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Heat Is on
Genres: Pop, R&B
Responding to the dawn of the disco era, the Isley Brothers cranked out the equivalent of dance mixes with the three rock-funk tunes that lead off The Heat Is On. Each of them clock in at over five minutes, offering ample ... more »
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Responding to the dawn of the disco era, the Isley Brothers cranked out the equivalent of dance mixes with the three rock-funk tunes that lead off The Heat Is On. Each of them clock in at over five minutes, offering ample opportunity to shake your groove thing. The driving, relentless "Fight the Power" addresses the angry politics of the day, albeit with a nonspecific directive to "fight the powers that be"--something that everyone could agree on--while the title track provides some of the deepest funk found on any Isleys album and "Hope You're Feeling Better" gives brother Ernie a chance to step out on guitar. The second half of the album is all smooth soul balladry, with one of Ronald's most beautiful vocal takes on the sensuous soul number "For the Love of You." --Daniel Durchholz
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Clarissa Bolding | Austin, TX USA | 07/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was six years old when this album came out so it wasn't until later years when I really got into The Isley Brothers. Of course, growing up we all remember hearing certain songs on the radio and thinking, "WOW!". Such is the feeling I got when I first heard "For the Love of You", which is my favorite song of all time to this day. As years went on I grew to know and love the music of the Isleys and have been expanding my collection of their work ever since.The Heat is On features the smash hit, "Fight the Power" and "Hope You Feel Better Love" as well as the title track, "The Heat is On". All are hot dance tracks with all the elements of pure seventies funk; bass, acoustic guitar, electric piano, arp and moog synthesizers, slamming drums and ernie's famous 6&12 string.The mood is mellowed out with the ultimate slow jams, "Make Me Say It Again Girl," "Sensuality", & "For the Love of You". I love the photography as it captures them live on stage. The dry ice is going and there's the individual name-slash astrological sign-slash birthday center photos, with each member getting his "pose" on. This is a must have for your collection of REAL music from a REAL band during a time when what you saw on stage was what you heard on the record. Peace. CLB."
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David Wayne | Santee, CA United States | 05/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This blockbuster album rose all way to the #1 position of the U.S. pop albums chart. Its six songs are all Isleys classics. "Fight The Power" was a political anthem that was much needed at the time (1975). "The Heat Is On" showed that the band was at the top of its songwriting and performing form. "Hope You Feel Better Love" features, in this writer's opinion, Ernie Isley's single greatest solo guitar performance. "For The Love Of You" is the group's most enduring ballad, and "Sensuality" its most under-rated one. "Make Me Say It Again, Girl" grew out of a love song for God, and the group uses it now to close its live shows on a religious note. So the past is the future. This is the Isleys at their very best. If you are a true fan of theirs, you must have it."
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A STRONG BALANCE OF FUNK&SLOW-JAMS Here.FIght The Power is a Timeless Jam.it Speaks Volumes To this day.For The Love Of You is One Of The Greatest Slow-Jams ever.Great Music,Strong Lyrics&The Vocals are On Point.A Must Have."