The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers: The Heat Is On

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Artist: The Isley Brothers
Title: The Heat Is On
Product Type: VINYL LP

A glance at the discs, which rocked through the charts under the simple name of "Isley Brothers" will give you an idea of how a "long-lasting and self-generative family enterprise" (The Times) became a true soul factory. After a brisk start with popular rock'n'roll music, similar to that which a large number of black vocal groups turned out in the Fifties, followed a long march from one record company to another - all of whom were hard pushed to equate the dynamic musicality of these brothers with the 'own sound' of their productions. After hopping from one record label to the next, and not even getting a long-lasting break with the potent Motown label Tamla, golden days arrived when they set up their own label - Amidst the turmoil created by strong competition from superb studio albums, the Isleys landed a smash hit in 1975 with "The Heat Is On," an album which achieved double platinum status with it's collection of perfectly written numbers. Powerful, funky volleys ("Fight The Power"), gyrating riffs as a launch pad for harmonious vocals and a creative solo ("The Heat Is On") go their own way, which is also apparent in the bell-like, airy ballads that swing along tastefully - quite without the sugar-sweet strings so popular at that time. - Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.•Ernie Isley (guitar, drums, percussion, vocals) •Chris Jasper (keyboards) •O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley (vocals) •Marvin Isley (bass) Recording: 1975 at Kendun Recorders, Burbank (CA)

Tracks:
1.1 Fight the Power, PTS. 1 ; 2
1.2 The Heat Is on, PTS. 1 ; 2
1.3 Hope You Feel Better Love, PTS. 1 ; 2
1.4 For the Love of You, PTS. 1 ; 2
1.5 Sensuality, PTS. 1 ; 2
1.6 Make Me Say It Again Girl, PTS. 1 ; 2
1.7 Fight the Power, PTS. 1 ; 2

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