Al Green - The Best of the Gospel Sessions
 
Submit
Save for Later
Want to know when you'll get it? Go

What is “Estimated Delivery Date?”

This is an approximate delivery date and is not a guarantee. Delivery estimates are available only for select items to be delivered in the contiguous United States, excluding APO/FPO addresses and PO boxes. Your final shipping cost will be available at checkout.

OverstockTM Store Credit Card

6 or 12 Month Special
Financing Available
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›
No Payments & No Interest on orders over
$150 if you pay in full within 6 months.
Learn More ›
o.

Al Green - The Best of the Gospel Sessions

Today $12.65
Item #: 13417471
    Liner Note Author: Ken Harding. Recording information: Al Green Music Recording Studio, Memphis, TN; American Music Studio, Memphis, TN; Ardent Studio, Memphis, TN; Startec, Washington DC; The Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Willie Mitchell Recording, M......more

People Who Viewed This Viewed

Sponsored Links What's This?

Artist: Green, Al
Description:
Liner Note Author: Ken Harding. Recording information: Al Green Music Recording Studio, Memphis, TN; American Music Studio, Memphis, TN; Ardent Studio, Memphis, TN; Startec, Washington DC; The Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Willie Mitchell Recording, Memphis, TN. Photographer: Alan Messer. Al Green has sold some 20 million records, been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by BET, among other honors, and most of that has stemmed from his secular pop career and the smooth, soulful Hi Records sound he helped build with producer Willie Mitchell in the 1970s. But he's also been elected to the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, and if Green's fame largely rests with pop hits like "Let's Stay Together" and "Tired of Being Alone," his perceived personal calling has always been gospel, and as this well-chosen and sequenced selection of some of his best non-secular sides from the 1980s shows, he's a singer's singer no matter what the genre -- given that Green's themes have always been about the need for love and respect, exactly who he addresses the song to starts to feel like a mere detail. There's a lot to love here, from his reverent version of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" to the jaunty and soothing "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" (which has a backing track that eerily resembles Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," another song that has the connection between love and God as its core subject), and when one compares a track like "Higher Plane" here with Green's peak commercial work with Mitchell from the '70s, the similarities far outweigh the differences. ~ Steve Leggett
See Also:
Let's Stay Together, Gets Next to You, Al Green Is Love, Al Green's Greatest Hits, The Definitive Greatest Hits, Call Me
See Influences:
The Drifters (US), James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Rufus Thomas, Don Covay, Booker T. & the MG's, Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson
See Contemporaries:
Eddie Floyd, Johnny Nash, O.V. Wright, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, Syl Johnson, Hi Rhythm Section, Sam & Dave, Harold Melvin, The Dynamics, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, Big John Hamilton, James Carr, Ashford & Simpson, Toussaint McCall, Freddie Jackson, Johnnie Taylor, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, Aaron Neville, Wilson Pickett, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Willie Mitchell, Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, Tyrone Davis, Walter Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Teddy Pendergrass, Rufus Thomas, Babyface, Rev. Claude Jeter, Ann Peebles, Willie Clayton, The Masqueraders, Percy Sledge, Malford Milligan, Sidney Joe Qualls, Al B. Sure!, Arthur Conley, Diana Ross, The Staple Singers, The Family Stand
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Lord Will Make a Way, The
  2. 2 None But the Righteous
  3. 3 Higher Plane
  4. 4 People Get Ready
  5. 5 His Name Is Jesus
  6. 6 Morningstar
  7. 7 Hallelujah (I Just Want to Praise the Lord)
  8. 8 Straighten Out Your Life
  9. 9 No Not One
  10. 10 All We Need Is a Little More Love
  11. 11 Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  12. 12 Jesus Will Fix It
  13. 13 Power
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Gospel
Subgenre:
Contemp. Gospel
Label:
New Haven Records
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
53 : 29
UPC:
027072809225
Was this product information helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
 
 
 
Thank you. Your feedback will help us create the best experience for our customers.

There are currently no product reviews for this product.

Be the first to write a review

Overstock.com values your opinion. Please take a moment and share what you like or don't like about a product.

Product Q&A

Ask a Question

Be the first to ask a question about this product.
Shipping:

This item will be delivered to you via USPS Trackable Media Mail or UPS Mail Innovations and will take from 2 days to 3 weeks from the time the item leaves our warehouse. *

Standard Return Policy:

Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More details

FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

* For your safety, some orders go through our loss prevention department. If we select your order for this process, we will immediately notify you that there may be up to a 3-day delay on your order.

** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.

Buy Now with Bitcoin Learn More