Harvest for the World (song)

"Harvest for the World" is a 1976 single released by American musical group The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. It was the title track from their 1976 album Harvest for the World.

"Harvest for the World"
Single by The Isley Brothers
from the album Harvest for the World
Songwriter(s)The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper
Producer(s)The Isley Brothers, Chris Jasper
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
"Who Loves You Better (Part 1)"
"Harvest for the World"
"The Pride (Part 1)"

Background and compositionEdit

One of their socially conscious singles (about world peace), the song was composed by Ernie Isley, who wrote most of the lyrics, together with Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper, with additional lyrics and musical arrangements added by the three original members O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald. As on many Isley Brothers records, Ronald sang lead on the song while his older brothers O'Kelly and Rudolph usually backed him up.

Chart performanceEdit

The song became a top ten R&B hit, peaking at #9, and peaking at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It was a bigger pop hit in the UK, reaching #10 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Cover versionsEdit

The Christians released a hit cover of the song that reached #8 in the UK.[3] British/American supergroup The Power Station recorded a cover of it for their 1985 album and was rumored to have been a potential 4th single.

Vanessa Williams covered the song on her 2005 album "Everlasting Love."



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 278.
  2. ^ "The Official Charts Company: ISLEY BROTHERS". Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company: CHRISTIANS". Retrieved 29 April 2018.