Mission to Please

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Mission to Please
Studio album by The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley
Released May 14, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Urban adult contemporary
Length 45:57
Label T-Neck Records/Island Records
Producer Ronald Isley, Angela Winbush, R. Kelly, Keith Sweat
The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley chronology
Live!
(1993)
Mission to Please
(1996)
Eternal
(2001)

Mission to Please is the 27th album by The Isley Brothers on Island Records released on May 14, 1996. This album was a return to commercial glory for the band in the years following their last platinum-certified album, 1983's Between the Sheets as it also was certified platinum based on the strength of the charted singles "Let's Lay Together", their first R. Kelly collaboration after the success of their duet together, "Down Low", the Babyface-composed ballad, "Tears", the Ronald and Angela Winbush-duet collaboration, "Floatin' On Your Love", and the mid-'90s quiet storm radio staple, "Mission to Please You". Some of the success came off the fact that Ronald had cultivated a new image as the video villain, "Mr. Biggs", in a series of R. Kelly videos starting with "Down Low" helping to re-introduce the music of the Isley Brothers to a new generation of R&B fans. This is also noted as being the last album to feature youngest brother, Marvin Isley, as he would leave the group a year later due to diabetes and die on June 6, 2010. It also helped relaunch their label T-Neck Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Floatin' On Your Love" (Ronald Isley, Angela Winbush, Reggie Griffin) – 4:09
  2. "Whenever You're Ready" (Ronald Isley, Angela Winbush, Reggie Griffin) – 4:50
  3. "Let's Lay Together" (R. Kelly) – 4:32
  4. "Tears" (Babyface) – 4:45
  5. "Can I Have a Kiss (For Old Time's Sake)?" (R. Kelly) – 4:46
  6. "Mission to Please You" (R. Kelly, Angela Winbush, Ronald Isley) – 4:27
  7. "Holding Back the Years" (Mick Hucknall, Neil Moss) – 5:30
  8. "Make Your Body Sing" (Ronald Isley, Angela Winbush, Reggie Griffin) – 4:06
  9. "Let's Get Intimate" (Ernie Isley, Angela Winbush, Ronald Isley) – 5:57
  10. "Slow Is the Way" (Keith Sweat, Emmanuel Officer) – 4:55

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