This Old Heart of Mine (album)

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This Old Heart of Mine
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released 1966
Recorded 1965–1966, Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, Michigan (Studio A)
Genre Rhythm and blues, Motown, soul
Length 33:50
Label Tamla
Producer Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Robert Gordy
The Isley Brothers chronology
Twisting and Shouting
(1963)
This Old Heart of Mine
(1966)
Soul on the Rocks
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Holland-Dozier-Holland, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
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
Side two
No. Title Length
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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. This Old Heart of Mine > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-04.

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