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Beautiful Ballads, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With a recording legacy that spans five decades, the Isley Brothers have excelled in genres ranging from straight gospel to disco to hard-hitting funk, and while they have remade their image several times over in various family configurations, the music has remained at a consistently high level. The group's best-known hits have tended to be upbeat dance numbers, but the Isley Brothers' secret strength may well be their way with slow burning love ballads. This set of love songs, drawn from material recorded between 1972 and 1983 with 1985's "Insatiable Woman" from splinter group Isley/Jasper/Isley thrown in as a closer for the group's own T-Neck label, gathers up key ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With a recording legacy that spans five decades, the Isley Brothers have excelled in genres ranging from straight gospel to disco to hard-hitting funk, and while they have remade their image several times over in various family configurations, the music has remained at a consistently high level. The group's best-known hits have tended to be upbeat dance numbers, but the Isley Brothers' secret strength may well be their way with slow burning love ballads. This set of love songs, drawn from material recorded between 1972 and 1983 with 1985's "Insatiable Woman" from splinter group Isley/Jasper/Isley thrown in as a closer for the group's own T-Neck label, gathers up key tracks like the two-part "For the Love of You," "Between the Sheets" and the epic ten-minute-plus "It's Too Late," which were left off of the first volume. This isn't the whole story, obviously, since the Isley Brothers were recording gorgeous love ballads before this time period and continued doing it afterward, as well, but it is a nice taste of the gentle and sentimental side of the group. The obvious move now is to combine the two volumes into a single set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768915523
  • Catalog Number: 89155
  • Sales rank: 41,593

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Isley Brothers Primary Artist
Ernie Isley Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Conga, Drums, Electric Guitar, Maracas, Timbales, Background Vocals, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Chris Jasper Synthesizer, Percussion, Conga, Electric Piano, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, Piano (Grand)
Marvin Isley Bass, Percussion, Background Vocals, cowbell, Wood Block
O'Kelly Isley Background Vocals
Ronald Isley Vocals, Background Vocals
Rudolph Isley Background Vocals
Technical Credits
The Isley Brothers Arranger, Producer
Ernie Isley Composer
Carole King Composer
Isley Jasper Isley Arranger, Producer
Chris Jasper Composer, Producer
Malcolm Cecil Producer, Engineer
Robert Margouleff Producer, Engineer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Mark Wilder Mastering
Leo Sacks Producer
Tom "Curly" Ruff Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Jeremy Holiday Packaging Manager
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