The Isley Brothers release their twelfth album : ‘Live It Up’ (1974)

The Isley Brothers’ ‘Live It Up’ is their twelfth album, released on August 20, 1974 by T-Neck Records.

Track Listing : 1.Live It Up (Part 1 & 2) (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) – 06:14 . 2.Brown Eyed Girl (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) – 04:14 . 3.Need A Little Taste Of Love (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) – 03:03 . 4.Lover’S Eve (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) – 04:40 . 5.Midnight Sky (Part 1 & 2) (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) – 06:56 . 6.Hello It’S Me (Todd Rundgren) – 05:32 . 7.Ain’T I Been Good To You (Part 1 & 2) (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) – 08:29


Don Hunstein

Musicians : The Isley Brothers – Band . Ronald Isley – Lead Vocals . O’Kelly Isley, Jr. – Background Vocals . Rudolph Isley – Background Vocals. . Ernie Isley – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Percussion . Marvin Isley – Bass . Chris Jasper – Electric Piano, Clavinet, Arp Synthesizers, T.O.N.T.O., Acoustic Piano.

Production : Produced By The Isley Brothers Joan Decola – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Kent Duncan – Mastering . Robert Margouleff – Engineer, Synthesizer Programming . Gary Ozabul – Assistant Engineer

Package : Andy Engel – Design . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Don Hunstein asterisques RVM – Photography . Ed Lee – Art Direction

Recorded 1974 At The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California.

ReleasedOn August 20, 1974 By T-Neck Records.

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PopMatters
Live It Up is the album where Ronald’s love life is falling apartand the rest of the band tries to dance him out of his blues. Highly recommended. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Here the Isleys cemented their direction for the rest of the decade: the title track (a single) debuted Ernie’s no-nonsense funk drumming and Chris’s burbling synth and clavinet, paving the way for the following year’s Fight The Power. There are a few ballads augmented with blazing Ernie solos, including Midnight Sky (another single) and the mindblowing, incandescent Ain’t I Been Good To You. […]

Crazyworldof @ RateYourMusic
The Isleys were very good at what they did during this period, fusing the fuzzed rock guitar with their more traditional soul pop. This is without doubt a pretty good album on many levels and for me a remembrance of a special time. They would only pass by briefly before heading off back on their journey, ships in the night. […]

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