Release Date: Mar 15, 2005
Record label: Blue Note
Genre(s): R&B, Soul
Al Green's second record for Blue Note reunites the same cast of characters who made his comeback disc, 2003's I Can't Stop, such a success. Willie Mitchell is behind the boards, the cream of old-school Hi musicians is here, and Green hasn't lost a step vocally. In fact, it sounds like he has gained a step somehow; his crazed screams, hollered interjections, and whoops of joy seem more assured and his falsetto is clear and strong.
Al Green returns with another helping of sweet southern soul. But this time he's taking the pulpit with him. Having re-established his partnership with producer Willie Mitchell on 2002's I Can't Stop, now he's letting his religious Dr Jekyll get down with his funky Mr Hyde in the first secular album released under his Reverend guise. This is classic Green.