Greatest Hits (Audio Cassette) Import
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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 [*]|
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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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.
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.
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...
Most recent customer reviews
Remastered and missing many over tones from my older LPs, but still great.
And its Al Green baby! The music didnt need remastering :D
Was 150g vinyl not 180g... but it still plays and is a classic album.Published 8 months ago by Adin
Arrived in prmosied time, great quality product. Recommend both the product and the seller. Simply A+Published 12 months ago by Sergey
Yes it's 180g but this is NOT remastered.
Like the other reviewer points out, the sound is not good, lots of hum and background noise. Read more
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 morePublished 23 months ago by Nicolas Auclair
I am so happy to have a copy of Al Green's hits. My Audio CD can earilier than I expected.Published on Aug. 24 2013 by Connie M. Mackey