Personnel: Al Green (vocals); Moses Dillard, Kenny Bell (guitar); Tony Brown, David Briggs (keyboards); Bob Wray (bass); Larrie Londin (drums); The A Strings, Nashville Hornworks.
Recorded at the Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1982, when PRECIOUS LORD was recorded, Al Green had turned away from the destructive forces he'd encountered in secular music and dedicated himself to the Full Gospel Tabernacle Ministries in Memphis. The resulting PRECIOUS LORD is a chronicle of a Memphis church performance.
This nine-song collection of time-honored Gospel staples includes "Rock of Ages," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," all recorded with a big Nashville sound that's rounded out by a full church choir, strings and horns. Highlights include a soaring, inspirational performance of "How Great Thou Art," and the rollicking, sermon-closing "Hallelujah (I Just Want To Praise The Lord)."