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Earth Wind & Fire

Need of Love (LP)

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The ambitions of Earth, Wind & Fire only increased after their stellar debut, and the group brought an abstract sense of composition to their sophomore record, The Need of Love. The opener, a ten-minute piece named “Energy,” is proof enough, with several extended passages inspired by everything from free jazz as well as in-the-pocket funk like Kool & the Gang. The next song up, “Beauty” is also positive and intriguing, though in an overly similar groove as “Fan the Fire” from the first album. The closer, a cover of Donny Hathaway’s gloriously funky “Everything Is Everything,” does justice to the original (and that’s saying a lot). Compared to the debut, The Need of Love lacks a sense of exuberance as well as a passel of solid songs and performances.

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GTIN (UPC): 081227944759 SKU: JMC-081227944759 Categories: , Tag:

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The Need of Love is the second studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire, originally released in 1971. The album’s cover was a photo of the band taken by Roland Charles. Rhino will be releasing this on 140 gram vinyl.

The ambitions of Earth, Wind & Fire only increased after their stellar debut, and the group brought an abstract sense of composition to their sophomore record, The Need of Love. The opener, a ten-minute piece named “Energy,” is proof enough, with several extended passages inspired by everything from free jazz as well as in-the-pocket funk like Kool & the Gang. The next song up, “Beauty” is also positive and intriguing, though in an overly similar groove as “Fan the Fire” from the first album. The closer, a cover of Donny Hathaway’s gloriously funky “Everything Is Everything,” does justice to the original (and that’s saying a lot). Compared to the debut, The Need of Love lacks a sense of exuberance as well as a passel of solid songs and performances.

Tracklist

A1 Energy 9:39
A2 Beauty 4:15
B1 I Can Feel It In My Bones 5:06
B2 I Think About Lovin’ You 6:02
B3 Everything Is Everything 6:50

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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
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