- Released: February 26, 2008
- Label: Rhino
- 1.Rock Steady
- 2.Spanish Harlem
- 3.Don't Play That Song
- 4.Spirit In The Dark
- 5.Border Song (Holy Moses)
- 6.You're All I Need To Get By
- 7.Bridge Over Troubled Water
- 8.Brand New Me
- 9.Day Dreaming
- 10.All The King's Horses
- 12.Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)
- 13.Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
- 14.Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- 15.I'm In Love
- 16.Something He Can Feel
Personnel includes: Aretha Franklin (vocals).
Producers: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Quincy Jones, Curtis Mayfield.
Compilation producer: Gary Stewart.
Includes liner notes by Steven Ivory.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch (DigiPrep).
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Obviously, anybody who wants the very best of Aretha Franklin would want to have acquire Volume 1 before Volume 2, but that said, this is quite a nice collection of Franklin's strongest material from the '70s, including radio classics like "Rock Steady," "Don't Play That Song," "Day Dreaming," and "Until You Come Back to Me." You also get the underrated but thrillingly bluesy "Spirit in the Dark," and intriguing covers of "Border Song," and "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in which Franklin gets to the songs' gospel cores that eluded their authors (respectively Elton John and Paul Simon).