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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, 3 Feb 2009
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Andy Edwards "staxasoul" (Essex UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Call Me [Us Import] (Audio CD)
By the time this album was released, the Al Green/Willie Mithell double act was honed to something close to Soul perfection. Mitchell and his production harnessed Green's ability to go from smooth and subtle to raw and impassioned in a heartbeat and took him to superstardom at a time when Soul ruled the airwaves.

"Call Me" featured 3 hit singles "You Ought To Be With Me", "Here I Am" and the title track, but it is also notable for Al's reading of Country music's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Funny How Time Slips Away", both superb interpretations. Other than those, Green was involved in writing the rest of the tracks, demonstrating the rich vein of creativity he had found in the early '70's.

Although the previous "white" album is my personal favourite, this runs it close - spare production, wonderful vocals and songs which have stood the test of time. You should have this in your collection if you are any kind of Soul music fan - or better yet get it on a 4 album set of all Al's Hi albums, so you can enjoy more for your money
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5.0 out of 5 stars AL Green at his majestic best, 2 Feb 2009
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Andy Edwards "staxasoul" (Essex UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Call Me (Audio CD)
By the time this album was released, the Al Green/Willie Mithell double act was honed to something close to Soul perfection. Mitchell and his production harnessed Green's ability to go from smooth and subtle to raw and impassioned in a heartbeat and took him to superstardom at a time when Soul ruled the airwaves.

"Call Me" featured 3 hit singles "You Ought To Be With Me", "Here I Am" and the title track, but it is also notable for Al's reading of Country music's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Funny How Time Slips Away", both superb interpretations. Other than those, Green was involved in writing the rest of the tracks, demonstrating the rich vein of creativity he had found in the ealry '70's.

Although the previous "white" album is my personal favourite, this runs it close - spare production, wonderful vocals and songs which have stood the test of time. You should have this in your collection if you are any kind of Soul music fan - or better yet get it on a 4 album set of all Al's Hi albums, so you can enjoy more for your money
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Call him, 21 Dec 2000
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This review is from: Call Me (Audio CD)
A truly wonderful album, probably Al Green's finest, containing as it does three of his very best songs - the title track, "You Ought To Be With Me" and "Here I Am (Come And Take Me)". As if that wasn't enough, he finds time to cover Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away", giving the record a bit of a country dimension.
The impeccable Hi sound (one of the most gorgeous sounds in pop music) is in place as always, and the lush strings, funky guitar and organ fills, and rock-solid backbeat give the Reverend the perfect launch pad from which to soar. Pain never sounded so wonderful or soothing as it does when articulated by Al Green.
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