Al Green Is Love

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Al Green Is Love
Al Green Is Love (Al Green album - cover art).jpg
Standard/Original artwork
Studio album by Al Green
Released August 1975
Recorded 1974-1975
Genre Soul
Label Hi
Producer Willie Mitchell
Al Green chronology
Al Green's Greatest Hits
(1975)
Al Green is Love
(1975)
Full of Fire
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide B+[2]
MSN Music A[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Village Voice A–[5]

Al Green Is Love is the ninth album by soul singer Al Green. It was his final of six consecutive albums to hit #1 on the R&B/Soul Albums chart, and it peaked into the Top 40 on the Pop Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Al Green; except where indicated

Side one
  1. "L-O-V-E (Love)" (Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) – 3:09
  2. "Rhymes" (Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) – 3:36
  3. "The Love Sermon" (Green, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle) – 6:34
  4. "There Is Love" (Willie Mitchell, Lawrence Seymore, Yvonne Mitchell) – 3:04
  5. "Could I Be the One?" (Green, Willie Mitchell, Ann Mitchell) – 4:06
Side two
  1. "Love Ritual" – 4:19
  2. "I Didn't Know" – 7:46
  3. "Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams in My Arms)" (Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) – 2:48
  4. "I Gotta Be More (Take Me Higher)" – 2:45
  5. "I Wish You Were Here" (Willie Mitchell) – 3:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Al Green - vocals
  • Larry Lee, Teenie Hodges - guitar
  • Leroy Hodges - bass
  • Charles Hodges - organ, piano
  • Howard Grimes - drums, congas
  • Conga Lou (Johnny Keyes) - congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen - piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes - backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins - tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson - trumpet
  • James Mitchell - baritone saxophone, string arrangements
  • Jack Hale - trombone
  • The Memphis Strings - strings

Later Samples[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Al Green: Al Green Is Love". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0899190251. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 24, 2012). "Al Green/D'Angelo". MSN Music. Retrieved March 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hoard, Christian (November 2, 2004). "Review: Al Green Is Love". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: 345–346.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 27, 1975). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Music section. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 

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