The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) team up with Santana (Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana) to release a joint album, Power Of Peace, coming Friday, August 4th.
Power of Peace sees the legendary collab covering timeless soul, funk, blues, pop and jazz classics such as Marvin Gaye “Mercy Mercy Me – The Ecology,” Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child,” Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, Dionne Warwick/Jackie DeShannon’s “What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love,” and more. The project will also feature a lone new single titled “I Remember,” written and sung by Cindy Blackman Santana.
“I feel a deep sense of gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness. Carlos shared about the album. “Brother Ronnie Isley has been in the center of collective unity and harmony on the radio around the world since 1962 with ‘Twist and Shout,’ the song that the Beatles chose to invade America with. Like Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Bob Marley, he’s an iconic supreme of the highest order. Cindy and I feel very blessed to offer him this gift. From God, through us to you, for the world…Mr. Ronnie Isley.”
“It was an absolute joy working on this album with Carlos!,” Ronald Isley emphasized. “I hope this record carries the spirit of hope , love, and peace to the world that it brought to me, my brother and Carlos!”
The Isley Brothers & Santana upcoming project will be available in CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Pre-order here and check out the tracklist below:
Power of Peace Track Listing
Are You Ready
Total Destruction To Your Mind
God Bless The Child
I Just Want To Make Love To You
Love, Peace, Happiness
What The World Needs Now is Love Sweet love
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Let The Rain Fall On Me
Let There Be Peace On Earth