Live It Up

Live It Up

by The Isley Brothers
     
 

One of the many classic albums the Ohio natives recorded. This set features two up-tempo numbers: the title track "Live It Up" and "Midnight Sky." The former is a soulful funk track paced by a humpin' bassline, robust background vocals, and Ernie Isley's electrifying guitar solos. It checked in at number four on the Billboard R&B charts.See more details below

Overview

One of the many classic albums the Ohio natives recorded. This set features two up-tempo numbers: the title track "Live It Up" and "Midnight Sky." The former is a soulful funk track paced by a humpin' bassline, robust background vocals, and Ernie Isley's electrifying guitar solos. It checked in at number four on the Billboard R&B charts. The latter is a smoother dance number in which Ronald Isley's vocals go from a cool, calm delivery to a resolute clamor. It peaked at number eight. Both have lengthy vamps, ideal for parties. As for the romance, "Hello It's Me" and "Brown Eyed Girl" are two gems. "Hello It's Me" is the classic ballad. Ronald's melodic intro is mesmerizing as he finesses the lyric "hello," which sets the tone for this beautiful number. His artistic interpretation of the lyric is demonstrated without blemish. This song was formerly recorded by Todd Rundgren, who also wrote it. "Brown Eyed Girl" is a mid-tempo number that's seasoned with a folk-like guitar and the rich vocals of Ronald. Neither single was ever a release, but today both are radio regulars.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998529922
catalogNumber:
85299

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Isley Brothers   Primary Artist
Ernie Isley   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Chris Jasper   Piano,Maracas,Electric Piano,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,ARP
Marvin Isley   Bass
George Moreland   Drums,Wood Block
Karl Potter   Conga
Truman Thomas   Organ

Technical Credits

Isley Brothers   Arranger,Producer
Ernie Isley   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer,Liner Notes,Author
Malcolm Cecil   Engineer
Kelly Isley   Contributor
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer,Contributor
Rudolph Isley   Composer,Contributor
Ed Lee   Art Direction
Robert Margouleff   Engineer
Leo Sacks   Reissue Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Joel Whitburn   Chart Information
Bridget McGoldrick   Packaging Manager,Reissue Package
Sara Syms   Reissue Design

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