The string parts on the track were arranged by the renowned arranger Gene Page. White originally wanted to have vocals on the song but changed his mind after hearing Page's string arrangement. In our interview with noted studio bassist Scott Edwards
, he discussed White's change of heart about adding vocals to the track: "I heard that Barry White's tune, "Love's Theme," which was an instrumental, after Gene Page, who's a great arranger, did his string parts, Barry White said it was so beautiful, he decided not to put on the vocal," said Edwards. "And that's how it became "Love's Theme." It became a world hit because Barry White realized that Gene's strings were so beautiful, why mess it up with a vocal?" Edwards did not play on "Love's Theme," but he had worked in the studio with Page on several occasions.