Al Green: Gets Next To You (1x LP 180g)

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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.

Nach dem schwachen Start mit "Green Is Blues" legten Al Green und sein Produzent Willie Mitchell mit Greens zweitem Album "Gets Next to You" die Grundlagen für ihren klassischen Sound. Der Hauptunterschied liegt im Rhythmusbereich. Man gab die mutigen Synkopen des Souls der tiefen Südstaaten auf; stattdessen spielt die Hi Rhythm Section langsam und verführerisch, bietet einen temperamentvollen stetigen Puls, den Green mit seiner bemerkenswerten Stimme ausschöpft. Im Wechsel zwischen Schmachten à la Sam Cooke und Geröhre wie Otis Redding entwickelt Green seinen eigenen charakteristischen Stil und "Gets Next To You" lotet seine Tiefen gar nicht aus. Obwohl das Album voller wunderbarer Momentaufnahmen steckt, sind nur wenige derart erstaunlich wie Greens und Mitchells Neuinterpretation des Temptation-Songs "I Can't Get Next to You", die das Original völlig umkrempelt.

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