The Belle Album

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Al Green severed his ties with longtime producer Willie Mitchell in 1977, establishing his own backup band and seizing the production reins. But he hadn't yet made the final break with soul; this was the last secular work he would make for many years, and it was brilliant, even though it didn't come close to equaling his previous commercial heights. In retrospect, many just didn't understand where he was going, while others were turned off by the blurred lyrical focus of songs like "Belle." But "I Feel Good" had as much danceable energy and soulful fire as any Green up-tempo tune, and "Lovin' You" and "Dream" were sorely underrated ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Al Green severed his ties with longtime producer Willie Mitchell in 1977, establishing his own backup band and seizing the production reins. But he hadn't yet made the final break with soul; this was the last secular work he would make for many years, and it was brilliant, even though it didn't come close to equaling his previous commercial heights. In retrospect, many just didn't understand where he was going, while others were turned off by the blurred lyrical focus of songs like "Belle." But "I Feel Good" had as much danceable energy and soulful fire as any Green up-tempo tune, and "Lovin' You" and "Dream" were sorely underrated compositions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/2009
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • UPC: 767981113920
  • Catalog Number: 1139
  • Sales rank: 92,465

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Belle (4:52)
  2. 2 Loving You (3:34)
  3. 3 Feels Like Summer (3:43)
  4. 4 Georgia Boy (7:03)
  5. 5 I Feel Good (5:22)
  6. 6 All 'N' All (3:40)
  7. 7 Chariots of Fire (3:51)
  8. 8 Dream (7:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Green Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Linda Jones Vocals, Background Vocals
Leon Thomas Clarinet, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Clavinet, fender rhodes
James Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electronic Sounds
Johnny Brolin Keyboards
Johnny Brown Piano, fender rhodes
Ron Echols Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Reuben Fairfax Jr. Bass, Bass Guitar, Lyre, Bells
Margaret Foxworth Vocals, Background Vocals
Ardis Hardin Drums, Snare Drums
Buddy Jarrett Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Harvey Jones Vocals, Background Vocals
Fred Jordan Trumpet, Flugelhorn, fender rhodes
Darryl Neely Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn
Robert Payne Percussion
John Toney Synthesizer, Drums, Syndrum
Rob Payne Synthesizer, Syndrum
Johnny Brown Piano, fender rhodes
Fred Jordan Strings, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Al Green Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Remixing
Bill Cantrell Engineer, Remixing
Reuben Fairfax Jr. Arranger, Composer
Margaret Foxworth Vocal Arrangements
Buddy Jarrett Horn Arrangements
Fred Jordan Arranger, Engineer, Orchestration, Remixing, String Ensemble
Darryl Neely Horn Arrangements
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
Amy Linden Liner Notes
Fred Jordan Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Contributor, Remixing, String Ensemble
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