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Call Me is a 1973 Soul album by Al Green, the sixth in his catalogue and widely regarded as his best. It regularly pops up in lists of the greatest albums ever made, for instance at #290 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and was included in Time Magazine's Time All Time 100 Albums list. "Call Me" is best remembered for the Title Track, "You Ought To Be With Me" and "Here I Am".

Tracklist

Side 1

  1. "Call Me (Come Back Home)" (3:03)
  2. "Have You Been Making Out O.K.?" (3:42)
  3. "Stand Up" (3:25)
  4. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (3:10)
  5. "Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun" (3:09)

Side 2

  1. "Here I Am (Come And Take Me)" (4:14)
  2. "Funny How Time Slips Away" (5:33)
  3. "You Ought To Be With Me" (3:15)
  4. "Jesus Is Waiting" (5:36)

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  • Break Up Song: "Call Me (Come Back Home)", in which the protagonist and his lover part their ways, but he promises to her "if somebody's doing you wrong, just call on me, baby, come back home." In "Have You Been Making Out, O.K.?" and "Funny How Time Slips Away" he asks her whether she is doing fine since she has a new lover? "Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun" has the protagonist miss his loved one, despite the fact that they are no longer together.
  • Call-Back: Near the end of "Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun" Green sings "let's stay together", which is a shout-out to his previous album Let's Stay Together.
  • Color Motif: The lettering of Green's name on the album cover is in green.
  • Concept Album: A lot of songs are breakup songs where the protagonist wants his former partner to be with him instead of the other one: "You Ought To Be With Me", "Hae You Been Making Out, OK?", "Funny How Time Slips Away".
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  • Country Music and Cover Version: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", a Hank Williams cover, and "Funny How Time Slips Away", a Willie Nelson cover.
  • Cradle of Loneliness: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun"
    It's me that's missing your love, now
    I'm tired of being alone, bye
    Still in love with you now
  • Epic Rocking: "Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Jesus Is Waiting" are both over five minutes long.
  • Face on the Cover: A close-up of Green's face.
  • God-Is-Love Songs: "Jesus Is Waiting".
    Jesus is waiting
    And if you're broken down
    Jesus is waiting, hey yeah
    Don't let yourself down
  • New Sound Album: Green covered two Country Music songs on this album.
  • Obsession Song: "Here I Am Come And Take Me"
    It always ends up this way
    Me begging you every day
    A love that I cannot have
    You broke my heart into half
  • Pep-Talk Song:
    • "Stand Up"
    Stand up, tomorrow's about to come
    Are you ready?
    Stand up, today's got you on the run
    Don't fall down on your face and let someone take your place
    'Cause you oughta know, you can do it
    Tell me that there's nothing to it
    • "Jesus Is Waiting".
    Jesus is waiting
    And if you're broken down
    Jesus is waiting, hey yeah
    Don't let yourself down
  • The Power of Love: "You Ought To Be With Me", "Here I Am (Come And Take Me)"
  • Questioning Title?: "Have You Been Making Out O.K.?"
  • Record Producer: Al Green, Willie Mitchell.
  • Siamese Twin Songs: "Call Me" and "Have You Been Making Out O.K.?" are both break-up songs where the protagonist tells the woman she can still count on him and wonders if she is doing fine. They follow right after one another on the tracklist. "Funny How Time Slips Away" is a similar song.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "You Ought To Be With Me" sounds melodically similar to "Let's Stay Together".
  • Title Track: "Call Me".

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