Go All the Way (The Isley Brothers album)

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Go All The Way
Isley brothers Go all the way album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 19, 1980
StudioBearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
GenreSoul, funk, R&B, funk rock
LabelT-Neck Records
ProducerThe Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Winner Takes All
Go All The Way
Grand Slam

Go All the Way is the eighteenth album released by The Isley Brothers for their T-Neck imprint in April 19, 1980.

The album was remastered and expanded for inclusion in the 2015 released CD box set The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]
Smash Hits5/10 [3]

The album is notable for the Billboard Top 40 and Billboard #1 R&B ballad, "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love)", and the number 11 mid-tempo hit "Here We Go Again".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley and Ronald Isley.

Side one
1."Go All the Way (Parts 1 & 2)"5:01
2."Say You Will (Parts 1 & 2)"5:25
3."Pass It On (Parts 1 & 2)"5:38
Side two
4."Here We Go Again (Parts 1 & 2)"7:34
5."Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2)"5:45
6."The Belly Dancer (Parts 1 & 2)"6:12


  • Ronald Isley - musical arrangement, lead vocals, background vocals
  • O'Kelly Isley Jr. - musical arrangement, background vocals
  • Rudolph Isley - musical arrangement, background vocals
  • Ernie Isley - background vocals (5)[4], musical arrangement, guitar, drums, timbales, congas, other percussion
  • Marvin Isley - background vocals (5)[4], musical arrangement, bass played by, percussion
  • Chris Jasper - background vocals (5), piano (5)[4], string synthesizer (5)[5], musical arrangement, keyboards, synthesizers, drums, timbales, congas, other percussion


Chart (1980) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[6] 8
Billboard Top Soul Albums[6] 1


Year Single Chart positions[7]
1980 "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" 39 1

Samples & Covers[edit]

  • 2Pac sampled "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" on his song "My Block" for The Show soundtrack in 1995.
  • Will Smith sampled "Here We Go Again" on his song "Yes Yes Y'All" on his album Big Willie Style in 1997.
  • J Dilla sampled "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" on his song "Bye" on his album Donuts in 2006.
  • J Dilla sampled "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" on his song "So Far To Go" on his album The Shining in 2006.
  • UGK sampled "Here We Go Again" in their song "The Pimp & The Bun" featuring Ron Isley on their album UGK 4 Life in 2009.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. The Isley Brothers: Go All The Way > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: I". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 27, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Hillier, Bev. "The Isley Brothers: Go All the Way". Smash Hits (May 15–28 1980): 31.
  4. ^ a b c The Isley Brothers. "Don't Say Goodnight...Pts. 1 & 2". YouTube: The Isley Brothers - Topic. 25 January 2017. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XE4RsCnXzFw
  5. ^ The Isley Brothers. "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)". Songfacts. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=14152
  6. ^ a b "The Isley Brothers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  7. ^ "The Isley Brothers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.