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Mission to Please
     

Mission to Please

by The Isley Brothers
 
On their second album of the '90s, the Isley Brothers capitalize on the smooth love ballads epitomized by crooners like Babyface, Keith Sweat, and R. Kelly. Since all three of those artists were influenced by the Isleys' classic '70s records, they were willing to come on board to produce

Overview

On their second album of the '90s, the Isley Brothers capitalize on the smooth love ballads epitomized by crooners like Babyface, Keith Sweat, and R. Kelly. Since all three of those artists were influenced by the Isleys' classic '70s records, they were willing to come on board to produce and co-write Mission to Please. The new blood reinvigorates the Isleys, and the album is one of their strongest efforts of the latter part of their career. Mission to Please is devoted to the group's sensual side -- it's all ballads, no funk. And that's not a bad thing at all. Ronald still has a smoldering, seductive voice and Ernie is such a gifted, sympathetic guitarist that he can pull magic out of pedestrian material. Thankfully, he doesn't need to prove the truth in that statement on Mission to Please. The majority of the songs on the album are first-rate '90s contemporary R&B, and those that aren't quite as strong make for pleasing filler. As a result, Mission to Please is a testament to the talents of not only the Isley Brothers, but also their far-reaching influence -- they are fortunate to have given inspiration to such gifted songwriters and musicians as the aforementioned Babyface, R. Kelly, and Keith Sweat.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/1996
Label:
Island
UPC:
0731452421425
catalogNumber:
524214
Rank:
29930

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Performance Credits

Isley Brothers   Primary Artist
Ernie Isley   Guitar,Background Vocals
Keith Sweat   Background Vocals
R. Kelly   Background Vocals
Reggie Griffin   Guitar
Marvin Isley   Background Vocals
Ronald Isley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Angela Winbush   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kut Klose   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer
Isley Brothers   Contributor
Ernie Isley   Composer,Producer
Keith Sweat   Composer,Producer
R. Kelly   Composer,Producer
Lafayette Carthon   Contributor
Reggie Griffin   Composer,Producer
Jason Hess   Contributor
Hiriam Hicks   Executive Producer
Mick Hucknall   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Peter Mokran   Programming
Emanuel Officer   Composer,Contributor
Angela Winbush   Composer,Producer
Rebecca Meek   Graphic Design
Judy Troilo   Artwork,Art Direction
Anneliese Estrada   Artwork,Art Direction
Neil Moss   Composer

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