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Charted: February 12, 1972


Rating: 4.527 (average of 9 ratings)


Genre: R&B > soul


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Letís Stay Together
  2. La-La for You
  3. So Youíre Leaving
  4. What Is This Feeling?
  5. Old Time Loviní
  6. Iíve Never Found a Girl Who Loves Me Like You Do
  7. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
  8. Judy
  9. It Ainít No Fun to Me


Sales:

sales in U.S. only Ĺ million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI Ė click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated Ĺ million


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 8
peak on U.K. album chart --


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Letís Stay Together (12/4/71) #1 US, #7 UK, #1 RB, #36 AC. Sales: Ĺ million. Airplay: 2 million


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Daveís Music Database. Click to learn more.


Letís Stay Together
Al Green
Review:
ďPrior to this album, Al Green never had a number one song. The title track, Letís Stay Together, achieved that status and held it for nine consecutive weeks [on the R&B chart]. Greenís ingenuity produced one of the all-time classics, which has the bounce of a dance cut and the passion of a ballad. The dynamic soul singerís whispers, animated cries, and riffing enhance his already stirring deliveryĒ (Lytle).

ďThis album was sold on the strength of the title track as there were no other selections to grace the Billboard charts. However, this album includes the timeless gem How Can You Mend a Broken Heart [originally a hit by the Bee Gees] and lesser-known beauties like the exulting Judy, the cookiní testimonial I Never Found a Girl, and the soothing blues effort It Ainít No Fun to Me. The Arkansas native and his creative partner Willie Mitchell season these selections with lucid rhythm arrangements complemented by the faint strums of a guitar and brawn, unchiding hornsĒ (Lytle).


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Last updated April 6, 2008.