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Aretha Franklin – ARETHA

Release date: 30/07/2021
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Aretha Franklin

ARETHA

To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement.

FORMATS

2LP, 4CD, CD

GENRE

Soul
Release date: 30/07/2021
SKU: 603497846221 Category: Tag:

To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement.

Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivalled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honour imaginable..

Her reign as the Queen of Soul will play out across 20 highlight tracks which span her entire career and features alternate versions of classic hits, rarities, and live tracks, like her stunning performance of “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman” at ‘The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors’ in 2015.

Arranged in mostly chronological order ARETHA opens with “Never Grow Old” which was released as part of her first single in 1956 by J.V.B Records and was recorded at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was the long-time pastor.

The majority of ARETHA however, is dedicated to her record-shattering tenure with Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1979, which included five consecutive #1 R&B albums. The collection also features stunning artwork by celebrated artist Makeba KEEBS Rainey, who provides her signature style to a photo of the Queen Of Soul taken by the legendary photographer, Neal Preston.

TRACKLISTING (IF AVAILABLE)

1CD
1. Never Grow Old
2. Today I Sing The Blues
3. One Step Ahead
4. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
5. A Change Is Gonna Come
6. Respect
7. Chain Of Fools – Alternate Version
8. Call Me – Alternate Version*
9. Rock Steady – Alternate Mix/Take
10. How I Got Over (Single Edit) – Live
11. Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)
12. Until You Come Back To Me – Work Tape*
13. Something He Can Feel
14. You Light Up My Life*
15. Think
16. Freeway Of Love
17. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin and George Michael
18. Somebody We’ll All Be Free
19. A Rose Is Still A Rose
20. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Live* (Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 12/19/15)

—– 4CD —–
CD1
1. Never Grow Old
2. You Grow Closer
3. Today I Sing The Blues
4. Won’t Be Long
5. Are You Sure
6. Operation Heartbreak
7. Skylark
8. Runnin’ Out Of Fools
9. One Step Ahead
10. (No, No) I’m Losing You
11. Cry Like A Baby
12. A Little Bit Of Soul
13. My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is) – Demo *
14. Try A Little Tenderness – Demo *
15. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
16. Do Right Woman – Do Right Man
17. Respect
18. A Change Is Gonna Come
19. Chain Of Fools” – Alternate Version
20. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – UK Single Version
21. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone
22. Ain’t No Way
23. My Song
24. You Send Me
25. The House That Jack Built
26. Tracks Of My Tears

CD2
1. Baby I Love You – Live
2. Son Of A Preacher Man
3. Call Me – Alternate Version *
4. Let It Be
5. Young, Gifted And Black – Alternate Longer Take *
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Long Version
7. It’s Not Unusual/See Saw – with Tom Jones * (Originally Broadcast On This Is Tom Jones, October, 9, 1970)
8. You’re All I Need To Get By – Work Tape *
9. Brand New Me – Work Tape *
10. Spanish Harlem – Alternate Mix *
11. Rock Steady – Alternate Mix/Take
12. Day Dreaming
13. Share Your Love With Me – Live
14. Don’t Play That Song – Live
15. Dr. Feelgood – Live
16. Spirit In The Dark (Reprise with Ray Charles) – Live
17. How I Got Over (Single Edit) – Live
18. Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)

CD3
1. Somewhere – Alternate Version *
2. Angel – Work Tape *
3. The Boy From Bombay *
4. Til It’s Over – Demo *
5. Oh Baby (a.k.a. “There’s Something Magic About You”) – Demo *
6. Until You Come Back To Me – Work Tape *
7. I’m In Love – Alternate Vocal
8. Without Love
9. Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.)
10. You
11. Something He Can Feel
12. Look Into Your Heart
13. Break It To Me Gently
14. When I Think About You
15. Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future)
16. Ladies Only – Short Version
17. You Light Up My Life *
18. Ooo Baby Baby – with Smokey Robinson * (Originally Broadcast On Soul Train, December 1, 1979)
19. Amazing Grace (Originally Broadcast On Royal Variety Performance, November 23, 1980)

CD4
1. Think
2. I Say A Little Prayer – with Dionne Warwick *
3. United Together
4. Jump To It
5. The Wind
6. Freeway Of Love
7. Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin
8. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin and George Michael
9. Oh Happy Day – with Mavis Staples (Live at New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit, MI – July 1987)
10. A Rose Is Still A Rose
11. Someday We’ll All Be Free
12. The Makings Of You
13. Nessun Dorma – Live
14. At Last – with Lou Rawls * (Originally Broadcast On American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love And Soul, March 2003)
15. You’ve Got A Friend – Ronald Isley featuring Aretha Franklin
16. Rolling In The Deep – The Aretha Version
17. My Country ’Tis Of Thee
18. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Live * (Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, December 19. 2015)

—– 2LP —–
SIDE A
1. Never Grow Old
2. Today I Sing The Blues
3. One Step Ahead
4. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
5. A Change Is Gonna Come

SIDE B
1. Respect
2. Chain Of Fools – Alternate Version
3. Call Me – Alternate Version *
4. Rock Steady – Alternate Mix/Take
5. How I Got Over (Single Edit) – Live

SIDE C
1. Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)
2. Until You Come Back To Me – Work Tape *
3. Something He Can Feel
4. You Light Up My Life *
5. Think

SIDE D
1. Freeway Of Love
2. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin and George Michael
3. Someday We’ll All Be Free
4. A Rose Is Still A Rose
5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Live* (Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 12/19/15)

*Previously unreleased audio

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