Archive for Al Green

Review: “The Annie Lennox Collection,” – Annie Lennox

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2009 by 30daysout

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Annie Lennox has always had one of the most passionate and easy-to-listen-to voices in rock and roll. She can be tough, sensitive and sexy all at the same time. While she was great with Eurythmics, her solo work is where she shines. The Annie Lennox Collection highlights 12 of her greatest tracks, and two new covers.

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Bonnaroo 09: Bruce, Phish and Beasties

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by 30daysout

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Fresh from his Super Bowl halftime triumph, Bruce Springsteen will take his E Street Band to Tennessee this summer to headline the Bonnaroo Festival.  Also on the bill: Phish (reunited), the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello.  Check the complete lineup here at the Bonnaroo festival site.

Tickets are cheaper if you buy ’em early.  Make sure you pack a tent, some suntan lotion, lots of water and a bar of soap.

Bonnaroo 2009  festival website

Review: “Lay It Down,” Al Green

Posted in Review with tags , , , on May 22, 2008 by 30daysout

Al Green follows the template for veteran artists (Billboard magazine calls them “Heritage” artists) who have released new albums with some version of their classic sound.  Much like Springsteen, Fogerty, Steve Winwood, et. al. before him, Green follows the basic pattern of his 1970s albums and produces a semi-satisfying blend of old and new.  Lay It Down finds the Rev. Green indulging in pleasures of the flesh with guests like the comely Corinne Bailey Rae on “Take Your Time,” and mellow John Legend on “Stay With Me (By The Sea). ”  If anything, the youngsters labor to keep up with this veteran Soul Man.  Otherwise, everything’s here – the Memphis-style horns, the strings, the mellow soul vibes – but Green’s voice is the main attraction.  His singing elevates the average material onto a new plane, and he needs no guest star help to turn a song like “Just For Me” into something special.  So if you’re in the mood for some panty-droppin’ soul music slip into the new Al Green … it may not be groundbreaking but it’s very, very comfortable.

MP3: Just For Me by Al Green

Al Green official website