Tracks of Life

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After spending the late '80s as a duo consisting of Ronald and Rudy Isley, the Isley Brothers become a trio again with Rudy's departure and the return of siblings Ernie and Marvin. Though not on a par with such classic '70s albums as Go for Your Guns, The Heat Is On and Showdown, Tracks of Life is a solid and respectable collection that benefits greatly from Angela Winbush's contributions to the songwriting. Ron sounds genuinely inspired on everything from the driving synth-funk of "Get My Licks In" and "No Axe to Grind" to sexy ballads and slow jams like "Bedroom Eyes," "Sensitive Lover" and "Lost in Your Love." With its subtle references to bondage, "Whatever Turns You...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
After spending the late '80s as a duo consisting of Ronald and Rudy Isley, the Isley Brothers become a trio again with Rudy's departure and the return of siblings Ernie and Marvin. Though not on a par with such classic '70s albums as Go for Your Guns, The Heat Is On and Showdown, Tracks of Life is a solid and respectable collection that benefits greatly from Angela Winbush's contributions to the songwriting. Ron sounds genuinely inspired on everything from the driving synth-funk of "Get My Licks In" and "No Axe to Grind" to sexy ballads and slow jams like "Bedroom Eyes," "Sensitive Lover" and "Lost in Your Love." With its subtle references to bondage, "Whatever Turns You On" is tastefully kinky. To be sure, the CD has its flaws -- Ron and Winbush's producing could have been less high-tech, and it's disappointing that a guitarist as magnificent as Ernie has so little room. But on the whole, the album makes it clear that in the '90s, the Isleys could still captivate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/1992
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992662024
  • Catalog Number: 26620

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Isley Brothers Primary Artist
Ernie Isley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Drums
George Duke Synthesizer, Keyboards
Herbie Hancock Synthesizer, Keyboards
Quincy Jones Synthesizer, Keyboards
Lisa Taylor Background Vocals
Sekou Bunch Bass Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass Guitar
Marvin Isley Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Ronald Isley Vocals, Background Vocals
Roman Johnson Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
James Macon Guitar
Chris Olivas Background Vocals
David Paich Synthesizer, Keyboards
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer, Keyboards
Gene Stashuk Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Drums
Ian Underwood Synthesizer, Keyboards
Angela Winbush Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Leon Ware Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
The Isley Brothers Contributor
Ernie Isley Composer, Programming, Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
George Duke Programming
Herbie Hancock Programming
Quincy Jones Arranger, Programming, drum programming
Sekou Bunch Producer
Conley Abrams Engineer
Milton Chan Engineer
Reginald Dozier Engineer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Mitch Gibson Engineer
Marvin Isley Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Ronald Isley Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Roman Johnson Composer, Programming, Producer, drum programming
Benny Medina Executive Producer
David Paich Programming
Greg Phillinganes Arranger
Steve Porcaro Programming
Gene Stashuk Programming, Engineer, drum programming
Bruce Swedien Programming, Engineer, drum programming
Ian Underwood Programming
Angela Winbush Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Leon Ware Programming, drum programming
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