Al Green – A Change Is Gonna Come (Live in 2001)

Al Green performing “A Change Is Gonna Come” at the United We Stand concert benefit after 9/11. It looks like Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra are the house band.

My favorite version of “A Change Is Gonna Come” will always be Otis Redding’s. But this performance by Al Green is a close second. There’s a moment about 3 minutes in where Green drops to his knees, and he’s practically screaming the verse. The vocal delivery will give you goosebumps. Amazing stuff.