×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Explores Your Mind
     

Explores Your Mind

by Al Green
 

See All Formats & Editions

By the time of 1974's Al Green Explores Your Mind, this version of the Memphis sound was the production style for only a handful of artists. Producer Willie Mitchell used a lighter touch for his most famous artist, and it's all but crafted into the Al Green sound. Despite his skills, Green never falls into mannerism here and gives heartfelt and cogent vocals

Overview

By the time of 1974's Al Green Explores Your Mind, this version of the Memphis sound was the production style for only a handful of artists. Producer Willie Mitchell used a lighter touch for his most famous artist, and it's all but crafted into the Al Green sound. Despite his skills, Green never falls into mannerism here and gives heartfelt and cogent vocals rooted in intelligence and technique. "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)," although lyrically slight, has the artist's charisma and Mitchell's pop chops. "Take Me to the River," with perfect backing from Hi Rhythm and a horn and string arrangement, finds Green at his most persuasive. The last track, "School Days," has Green longing for a school girlfriend and despite the potentially sappy sentiment, it works like a charm. The greatness of Al Green Explores Your Mind comes from a collective effort, including James Mitchell's dreamlike string arrangements and the always skilled backing vocals of Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes. But the biggest draw here is Green's phrasing and intimate vocals, making the record an extremely strong effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
Label:
The Right Stuff
UPC:
0724359521923
catalogNumber:
95219

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Green   Primary Artist,Vocals
Michael Allen   Piano,Rhythm Section
Charles Chalmers   Background Vocals
Sandra Chalmers   Background Vocals
Howard Grimes   Bongos,Conga,Drums,Rhythm Section
Jack Hale   Trombone,Horn Section
Charles Hodges   Organ,Piano
Leroy Hodges   Bass,Rhythm Section
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Guitar,Rhythm Section
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet,Horn Section
Ed Logan   Tenor Horn,Tenor Saxophone,Horn Section
Andrew Love   Tenor Horn,Tenor Saxophone,Horn Section
Memphis Strings   Strings
James Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone
Archie Turner   Piano,Rhythm Section
Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes   Background Vocals
Michael J. Allen   Piano
Charles E. Jr. Hodges   Organ,Piano
James J. Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Green   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Michael Allen   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Audio Production
Charles Chalmers   String Arrangements
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Memphis Strings   String Section
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Glenn Ross   Art Direction
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Richard Kriegler   Art Direction
Eric Randle   Composer
Ira Allen   Composer
James J. Mitchell   String Arrangements
A. Sanders   Composer
C. Hodges   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews