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Format: CD
Sku: 60623903
UPC: 602498613207
UPC 14: 00602498613207
Release Date: 1/13/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Walk On By - (single version) ~ Isaac Hayes
2. Never Can Say Goodbye ~ Isaac Hayes
3. Ellie's Love Theme ~ Isaac Hayes
4. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight ~ Isaac Hayes
5. Joy (Part 1) ~ Isaac Hayes
6. Look Of Love, The - (full album version) ~ Isaac Hayes
7. Lifetime Thing ~ Isaac Hayes
8. It's Heaven To Me ~ Isaac Hayes
9. I Stand Accused - (full album version) ~ Isaac Hayes
10. Wherever You Are ~ Isaac Hayes
11. Few More Kisses To Go, A ~ Isaac Hayes
12. Dark And Lovely (You Over There) - (full album version, with Barry White) ~ Isaac Hayes

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Isaac Hayes (vocals, arranger, keyboards); Barry White (vocals); Pat Lewis (background vocals); The Bar-Kays.
Muze PNote Producers include: Al Bell, Marvell Thomas, Allen Jones, Barry White, Jack Perry.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Dana G. Smart.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1969 & 1991. Includes liner notes by Steven Ivory.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Steven Ivory.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Dale Warren; Isaac Hayes; Johnny Allen.
Muze PNote "Theme from Shaft" aside, Isaac Hayes' greatest successes have been in his ability to recast popular love songs into sensual epics of sexual tension and release, painting sonic masterpieces by skillfully mixing slow, funky rhythms with lush string and horn arrangements, all integrated with the sound of his ever-present Hammond B-3 organ. His versions of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's twin classics "Walk On By" and "The Look of Love" are perfect examples of Hayes' approach, as he breathes and half-talks his way through the slow-burning, atmospheric arrangements, totally redefining both songs into epic tales of lust and longing. Unfortunately, the version of "Walk On By" included on this collection is the single edit, which severely undercuts its effectiveness, but the version of "The Look of Love" included here is the 11-minute album track, and it shows how Hayes' vision completely recasts the idea of a torch song. Another good example of this epic revisionism is Hayes' take on Jerry Butler's "'I Stand Accused," which appears here in its extended album mix. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," the nearly 20-minute re-imagining of Jimmy Webb's simultaneously helpless and hopeful love song, is unfortunately not on this compilation, probably because its long spoken word introduction makes it a difficult song to pare down for a single-disc release like this one, but it remains Hayes' most innovative arrangement, single-handedly paving the way for Barry White's career. White appears on the final track here, by the way, an extended duet with Hayes called "Dark and Lovely (You Over There)" from the 1991 album Put Me in Your Mix. Lacking "Theme from Shaft" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," this collection can't be considered a comprehensive introduction to the music of Isaac Hayes, but it stands as a remarkably cohesive collection of the most atmospheric and sensual music for a romantic evening you'll ever hear. ~ Steve Leggett

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist The Bar-Kays

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Muze Music Compilations Stax 50th Anniversary:Best Of Stax
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Muze Music Compilations Soulsville Sings Hitsville
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-20 Top Of The Stax Grea
Muze Music Compilations Soul Men
Muze Music Compilations Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Muze Music Compilations Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Muze Music Compilations Unlimited
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Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
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Muze Music Compilations Stax No 1'S
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Associated Artists and Works

Jackson, Millie
Jesse & Trina
Original Soundtrack
Shaft [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus Track] ~ Original Soundtrack
Warwick, Dionne
White, Barry

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/13/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 000167302
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602498613207

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Hayes,Isaac
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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