The Isley Brothers Featuring Fight The Power The Heat Is On 180g LP
180g High Quality Vinyl!
A glance at the discs, which rocked through the charts under the simple name of
"Isley Brothers" will give you an idea of how a "long-lasting and
self-generative family enterprise" (The Times) became a true soul factory. After
a brisk start with popular rock’n’roll music, similar to that which a large
number of black vocal groups turned out in the Fifties, followed a long march
from one record company to another – all of whom were hard pushed to equate the
dynamic musicality of these brothers with the 'own sound' of their productions.
After hopping from one record label to the next, and not even getting a
long-lasting break with the potent Motown label Tamla, golden days arrived when
they set up their own label – T-Neck.
Amidst the turmoil created by strong competition from superb studio albums, the
Isley Brothers landed a smash hit in 1975 with "The Heat Is On", an album which
achieved double platinum status with its collection of perfectly written
numbers. Powerful, funky volleys ("Fight The Power"), gyrating riffs as a launch
pad for harmonious vocals and a creative solo ("The Heat Is On") go their own
way, which is also apparent in the bell-like, airy ballads that swing along
tastefully – quite without the sugar-sweet strings so popular at that time.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from
the master tapes through to the cutting head.
• 180g High Quality Vinyl
• 100% Analogue
• Gatefold jacket
1. Fight The Power (Part 1 & 2)
2. The Heat Is On (Part 1 & 2)
3. Hope You Feel Better Love (Part 1 & 2)
1. For The Love Of You (Part 1 & 2)
2. Sensuality (Part 1 & 2)
3. Make Me Say It Again Girl (Part 1 & 2)
Recorded 1975 at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA.