Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Al Green "Gets Next To You"

Al Green

"Gets Next To You"
( LP Hi Records, 1971 )
Catalog # SHL 32062


Tracklisting:
A1 I Can't Get Next To You
A2 Are You Lonely For Me Baby
A3 God Is Standing By
A4 Tired Of Being Alone
A5 I'm A Ram
B1 Driving Wheel
B2 Light My Fire
B3 You Say It
B4 Right Now Right Now
B5 All Because

Personnel & Credits:
Pam Brown Production Coordination
Tom Cartwright Project Director, Supervisor, Project Development
Margaret Goldfarb Production Coordination
Robert Gordon Liner Notes
Al Green Vocals
Willie Mitchell Producer
Eli Okun Executive Producer
Bud O'Shea Executive Producer
Cheryl Pawelski Production Coordination
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
Lisa Sutton Artwork, Design, Layout Design
Larry Walsh Remastering

Review:
After the shaky start of Green Is Blues, Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell established their classic sound with Green's second album, Gets Next to You. The main difference is in the rhythm section. Abandoning the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul, the Hi Rhythm Section plays it slow and seductive, working a sultry, steady pulse that Green exploits with his remarkable voice. Alternating between Sam Cooke's croon and Otis Redding's shout, Green develops his own distinctive style, and Gets Next to You only touches the surface of its depth. Although the album is filled with wonderful moments, few are as astonishing as Green and Mitchell's reinterpretation of the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You," which turns the original inside out.
By Stephen Thomas Erlewine (AMG)

By Celo

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