Al Green Gets Next To You

Al Green Gets Next To You


Al Green (vocals), Ed Logan (tenor sax), James Mitchell (baritone sax), Wayne Jackson (trumpet), Jack Hale (trombone), Charles Hodges (keyboards), Mabon "Teenie" Hodges (guitar), Leroy Hodges (bass), Al Jackson (drums)

Hi Records 32062

Pure Pleasure Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - I Can't Get Next To You
A2 - Are You Lonely For Me Baby
A3 - God Is Standing By
A4 - Tired Of Being Alone
A5 - I'm A Ram
B1 - Drivin' Wheel
B2 - Light My Fire
B3 - You Say It
B4 - Right Now Right Now
B5 -  All Because

Recorded in 1971

After the shaky start of Green Is Blues, Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell established their classic sound with Green's second album, Gets Next to You. The main difference is in the rhythm section. 

Abandoning the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul, the Hi Rhythm Section plays it slow and seductive, working a sultry, steady pulse that Green exploits with his remarkable voice. Alternating between Sam Cooke's croon and Otis Redding's shout, Green develops his own distinctive style, and Gets Next to You only touches the surface of its depth. Although the album is filled with wonderful moments, few are as astonishing as Green and Mitchell's reinterpretation of the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next to You," which turns the original inside out. 

This Pure Pleasure LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.