Everything's OK (album)

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Everything's OK
Studio album by Al Green
Released March 14, 2005 (UK)
March 15, 2005 (US)
Recorded June- September, 2004
Royal Studios, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Soul, rhythm and blues
Length 48:56
Label Blue Note
Producer Willie Mitchell, Al Green
Al Green chronology
I Can't Stop
(2003)I Can't Stop2003
Everything's OK
Lay It Down
(2008)Lay It Down2008

Everything's OK is the 28th studio album by American R&B singer Al Green (credited on the cover art and track credits of this album as "The Reverend Al Green"), produced by Willie Mitchell and Green, and released in 2005 on the Blue Note label. The album peaked at #19 on the R&B chart and #50 on the pop chart, Green's first album to place in the pop top 50 since 1975.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Everything's OK was very positively received by critics, and has a favorable Metacritic rating of 76/100 based on 11 reviews.[5] Critics noted that in comparison with the previous I Can't Stop, Everything's OK contained fewer conscious nods towards Green's 1970s Hi Records heyday and had a more contemporary overall sound.[6] In a very enthusiastic review in Rolling Stone, David Wild wrote "I Can't Stop was impressive, but something was missing. Everything's OK is something else entirely. This time...the tunes (are) top-notch. Everything's OK is...one more righteous, red-hot reason to treasure this surviving genius of soul",[7] while Allmusic's Tim Sendra said "Consider I Can't Stop the rehab assignment in Triple A, while Everything's OK is the home run Green fans have been dreaming about.[6] Writing in The Guardian, Betty Clarke stated "This is classic Green. To Mitchell's lush 1970s sound, with its bluesy horns and sexy strings, Green adds his ageless falsetto and rumbling sensuality."[8] PopMatters' David Marchese noted "The groovier songs will put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip, but it's the ballads that'll make you hit the repeat button. This is an album of old pros doing what they do best, and the ballads give them the best setting to do it in."[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everything's OK" (Al Green, Willie Mitchell) - 4:12
  2. "You Are So Beautiful" (Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston) - 3:34
  3. "Build Me Up" (Green, Mitchell) - 3:50
  4. "Perfect to Me" (Green, Mitchell) - 4:09
  5. "Nobody But You" (Green, Mitchell) - 3:30
  6. "Real Love" (Green) - 5:22
  7. "I Can Make Music" (Green, Steve Potts, Leroy Hodges, Lester Snell, Charles "Skip" Pitts, Bobby Manuel, Robert Clayborne) - 4:40
  8. "Be My Baby" (Green) - 3:16
  9. "Magic Road" (Green) - 3:43
  10. "I Wanna Hold You" (Green) - 3:40
  11. "Another Day" (Green) - 3:19
  12. "All the Time" (Green, Manuel) - 4:01


  • Al Green - Vocals
  • Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes, Charlie Chalmers - Background vocals
  • Lester Snell - Piano
  • Robert Clayborne - Organ
  • Charles "Skip" Pitts, Bobby Manuel - Guitar
  • Leroy Hodges - Bass
  • Steve Potts, Hector Diaz - Percussion
  • Scott Thompson - Trumpet
  • Bill Florez - Bass trombone
  • Jack Hale - Trombone
  • Andrew Love, Lannie McMillan - Tenor sax
  • Jim Spake - Baritone sax
  • Joan Gilbert, Daniel Gilbert, Gregory Morris, Liza Zurlinden - Violin
  • Anthony Gilbert, Beth Luscombe - Viola
  • Peter Spurbeck, Jonathan Kirkscey - Cello
  • Bobby Rush - Harmonica


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Wild, David (March 24, 2005). "Al Green: Everything's OK". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 16, 2018. 
  3. ^ PopMatters review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ Metacritic.com
  6. ^ a b Allmusic.com
  7. ^ Rolling Stone March 24, 2005
  8. ^ The Guardian March 18, 2005
  9. ^ PopMatters March 30, 2005