Al Green's extraordinary voice became known to the world through a string of legendary hits in the early 1970s, classics including "Tired of Being Alone," "Let's Stay Together," "I Can't Get Next to You," "I'm Still in Love With You," "Call Me," "Here I Am," "Let's Get Married" and "Love and Happiness." Recorded in Memphis with producer and arranger Willie Mitchell at Mitchell's Royal Recording Studios, those songs - and Green's falsetto screams, impassioned whispers, ecstatic cries and choked shouts - are etched into the minds of music fans everywhere.
For I Can't Stop, Al Green's debut album for Blue Note Records, the dynamic, inimitable singer triumphantly returns to that glorious sound, reaching new heights in the process. The recording marks the historic reunion of Green and Mitchell, bringing them together for the first time since 1985, when they recorded the gospel album He Is the Light, and only the second time since 1976's Have a Good Time. That album came at the end of an eight-year partnership that created some of soul music's most treasured recordings, released on Mitchell's Hi Records, including Green Is Blues (1970), Al Green Gets Next to You (1972), Call Me and Livin' for You (1973), Al Green Explores Your Mind (1974), Al Green Is Love (1975) and Full of Fire and Have a Good Time (1976).
On the new album, Green and Mitchell again capture the unique sound they created three decades ago