Limited 140 gram vinyl LP pressing. 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. Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of the 20th century. Rolling Stone Magazine described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; six as a group and two of it's members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards.