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Genres: Pop, R&B
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The platinum success of 1997's Mission to Please and frequent sampling of the likes of "Between the Sheets" speak to the ongoing viability of the Isley Brothers' name. Despite a 40-plus-year discography including church-br...  more »


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All Artists: Isley Brothers
Title: Eternal
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dreamworks
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 8/7/2001
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 600445029125, 0600445029125

The platinum success of 1997's Mission to Please and frequent sampling of the likes of "Between the Sheets" speak to the ongoing viability of the Isley Brothers' name. Despite a 40-plus-year discography including church-bred R&B, proto-Latin soul, Motown hits, and blinding funk rock (the three-CD It's Your Thing box is a terrific crash history course, an instant-party kit, and the best buy for newcomers), leader Ronald is considered first and foremost a quiet-storm seduction master. Eternal aims to unite both factions with a steady midtempo flow, undiminished vocal power, and guest shots by admirers on the order of R. Kelly and Jill Scott. Though the unvaried approach ignores a number of their strengths, such as guitarist Ernie's Hendrix-like screams, it's a success on its terms. More tuneful than the average early 21st-century soul make-out session, Eternal scores even with a sweaty remake of Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now." Ronald Isley's lyric references to his popular video alter ego, "Mr. Biggs," rub the wrong way, but such missteps are few here. --Rickey Wright

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CD Reviews

A Return To The Vintage Isleys Sound
Tony_Tone | Washington, D.C., District of Columbia United Stat | 08/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a long time fan of The Isley Brothers been a fan nearly 30 years.. I was thrilled to know they were going to release a new CD.. It was worth the wait Eternal marks a return to the vintage Isley Brothers sound of the 70's.. I loved their last CD "Mission To Please" but in my humble opinion the CD didnt have the Isleys trademark sound.. Though working with more of the contemporary writers and producers likes of Raphael Saddiq, R.Kelly, Steve Huff, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis these talented gentlemen stayed true to the old classic Isley sound.. You will notice right off the back the vibe of this CD with the Raphael Saadiq produced " Move Your Body" this song will remind you one their classic songs 1975 Who's That Lady this song have the same type of vibe to it as that classic tune.. One of the best songs on the entire CD in my opinion is their sexy remake of the Chic's 1979 Gem A Warm Summer Night this song was updated a little lyrically but the song still has that sensual groove as the orginial version.. Red hot producer Steve Huff hits the mark with three songs You Deserve Better, Just Like This, You're All I Need all these songs terrific the latter song mentioned will certainly remind long time fans of the glory days of this great group.. The best song on this entire Cd in my opinion is the Jimmy Jam/ Terry Lewis produced Settle Down, this song is worth the price of the Cd alone.. When you hear this song such great ballads as " Dont Say Good Night", Groove With You, Sensuality.. Other noteworthy tracks on an great Cd Contagious w/ R.Kelly & Chante Moore, a very soulful remake of Chicago's If You Leave Me Now, Said Enough w/ Jill Scott, You Didnt See MeThis is truly a great CD if you are an Isley Brothers fan you will have to add this to your collection or just a fan of good r&b music this is the CD for you"
He's Baaacckkk!
Jalen | Houston, TX United States | 08/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I heard "Contagious", I knew Mr. Biggs was on to something Bigg! This CD has that trademark Ron Isley sound, style, and grace. And, don't get me wrong, Ernie definately represents playing back up. "Ernie's Jam" gives listeners just that..Ernie jamming! I love this CD, it reaches across generations because Ronald and Ernie Isley stick with what they do best, and if you ever loved ANY Isley Brothers song, then you will Love this entire CD."