PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsA massive 23-CD box set chronicling The Isley Brothers‘ evolution from a doo-wop/gospel act to an influential rock ‘n’ soul band will be released on August 21.

The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) boasts remastered editions of the 21 albums the group issued on those two labels, as well as a previously unreleased, unabridged version of the 1980 live-in-the-studio album they made at the Bearsville Studios outside of Woodstock, New York.Most of the albums included in the collection are expanded with bonus tracks that have never before been available on CD or digitally.

The box set spans from 1959’s Shout! through 1983’s Between the Sheets. Among the many memorable songs featured on the retrospective is their early classic “Shout,” as well as their hits “It’s Your Thing,” “That Lady” and “Fight the Power,” the last of which comes from the group’s chart-topping 1975 album The Heat Is On. The box set also includes the 1971 compilation In the Beginning, which features tracks The Isleys made in the mid-1960s when Jimi Hendrix was a member of their backing band.

The Isley Brothers have had an immense influence on modern soul and hip-hop. Among the artists who have sampled the band’s tunes or have cited them as an inspiration are The Notorious B.I.G., R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean.

While several of the Isley siblings have passed away, the group remains active today, led by surviving brothers Ronald and Ernie.

Here is the list of albums featured in The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983) box set:

Shout! (1959)*
It’s Our Thing (1969)*
The Brothers: Isley (1969)*
The Isley Brothers Live at Yankee Stadium (1969)
Get into Something (1970)*
In the Beginning…The Isley Brothers & Jimi Hendrix (recorded 1964-1965; remixed/released 1971)*
Givin’ It Back (1971)*
Brother, Brother, Brother (1972)*
The Isleys Live (1973)
3+3 (1973)*
Live It Up (1974)*
The Heat Is On (1975)*
Harvest for the World (1976)*
Go for Your Guns (1977)*
Showdown (1978)*
Winner Takes All (1979) (two CDs)*
Go All the Way (1980)*
Wild in Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live at Bearsville Studios 1980 (previously unreleased)*
Grand Slam (1981)*
Inside You (1981)*
The Real Deal (1982)*
Between the Sheets (1983)*

* = includes bonus tracks.

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