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Greatest Hits (Audio Cassette) Import


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  • Audio Cassette (Aug. 1 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002TTQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

1. Tired of Being Alone
2. Call Me (Come Back Home)
3. I'm Still in Love With You
4. Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
5. Love and Happiness
6. Let's Stay Together
7. I Can't Get Next to You
8. You Ought to Be With Me
9. Look What You Done for Me
10. Let's Get Married
11. Livin' for You [*]
12. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy) [*]
13. L-O-V-E (Love) [*]
14. Full of Fire [*]
15. Belle [*]

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Digitally remastered edition of this classic 1975 compilation from the great Soul/R&B vocalist. Features 10 tracks including 'Let's Stay Together', 'Here I Am (Come And Take Me)' and 'Let's Get Married'. 2009.

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One of the must-own soul albums, Greatest Hits is fattened with five extra tracks in this reissue. Al Green brought the Memphis Sound into the '70s by slightly softening it, melding smooth funkiness with his miraculous voice and innate sensitivity: his love songs, while perfect for the bedroom, are as conversational as they are blatantly seductive. By adding the likes of "Belle," a 1977 single that's a near-goodbye to the pop life, to the original lineup of "Let's Stay Together," "Look What You Done for Me," "Call Me," and the others, this edition of Greatest Hits also intriguingly fills out the story. --Rickey Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Audio CD
Listening to these Soul classics of Al Green creates a spirit of sexual energy that scores a hit right into the center of the limbic system of your brain: takes away hostility, stress of the day, and other petty worries, and recharges your same brain circuits to fire up thoughts of love, romance, and many other wonderful happenings inappropriate to spell out in this Amazon.com review; prompting heavenly thoughts and feelings you may not have had in a very long time.

Thank GOD Al Green didn't find the aforementioned sooner, otherwise it may have been gospel that Green was remembered for as opposed to these seventies soul gems. Few soul artists come correct like this anymore - this is still a brilliant compilation in which every song carries a hook or melody so naggingly good that you wonder how it's legal. Notice how people react when you play a song as heavenly as 'You Ought To Be With Me', 'Call Me' or 'Livin For You' - they start to wonder where AL Green has been all their lives that is the seductive charm of this record.

Unfortunately 'Greatest Hits' doesn't include some of his more subtle, affecting work like 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' or 'I Didn't Know', but the Rev. Al Green can still send a rapturous chill up your spine and make your world that much more joyful by owning this record.
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If I could sing like one person in the world, I would choose Al Green. There are other singers with wider ranges and bigger voices, but no one could express human emotions as simply and directly as Green. The timbre of his voice is sexy without being syrupy, and his phrasing is soulful without melodrama. His singing makes you want to sing along, even as you realize you have no chance to keep up with him.
In addition to a great voice, Green has a great ear for songs with crossover appeal. He combined the funky edge of the Stax Volt sound with a smooth crooning vocal texture. My favorite all time Al Green song is "Here I Am," on which he uses an extended bridge to show off his effortless transitions between tenor and falsetto modes. But every song on this CD makes you want to tap your toes or snuggle up with your honey, or both at the same time.
Green switched from secular r&b to religious music later in his career. This CD includes his biggest hits from his secular period. If you had to pick just one Al Green album to own, this is the one.
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There has been no other male vocalist quite like Al Green. No doubt has all R&B bedroom balladeers of today like Keith Sweat, Joe, and Avant taken a page from his book. Al Green revolutionized soul music with his smokey croon. The 70's was a great period for music, but Al Green was the one singer that is most special to me. I didn't grow up in the 70's but I definately know about it now and I'm so glad I took a look at all the greatness.
I got a lot of favorites. The first Al Green song I experieced was "Let's Stay Together". Big trumpets, big voice, big sound. An absolute classic. The simple yet sophisicated "L-O-V-E (Love)" is another one of my favorites. I know every word now. And "I'm Still In Love With You" is gorgeous. I can't say what my favorite track is because I really do love them all.
This album is a MUST. HAVE. Without a doubt. I don't care what type of music you are into most, but there is always a special occasion where a little Al Green can go a long way...
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By thestaxman on Aug. 8 2002
Format: Audio CD
The sublimely unique and timeless productions of Willie Mitchell at Hi Records, all with marvelous musicianship, and one amazing voice made Al Green demand the title of The Last Great Soul Singer. A greatest hits collection is meant to be just that. Not overkill, but more of an introductory album to turn people on, so they in turn, dive into the vaults to get all they can. In that sense, this is the best greatest hits package I have ever seen. There's only one disappointing omission in "Take Me To the River". The marvelous musicianship comes courtesy of the unequaled Memphis Horns of Stax Records (Otis Redding, Sam & Dave) fame. The Hi rhythm section consisted of three brothers, Charles Hodges on organ, Leroy Hodges on bass, and Mabon "Teenie" Hodges on guitar. And these gentlemen play like brothers. The telepathic interplay between these wonderful "studio rats" is rivaled only by cross town session legends, the mighty Stax house band, Booker T. & the MGs. The secret ingredient of these soul masterpieces may be in fact, Booker T. & the MGs' drummer, Al Jackson, Jr., whose infectious grooves are utterly contagious. Nowhere does this masterful combination gel better than on "Love and Happiness", co-written by Green and guitarist, Teenie Hodges. All four musicians are so perfect, yet so soulful, the horn arrangements are spectacular, and let's not forget, the last great soul singer. There are also bonus tracks, including "Belle", an admittingly touching and inspiring song, where Green's conscience wavers between a woman, "Belle", and God. One can't help but draw the metaphors in the song to Green soon after going from "Here I am, baby" to "Here I am, Lord." This is a must have collection.
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