Al Green - Gets Next To You
Al Green - Gets Next To You
Al Green - Gets Next To You
Al Green - Gets Next To You

Al Green - Gets Next To You

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RARITY - Sealed

Al Green, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Al Green]

Wayne Jackson, trumpet
Ed Logan, tenor sax
James Mitchell, baritone sax
Jack Hale, trombone
Al Jackson, drums
Leroy Hodges, bass
Charles Hodges, keyboards
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, guitar

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure

Original Label : Hi

Recorded in 1971 at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee

Engineered & mixed by Willie Mitchell

Produced by Willie Mitchell & Al Green

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Originally released in 1971

Reissued in March 2013


Side A :

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

Side B :

1. Drivin' Wheel
2. Light My Fire
3. You Say It
4. Right Now Right Now
5. All Because


« 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. » AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

"With the release of the album Al Green Gets Next To You, the music of Hi Records is brought to wholesome fruition. Green, simply, is one of the most highly energetic and intensely expressive... singers around, with a master's ability (notably, Charles and Redding) to subordinate lyrics to the urgent rhythmic primacy of their sounds, while suffusing them with their corresponding emotional feeling."  Aaron Fuchs, Rolling Stone


AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.45 / 5

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