Earth, Wind & Fire: The Need of Love

In November 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “The Need of Love”, the second Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Wissert.


  • Michael Beal – guitar, harmonica
  • Don Whitehead – vocals, acoustic and electric pianos
  • Doug Carn– Hammond B3 organ
  • Verdine White- bass
  • Maurice White – vocals, drums, percussion, kalimba
  • Yackov Ben Israel – percussion, congas
  • Sherry Scott – vocals
  • Wade Flemons – vocals
  • Chet Washington – tenor saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet solo
  • Alex Thomas – trombone
  • Doug Botnick – engineer, recording
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Roland Charles – photography

Track listing:

  1. Energy – Wade Flemons, Sherry Scott, Maurice White, Don Whitehead
  2. Beauty – Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead
  3. I Can Feel It In My Bones – Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead
  4. I Think About Lovin’ You – Sherry Scott
  5. Everything Is Everything – Richard Evans, Phil Upchurch

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