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Precious Lord
     

Precious Lord

by Al Green
 

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Higher Plane (1981) finally got the R&B/gospel synthesis Green seemingly had been trying to attain since the mid-'70s. While the best of Higher Plane played like I'm Still in Love With You: The Church Years, Precious Lord has Green tackling even more standards in a purely religious vein. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "The Old Rugged

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Higher Plane (1981) finally got the R&B/gospel synthesis Green seemingly had been trying to attain since the mid-'70s. While the best of Higher Plane played like I'm Still in Love With You: The Church Years, Precious Lord has Green tackling even more standards in a purely religious vein. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "How Great Thou Art" all appear here and just might take Green too far into the church than some were willing to go. The album's best tracks, "In the Garden" and "Rock of Ages," have Green loosening up a bit and he gives flawless, heart-filled readings. As with most Green albums, his skill of enlivening so-so material is on full display. "Morningstar" has him taking a barely there song and singing it into an album highlight. On the other hand, rave-ups "Glory to His Name" and "Hallelujah (I Just Want to Praise the Lord)" might be jarring to some with their country/gospel overtones and fervent though non-distinctive choirs. The Nashville-recorded Precious Lord, associate produced by Bill Cantrell and Quinton Claunch, also has George Jones' producer, Billy Sherill, doing the engineering. While it does have Green in great voice, the staid religiousness of this may be a little too much for some to take.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/1992
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644780529
catalogNumber:
47805

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Performance Credits

Green   Primary Artist,Vocals
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals
Anita Ball   Background Vocals
Francine Belcher   Background Vocals
Ken Bell   Guitar
Lea Jane Berinati   Background Vocals
Tony Brown   Keyboards
Moses Dillard   Guitar
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Temple Riser   Background Vocals
Karen Taylor   Background Vocals
Bob Wray   Bass
Charles Miller   Background Vocals
Larrie Londin   Drums
Kenny Bell   Guitar
David Briggs   Keyboards
Bobby Jones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Green   Composer,Producer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Joseph Scriven   Composer
Charles C. Converse   Composer

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