The Isley Brothers ‎– 3 + 3

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3 + 3 is the eleventh album released by The Isley Brothers for the Epic label under their T-Neck imprint in August 7, 1973.

Their first album for the label after several years in Buddah Records, it was also the first time the family group, which had consisted of founding members O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley, officially included six members instead of the standard three. Following the recording and release of Brother, Brother, Brother the previous year, this was the first album to officially include younger brothers Ernie and Marvin and in-law Chris Jasper, even though all three had played on the previous several albums. The success of the album is attributed to their first Top 10 pop record since "It's Your Thing", with their own cover of the self-penned "Who's That Lady", now re-titled "That Lady, Pt. 1 & 2". Other hit singles included the top five R&B single, "What It Comes Down To", and their cover of Seals & Crofts' folk hit, "Summer Breeze", which was also a top ten R&B single. The album became their first platinum album.
The Isley Brothers recorded 3 + 3 in the Record Plant at the same time as Stevie Wonder was recording Innervisions. In fact, they walked in on him recording "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing". Both Chris Jasper of the Isley Brothers and Stevie Wonder were users of the ARP synthesizer and both worked with visionary engineers Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil.

In addition to a stereo record release, this album was mixed in quadraphonic and released in 1974 on SQ record: T-NECK PZQ – 32453. It was also released on Super Audio CD on December 4, 2001.
The album was remastered and expanded for inclusion in the 2015 released CD box set The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983.

Tracklist

That Lady 5:35
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 4:00
If You Were There 3:22
You Walk Your Way 3:08
Listen To The Music 4:07
What It Comes Down To 3:54
Sunshine (Go Away Today) 4:23
Summer Breeze 6:12
The Highways Of My Life 4:17

Versions (32)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KZ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, Pit) T-Neck KZ 32453 US 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 65740 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3 Featuring: That Lady(LP, Album) Epic EPC 65740 Europe 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 81954 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3 Featuring: That Lady(LP, Album) Epic EPC 81954 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
SBP 474154 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3 Featuring: That Lady(LP, Album) CBS SBP 474154 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 65740, S EPC 65740 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3 Featuring: That Lady(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 65740, S EPC 65740 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ZA 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(8-Trk, Album) T-Neck ZA 32453 US 1973 Sell This Version
KZ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album) T-Neck, Columbia KZ 32453 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
KZ 32453, SBP 234410 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, Gat) T-Neck, CBS KZ 32453, SBP 234410 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
KZ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, Promo) T-Neck KZ 32453 US 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 65740 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3 Featuring: That Lady(LP, Album) Epic EPC 65740 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
ZAQ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(8-Trk, Album, Quad) T-Neck ZAQ 32453 US 1974 Sell This Version
PZQ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, Quad) T-Neck PZQ 32453 US 1974 Sell This Version
ZQ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, Quad) T-Neck ZQ 32453 US 1974 Sell This Version
ECPM - 86 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, Quad) Epic ECPM - 86 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
PZ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, RE, Gat) T-Neck PZ 32453 US 1974 Sell This Version
982651 2 Isley Brothers* 3 + 3(CD, Album, RE) Epic 982651 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SRCS 6462 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 6462 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
487937 2, EPC 487937 2 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic 487937 2, EPC 487937 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
ZS 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(SACD, Album, Multichannel, RM) Epic, Legacy ZS 32453 US 2001 Sell This Version
EPC 510734 2, 510734 2, 5107342000 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Legacy, T-Neck EPC 510734 2, 510734 2, 5107342000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
EK 85798 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(CD, Album, RM) Epic, Legacy EK 85798 US 2003 Sell This Version
MOCCD 13067 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(CD, Album, RE) Music On Cd MOCCD 13067 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP849 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP849 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
FRM-32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Friday Music, T-Neck FRM-32453 US 2014 Sell This Version
ZK 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(CD, Album, RE) T-Neck, Epic Associated ZK 32453 US Unknown Sell This Version
40-32039 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(Cass, Album, RE) Epic 40-32039 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PZT 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(Cass, Album, RE) T-Neck PZT 32453 US Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 32039 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, RE) Epic EPC 32039 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 32039, S EPC 32039 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, RE) Epic, Epic EPC 32039, S EPC 32039 UK Unknown Sell This Version
PZ 32453, KZ 32453 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, RE, Gat) T-Neck, T-Neck PZ 32453, KZ 32453 US Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 65740 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, Album, RE, Ora) Epic EPC 65740 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S EPC 32039 The Isley Brothers 3 + 3(LP, RE) Epic S EPC 32039 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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