This Old Heart of Mine (album)
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|This Old Heart of Mine|
|Studio album by The Isley Brothers|
|Recorded||1965–1966, Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, Michigan (Studio A)|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, Motown, soul|
|Producer||Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Robert Gordy|
|The Isley Brothers chronology|
This Old Heart of Mine is the fourth album released by The Isley Brothers in 1966, on the Tamla (Motown) label. The album, their first with the seminal Detroit-based music label, yielded the Isleys' biggest hit in their early period with the title track. Other charted singles including "Take Some Time Out for Love" and "I Guess I'll Always Love You". The album's cover was not controversial at the time, but was criticized years later by activists because it did not depict the three African American brothers, instead using a picture of two white teenage lovers on a beach. Defenders say this was/is totally irrelevant since it was an artistic choice only. The Isley Brothers are today considered another one of the seminal Detroit groups of their era.
Despite the early success of their Motown debut, the Isley Brothers would be alienated from the label because it treated them as a second-string group. They soon left for Buddah Records and reforming their own T-Neck label in 1969 finding long-lasting success soon afterwards.
All songs written and composed by Holland-Dozier-Holland, except where noted.
|1.||"Nowhere to Run"||2:48|
|2.||"Stop! In the Name of Love"||2:58|
|3.||"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)"||2:46|
|4.||"Take Some Time Out for Love" (Thomas Kemp, Robert Gordy)||2:26|
|5.||"I Guess I'll Always Love You"||2:45|
|6.||"Baby Don't You Do It"||2:32|
|7.||"Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"||2:40|
|8.||"Put Yourself in My Place" (Holland-Dozier-Holland, John Thornton)||2:42|
|9.||"I Hear a Symphony"||3:13|
|10.||"Just Ain't Enough Love"||2:15|
|11.||"There's No Love Left" (Holland-Dozier-Holland, James Dean)||2:57|
|12.||"Seek and You Shall Find" (Ivy Jo Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson)||3:33|
- Ronald Isley: lead vocals
- O'Kelly Isley, Jr. and Rudolph Isley: background vocals (except on "I Hear a Symphony")
- The Andantes (Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow and Louvain Demps): background vocals on "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)" and "There's No Love Left"
- Produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Robert Gordy
- Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers