Includes Limited Time Free MP3 Download of Entire Album!
Features "I Can't Get Next To You", "I'm A Ram", & "Tired Of Being Alone"!!
Born April 13, 1946 in Forest City, Arkansas, Al Green began singing in his family's gospel group. His distinctive vocal talent and extraordinary ability to master pop, R&B, and gospel genres has enabled him to become an international superstar. Green is Hi Records' most awarded singer and songwriter. In a phenomenal career spanning more than thirty years, Green has charted six #1 hits and been inducted into the prestigious Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
The follow up to Green Is Blues, Gets Next To You is the definitive masterpiece by the Mitchell-Green LTD. Improving on the characterization of the trademark HI sound, Willie Mitchell's decision to switch from the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul to a slower and more seductive base supports an Al Green probably at his best. There are no false steps here, since every single track on the album is a pillar of the genre, from the opening massive cover version of the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next To You", which is reinvented with a lethal dose of irresistible groove, to the perfect 1-2 pitch of "Tired Of Being Alone" followed by "I'm A Ram." If you are a romantic, this is your absolute soundtrack!
"Al Green's first four albums are the beginning of the truly sublime rhythm-and-blues story of the 1970s: It's a story about one of the most soulful voices in pop history a rough yet refined tenor combined with a mystically tight Memphis studio band. For generations of inheritors (from Jodeci to U2) and lovers, Green, producer Willie Mitchell and the five-man Hi Records house band set the benchmark for soul.
"Al Green" means not only the artist but also a sound: a jazz-bred sparseness and life inside a wonderfully clean, accessible groove. 1970's Green Is Blues doesn't yet have all this legendary muscle together...On 1971's Gets Next to You and 1972's Let's Stay Together and I'm Still in Love With You, the Red Sea parts. Green's singing and the band's arrangements act in thrilling concert, offering a controlled abandon that you don't often hear this side of, say, Miles Davis and Gil Evans..." - James Hunter, rollingstone.com, February 11, 2003
Limited Time Free MP3 Download of Entire Album
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
6. Driving Wheel
7. Light My Fire
8. You Say It
9. Right Now, Right Now
10. All Because