Eternal (The Isley Brothers album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2001
GenreFunk, urban adult contemporary, soul, R&B
LabelDreamWorks Records
ProducerRonald Isley, Raphael Saadiq, R. Kelly, Angela Winbush, Steve Huff, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
The Isley Brothers chronology
Mission to Please
Body Kiss
Singles from Eternal
  1. "Contagious"
    Released: July 24, 2001

Eternal is the 28th studio album released by The Isley Brothers on DreamWorks Records on August 7, 2001. Now popular again with audiences, almost single-handledly for Ronald Isley's "Mr. Biggs" persona, Eternal included production from not only R. Kelly who gave the Isleys their biggest hit as leading artists in over two decades with "Contagious" but also from Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Raphael Saadiq and Ronald's wife at the time, Angela Winbush. Based on the mega-success of "Contagious", Eternal peaked at #3 on the Billboard Billboard Top 200 album charts and #1 on the R&B album chart selling over two million copies having it certified double-platinum. The first album the Isleys released as a duo in over a decade (Marvin Isley left the group after suffering a bout with diabetes, which later caused both of his legs to be amputated), Ernie Isley also showcase his talents as a guitarist in songs like "Move Your Body" and the aptly titled "Ernie's Jam" while Ronald was still as vocally strong on this album as he had been throughout the Isley Brothers' legendary catalogue.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Move Your Body" (Raphael Saadiq, Robert Ozuna, Glenn Standridge, Angela Winbush, Ronald Isley)
  2. "Contagious" (R. Kelly)
  3. "Warm Summer Night" (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Ronald Isley)
  4. "You Deserve Better" (Steve Huff)
  5. "Just Like This" (Steve Huff)
  6. "Secret Lover" (Steve Huff, Myron Avant)
  7. "You're All I Need" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright, Tony Tolbert)
  8. "Settle Down" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright, Tony Tolbert)
  9. "Eternal" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley)
  10. "If You Leave Me Now" (Peter Cetera)
  11. "Said Enough" (Featuring Jill Scott) (Jill Scott, Andre Harris)
  12. "You Didn't See Me" (Raphael Saadiq, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley)
  13. "Ernie's Jam" (Raphael Saadiq, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Robert Ozuna, Glenn Standridge)
  14. "Think" (Curtis Mayfield, Ronald Isley)