While the R&B charts were being dominated by such artists as Prince and Luther during the '80s, Isley Jasper Isley were quietly building up a catalog of soulful quiet storm ballads that took the market by its silk shirt and announced their takeover. Not entirely a departure from their Isley Brothers work from the previous decade, this anthology focuses on the evolution of their songwriting and production skills to the clean, overly chorused sound that dominated the genre. The underlying grooves that were a hallmark of their past endeavors still remain the focal point, but there's more of an emphasis on the slowly emerging quiet storm sound that was developing at the time. It's an essential compilation for fans who never made the switch from vinyl/cassette to compact disc, and it's also the perfect starting ground for those curious about the later phases of the Isley family's career paths.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston