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Harvest for the World
Harvest for the world power station
song by the Isley Brothers
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre funk soul
Length 7" 12"
Label T-Neck
Producer(s) The Isley Brothers
Chris Jasper
cover song by The Power Station

"Harvest for the World" is a 1976 single released by The Isley Brothers from their album Harvest For The World. The song has been covered by The Power Station.

About the song Edit

The song is about world piece, which was originally lyrically composed by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper. The track had additional lyrics and musical arrangements by O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald Isley.

As on many Isley Brothers records, Ronald sung lead on the song while his older brothers O'Kelly and Rudolph usually backed him up. The song became a top ten R&B hit peaking at #9 and peaking at #63 on the US pop charts and was a bigger chart hit in the UK reaching #10.

Cover versions Edit

English band The Christians released a hit cover of the song in 1988 that reached #8 in the UK. 3 years later the song was performed by Australian singer Jason Donovan and British singer Kim Wilde on an anniversary show for Amnesty International.

Other cover versions have been recorded by Duran Duran's side project The Power Station in 1985, released on The Power Station album.

Vanessa L.Williams also recorded the song for her album Everlasting Love.

Other relatated appearances:Edit

Albums:

Personnel Edit

  • Ronald Isley - Vocals
  • O'Kelly Isley - Backing vocals
  • Rudolp Isley - Backing vocals
  • Ernie Isley - Acoustic guitar, drums
  • Marvin Isley - Bass
  • Chris Jasper - Piano, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Produced, written, arranged and composed by The Isley Brothers and Chris Jasper

Lyrics Edit

All babies together

Everyone a seed

Half of us are satisfied

Half of us in need



Love’s bountiful in us

Tarnished by our greed

Oh, when will there be

A harvest for the world



Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey



A nation planted

So concerned with gain

As the seasons come and go

Greater grows the pain



And far too many

Feelin’ the strain

Oh, when will there be

A harvest for the world



Yeah, yeah



Gather every man

Gather every woman

Celebrate your lives

Give thanks for your children (No)



Gather everyone (Gather everyone)

Gather all together (Gather all together)

Overlookin’ none (Overlookin’ none)

Hopin’ life gets better for the world



Yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh



Dress me up for battle

When all I want is peace

Those of us who pay the price

Come home with the least



And nation after nation

Turnin’ into beasts

Oh, when will there be

A harvest for the world



Yeah, hey

When will there be

I wanna know now, now

When will there be a harvest {Harvest for the world}

When will there be a harvest {Harvest for the world}

When will there be a harvest {Harvest for the world}

When will there be a harvest {Harvest for the world}

When will there be a harvest {Harvest for the world}

When will there be a harvest {Harvest for the world}

When will there be {Harvest for the world}

When will there be {Harvest for the world}

Everybody {Harvest for the world}

Oh, talkin’ bout the children {Harvest for the world}

When will there be a harvest {Harvest for the world}

When will there be {Harvest for the world}
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