Harvest for the World

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For the song, see Harvest for the World (song).
Harvest For The World
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released May 4, 1976
Recorded 1975–1976 at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre Soul, funk, rock, funk rock, smooth soul
Length 37:54
Label T-Neck Records
Producer The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
The Heat Is On
(1975)
Harvest for the World
(1976)
Go for Your Guns
(1977)

Harvest for the World is the fourteenth album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint in May 1976.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B-)[2]

The album included the successful socially-conscious title track and the top three R&B record, "Who Loves You Better?" The album sold over 500,000 copies in the first three weeks of release, making it one of the fastest-selling records ever. It went on to top the Billboard R&B Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley and Ronald Isley. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Harvest for the World (Prelude)"   2:11
2. "Harvest for the World"   3:51
3. "People of Today"   4:42
4. "Who Loves You Better"   5:31
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "(At Your Best) You Are Love"   5:23
6. "Let Me Down Easy"   6:30
7. "So You Wanna Stay Down"   3:51
8. "You Still Feel the Need"   4:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Ronald Isley: lead and background vocals
  • O'Kelly Isley, Jr.: background vocals (lead vocals on "Let Me Down Easy")
  • Rudolph Isley: background vocals (lead vocals on "You Still Feel the Need")
  • Ernie Isley: guitars, drums, percussion, congas, timbales, maracas
  • Marvin Isley: bass, cowbell, woodblock, percussion
  • Chris Jasper: piano, keyboards, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, tambourine, percussion

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 9
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US
Pop
US
R&B
US
Dance
1976 "Who Loves You Better" 47 3 2
"Harvest for the World" 63 9 -
"People of Today" - - 3

Samples & Covers[edit]

The Christians famously covered "Harvest for the World" in 1988. The song reached #8 in the charts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_for_the_World_(song))

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. The Isley Brothers: Harvest For The World > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b "The Isley Brothers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "The Isley Brothers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.