Harvest for the World [Expanded]

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
The Isley Brothers came with love, funk and the too seldom mentioned socially consicous songs; this album is titled after one of those social gems. However, "Who Loves You Better," with its disco flair, was the album's first release. Ronald Isley's aggressive delivery blends nicely with Ernie Isley's tantalizing guitar solos. It was a Top Three single on the Billboard R&B charts. The title track is a tour de force. Preceded by a mellow intro in which Ronald Isley's earnest plea rings with urgency, the timeless lyric and festive rhythm make "Harvest for the World" a welcomed anthem for all the people of the world. It cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten at number nine. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
The Isley Brothers came with love, funk and the too seldom mentioned socially consicous songs; this album is titled after one of those social gems. However, "Who Loves You Better," with its disco flair, was the album's first release. Ronald Isley's aggressive delivery blends nicely with Ernie Isley's tantalizing guitar solos. It was a Top Three single on the Billboard R&B charts. The title track is a tour de force. Preceded by a mellow intro in which Ronald Isley's earnest plea rings with urgency, the timeless lyric and festive rhythm make "Harvest for the World" a welcomed anthem for all the people of the world. It cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten at number nine. Ronald Isley changes his tone on some of these compositions by adding a roughness to his still-smooth tenor, like on the relentless jams "People of Today" and "You Wanna Stay Down." Then there are those priceless ballads like "Let Me Know" and "Let Me Down Easy"; Ronald Isley sweetly caresses the lyric with compassion and agility. Neither of these two selections was released, but both remain staples on R&B radio. [The 2001 reissue doesn't seperate the two parts of "At Your Best You Are Love" and adds a live version of "Summer Breeze."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972374222
  • Catalog Number: 723742
  • Sales rank: 23,445

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Isley Brothers Primary Artist
Ernie Isley Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Chris Jasper Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, ARP
Marvin Isley Bass, Percussion, cowbell
Technical Credits
The Isley Brothers Producer
Ernie Isley Arranger, Composer, Producer
Chris Jasper Arranger, Composer, Producer
Malcolm Cecil Engineer
Eddie Cornelius Composer
Dash Crofts Composer
John Holbrook Live Recording
Marvin Isley Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
O'Kelly Isley Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ronald Isley Arranger, Composer, Producer
Rudolph Isley Arranger, Composer, Producer
Gary Jackson Liner Notes
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Jim Seals Composer
Howard Fritzon Art Direction
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