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Al Green Gets Next To You
Al Green
Al Green Gets Next To You
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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Remastered reissue of Reverend Al's 1971 album for the Hi label. 10 tracks, including the top 20 smash 'Tired Of BeingAlone' and the hit 'I Can't Get Next To You'. 1999 Demon Records release.

      
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All Artists: Al Green
Title: Al Green Gets Next To You
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 8/24/1993
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Classic R&B, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077776670928

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Remastered reissue of Reverend Al's 1971 album for the Hi label. 10 tracks, including the top 20 smash 'Tired Of BeingAlone' and the hit 'I Can't Get Next To You'. 1999 Demon Records release.

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Is this the best of the Hi albums?
Joe Craig | London UK | 10/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was at first a little put off by the jacket he's wearing on the cover, but having bought all the other Hi albums I thought I really should get this, and then it turns out to be my favourite! It seems to me a lot meatier in tone than the others - harder grooves, more of an 'edge' all round - and is better for it (although obviously the others are classics, so at this level it really is just a matter of taste). I think there's also more of the influence of James Brown on this record - compare 'The Payback' of his and you get a great couple of hours listening."
Get Next To Al
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 03/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Al Green Gets Next To You is another showcase for the amazing vocal talents of the Rev. Al Green. The album was his first commercial hit spurred on by the southern-fired r&b song "Tired Of Being Alone". He slows down the Temptations' "I Can't get Next To You" into a bump and grind and he turns "Light My Fire" into a plea for spiritual fulfillment. He dips into a blues vein on "I'm A Ram" and sermonizes on "God Is Standing By". "Are You Lonely For Me Baby" is the standout track on the album as he tackles the Chuck Jackson song with a religious fervor."
Al Green Gets Funky
Doyle Davis | Nashville, TN United States | 11/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who might be coming to Al Green from a harder, rougher soul perspective, this is the album for you! If you've never heard how down and dirty the sinister minister from Memphis could get, this record will change your mind about Al Green. Sure, "Tired Of Being Alone" is a sweet soul classic and "God Is Standing By" is a beautiful cover of a Johnnie Taylor gospel tune, but the rest of the tracks just ooze grit, sweat and soul. "Are You Lonely For Me Baby" is incredible! Hard & pleading. "I Can't Get Next To You" should be known to those who have Al's Greatest Hits, but how many of you have heard the remainder of this LP? Every single under-appreciated track here is an absolute gem. "You Say It" is Al Green in lowdown funky James Brown mode. "I'm A Ram" and "Driving Wheel" are blistering blues-based workouts. "Right Now Right Now" is wah-wah soaked atmospheric funk. "All Because" ends the album with maybe the finest funk/soul performance of Rev. Green's early career. Of course, that's just my opinion, but you'd have to agree that these lesser-known tracks are equal to many of the big hits. And I haven't even mentioned what this man does with "Light My Fire". If all you own is a greatest hits type compilation, or even if you have the Al Green box set, you NEED this album to fully understand what a master of gutbucket, gritty soul & funk Al Green was."