There It Is (James Brown album)

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There It Is
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Studio album by James Brown
Released June 9, 1972 (1972-06-09)
Recorded 1970–1972
Genre Funk, soul
Length 43:21
Label Polydor
Producer James Brown
James Brown chronology
Hot Pants
(1971)
There It Is
(1972)
Get on the Good Foot
(1972)
Singles from There It Is
  1. "I'm a Greedy Man"
    Released: November 1971
  2. "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing"
    Released: February 1972
  3. "King Heroin"
    Released: March 1972
  4. "There It Is"
    Released: May 1972

There It Is is the 38th studio album by American musician James Brown. His second release for Polydor Records, it contained five of his early-1970s hits.[1] The album was released on June 9, 1972. It reached #10 on the Billboard R&B charts and #60 on the Billboard 200.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A-)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "There It Is, Part 1" 3:05
2. "There It Is, Part 2" 2:47
3. "King Heroin" 3:56
4. "I'm A Greedy Man, Part 1" 2:47
5. "I'm A Greedy Man, Part 2" 4:29
6. "Who Am I" 4:30
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Talking Loud and Saying Nothing" 5:41
2. "Public Enemy #1, Part 1" 5:05
3. "Public Enemy #1, Part 2"" 5:05
4. "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)" 2:56
5. "Never Can Say Goodbye" 3:00
1992 CD release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "There It Is, Pts. 1 & 2" James Brown, St. Clair Pinckney 5:50
2. "King Heroin" J. Brown, Charles Bobbit, Dave Matthews, Manny Rosen 3:58
3. "I'm a Greedy Man" J. Brown, Bobbit 7:06
4. "Who Am I" Johnny Terry 4:59
5. "Talking Loud and Saying Nothing" J. Brown, Bobby Byrd 7:49
6. "Public Enemy No. 1, Pt. 1" J. Brown, Bobbit, Henry Stallings 5:06
7. "Public Enemy No. 1, Pt. 2" J. Brown, Bobbit, Stallings 5:09
8. "I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)" Teddy Brown 3:31
9. "Never Can Say Goodbye" J. Brown 3:02

Personnel[edit]

  • James Brown – record producer, arranger on tracks 1, 3, 5-8
  • Dave Matthews – arranger on tracks 2, 4
  • Fred Wesley – arranger on track 9
  • Joseph M. Palmaccio – digital remastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elias, Jason. "James Brown: There It Is > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. ^ "There It Is > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "A Consumer Guide to James Brown". Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Brackett, N.; Hoard, C.D. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 111. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 12 May 2015.