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Let's Stay Together

Artist: Al Green (Recorded By)

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Performer Notes
  • After two albums loaded with cover songs and draped in the deep influence of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, Al Green used LET'S STAY TOGETHER to introduce his own style to the world. Green wrote or co-wrote seven of the nine songs on LET'S STAY TOGETHER, including the title track, his only No. 1 pop single. Love and relationships provided a universal theme for this sweet soul music. The lightly surging groove of "Let's Stay Together" carries a plea for reconciliation; the delicate ballad "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" (a Bee Gees cover) addresses the aftermath of a breakup.
  • Throughout LET'S STAY TOGETHER, the Hi Records house band fits exquisitely with Green's heavenly tenor, whether it be Charles Hodges's inspirational organ fills on "La-La For You" or brother Teenie Hodges' understated guitar riffs on "It Ain't No Fun To Me." Throw in a brassy horn section and lush string arrangements, and you have a perfectly balanced slice of soul. Some consider Al Green to be the greatest soul singer who ever lived. LET'S STAY TOGETHER, a purely joyful listen from beginning to end, makes a very good case.

Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (3/30/72, p.50) - "...Green's voice is something to marvel at. He can croon, shout, scat, rise to the smoothest falsetto, and throw in the funkiest growls....LET'S STAY TOGETHER is, like its predecessor, an indispensable treat..."

Q (p.121) - "[H]is cover of the Bee Gees' 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?' took the soul ballad to new levels of artistry and refinement."

Q (5/00, p.135) - Included in Q Magazine's "Best Soul Albums Of All Time"

Q (10/99, p.150) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...shows him as the authentic voice of love's pain and purity on such wonders as 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?'..."

Pitchfork (Website) - "[N]obody else had Green's virtuosity or interpretive gifts. He could articulate unbelievably delicate shades of feeling with his voice alone..."

Format:CD (0 Disc)
Country:USA
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:1 April, 2009

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