Inside You

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For the song of the same name by Quiet Riot, see Quiet Riot II.
Inside You
Inside you isley brothers album.jpg
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released December 1, 1981
Recorded 1981
Studio Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Genre Funk, Soul, smooth soul, quiet storm
Length 38:19
Label T-Neck Records
Producer The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Grand Slam
(1981)
Inside You
(1981)
The Real Deal
(1982)

Inside You is the 20th album by The Isley Brothers released on T-Neck Records on December 1, 1981.

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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The title track was one of their notable hits in the beginning of the 1980s though it didn't return the Isleys to their past glory. The older and younger Isleys, in the meantime, were arguing over the group's direction. Disagreements would eventually lead to an implosion in the 3 + 3 lineup.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Inside You (Part I & II)" 9:03
2. "Baby Hold On" 4:22
3. "Don't Hold Back Your Love (Part I & II)" 6:20
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
4. "First Love" David Townsend 4:37
5. "Love Merry-Go-Round"   5:07
6. "Welcome to My Heart"   5:02
7. "Love Zone"   4:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Ronald Isley - Lead Vocals
  • Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley - Background Vocals
  • Kermit Moore, Cello
  • Johnathan Abramowitz, Cello
  • Fred Zlotkin - Cello
  • Alfred V. Brown - violas
  • Julian C Barber, violas
  • Mitsue Takayama - violas
  • Gloria Agostini, Harp
  • Eve Otto - harp
  • Gerald Tarack - Violin
  • Harold Kohon - Violin
  • Richard Young - Violin
  • Louann Montesi - Violin
  • Winteron Garvey - Violin
  • Fred Buldrini - Violin
  • Marilyn Wright - Violin
  • Marvin Morgenstern - Violin
  • Guy Lumis - Violin
  • Anahid Ajemian - violin
  • Marvin Isley - bass, percussion
  • Ernie Isley - guitars, drums, percussion
  • Chris Jasper - keyboards, percussion, vibes
  • Kevin Jones - congas, percussion
  • Everett Collins - drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 45
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
R&B
1981 "Inside You" 10
1982 "Welcome Into My Heart" 45

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Music, All. The Isley Brothers: Inside You > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Isley Brothers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "The Isley Brothers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.