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Album Review

With the glaring absence of "Let's Stay Together," "Love and Happiness," and "Take Me to the River," among others, it's difficult to get too excited about this set in the 20th Century Masters series, one designed to offer straightforward hits packages. Still, there are 11 fine tunes here from the king of smooth Southern soul, including classics like "Tired of Being Alone" and "I'm Still in Love with You." Green's high, aching tenor and sensual delivery is forever affecting, while his elegant, funky arrangements are the perfect complement. Though not especially outstanding as a greatest-hits compilation, The Millennium Collection has enough good music to constitute a potent dose of the Reverend Al., Rovi

Customer Reviews

I just love Al Green

If you think Al Green can't sing, then you really need to listen a little closer! The problem might not be the singer, it might be your ears!! His voice is beautiful and expressive. I was being born around the time that he had his greatest successes... but that didn't stop me from discovering the magic that is Al Green. :)

Live and Die

I can live and die on just "Put it on Paper". Al make you want to run to a church and testify :))..

Biography

Born: April 13, 1946 in Forrest City, AR

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer. With his seductive singles for Hi Records in the early '70s, Green bridged the gap between deep soul and smooth Philadelphia soul. He incorporated elements of gospel, interjecting his performances with wild moans and wails, but his records were stylish, boasting immaculate productions that rolled along with a tight beat, sexy backing vocals, and lush strings. The distinctive Hi Records sound that...
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