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The Isley Brothers

Go All the Way

Remastered CD | ICON 1004

  • Originally released 1980
  • First time on CD in U.S.
  • #1 Platinum album
  • Featuring the #1 hit "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" and "Here We Go Again"
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Track Listing

  • 1. Go All the Way (Parts 1 & 2)
  • 2. Say You Will (Parts 1 & 2)
  • 3. Pass It On (Parts 1 & 2)
  • 4. Here We Go Again (Parts 1 & 2)
  • 5. Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2)
  • 6. The Belly Dancer (Parts 1 & 2)

Lineup

  • Ronald, Rudolph and O’Kelly Isley – vocals
  • Chris Jasper, Marvin and Ernie Isley – background vocals on “The Belly Dancer”
  • Ernie Isley – guitars, drums, timbales, congas, percussion
  • Marvin Isley – bass, percussion
  • Chris Jasper – acoustic and electric piano, clavinet, ARP synthesizer, additional keyboards, drums, timbales, congas, percussion, background vocals, Fender guitar on “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time for Love)”

The Isley Brothers kicked off their fourth decade with this Platinum, #1 album originally issued in 1980. Previously unreleased on CD in the U.S., Go All the Way is highlighted by #1 hit ballad “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time for Love)” and finds The Isley Brothers embracing new technology while fortifying their proven strengths. Go All the Way features a half dozen extended fan favorites and chart hits (including “Here We Go Again” and the title track) that have not previously been heard in pristine digital sound. One of their most melodic albums, all was not quite as harmonious behind the scenes for the 3 + 3 lineup at this point, as former Isley Brothers songwriter/keyboardist Chris Jasper reveals in the enlightening liner notes.

Go All the Way was written at a time when business disagreements threatened to split the group in two. “We younger guys were gonna do an album on our own in 1980,” Chris Jasper reveals in an exclusive interview conducted for this reissue. “I just started writing some music. I didn’t have any idea that Ronald would end up singing it when I wrote it.” Writing outside the 3 + 3 framework paid artistic dividends, as the fresh and energetic Go All The Way boldly moved The Isley Brothers sound out of the ’70s and into the ’80s.

Go All the Way has been digitally remastered from the first generation tapes by three-time Grammy Award® winner Joe Palmaccio, who previously oversaw the reissues of The Isley Brothers’ CDs 3 + 3, Live It Up, The Heat Is On and Harvest for the World on Legacy

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