Al Green released his first song in more than 10 years today as a part of Amazon Music‘s “Produced By” series. The track is a rendition of “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and was recorded with Matt Ross-Spang at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis.
Read what Matt Ross-Spang said about the recording experience below and listen to the track HERE
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“As a lifelong Memphian, I’ve always been a massive fan of Al Green and his Producer Willie Mitchell,” said Ross-Spang. “Together they created some of the most enduring soul music. Sonically speaking, Willie and Al also really invented a distinct sound that separated them from Stax or Motown. Growing up in a such a rich musical heritage, I became captivated by these records and long dreamed of working with Al Green. I’ve always loved the Linda Martell version of ‘Before the Next Teardrop Falls’ and kept it back pocket as a great cover idea for him. It follows in the footsteps of Willie [Mitchell] and Al reinterpreting country songs like ‘For the Good Times’ and ‘Funny How Time Slips Away.’ I still can’t believe we actually got to do it!”