"This Old Heart of Mine" is the fourth album by The Isley Brothers, released in 1966. The album, their first with the seminal Detroit-based music label, yealded the Isleys' biggest hit in their early period with the title track. Other charted singles from the album were "Take Some Time Out for Love" and "I Guess I'll Always Love You". The album cover was not controversial at the time, but was criticized years later by activists because it did not depict the three African American brothers, instead using a picture of two white teenage lovers on a beach. Defenders say this was/is totally irrelevent since it was an artistic choice only. The Isley Brothers are today considered another one of the seminal Detroit group of their era.
Despite the early success of their Motown debut, the Isley Brothers would be alienated from the label because it treated them as a second-string group. They soon left for Buddah records, and reforming their own T-Neck label in 1969 found long-lasting success afterwards.
The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine
U.K. Tamla Motown TML 11034 mono (1966)
Album produced by Holland, Dozier and Holland.
The vinyl attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
The records centre labels are clean and unmarked.
Audio quality is clear and strong throughout.
The laminated flipback cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear and minimal age discolouring.
For full track listing see Own tab.