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Between The Sheets

September 8, 1987 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 8, 1987
  • Release Date: September 8, 1987
  • Label: T-Neck
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  • Total Length: 46:08
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  • ASIN: B00138CUM4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,840 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I recommend you purchase this album as soon as possible.
The Gifted One
It is digitally remastered for the purest audio experience, there are extensive liner notes and there are also 5 amazing bonus tracks.
barry
The mid-tempo track "I Need Your Body," is smooth and fun to just chill to!
Soul Groove

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mistermaxxx08 HALL OF FAME on April 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
THis Album is TIght.Choosey Lover still sounds Fresh to this Day.&who Hasn't rocked The Title Track? Between The Sheets is A Smooth Jam.The Isley's Have always Been able to Tackle Many Styles Well&Create their own THANG.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Gifted One on June 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album is a true classic. I don't even know where to start. I was turned on to this LP after hearing Notorious BIG's "Big Poppa", which sampled the title track "Between the Sheets". Since "Between the Sheets" was great I decided to get the whole album. I was amazed.
Between the Sheets is the perfect title for this music because it's most convinient when you're in the mood to get "Between the Sheets". Though every track on this album is great, my favorites have to be "Choosey Lover", "I Need Your Body", and "Ballad For the Fallen Soldier". Those are the ones I play most often. Great production along with great vocals by lead vocalist Ron Isley make this album a masterpiece. If you're a hip-hop fan like myself then you'll find that many artists have used samples from this album. Nas used "Choosey Lover" for his "Street Dreams Remix", Jay-Z & Too Short used "Ballad For the Fallen Soldier" for "A Week Ago", and of course BIG used "Between the Sheets" for "Big Poppa". The latter of those was more along the lines of copying/biting rather than actual sampling. I blame that on Puffy.
I recommend you purchase this album as soon as possible. $9.98 is an excellent price for an album this good. It's easily worth 5 times that much. This, in my opinion is the Isley Brothers greatest work. You'll enjoy this much more than one of their collection albums.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Curtis Harris on January 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
After releasing some lackluster albums in the early 80's (The Real Deal, Inside You and Grand Slam) the Isleys came back with this, their last #1 R&B Album for 18 years. The best thing about this album is that everyone in the group is front and center. Rudolph's and O'Kelly's backing vocals are the best they've ever been. Too often in the previous albums they would be drowned out by the burning funk cooked up by the younger 3. This is a nice change as the Isleys once again sounded like a vocal group while still being a band. The first side is all love songs. "Choosey Lover" and "I Need Your Body" are the best of the bunch, the latter just being just short of perfection as Ronald provides stellar lead vocals, Chris goes into Barry White mode as he does a little "rap" at the end, Ernie's guitar and the backing vocals convey the urgency of the song and Marvin's bass keeps rumbling along as usual. But the second side is filled with killer funk and protest songs. "Slow Down Children" and "Ballad For The Fallen Soldier" burn with as much anger as "Fight The Power", "The Pride" and "Livin' In The Life". They cap things off with the rockin' instrumental "Rock You Good".

This album was the most cohesive the Isleys put out in their 3+3 era. It seemed they had finally recaptured their sound and updated it for the 80's. Too bad this was to be their swan song as the younger 3 bolted to form Isely Jasper Isley. This album only makes you wonder what could have been.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael O. Johnson on August 9, 2008
Format: Audio CD
"Between the Sheets" was a fitting comeback for the 3+3 model of The Isley Brothers after three rather lackluster albums ("Grand Slam," "Inside You" and "The Real Deal"). Unfortunately, it was also the last album of the legendary, two-generation group; Ernie and Marvin Isley plus Chris Jasper would leave by the end of 1983 and form their own group, Isley/Jasper/Isley.

IMO, this was a tremendous half of an album -- the ballads. Generally a group that typically had two ballads per album, The Isley Brothers realized its uptempo stuff had become an anachorism. Apparently inspired by the sounds of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" (which was released months before this album), the guys came back with several killer ballads ("Between the Sheets," "Choosey Lover," "Touch Me" and "I Need Your Body") and the bouncy mid-tempo "Let's Make Love Tonight."

For the first time in several years, The Isley Brothers sound inspired. Ronald Isley's vocals are vibrant and the songwriting is particularly strong on the aforementioned tracks. Moreover, the music production is lush and elaborate without sounding as forced as it was on the "Inside You" album. Ernie Isley's work as a drummer and percussionist are more of the forefront than his guitar playing (save for "Choosey Lover").

Unlike some others, I never got into the other more uptempo tracks, such as "Ballad of the Fallen Soldier" and "Slow Down Children" that showed how dated their other sound had gotten. The success of "Between the Sheets" paved the way for the act's reputation as bedroom balladeers for the next 25 years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Soul Groove on August 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Isley Brothers hae been putting out quality, classic material for several decades, and this album, which came out in 1983 is still on hit today! Of course, there is the silky smooth R&B classic, "Between The Sheets" that rapper/producers like Jermaine Dupri sampled on Da Brat's "FunkDaFied," and like Sean "Puffy" Combs did on Biggie's "Big Poppa." But this album is more than just the title cut. There is a nice mixture of styles, like the fast paced party funk tracks like "Way Out Love" and "Rock You Good" make you want to dance or lowride with the top down. There are other silky tracks here as well, like the slow tempo "Choosy Lover" and "Touch Me." The Isley's vocals are among the best of R&B past and present, and they showcast them extremely well through the album! The mid-tempo track "I Need Your Body," is smooth and fun to just chill to! Overall, the album is just pure acoustic and lyrical fun (feel good music!). This music is also a good romantic mood setter to play when on a date!
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