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Al Green: Al Green's Greatest Hits Volume II [Hi, 1977]
I welcome this proof of the greatness of Green's lesser and later hits, but I'd prefer a more eccentric (hence accurate) and equally impressive selection--one that replaced the two non-singles from I'm Still in Love With You (a lengthened "Love and Happiness" and "For the Good Times," live staples that typify his pop mode) with, for instance, "There's No Way," "That's the Way It Is," and "Love Ritual." A-