This Old Heart of Mine (album)

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This Old Heart of Mine
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Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released May 17, 1966
Recorded 1965–1966
Studio Studio A, Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, Michigan
Genre Rhythm and blues, Motown, soul
Length 33:50
Label Tamla
Producer Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Robert Gordy
The Isley Brothers chronology
Twisting and Shouting
(1963)Twisting and Shouting1963
This Old Heart of Mine
(1966)
Soul on the Rocks
(1967)Soul on the Rocks1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

This Old Heart of Mine is the fourth album released by The Isley Brothers in 1966, on the Tamla (Motown) label. The album, their first with the seminal Detroit-based music label, yielded the Isleys' biggest hit in their early period with the title track. Other charted singles including "Take Some Time Out for Love" and "I Guess I'll Always Love You". The album's cover was not controversial at the time, but was criticized years later by activists because it did not depict the three Black brothers, instead using a picture of two white teenage lovers on a beach. Defenders say this was/is totally irrelevant since it was an artistic choice only. The Isley Brothers are today considered another one of the seminal soul groups of their era.

Despite the early success of their Motown debut, the Isley Brothers would be alienated from the label because it treated them as a second-string group. They soon left for Buddah Records and reforming their own T-Neck label in 1969, finding long-lasting success soon afterwards.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Holland-Dozier-Holland, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nowhere to Run"   2:48
2. "Stop! In the Name of Love"   2:58
3. "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" Holland-Dozier-Holland, Sylvia Moy 2:46
4. "Take Some Time Out for Love" Thomas Kemp, Robert Gordy 2:26
5. "I Guess I'll Always Love You"   2:45
6. "Baby Don't You Do It"   2:32
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Who Could Ever Doubt My Love"   2:40
8. "Put Yourself in My Place" Holland-Dozier-Holland, John Thornton 2:42
9. "I Hear a Symphony"   3:13
10. "Just Ain't Enough Love"   2:15
11. "There's No Love Left" Holland-Dozier-Holland, James Dean 2:57
12. "Seek and You Shall Find" Ivy Jo Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson 3:33

Personnel[edit]

The Isley Brothers

with:

  • The Andantes (Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow and Louvain Demps) - background vocals on "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)" and "There's No Love Left"
  • The Funk Brothers - instruments

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. This Old Heart of Mine > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-04.

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