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|Isley Brothers Summer Breeze - Greatest Hits Live|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Over the course of nearly a half-century of performing, the Isley Brothers have gone from gritty R&B to Motown soul to blistering funk. Now, for the first time ever, all the magic that is the Isley Bros. is captured in stu... more »
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A Decade Too Late
Ho Chi Minh | Texas | 02/23/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This Dvd had a lot of Promise: A Great selection of Songs from a Legendary Band, Ronald Isley is One of the Best Singers in Soul History, and Ernie is Wonderful on Guitar...However, The Concert here is lacking; Ronald's Pipes, though holding up well for Someone in His early 60's are not what they used to be. He struggles on the high notes, of which there are many, and He does the James Brown trick of employing many Stage Dancers too obfuscate His own decline...The Dancers appear too often, and clutter the Stage, and Ronald overdoes the Mr. Biggs routine; too much "Show" and too little Musicality shining through. The Band is Fine, but there is little muscle to the rythm section, and the ending number, "fight the Power" is bogged down by chanting and an almost Disco instrumentation, not the Meaty Licks found on the Recording; Avoid this One and put on Your "Ultimate Isleys" CD, You'll be far more satisfied.."
John L. Hughes, Jr. | Nashville, TN | 12/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first concert dvd by this legendary group is a winner. Ronald and Ernie continuously breathe life into such classics as "Who's That Lady", "For The Love Of You" and "It's Your Thing" by performing the songs as if they were recorded last week. Ronald's enjoyable stage presence is contagious, while Ernie's soaring guitar solos are still amazing after all these years. The female dancers are sexy yet very classy, while the beautiful and talented Johnson Sisters provide cool sweet and sassy background vocals (check out their creative background vocals on "Twist and Shout"). The only minor glitches here is the sound mix on the female vocals on "Contagious" and the fact that one wishes that it was longer than an hour and fifteen minutes. DVD extras feature interesting interviews with the brothers (yay)."
Isley Brothers summer breeze
P. E. Sandidge | St. Louis, MO United States | 07/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"THE DVD HAS GREAT COLOR THE MUSIC IS FINE THE DANCERS ARE OK;
BUT RON ISLEY NEEDS TO RECORD IN THE STUDIO AND LEAVE LIVE
PERFORMANCES TO THE YOUNG FOLKS WHO CAN BREATHE AND SING AT THE
SAME TIME. HE HAD SUCH A WONDERFUL VOICE BUT SEEMED OUT OF BREATH AND COULDNT HIT THE HIGH NOTES IT WAS VERY NOTICABLE AND
EVEN THE DANCERS AND BACK GROUND SINGERS COULDNT HELP HIM. ERNIE NEEDS TO FIND HIMSELF ANOTHER LEAD SINGER."
Gregory A. Smith | NJ | 06/25/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"After being a long time Isley fan, I treated myself to what seemed like a greatest hits DVD. Ron's voice was ok, but just no energy, very ho hum like. Ernie played ok, but for a live show, I thought he would of ripped the strings like on Who's that Lady or Summer Breeze.
Maybe there's an older DVD concert of them out there??"