Eternal

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Throughout their illustrious six-decade spanning career, the Isley Brothers have endured several lineup changes, but what has remained constant is the group's finely tuned sense of what R&B audiences want to hear. Their 1969 hit "It's Your Thing" set the pace for a string of classics that would later influence both R&B and hip-hop artists. The Isleys' latest disc, Eternal, finds Ernie Isley's trademark piercing guitar and Ronald Isley's flamboyant vocals sounding as vibrant as ever. On the seething first single, "Contagious," produced by R. Kelly and featuring vocals by Chanté Moore, Ronald reprises the role of his alter ego, Mr. Biggs, which was introduced on Kelly's 1995 hit "Down Low." The Isleys' ...
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Throughout their illustrious six-decade spanning career, the Isley Brothers have endured several lineup changes, but what has remained constant is the group's finely tuned sense of what R&B audiences want to hear. Their 1969 hit "It's Your Thing" set the pace for a string of classics that would later influence both R&B and hip-hop artists. The Isleys' latest disc, Eternal, finds Ernie Isley's trademark piercing guitar and Ronald Isley's flamboyant vocals sounding as vibrant as ever. On the seething first single, "Contagious," produced by R. Kelly and featuring vocals by Chanté Moore, Ronald reprises the role of his alter ego, Mr. Biggs, which was introduced on Kelly's 1995 hit "Down Low." The Isleys' classic soul mix is infused with even more youthful energy thanks to neo-soul siren Jill Scott, who lends her pen and her chops to the pillow-soft serenade "Said Enough," and former Tony! Toni! Toné! singer Raphael Saadiq, who produced several tracks including "You Didn't See Me," a harmony-layered jam about unrequited love. Other highlights include the seductive "Warm Summer Night," which is based on an instrumental song by Chic, and the dance-floor-ready "Move Your Body," both of which were produced by Ron Isley's wife, singer Angela Winbush. Eternal is a tribute to the Isley Brothers' status as rhythm and blues' elder statesmen and to their ability to change with the times -- a feat not many of their contemporaries have been able to accomplish. Neo Brentacious
All Music Guide - Liana Jonas
Within seconds of listening to "Move Your Body," the opener to Eternal, the latest by the Isley Brothers, audiences will easily agree -- the forefathers of boudoir faire still have it. Forty years in the business have not chiseled away at the talented brothers: Ronald Isley's falsetto is unwavering and remains inimitable in 2001, when the R&B market is saturated. Ernie Isley soars on guitar -- "Ernie's Jam" showcases the brother playing soulful and tasty solos, à la Jimi Hendrix -- adding further sexiness to this already sensual disc. Cheaters are blatantly busted on the slithering "Contagious," where the rogue-lover is caught in the act. The words coming from the jilted are so vivid and painful. Ronald specifically describes walking toward the bedroom, hearing his lover crying out someone else's name. Ouch. While it's all about sex and pleasing a lover on the arousing "Just Like This," the disc is not just skin on skin. The album poignantly explores commitment on such romantic slow jams as "You're All I Need," "Settle Down," and the title track. An impressive roster of collaborators -- writers, performers, and producers -- grace Eternal and they span old-school and modern R&B players such as R. Kelly, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Jill Scott. There is nothing groundbreaking on this recording, however, the longtime R&B legends prove they're still very much worth their salt and can keep up very well with the Joneses. Indeed, the Isley Brothers are eternal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2001
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 600445029125
  • Catalog Number: 450291
  • Sales rank: 23,610

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Move Your Body (5:17)
  2. 2 Contagious (5:47)
  3. 3 Warm Summer Night (4:56)
  4. 4 You Deserve Better (4:26)
  5. 5 Just Like This (4:20)
  6. 6 Secret Lover (4:25)
  7. 7 You're All I Need (4:50)
  8. 8 Settle Down (6:31)
  9. 9 Eternal (8:32)
  10. 10 If You Leave Me Now (7:04)
  11. 11 Said Enough - Jill Scott (5:10)
  12. 12 You Didn't See Me (4:28)
  13. 13 Ernie's Jam (4:51)
  14. 14 Think (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Isley Brothers Primary Artist
Ernie Isley Guitar
The Johnson Sisters Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Ronald Isley Background Vocals
Jimmy Jam Keyboards
Donnie Lyle Bass, Guitar
Alexander Richbourg Percussion
Angela Winbush Keyboards, Vocals
Raphael Saadiq Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Kelvin Wooten Keyboards
James "Big Jim" Wright Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jill Scott Background Vocals
Avant Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ernie Isley Composer
Gary Brown Engineer
Chris Jasper Composer
R. Kelly Arranger, Producer
Steve Hodge Engineer
Steve Huff Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Marvin Isley Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer, Executive Producer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer
Terry Lewis Arranger, Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Peter Mokran Engineer
Alexander Richbourg drum programming
Louis Silas Jr. Executive Producer
Angela Winbush Producer, drum programming
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer
James Harris Composer
Chris Bellman Mastering
Boogie Jake drum programming
Andre Harris Producer
James "Big Jim" Wright Composer
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Jeff Vereb Engineer
Vidal Davis Producer, Engineer
Clint Roth Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Kevin Guarnieri Engineer, Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it's GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT

    These Guys are gettin' old, but they still got it in 'em to make a few million dollar hits. This album is very mellow and great for setting a romantic mood, which some of us really need to do once in a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On fire like a grill on the weekends

    Yo that joint contagious is tight like a fat lady with size 4 on. MR.Big and the R man got it going on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Contagious Is Da' Bom

    When I first heard Contagious I didn't get the point of the song. After a few days I really listened and I noticed what it was saying. Contagious is da' bom. I really feel that song. I listen to it everyday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Thank God They're Back

    Finally!! I'm so glad they're back, and it's about time! And they ''still have it''. Awesome. And for those of us who enjoy REAL music to listen to, this is a blessing in this age of noise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best thing ever

    i feel isley brothers made r&b what it is.they set the mood and i give them all the credit in the world and more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    same o'l goods/never dissappointed/don't hate

    yeah, I loved it and it is very unique,but no matter how much flavor you add,it offers that same o'l isleey flavor. it is the bomb b!!R.Kelly is one of the most fabulous writter in the industy today,i wish i could be on his label. he's gifted,so is ronald and his family,his wife is also,she's a legend.last..stop hatin on Mr. Biggs, cause it is a music selling gimmick and not many o'l schoolers capture young fans, he did it brilliantly,he is Mr. Biggs!! it is a wonderful clever combination, in which leads to more silky winning classics,as ''Contagious'' and I ain't mad at Chante' really cause I wish I could sing and meet R.kelly, now that's A real WINNer COMBINATIONAL CLASSIC FOR ALL YALL !!HA<HA>HA!!..p.s. plz every offer prayer and condolences to R.Kelly's recent deceased wife Alliah, He has lost so much recently, plz offer your prayers,god bless and be with them and you all thanx.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Old & New Skool Together

    This CD is off da chain. Seeing as it is the Isley Brothers, been out for years, they reached the younger folks like me with this project. I'm lovin it. ''Eternal'' is my song. It's one of them freaky songs that just gets you in the mood. Something for the old and new skool alike to have. Holla.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dat Song CONTAGOUS.......Is Da BOMB!!!!

    i love that song CONTAGOUS that is my song!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NEW SKOOL OR OLD SKOOL........

    THIS ALBUM PROVIDES ENJOYMENT FOR ALL!!! If you weren't an Isley Brothers fan before, you will be after listening to this Old skool flavored, yet very hip album. These are legends of our time!!!! Give ''SECRET LOVER'' a listen...WOW!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GO COPP THIS IT'S OFF THA HOOK

    YO, THA ISLEY BROS. HAVE DID IT AGAIN THIS IS OFF THA HOOK FO'REAL IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THIS. YOU NEED TO HEAR IT YO E-MAIL ME LET'S TALK CONTAGIOUS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BENNY'S SONG

    Benny here is your song. Dont forget it because your the only one I know who plays it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OFF THE CHAIN!!!!

    I LOVE the entire CD. Contagious is the joint! It's some good ''lovin''' music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CONTAGIOUS........IS THE BOMB

    HEY THAT SONG CONTAGIOUS IS THE BEST. IT MAKE ME WONDER IF SOMETHING REALLY GOING ON WITH SHANTE MOORE AND R KELLY. YOU HAVE TO SEE THE VIDEO TO WONDER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love da song Contagious

    i love dat song i've been wantin da lyrics so bad and me and my cuz no almost evry part itz hotness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CONTAGIOUS.....is the best yet!!!

    I first heard contagious on Power 106 and I loved it. Can't wait to hear the whole cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    THIS ONE IS THE ONE TO BUY.......CONTAGIOUS IS OFF THE HOOK... I COULDN'T WAIT FOR THE CD I HAD TO BUY THE SINGLE FIRST AND I NEVER DO THAT

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