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Featured Album - LET'S STAY TOGETHER
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Year of release -  1972

Let's Stay Together by Al Green


Let's Stay Together is a 1972 album by soul singer Al Green, and is the follow-up to his moderate success Al Green Gets Next to You. It was recorded at Royal Recording Studio, 1320 S. Lauderdale, in Memphis and was a success, peaking at number eight on the pop albums chart and became the first of six albums to peak at number-one on the soul album chart(where it claimed the position for ten weeks). It is most well known for the title track, which became Green's signature song and only number-one pop hit single. The album was the third Willie Mitchell produced Al Green album and marked the beginning of Green's classic period of critically acclaimed albums. Let's Stay Together was reissued in 2003 by The Right Stuff.

The album's appeal was widespread among critics. At the time, Rolling Stone noted "Green's voice is something to marvel at. He can croon, shout, scat, rise to the smoothest falsetto, and throw in the funkiest growls...Let's Stay Together is, like its predecessor, an indispensable treat." In 1999, Q magazine wrote that the album "shows him as the authentic voice of love's pain and purity on such wonders as 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?'" and that "[H]is cover of the Bee Gees' 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?' took the soul ballad to new levels of artistry and refinement."

  • Included in Q Magazine's "Best Soul Albums of All Time" (Q, 10/99, p. 150)
  • Ranked #335 in the Virgin All-Time top 1000 album list, from the 1998 book by Colin Larkin
  • Ranked #608 in the Guinness top 1000 album poll (1994) and #25 in the Top 50 Soul Albums list


SIDE 1
  1. "Let's Stay Together(Green, JacksonMitchell) – 3:18
  2. "La-La for You" (Green, Mitchell) – 3:31
  3. "So You're Leaving" – 2:57
  4. "What Is This Feeling?" – 3:42
  5. "Old Time Lovin'" – 3:19

SIDE 2
  1. "I've Never Found a Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do)" (FloydIsbellJones) – 3:41
  2. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?(GibbGibb) – 6:22
  3. "Judy" – 3:47
  4. "It Ain't No Fun to Me" – 3:23
| Closed on 02/09/14 at 05:00PM
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40%a. Great Album
50%b. Good/Ok Album (Like a few songs)
10%c. Not interest or never heard these songs
0%d. This album sucks!

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#2 | 103 days ago

Oh yeah, Al Green is as smooth as silk.
Great Album  
  
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#1 | 103 days ago

(Edited by Nick__)
Let's Stay Together is one muthatruckin sexy song!

A friend of mine used to Karaoke this song and he sounds just like Al Green!
Good/Ok Album (Like a few songs)  
#2 | 103 days ago

Oh yeah, Al Green is as smooth as silk.
Great Album  
#3 | 100 days ago

an infinite amount of make up sex is generated from this song yes

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