Greatest Hits, Volume 1 [Explicit]
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Greatest Hits, Volume 1 [Explicit]

26 Mar 2002

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Song Title
That Lady (Part 1 & 2)
Beauty In The Dark (Groove With You)
For The Love Of You (Parts 1 & 2)
Footsteps In The Dark (Parts 1 & 2)
Between The Sheets (Album Version)
It's a New Thing (It's Your Thing) (Album Version)
Fight The Power (Parts 1 & 2) [Explicit]
Live It Up (Parts 1 & 2)
Take Me To The Next Phase (Part 1 & 2)
The Pride (Parts 1 & 2)
I Wanna Be With You (Part 1 & 2)
Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Part I & 2)
Caravan Of Love (Album Version)

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  • Original Release Date: 26 Mar 2002
  • Release Date: 26 Mar 2002
  • Label: Epic/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 1:09:26
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,106 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of funk & soul 9 April 2003
By Westley - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The Isley Brothers have been recording great music since the 1950s, and this collection only covers their hits of the early and mid 1970s. Given that caveat, it is still an amazing greatest hits collection. Most listeners will probably recognize "It's Your Thing," "Fight the Power," and "That Lady" (the last was used in a recent shampoo commercial). However, the collection also includes two songs that weren't big hits, but that have been sampled in recent rap/hip-hop songs. "Footsteps in the Dark" has graced many songs, most notably Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day," and it has such a distinctive sound. Likewise, "Between the Sheets" has an irrestible groove that has been sampled many times. Hearing the originals is terrific and testifies to the long-lasting influence of the Isley Brothers. This set is highly recommended, but check out some of their other incredible CDs also!
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Isleys Collection, But It's For The Casual Fan 14 April 2004
By Brandon Ousley - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The Isley Brothers' 1999, triple-disc box set, It's Your Thing: The Story Of The Isley Brothers, was a definitive overview of The Isleys but, it was incomplete. The Ultimate Isleys was, by far, the most complete, single disc collection. Now, their Greatest Hits is finally remastered, with 5 bonus tracks. This was originally released in 1984. It's definitely for the casual Isleys fan. The collection has some of their biggest hits like the funky "That Lady", "Groove With You", "Footsteps In The Dark", and the smooth, "Between The Sheets". The collection has a great mix of the group's biggest hits from the 70's and 80's. It's missing some of their solid hits, though. "Voyage to Atlantis", "Hello It's Me", "Summer Breeze", "Make Me Say It Again Girl", and "At Your Best (You Are Love), is not here and that is a big disappointment to me. It's still a great Isleys compilation. I think the box set, It's Your Thing: The Story Of The Isley Brothers or the single-disc anthology, The Ultimate Isley Brothers would be better collections. Greatest Hits Vol.1, is strictly suited for casual Isley listeners.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Band of All Time? 3 Jun 2004
By Timothy Pernell - Published on
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Ok, people may say that about the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and even the Bee Gees at one point, but for me, these smooth and funky brothers: Rudolph, O'Kelly, Ronald, Marvin, Ernie & Chris Jasper...
Now THEY can surely be argued as THE Greatest Rock & Roll/Soul/Funk Band/Group of all time. And it's not just for the fact that they've been here for more than 40 years. Maybe it has to do with them breaking down doors for other acts and becoming some rap artist's sample for a hit song. Also, for those who think the Beatles are the greatest may didn't know that these guys actually INSPIRED them to become hit makers. While the Isley version of "Twist & Shout" in 1962 became one of the biggest R&B hits of the '60s, the Beatles' rendition of the Isley's version took the group to #1 on the charts when they broke through in 1963.
Maybe it's because they bridged between the Beatles in the '60s and Biggie in the '90s that proves that they are GREAT! Maybe that's it! See, unlike many groups that came before and after them, they've been getting the most treatment besides James Brown getting their songs become big hits again thanks to hip-hop acts. Even Public Enemy took a cue from the guys from Teaneck, New Jersey when they took their battle cry: "We got to fight the powers that can be" to make their song from the Do the Right Thing soundtrack their seminal record, ironically titled "Fight the Power". The original version, recorded in 1975, is as funky today as it was all those years ago.
"It's Your Thing" was a REVOLUTION within itself. As the brothers, who years before had discovered a wild youngster named Jimi Hendrix, bridged the sonics of gospel, pop, soul, R&B, and dance together and to this day is heralded as one of the births of funk music. While "That Lady" pushed the group into even ROCK territory and helped them gain more than a cultural following. Ernie's guitar work is just killer! But as much as they were rock and as much they are gospel/funk and soul, it's the emotional and soulful slow jams that helped make the group different from those who were known for slow jams as well as funk workouts.
Probably some of the greatest slow jams developed on one disc:
"Groove With U"
"4 The Love Of U"
"Footsteps In The Dark"
"Between the Sheets"
"Don't Say Good Night (It's Time For Love)"
"Caravan of Love" (by Isley/Jasper/Isley)
In the funk cuts, Ronald's voice was raucous, raw and gritty. Somewhere in his room, Michael Jackson was listening closely to Ron's gritty voice and that's mainly the reason why we've been hearing him grunt and growl on some of his dance cuts. So even if he doesn't mention them, he knows that if it wasn't for "Mr. Biggs", Michael probably wouldn't have had the courage to sing like that. Given props where it's due.
This is the best compilation if you want the magic of 3+3 instead of just the original trio of Rudolph, O'Kelly and Ron or the later versions of the group (the Isley/Jasper/Isley trio, Ronald and Rudolph as a duo after O'Kelly's death, just Ronald, Ronald, Ernie & Marvin or today's Mr. Biggs (Ronald) and Ernie)...
Sure, there's 100's of Greatest Hits compilations on this legendary group, but trust me this one is probably as good as it gets. Get it and see why R. Kelly was so excited to work with them on his third album onwards to today and why I think THEY ARE the greatest band of all time. The Beatles are SECONDARY compared to them. Keep on rockin', Isley Brothers, and congratulations on your BET Lifetime Achievement Award, you guys deserve it! (THUMBS UP)
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Funk From The Isleys 23 Mar 2005
By Scott T. Rivers - Published on
Format:Audio CD
"Greatest Hits 1" is quintessential 1970s funk and soul - even if you're not an Isley Brothers fan. You can't miss with classic tracks such as "That Lady" (the unedited version), "It's Your Thing," "Between the Sheets," "For the Love of You" and "Fight the Power." Great music never goes out of fashion.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look no Further. Get that Credit Card. 27 Mar 2005
By K. Davis - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I previewed most (if not all) of the Isley Brothers greatest hits CDs, and this is THE one. Don't take my word for it. Listen to the previews. If you want an Isley Brothers CD, look no further. Get the credit card out, and get it today.
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