Al Green's Greatest Hits

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Al Green's Greatest Hits
Al Green's Greatest Hits (Al Green album - cover art).jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedApril 1975 (1975-04)
GenreSoul
Length36:34
LabelHi/Right Stuff/EMI
ProducerWillie Mitchell
Al Green chronology
Al Green Explores Your Mind
(1974)
Al Green's Greatest Hits
(1975)
Al Green Is Love
(1975)
Alternative cover
Al Green's Greatest Hits: Deluxe Edition
Al Green's Greatest Hits: Deluxe Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic (1995 CD)5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide (1975 LP)A[2]
Pitchfork (1995 CD)9.7/10[3]
The Village Voice (1995 CD)A+[4]

Al Green's Greatest Hits is a 1975 greatest hits release by soul singer Al Green. In 2003, the album was ranked number 52 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time,[5] maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list.[6] The compilation has consistently ranked as one of the best executed 'greatest hits' albums in history. The album peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top Soul LPs and at #17 on the Billboard 200.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Tired of Being Alone"Al GreenAl Green Gets Next to You (1971)2:43
2."Call Me (Come Back Home)"Al Green; Willie Mitchell; Al Jackson, Jr.Call Me (1973)3:03
3."I'm Still in Love with You"Al Green; Willie Mitchell; Al Jackson, Jr.I'm Still in Love with You (1972)3:14
4."Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"Al Green; Mabon "Teenie" HodgesCall Me4:14
5."How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (replaced by "Love and Happiness" in later reissues)Barry Gibb; Robin GibbLet's Stay Together (1972)6:22
6."Let's Stay Together"Al Green; Willie Mitchell; Al Jackson, Jr.Let's Stay Together3:18
7."I Can't Get Next to You"Barrett Strong; Norman WhitfieldAl Green Gets Next to You3:52
8."You Ought to Be with Me"Al Green; Willie Mitchell; Al Jackson, Jr.Call Me3:19
9."Look What You Done for Me"Al Green; Willie Mitchell; Al Jackson, Jr.I'm Still in Love with You3:06
10."Let's Get Married"Al GreenLivin' for You (1973)3:23
Total length:36:34

Personnel[edit]

(The following credits refer to Al Green – Greatest Hits: Deluxe Edition.)

  • James Mitchell – Baritone Saxophone, String Arrangements
  • Cheryl Pawelski – Production Assistant
  • Michael Allen – Piano
  • Teenie Hodges – Guitar
  • Charles Hodges – Organ, Piano
  • Leroy Hodges – Bass
  • Howard Grimes – Bongos, Drums, Conga
  • Archie Turner – Piano
  • Al Jackson Jr. – Drums, Percussion
  • Andrew Love – Horn (Tenor)
  • Wayne Jackson – Trumpet
  • Jack Hale – Trombone
  • Ed Logan – Horn (Tenor)
  • Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes – Background vocals
  • Willie Mitchell – Producer, Engineer, Remixing
  • Tami Masak – Production Assistant
  • Robert Vosgien – Remastering
  • Richard Kriegler – Art Direction, Design
  • Richard E. Roth – Art Direction, Design
  • Kevin Flaherty – Producer
  • Tom Cartwright – Executive Producer
  • Howard Craft – Mastering
  • Buddy Rosenburg – Photography
  • Chris Clough – Producer
  • Bob Levy – Photography
  • Ali Muhammed Jackson – Bongos, Drums, Conga
  • Susan Lavoie – Art Direction
  • Charles Chalmers – String Arrangements
  • Margaret Goldfarb – Production Assistant
  • Dan Hersch – Mastering
  • Bill Inglot – Mastering Consultant
  • Kathy Kinslow – Production Assistant
  • Charles Levan – Production Assistant
  • Al Green – Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al Green's Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Wolk, Douglas (April 17, 2009). "Let's Stay Together/I'm Still In Love With You/Greatest Hits Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 26, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  6. ^ "500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time". Rolling Stone. 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Al Green Al Green/Greatest Hits Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Al Green Greatest Hits Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2018.