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Go for Your Guns + Heat Is on + Harvest for the World
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GMWIY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,428 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Pride, Parts 1 & 2
2. Footsteps in the Dark, Parts 1 & 2
3. Tell Me When You Need It Again, Parts 1 & 2
4. Climbin' Up the Ladder, Parts 1 & 2
5. Voyage to Atlantis
6. Livin' in the Life
7. Go for Your Guns

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Climbing Up The Ladder June 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This history-making family, even with all the success it's had, the critical acclaim, and the adoration of its loyal fans, is still probably the most under-rated act of the "rock era." It sounds like a pretty bold statement, but think about it. How influential were songs like "Shout," "Twist And Shout," "This Old Heart Of Mine," and "It's Your Thing"? And that was before phase II of the Isleys story began. Now add to the list "That Lady," "Fight The Power," and "For The Love Of You." This was a living legend of a group at the time "Go For Your Guns" was released in 1977. Yes, 1975's "The Heat is On" topped the pop chart, but for my money, "Go For Your Guns" is the ultimate Isleys experience. While there were still plenty of hit singles and fine albums to come, I think the team got a bit mired in the formula in subsequent releases, especially in the apparent need to make every song a part 1 and part 2. This album featured a #1 R&B hit ("The Pride"), two indispensible concert items ("Footsteps In The Dark" and "Voyage To Atlantis"), and a rockin', raucous two-part single. "Livin' In The Life" is hard to find on CD. It made #4 R&B. The b-side, "Go For Your Guns," is an instrumental of "Livin' In The Life," with lead guitarist Ernie Isley given free rein. Two tracks remain: "Tell Me When You Need It Again" features the group in a stripped-down funk groove. "Climbing Up The Ladder" is a pretty clear manifesto for the group at that time. The brothers were undeniably popular, selling millions of albums each time out. But the ladder of respect is a fickle one. Read more ›
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So far ahead of it's time February 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album is a great example of the great music made in the 70's that never made it to the radio. The Isley brothers have always been makers of great music. They have always been colorblind in making their music, it wasn't disco, it wasn't even funk in the way that many people think of the genre'. This album like the rest of the work they did in the late seventies was a rocked up funk, suitable for clubs, parties and dances, that is if you could find a club, dance, or party that didn't play the tripe that was on the radio at the time. I love this album! Livin in the Life was my mantra during those years and I remind myself of it from time to time rattling the windows of my car. Too bad that this innovative work didn't have the influence that it should have at the time, music today would have been enormously better off.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "GO FOR THIS CLASSIC MIX OF...." September 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
driving funk and "beautiful ballards." "Go For Your Guns" could be looked upon as a signature Isley Bros. album. Standard, reliable funk from one of the best R&B bands of the decade, if not all time. The Isley's made some great albums during the '70's and this is one of them. What sets this album apart is the beautiful ballards contained in this collection: "Footsteps in the Dark" and "Voyage to Atlantis," one of the best slow jams ever. Ronnie Isley's vocals are yearning and sexy on these two classic slow jams. It is these two tunes, and the slow jams on other Isley Bros. albums of the '70's, that would set the Isley Bros. apart from their contemporaries. "The Pride," "Tell Me When You Need It Again," "Climbin' Up the Ladder" and "Livin'In the Life" are examples of party music at its best; driving funk that makes you move. But what tunes do you usually remember from this album when you talk about puttin' this one on the player? One of the best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE UK-ISSUED 2011 REMASTER ***

UK released 24 October 2011 - this expanded CD reissue of The Isley Brothers "Go For Your Guns" album is part of Big Break Records huge reissue catalogue which focuses entirely on quality versions of Seventies and Eighties Soul/Funk/Disco/Fusion albums (see detailed list below). While not all of these 85+ BBR titles would be my cup of Darjeeling I'd have to admit - I've purchased and reviewed 6 of them to date and each has been a revelation in terms of sound quality, presentation and bonuses - all top class. And this overlooked funky gem of an album from 1977 is no exception.

Here are the details for Big Break Records CDBBR 0086 (47:13 minutes):

Tracks 1 to 7 are the album "Go For Your Guns" released March 1977 in the USA on T-Neck Records PZ 34432 and April 1977 in the UK on Epic Records EPC 86027. It reached Number 1 on the US R'n'B charts (Number 6 on Pop) and hit Number 46 in the UK albums charts too. 8 to 10 are bonuses...

Track 8 is "Voyage To Atlantis (Alternate Version)"
Tracks 9 and 10 are EDITED SINGLE VERSIONS of "The Pride (Part 1)" and "Voyage To Atlantis"

The album produced 3 singles in the USA (2 in the UK) at the time of release and this CD (along with its predecessor "Harvest For The World") will allow fans to sequence those tracks as follows:

1. The Pride (Part I) b/w The Pride (Part II)
(USA - February 1977, T-Neck ZS8 2262
UK - May 1977, Epic S EPC 5105)
2. Livin' In The Life b/w Go For Your Guns
(USA - May 1977, T-Neck ZS8 2267
UK - March 1974, Philadelphia International S PIR 2178)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I already know it Great.
I'm 57 yrs. of ago so when I pick out music, I already know it Great.
Published 24 days ago by JD Shelton
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite memories.
great memories.
Published 2 months ago by Preston J. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Some things are just timeless....
There will never be another group like the Isley Brothers, and they "showed out" on Go for Your Guns, just as they did on every other "album" they made. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Linda J. Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Alli's review
I grew up listening to this genre of music . Music ispart of the soul I love it. They know how to make music.
Published 7 months ago by Alesia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
This is one of my husband's favorite bands and cd. It was a gift and he is thrilled with it. Great jams.
Published 8 months ago by Donna L Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Go For Your Guns!!
This 1977 album by The Isley's is FUNKY as hell. I remember listening to my mom copy on vinyl, and the song I wore out the most was "Livin In The Life".. Read more
Published 9 months ago by LeQuent
4.0 out of 5 stars great music from the 70's
great music from the 70's. i grew up listening to this album so when i saw it offered in CD, i had to get.
Published 10 months ago by Michael Longoria
5.0 out of 5 stars Go for Your Guns rocks!!
I have never gone wrong with an Isley cd. The funk is tight! and the ballads are very tender and moving.
Published 10 months ago by linda marshall
4.0 out of 5 stars response to the purchase
This tape performs the same way as the other, plays great but flips, going to have the player cleaned professionally have not had it cleaned in a while.
Published 12 months ago by Charles A. Jouett
4.0 out of 5 stars Hands Up
The Isley Brothers hit the road running for me in the 70s. I knew that they had been around but again they seemed somewhat obscure. Read more
Published 13 months ago by G. E. McClain
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