Al Green Al Green Gets Next To You LP
Hi Records' Most Awarded Singer/Songwriter! Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Musician!
Includes Limited Time Free MP3 Download of Entire Album!
Features "I Can't Get Next To You", "I'm A Ram", & "Tired Of Being Alone"!!
Born April 13, 1946 in Forest City, Arkansas, Al Green began singing in his
family's gospel group. His distinctive vocal talent and extraordinary ability to
master pop, R&B, and gospel genres has enabled him to become an international
superstar. Green is Hi Records' most awarded singer and songwriter. In a
phenomenal career spanning more than thirty years, Green has charted six #1 hits
and been inducted into the prestigious Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
The follow up to Green Is Blues, Gets Next To You is the definitive masterpiece
by the Mitchell-Green LTD. Improving on the characterization of the trademark HI
sound, Willie Mitchell's decision to switch from the gritty syncopations of deep
Southern soul to a slower and more seductive base supports an Al Green probably
at his best. There are no false steps here, since every single track on the
album is a pillar of the genre, from the opening massive cover version of the
Temptations' "I Can't Get Next To You", which is reinvented with a lethal dose
of irresistible groove, to the perfect 1-2 pitch of "Tired Of Being Alone"
followed by "I'm A Ram." If you are a romantic, this is your absolute
"Al Green's first four albums are the beginning of the truly sublime
rhythm-and-blues story of the 1970s: It's a story about one of the most soulful
voices in pop history — a rough yet refined tenor — combined with a mystically
tight Memphis studio band. For generations of inheritors (from Jodeci to U2) and
lovers, Green, producer Willie Mitchell and the five-man Hi Records house band
set the benchmark for soul.
"Al Green" means not only the artist but also a sound: a jazz-bred sparseness
and life inside a wonderfully clean, accessible groove. 1970's Green Is Blues
doesn't yet have all this legendary muscle together...On 1971's Gets Next to You
and 1972's Let's Stay Together and I'm Still in Love With You, the Red Sea
parts. Green's singing and the band's arrangements act in thrilling concert,
offering a controlled abandon that you don't often hear this side of, say, Miles
Davis and Gil Evans..." - James Hunter, rollingstone.com, February 11, 2003
• Vinyl LP
• Limited Time Free MP3 Download of Entire Album
1. I Can't Get Next To You
2. Are You Lonely For Me Baby
3. God Is Standing By
4. Tired of Being Alone
5. I'm A Ram
6. Driving Wheel
7. Light My Fire
8. You Say It
9. Right Now, Right Now
10. All Because