Editors’ Notes Compiling an “essential” double-album set for the satin-voiced Isley Brothers is difficult, given the musical range of their decades-long career. But this one’s the best. It shows the group skillfully changing with the times and their clear influence on musical history: rousing doo wop-soul hybrids (1959’s “Shout, Pts. 1 & 2"), their 1966-’68 stretch at Motown (the stomping version of “This Old Heart of Mine”), psych-funk (the 1969 smash “It’s Your Thang”), singer/songwriter fare (1974’s “Summer Breeze”), silky ’70s tone-setters (“That Lady, Pts. 1 &2”) and late-night candle-burners (1995’s “Down Low” with Jay Z).

SONG
Twist and Shout
1
2:27
 
That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2
2
5:34
 
What It Comes Down To
3
3:53
 
Brown Eyed Girl
4
4:06
 
For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2
5
5:37
 
Groove With You
6
4:48
 
Brother, Brother
7
3:16
 
Work to Do
8
3:10
 
Harvest for the World
9
3:53
 
Summer Breeze
10
6:12
 
Make Me Say It Again Girl, Pts. 1 & 2
11
7:33
 
Live It Up, Pts. 1 & 2
12
6:12
 
Fight the Power, Pts. 1 & 2
13
5:18
 
Freedom
14
3:34
 
Keep On Doin'
15
3:59
 
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)
16
2:36
 
Move Over and Let Me Dance
17
2:43
 
Shout, Pts. 1 & 2
18
4:22
 
It's Your Thing
1
2:47
 
I Turned You On
2
2:36
 
Lay Away
3
3:21
 
Love the One You're With
4
3:38
 
Pop That Thang
5
2:52
 
Spill the Wine
6
6:31
 
Take Me to the Next Phase, Pts. 1 & 2
7
5:09
 
I Wanna Be With You, Pts. 1 & 2
8
6:20
 
The Pride, Pts. 1 & 2
9
5:31
 
Footsteps In the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
10
5:04
 
Voyage to Atlantis
11
4:30
 
Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love), Pts. 1 & 2
12
5:45
 
Between the Sheets
13
5:38
 
Caravan of Love
14
5:41
 
Mission to Please You
15
4:23
 
Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)
16
4:49
 

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