Full of Fire

Album: Full of Fire (1975)
Charted: 28
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Songfacts®:

  • Written by Al Green, producer Willie Mitchell and guitarist Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, this was the last of six #1 R&B hits for Green. The song finds him burning with desire, which is typical - Green always runs hot - but here, he's full of fire for life and all that's worth living: music, dancing, having fun. Most of Green's songs in this vein deal with lovemaking, but here it's just one part of a bigger picture.
  • While his own studio was crowded with other artists, Mitchell was forced to record this disco-flavored tune in not one, but two different studios. "I recorded part of it in Vegas and part of it in Chicago," he remembered. "The sound changed... because it was a different studio."
  • This song marks the beginning of the end in Green and Mitchell's partnership. After one more album in 1976, Have a Good Time (and the hit "Keep Me Cryin'") Green became a self-produced gospel singer and the pair didn't work together again until 1985 for Green's He Is the Light album.

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