Al Green - Love Is Reality

Thursday 1st October 1992
Al Green - Love Is Reality
Al Green - Love Is Reality

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11427-27623
LABEL: Word 701927160X

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Odd really. I loved all those old Hi Records soul clas­sics but ever since Al re-committed his life and his music to Christ his albums have been decidedly parky with one or two (his abysmal Christmas album) down­right dreadful. It was a smart move for Word to link the Memphis reverend up with blue-eyed soul man and producer extraordinaire Tim Miner. Has it worked? Well, Al's getting more Christian music attention than he's had for years with Tim wisely giving rhythms funky enough to be contemporary but at least echoing the Golden Age when Willie Mitchell was Al's pro­ducer. The horn section throughout is white hot and on the stomping opener makes soulful noises indeed as Al does his usual purrs and vocal licks which influ­enced an age of soul singers. What holds the album back are Al's usual set of naff lyrics. Good in parts but hear it first

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