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Greatest Hits (Audio Cassette) [Import]

Al Green Audio Cassette
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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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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

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I could sing like Al Green March 21 2004
By K. Oda
Format:Audio CD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is where it's at.... Nov. 8 2003
Format:Audio CD
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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5.0 out of 5 stars THE Collection 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Stil In Love With Al Green, Sho Nuff! Dec 3 2001
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album simply because it makes me happy. The music is great and it inspires great memories within me. We danced to this album on Holidays. I love Al Green's passion, and mood making. His voice is so awesome. This is truly wonderful ear and soul candy. It's hard to find a good love song now that doesn't break out into a rap song, so I tend to stay with the older soul and R&B music.
One really can't listen to any of the songs and not feel moved in some way. My favorite song on this collection is 'Tired of Being Alone'. It is a good example of his voice, and the range. Other awesome songs are "Love and Happiness", "Here I am", and the wonderful love ballad "Let's Get Married". There are so many other songs on here though that showcase his talent all the more. Describing each song would have me here until the next millennium!
Whether he is pelting out a gospel tune or a soul one, it's a hit with me. His voice is like no other and it's pure joy, pain, and laughter all bunched into one. If it's good you feel it. And you will feel it.
One song I strongly suggest checking out that isn't on this album is :
For The Good Times (commonly referred to as 'Lay your head on my pillow' ) - More Greatest Hits Album
Either way you go, you can't go wrong. Al Green is timeless and wonderful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great CD
Published 1 month ago by sentimental
5.0 out of 5 stars Hell Yeah!
I'm not even bisexual but this guy nearly dawn turn me on. Sweet, sexy, groovy and really intense at the same time, I think he's my favorite singer of all time, he might seem... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nicolas Auclair
5.0 out of 5 stars Al Green's Greatest Hits
I am so happy to have a copy of Al Green's hits. My Audio CD can earilier than I expected.
Published 12 months ago by Connie M. Mackey
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is oozing with sensuality, tenderness, passion and string's...
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,... Read more
Published on June 23 2007 by Jenny J.J.I.
5.0 out of 5 stars overpriced classic
Great music and worth any price you can afford. Too bad I can't afford this price and can't order it from amazon.com where it's only $9.99 US. Read more
Published on March 2 2005 by "olderflowerchild"
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My favorites
I love the Best of Albums, and this is one of the best. Al Green is awesome and I love how this was comprised. By the time the CD gets to Love and Happiness, I am in tears. Read more
Published on July 7 2004 by C. BULLARD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 70's Soul
I only knew 3 of the songs on this album, but I love the rest of it too!
Published on April 22 2004 by "musicryn121884"
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Simply soulful and reaching! Great example of Al Green's work.
Published on April 18 2004 by L. SOMMERVILLE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This CD is simply soulful and electrifying! It is an excellent example of Al Green's catalog.
Published on April 18 2004 by L. SOMMERVILLE
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE MUSIC
I LOVE HEARING ALL TYPES OF MUSIC.ESPECIALLY AL GREENS MUSIC HE IS A LEGEND TO ME PLEASE LET ME SAMPLE A FEW SONGS FROM HIM.
Published on Feb. 29 2004 by KJUICYS
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