Soul Survivor (Al Green album)

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Soul Survivor
Soul Survivor (Al Green album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Released1987
GenreSoul, Gospel
LabelA&M
ProducerEban Kelly, Jimi Randolph, Deborah McDuffie, Errol Thomas and Paul Zaleski.
Al Green chronology
White Christmas
(1986)
Soul Survivor
(1987)
I Get Joy
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

Soul Survivor is the 21st studio album by Al Green, released in 1987.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everything's Gonna be Alright" (Eban Kelly, Jimi Randolph) - 4:21
  2. "Jesus Will Fix It" (Al Green) - 3:24
  3. "You Know and I Know" (Green, Paul Zaleski) - 4:01
  4. "Yield Not to Temptation" (Traditional) - 3:35
  5. "So Real to Me" (Green) - 0:54
  6. "Soul Survivor" (Kelly, Randolph) - 4:43
  7. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) - 5:37 (duet with Billy Preston)
  8. "He Ain't Heavy" (Sidney Russell, Bobby Scott) - 4:03
  9. "23rd Psalm" (Green) - 3:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Al Green – lead vocals, backing vocals (2, 3, 6), acoustic guitar (2, 4, 5, 9), arrangements (2-5, 8, 9)
  • Jimi Randolph – all other instruments (1), arrangements (1, 6), all instruments (6)
  • P. Leon Thomas – keyboards (1)
  • Debra Carter – organ (4, 9)
  • Louis Paul – synthesizer (5)
  • Jonathan Cobert – synthesizer (7)
  • Billy PrestonHammond B3 organ (7), lead vocals (7)
  • Jerry Peters – keyboards (8)
  • Michael Toles – electric guitar (2, 5), organ (5)
  • Bobby Manuel – guitar (8)
  • Paul Zaleski – bass (2), percussion (2, 3), keyboards (3)
  • Francisco Centeno – bass (7)
  • Willie Hall – drums (2-5, 9), percussion (5)
  • Jeff Vilinsky – drums (7), arrangements (7)
  • Steve Mergen – drums (8)
  • Errol Thomas – arrangements (3, 8), bass (4, 8, 9)
  • Deborah McDuffie – arrangements (7)
  • Andrew Love – saxophone (8)
  • Berkley Buckles – backing vocals (1)
  • Eban Kelly – backing vocals (1, 6), arrangements (1, 6)
  • Full Gospel Tabernacle Choir – backing vocals (4, 9)
  • Andrea Blackwood – backing vocals (5)
  • Donna Blackwood – backing vocals (5)
  • Jeanie Hamilton – backing vocals (5)
  • Michael Brown – backing vocals (7)
  • Dennis Collins – backing vocals (7)
  • Curtis King – backing vocals (7)
  • Patrice Taylor – backing vocals (8)

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Eban Kelly and Jimi Randolph (Tracks 1 & 6); Errol Thomas and Paul Zaleski (Tracks 2-5, 8 & 9); Deborah McDuffie (Track 7).
  • Executive Producer – Al Green
  • Engineers – Jimi Randolph (Tracks 1 & 6); Al Green, Errol Thomas and Paul Zaleski (Tracks 2-5, 7, 8 & 9).
  • Assistant Engineers – Eban Kelly (Tracks 1 & 6); Ron Dickerson, Tom Luani and Pat Taylor (Tracks 2-5, 7, 8 & 9).
  • Recorded at Al Green Music Recording Studio and Ardent Studios (Memphis, TN); Startec (Washington D.C. ); Mayfair Recording Studios (New York, NY).
  • Mixed at Al Green Music Recording Studio; Ardent Studios; Mayfair Recording Studios; Mission Control Studios (Boston, MA).
  • Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
  • Design – Donald Krieger
  • Photography – Peter Nash

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Al (November 1, 2001). Review: Soul Survivor. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-01-15.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (May 5, 1987). "Consumer Guide: Soul Survivor". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2011-01-15.