The Isleys Live

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The Isleys Live
Live album by The Isley Brothers
Released March 24, 1973
Recorded 1972 (The Bitter End) Later re-released with 3 additional tracks recorded in 1969 (Yankee Stadium)
Genre Funk/soul

54:49 (original 2-LP set)

74:29 (CD with bonus tracks)
Label T-Neck/Rhino Records
Producer N/A
The Isley Brothers chronology
Brother, Brother, Brother
The Isleys Live
Isleys' Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B- [2]

The Isleys Live is a live album released by The Isley Brothers on March 24, 1973 on T-Neck Records as a double album with the catalog number TNS 3010-2.[3] Recorded at the Bitter End in New York City, the band are introduced as T Neck recording artists before they take the stage. Two decades later, Rhino Records re-issued the album including three live dates from the brothers' 1969 show at Yankee Stadium. This album is the only T-Neck recording not reissued by Sony Music Entertainment; instead it was reissued by Rhino Records.[4]

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Isley Brothers except where noted.

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Work to Do"   4:18
2. "It's Too Late" Carole King, Toni Stern 13:34
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's Your Thing"   3:15
2. "Pop That Thang"   2:43
3. "Love the One You're With" Stephen Stills 6:42
Side C
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lay Lady Lay" Bob Dylan 7:18
2. "Lay Away"   3:47
Side D
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ohio/Machine Gun" Neil Young/Jimi Hendrix 13:36


  1. ^ Prato. The Isley Brothers - The Isleys Live at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Isley Brothers - The Isleys Live". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Isley Brothers, The – The Isleys Live at Discogs
  4. ^ "Isleys Live, The: The Isley Brothers". Rhino Records. Retrieved 17 October 2011.