Harvest for the World
|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|
|Producer||The Isley Brothers|
|The Isley Brothers chronology|
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.
All songs written and composed by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley and Ronald Isley.
|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|
|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|
|2001 reissue bonus track|
|9.||"Summer Breeze" (Live at Bearsville Studios)||Jim Seals, Dash Crofts||8:43|
- 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
|Billboard Pop Albums||9|
|Billboard Top Soul Albums||1|
|1976||"Who Loves You Better"||47||3||2|
|"Harvest for the World"||63||9||-|
|"People of Today"||-||-||3|
Samples & Covers
- Power Station covered "Harvest for the World" on their album The Power Station in 1985.
- Aaliyah covered "(At Your Best) You Are Love" on her album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number in 1994.
- Jewell covered "Harvest for the World" on the soundtrack album Murder Was the Case in 1994.
- Vanessa Williams covered "Harvest for the World" on her album Everlasting Love in 2005.
- Ronnie Laws covered the entire album of "Harvest for the World" titled Portrait of the Isley Brothers' Harvest for the World in 1998.
- Mike Francis covered "Il Mio Amore Libero per Te" on his album Misteria in 1998.
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))
- Lytle, Craig. The Isley Brothers: Harvest For The World > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.
- "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- "The Isley Brothers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
- "The Isley Brothers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.