On his next studio album, soul legend Al Green is repeating history. Due Nov. 18 as the first in a new deal with Blue Note, "I Can't Stop" finds Green re-teamed with longtime collaborator Willie Mitch

On his next studio album, soul legend Al Green is repeating history. Due Nov. 18 as the first in a new deal with Blue Note, "I Can't Stop" finds Green re-teamed with longtime collaborator Willie Mitchell. The set is being recorded at the pair's old stomping grounds, Memphis' Royal Studio. Green is even recording with the same microphone he used in the '70s.

Green and Mitchell combined to produce some of the most enduring soul albums ever, including 1972's "Let's Stay Together" and "I'm Still in Love With You" and the following year's "Call Me." The pair has not made an album together since 1985's inspirational-themed "He is the Light."

The impending arrival of "I Can't Stop" has pushed the release of the four-CD EMI package "Al Green: The Immortal Soul Of . . ." from this week to early 2004. As previously reported, the set features 75 tracks recorded between 1967-1978 for Hi Records. Each track has been remastered from the original analog tapes.