Harvest for the World (song)
|"Harvest for the World"|
|Single by The Isley Brothers|
|from the album Harvest for the World|
|Songwriter(s)||The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper|
|Producer(s)||The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper|
|The Isley Brothers singles chronology|
Background and composition
One of their socially conscious singles (about world peace), the song was composed by Ernie Isley, who wrote most of the lyrics, together with Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper, with additional lyrics and musical arrangements added by the three original members O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald. As on many Isley Brothers records, Ronald sang lead on the song while his older brothers O'Kelly and Rudolph usually backed him up.
The Christians released a hit cover of the song that reached #8 in the UK. British/American supergroup The Power Station recorded a cover of it for their 1985 album and was rumored to have been a potential 4th single.
Vanessa Williams covered the song on her 2005 album "Everlasting Love."
- Ronald Isley: lead vocals, background vocals
- O'Kelly Isley Jr.: background vocals
- Rudolph Isley: background vocals
- Ernie Isley: electric guitar, acoustic guitars, drums, background vocals
- Marvin Isley: bass played by, background vocals
- Chris Jasper: piano, keyboards, synthesizers, background vocals
- Handclaps by The Isley Brothers
- Produced, written, arranged and composed by The Isley Brothers and Chris Jasper