Al Green releases ‘Lay It Down’ produced by two members of The Roots (2008)

Al Green’s ‘Lay It Down’ is a studio album produced by Ahmir Questlove Thompson and James Poyser, both of The Roots and released on May 27, 2008 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Lay It Down (Al Green, James Poyser) – 04:30 . 2.Just For Me (Al Green, James Poyser) – 03:58 . 3.You’Ve Got The Love I Need (Al Green, James Poyser) – 04:14 . 4.No One Like You (Al Green, James Poyser) – 04:31 . 5.What More Do You Want From Me (Al Green, James Poyser) – 04:13 . 6.Take Your Time (Al Green, James Poyser) – 04:37 . 7.Too Much (Al Green, James Poyser) – 03:29 . 8.Stay With Me (By The Sea) (Al Green, James Poyser) – 03:23 . 9.All I Need (Al Green, James Poyser) – 03:41 . 10.I’M Wild About You (Al Green, James Poyser) – 04:51 . 11.Standing In The Rain (Al Green) – 03:08

Musicians : Al Green – Vocals . Anthony Hamilton – Vocals . John Legend – Vocals On (8) . James Poyser – Fender Rhodes, Organ (Hammond), Piano, Wurlitzer . Questlove – Drums . Corinne Bailey Rae – Vocals, Vocals (Background) On (6) . Chalmers Spanky Alford – Guitar . Owen Biddle – Bass . Adam Blackstone – Bass . Randy Bowland – Guitar . The Dap-Kings Horns – Band . Larry Gold – Conductor . Dave Guy – Trumpet . Ian Hendrickson-Smith – Sax (Baritone) . Gabriel Roth – Bass . Daniel Sadownick – Percussion . Homer Steinweiss – Drums . Neal Sugarman – Sax (Tenor) . Mercedes Martinez – Vocals (Background) . Jaguar Wright – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, James Poyser . Larry Gold . Jimmy Douglass – Mixing . Russell Elevado – Engineer . David Kutch – Mastering . Steve E. Mcdowell – Assistant Engineer . Kevin Porter – Assistant Engineer . Jon Smeltz – Engineer, Mixing

Arrangements : Larry Gold

Package : Konstantin Dzhibilov – Art Direction . Christian Lantry – Photography . Evan Ross – Stylist

Recorded 2007-2008.

Released On May 27, 2008 By Blue Note.

(Source Al Green‘s ‘Lay It Down’ | Official Web Site)

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SPIN
But Lay It Down (with tasty guest spots from John Legend, Anthony Hamiltonand Corinne Bailey Rae) makes it clear that Green’s devotion to the primacy of his music’s groove has only deepened with age. […]

PopMatters
But it’s also unlikely that future Al Green Greatest Hits compilations—and the capitalist gods will surely inundate us with more—will exclude songs from Lay It Down. In the final analysis, this 2008 recording will definitely be enjoyed and pondered by generations to come. […]

Rolling Stone
The supporting cast replicates the vintage stylings a touch too meticulouslyand Green’s singing lacks the turbulence that animated his old masterpieces. […]

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