Al Green is celebrating is 77th birthday today (April 13) as well.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Al Green’s Call Me, and to celebrate, Hi Records/Fat Possum will reissue the 1973 R&B classic on vinyl on May 26.
With lacquers from the original master tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, Call Me will be available on standard black vinyl. There will also be limited edition pressings on both Tigers Eye colored vinyl for independent record stores, and Red and Green colored vinyl via Fat Possum’s website.
Regarded as one of the best soul album ever made, Call Me debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The album features timeless classics such as “Here I Am (Come & Take Me),” “Call Me (Come Back Home),” and “You Ought To Be With Me,” which reach No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
The Call Me vinyl release is one of many 50th anniversaries that Hi Records has reissued. Last year marked the 50th anniversary for album “Let’s Stay Together” which had a limited edition Throwback Orange color vinyl. “I’m Still In Love With You” celebrated five decades as well with a special pressing on Smoke Green vinyl.