Masterpiece (The Isley Brothers album)

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Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released April 29, 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Rhythm and blues/soul
Length N/A
Label Warner Bros.
Producer The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Smooth Sailin'

Masterpiece is the 23rd album released by The Isley Brothers on Warner Bros. Records on April 29, 1985. For the first time since 1973, the Isley Brothers were a trio composed of the original members O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald Isley. It was the last album with O'Kelly Isley; he died a year after the album's release from a heart attack. The album is dedicated to their late brother Vernon Isley and their parents Sally & O'Kelly Isley Sr. The album liner notes were written by Elaine Isley.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The album charted at #140 in the US Billboard 200 while only charting at #19 on the R&B album chart. "Colder Are My Nights" peaked at #12 on the R&B charts, while "May I?" charted at #42 in 1986.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "May I?"   Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Elaine Jasper Isley 5:07
2. "My Best Was Good Enough"   Skip Scarborough 4:20
3. "If Leaving Me Is Easy"   Phil Collins 6:30
4. "You Never Know When You're Gonna Fall in Love"   Rex Salas, Mont Seward 4:19
5. "Stay Gold"   Stevie Wonder, Carmine Coppola 4:11
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Colder Are My Nights"   David Williams, Pat Leonard 6:00
7. "Come to Me"   Robert Brookins, Tony Haynes 4:53
8. "Release Your Love"   David Ritz, Kelly McNulty 5:32
9. "The Most Beautiful Girl"   Billy Sherrill, Rory Bourke, Norris Wilson 6:57


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Elias, Jason. "The Isley Brothers – Masterpiece". AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2014.