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Need of Love

The Need of Love

by Earth, Wind & Fire
     
 
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.

Overview

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 lacked a sense of exuberance as well as a passel of solid songs and performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2009
Label:
Hi Horse Records
UPC:
0725543262318
catalogNumber:
19580

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Primary Artist
Maurice White   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Kalimba
Wade Flemons   Vocals
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Alexander Thomas   Trombone
Verdine White   Bass
Michael Beal   Guitar,Harmonica
Yackov Ben Israel   Percussion,Conga
Sherry Scott   Vocals
Chet Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Don Whitehead   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger
Douglas Botnick   Engineer
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Don Whitehead   Contributor
Kevin Tong   Reissue Producer

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