Originally formed as a gospel quartet in the 1950s, THE ISLEY BROTHERS went on to massive success in a decadesspanning career that has seen them cross all genres from doo-wop to R&B, funk, soul and rock. Reaching their third decade as a musical act in the 1970s, The Isley Brothers
continued to reinvent themselves with line-up changes and new sounds ranging from 1973's hit rock anthem Summer Breeze to the socially conscious soul and funk of their mid-70s albums.
WINNER TAKES ALL, released in 1979, reached #3 on the R&B charts and #14 on the Pop charts despite being a full double album, proving the high popularity of the group at this time.
The first single, and opening track on the album, I WANNA BE WITH YOU (PART 1), swept all before it to secure The Isley Brothers’ 5th R&B chart topper in early ’79. The title track, WINNER TAKES ALL, continued the chart success hitting #38 on the R&B chart before the group made a departure from their R&B/Funk/Rock sound of previous years and hit the Dance charts with the contemporary track IT’S A DISCO NIGHT (ROCK DON’T STOP) with Rudy Isley on lead vocal helping the single climb to #44 on the Disco charts and #27 R&B while across the Atlantic it would peak at #14 on the UK pop chart.
BBR is very proud to add WINNER TAKES ALL to our previous ISLEY BROTHERS releases. Newly re-mastered and repackaged with extensive liner notes and expansive bonus content.
1. I Wanna Be With You (Pt. 1 & 2) 6:15
2. Liquid Love (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:08
3. Winner Takes All 4:11
4. Life In The City (Pt. 1 & 2) 7:48
5. It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop) (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:11
6. (Can't You See) What You Do To Me? 4:08
7. Let's Fall In Love (Pt. 1 & 2) 4:36
8. How Lucky I Am (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:39
9. You're The Key To My Heart 3:22
10. You're Beside Me (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:33
11. Let Me In Your Life (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:03
12. Love Comes and Goes (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:02
13. Go For What You Know 3:21
14. Mind Over Matter (Pt. 1 & 2) 5:57
15. It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop) 12 "Disco Version 8:44
Label : Big Break Records
Ean : 5013929052031
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