上世纪70年代到80年代初，他在孟菲斯的传奇Hi厂牌录制的一系列唱片，完全就是性感灵乐的概念版，其中大部分至今仍可谓永不过时的经典。12年来， Al Green第一次回到了他的灵歌根源——这张新唱片的制作人是Willie Mitchell，他曾制作Al在Hi厂牌所有的经典唱片。这张由著名爵士厂牌Blue Note发行的新唱片，表明这10多年来，Al Green一直潜心于挖掘灵魂最深处的声音，创作他最热爱的音乐。这次他来得雄心勃勃——他想撼动的，不只是你的身体你的心灵，还有你的灵魂；以全新的音律，令人匪夷所思的方式。
Al Green's Greatest Hits was first released in 1975 and has gone through several incarnations since then. Each successive edition has improved on the one preceding it, and though it is a little irritating that Definitive Greatest Hits (despite a slightly different title, it is the latest variation) follows its predecessor by only a year-and-a-half, it does make further improvements with the addition of six tracks. Given the greatness of Al Green's catalog, the title could expand to three or even four discs of highlights and only increase in value. Most of the expected classics -- including "Let's Stay Together," "Tired of Being Alone," "I'm Still in Love with You," and "Call Me" -- are here, along with a handful of welcome additions, from 1967's "Back Up Train" to 2004's "I Can't Stop." This is not just a fantastic introduction to a legend, or even soul music. It's a fantastic introduction to recorded sound.