The Need of Love

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The Need of Love
Studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire
Released November 1971
Recorded 1971
Studio Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood
Genre R&B
Length 31:41
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Joe Wissert
Earth, Wind & Fire chronology
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Need of Love
Last Days and Time
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Need of Love is the second studio album by American group Earth, Wind & Fire, released in November 1971. The album's cover was a photo of the band taken by Roland Charles.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Energy" Wade Flemons, Sherry Scott, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 9:39
2. "Beauty" Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 4:14
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
3. "I Can Feel It In My Bones" Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead 5:04
4. "I Think About Lovin' You" Sherry Scott 5:58
5. "Everything Is Everything" Richard Evans, Phil Upchurch 6:46




Later samples[edit]

"Energy" was sampled by hip hop duo Jungle Brothers on the track "What U Waitin 4?" which was featured on their 1989 album Done by the Forces of Nature.[4]

In addition "I Think about Loving You" was sampled by the Fugees on the track "Nappy Heads" which was featured on their 1994 album Blunted on Reality and "I Can Feel it in My Bones" was sampled by hip hop twosome EPMD on the track "Boon Dox" which was featured on their 1992 album Business Never Personal.[5][6]


Album - Billboard (North America)[2]

Year Chart Position
1972 Black Albums 35
Pop Albums 89