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The crucial, ambitiously artistic follow-up to Hayes’ ShaftBlack Moses reached #1 on the Billboard Soul/R&B chart in 1972 and remains relevant today as the result of prominent samples by the likes of Portishead (“Glory Box”) and Alesia Cara (“Here”) who both used elements from “Ike’s Rap II” as the basis of their compositions. Boasting an ambitious package, complete with two 180-gram vinyl LPs, deluxe fold-out packaging, and a replica of the original multi-panel four-foot cruciform image of Hayes as Black Moses, this reissue from Craft Recordings showcases newly remastered audio cut at Elysian Masters under the supervision of Dave Cooley and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing.

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Side A 1. Never Can Say Goodbye 2. (They Long to Be) Close to You 3. Nothing Takes the Place of You 4. Man’s Temptation Side B 5. Never Gonna Give You Up 6. Medley: Ike’s Rap II / Help Me Love 7. Need to Belong to Someone 8. Good Love

Side C
9. Medley: Ike’s Rap III/ Your Love is So Doggone Good
10. For the Good Times
11. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again

Side D
12. Part-Time Love
13. Medley: Ike’s Rap IV/ A Brand New Me
14. Going in Circles


Isaac Hayes – lead and background vocals
“Hot”, “Buttered”, and “Soul”: backing vocals
The Bar-Kays, instrumentation: “(They Long to Be) Close to You” and “Going in Circles”
Instrumentation on all other tracks by The Isaac Hayes Movement:
Piano, vibraphone, organ, electric piano – Isaac Hayes
Bass – Ronnie Hudson
Bongos, congas – Gary Jones
Drums, tambourine – Willie Hall
Electric piano – Lester Snell
Guitar – Charles “Skip” Pitts
Piano – Sidney Kirk

Released: November 1971
Recorded: March 1971–October 1971
Original Label: Enterprise

Arranged by: Isaac Hayes & Johnny Allen, except “(They Long To Be) Close to You” by Isaac Hayes & Dale Warren
Engineers: Ron Capone, William Brown, Henry Bush, Eddie Marion, Dave Purple
Remix engineers: Ron Capone, Dave Purple and Isaac Hayes