Lay It Down CD (2008)

Artist: Al Green

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Awesome CD!!! Al is back

on 7/4/2008

Al Green returns to classic form with this excellent cd. Finally, he has producers who realize that to get the best out of Mr. Green, your have to let him do what he does best: sing old style. The result, an awesome cd that reminds one of Mr. Green's heyday. Read More

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In his highly-anticipated third Blue Note album of new material, R&B/soul legend Al Green delivers a new urban sound with Lay It Down, a fantastic collection of original songs carefully crafted by Green and co-producers Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson (The Roots) and James Poyser (Jill Scott, Mariah Carey, Erykah Badu). With arrangements showcasing The Dap-Kings Horns and strings by Larry Gold, all couched in Green's rich and timeless vocals -- highlighted by duet partners Corinne Bailey Rae, Anthony Hamilton, and John Legend -- this album is truly classic with a modern twist, expressing the best of the history and future of R&B/soul.

This is Green's best work in years and will cater to audiences young and old through the marriage of his retro sound and the hip-hop & pop/urban mainstream successes of the album's contributors.


Label New World Records
SKU 207988091
UPC 094634844925
UPC 14 00094634844925
Format CD
Release Date 5/27/2008
Author Al Green
Artist Bio
Al GreenThe title of Al Green's Lay It Down truly tells it like it is. Conceived as a collaboration between the soul legend and a handful of gifted young admirers from the worlds of contemporary R&B and hip hop, the album is drawn from a series of inspired sessions that yielded the most high-spirited, funky and often lushly romantic songs of Green's latter-day career. The album is a refreshingly old school jam, with everyone laying down the music together, face to face, heart to heart, soul to soul.The project features the sophisticated R&B voices of singer-songwriters John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Corinne Bailey Rae, and it was co-produced with Green by two of hip-hop's most innovative players, drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson from The Roots and keyboardist James Poyser, the go-to guy for high-profile artists ranging from Erykah Badu to Common. Add in Brooklyn's celebrated Dap-King Horns (Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse), guitarist Chalmers "Spanky" Alford (Mighty Clouds of Joy, Joss Stone) and bassist Adam Blackstone (Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff), among others, and you've got a modern soul-music dream team, fronted by the most expressive voice in the business."The reason why we are doing this is because we all idolize Al Green," declares ?uestlove. "Even today, nobody has range like him."
Disc 1
1 Lay It Down - (featuring Anthony Hamilton)
2 Just For Me
3 You've Got the Love I Need - (featuring Anthony Hamilton)
4 No One Like You
5 What More Do You Want From Me
6 Take Your Time - (featuring Corinne Bailey Rae)
7 Too Much
8 Stay With Me (By the Sea) - (featuring John Legend)
9 All I Need
10 I'm Wild About You
11 Standing In the Rain
Product Attributes
Artist Green,Al
Label Blue Note
Music Format Compact Disc
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