RELEASE
September 29, 2009
LABEL
Epic/Legacy
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Early R&B, Soul, Urban, Quiet Storm, Funk

Album Review

As listed in the booklet included in this DVD-set-looking package, Epic/Legacy had eight other Isley Brothers compilations in print when they released The Music of the Isley Brothers. One of them, It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers, happens to include just as many discs as this particular in-depth anthology, yet there are more tracks and it -- unlike The Music Of -- also covers the group's Motown years. The discs here contain a large percentage of the biggest singles, including "It's Your Thing," "That Lady," "Fight the Power," "For the Love of You," and "Between the Sheets." Casual fans won't likely notice omissions like "Sensuality" or "Who Loves You Better," but better options are indeed available.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Move Over and Let Me Dance
  2. It's Your Thing
  3. Black Berries (Pts. 1 & 2)
  4. Keep on Doin' [Mono Version]
  5. Get into Something
  6. Freedom
  7. Love the One You're With
  8. Cold Bologna
  9. Spill the Wine
  10. Lay Lady Lay
  11. Lay-Away
  12. Work to Do
  13. Brother, Brother
  14. Pop That Thing
  15. I Turned You On
  16. That Lady (Pts. 1 & 2)
  17. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  18. Summer Breeze (Pts. 1 & 2)
  19. If You Were There
  20. Live It Up (Pts. 1 & 2)
  21. Hello It's Me
  22. Brown Eyed Girl
  23. Fight the Power (Pts. 1 & 2)
  24. For the Love of You (Pts. 1 & 2)
  25. Make Me Say It Again Girl (Pts. 1 & 2)
  26. Harvest for the World (Prelude)
  27. Harvest for the World
  28. Footsteps in the Dark (Pts. 1 & 2)
  29. The Pride (Pts. 1 & 2)
  30. Voyage to Atlantis
  31. Go All the Way (Pts. 1 & 2)
  32. It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)
  33. Showdown (Pts. 1 & 2)
  34. Take Me to the Next Phase (Pts. 1 & 2)
  35. I Wanna Be with You (Pts. 1 & 2)
  36. Groove with You
  37. Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Pts. 1 & 2)
  38. I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)
  39. Between the Sheets
  40. Choosey Lover
  41. Caravan of Love
  42. Insatiable Woman
  43. Superbad
  44. Like I Do
  45. Exotic Lover