The Isley Brothers release their thirteenth album : ‘The Heat Is On’ (1975)

The Isley Brothers’ ‘The Heat Is On’ is their thirteenth studio album released in June 1975 by T-Neck.

Track Listing : 1.Fight The Power (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Chris Jasper) – 05:19 . 2.The Heat Is On (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Chris Jasper) – 05:37 . 3.Hope You Feel Better Love (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Chris Jasper) – 06:06 . 4.For The Love Of You (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Chris Jasper) – 05:38 . 5.Sensuality (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Chris Jasper) – 06:52 . 6.Make Me Say It Again Girl (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Chris Jasper) – 07:43

Musicians : Ernie Isley – Congas, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Maracas, Percussion, Timbales . Marvin Isley – Bass . O’Kelly Isley, Jr. – Background Vocals . Ronald Isley – Vocals . Rudolph Isley – Vocals . Chris Jasper – Acoustic Piano, Arp Synthesizer, Clavinet, Electric Piano, Keyboards, Piano

Production : Produced By The Isley Brothers . The Isley Brothers . Malcolm Cecil – Engineer, Electronic Music Programming . Kent Duncan – Mastering . Robert Margouleff – Engineer, Electronic Music Programming

Arrangements : The Isley Brothers

Recorded In 1975 At Kendun Recorders (Burbank, California).

Released In June 1975 By T-Neck.

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PopMatters
The seven-plus minute “Make Me Say It Again”, which closes out The Heat is On, is as gorgeous as any classic soul ballad and is a thrilling testament to Ronnie Isley’s interpretive skills. […]

Robert Christgau
But Ronnie Isley isn’t getting any less unctuous–when he tries to talk someone into bed he recalls one of those guys who started wearing love beads to singles bars in 1968 or 1969. Progress requires ambition, but the two aren’t identical. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The title track is a relentless groove that’s probably the record’s best, though “Hope You Feel Better Love” features the album’s best guitar solo. Side two is turned over to balladsand although “Sensuality” is lovely, the arrangements lack varietyand the melody of the 8-minute “Make Me Say It Again Girl” is pretty obvious. […]

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