Fire – Joy To The World
The Black Sunday Live #23 - That's The Way of the World : Alive in '75
  • Black to the Music - EWF - radioshow live Earth Wind & Fire (TBML #23)Ouverture
  • Shining Star
  • Happy Feelin’
  • Yeanin’ Learnin’
  • Sun Goddess
  • Interlude
  • Evil
  • Kalimba Story
  • Reasons
  • Mighty Mighty
  • That’s The Way Of The World
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