by Al Green
Released: Jul 1973
Label: Hi Records Under Exclusive License to Fat Possum Records
The essential Al Green album. This 1973 release saw Green at the peak of his songwriting powers; the hits "Call Me," "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" and "You Oughta Be With Me" all came off this album. The production glimmers with organs, gently singing guitars and muted horns. You've never heard Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" delivered like this.