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 Al Green
Released April 1975 (1975-04)
Genre Soul
Label Hi/Right Stuff/EMI
Producer Willie 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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]
Robert Christgau A+ (1995 re-issue)[3]
Pitchfork Media 9.7/10[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. The release has consistently ranked as one of the best executed 'greatest hits' albums in history.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tired of Being Alone" – 2:43 (from 1971's Al Green Gets Next to You)
  2. "Call Me (Come Back Home)" – 3:04 (from 1973's Call Me)
  3. "I'm Still in Love with You" – 3:15 (from 1972's I'm Still in Love with You)
  4. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" – 3:09 (from 1973's Call Me)
  5. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"† – 6:21 (from 1972's Let's Stay Together)
  6. "Let's Stay Together" – 4:45 (from 1972's Let's Stay Together)
  7. "I Can't Get Next to You" – 3:52 (from 1971's Al Green Gets Next to You)
  8. "You Ought to Be with Me" – 3:19 (from 1973's Call Me)
  9. "Look What You Done for Me" – 3:06 (from 1972's I'm Still in Love with You)
  10. "Let's Get Married" – 4:20 (from 1973's Livin' for You)

† replaced by "Love and Happiness" in 1977 when that track was released as a single in the US, five years after it was originally released on the 1972 LP I'm Still in Love with You.

1995 CD re-release[edit]

  1. "Tired of Being Alone" – 2:43
  2. "Call Me (Come Back Home)" – 3:04
  3. "I'm Still in Love With You" – 3:15
  4. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" – 4:16
  5. "Love and Happiness" – 5:08
  6. "Let's Stay Together" – 3:18
  7. "I Can't Get Next to You" – 3:52
  8. "You Ought to Be With Me" – 3:19
  9. "Look What You Done for Me" – 3:06
  10. "Let's Get Married" – 5:36
  11. "Livin' for You" – 3:12
  12. "Sha La La (Make Me Happy)"
  13. "L-O-V-E (Love)"
  14. "Full of Fire"
  15. "Belle"

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

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