Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics

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Format:  Vinyl LP
item number:  6YQ76
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Vinyl LP Details

  • Released: October 28, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Label: Imports

Entertainment Reviews:

Paste (magazine) - "Franklin's powerful voice still exudes confidence and emotion in the ballads in particular..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.People
  • 2.Rolling in the Deep (The Aretha Version)
  • 3.Midnight Train to Georgia
  • 4.I Will Survive (The Aretha Version)
  • 5.At Last

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.I'm Every Woman / Respect
  • 2.No One
  • 3.Nothing Compares 2 U
  • 4.Teach Me Tonight
  • 5.You Keep Me Hangin' on

Product Description:

Clive Davis signed Aretha Franklin to Arista in 1980 and helped pull the queen of soul out of a commercial slump. Through timely collaborations with the likes of Arif Mardin, Luther Vandross, and Narada Michael Walden, Aretha scored six consecutive Top Ten R&B albums, all as part of Davis' roster. Davis left Arista in 2000. Aretha followed shortly thereafter, released a Christmas album, and had difficulty finding a distributor for her self-released A Woman Falling Out of Love, most likely her least popular studio album. In 2014, Aretha and Davis reunited for this all-covers affair. The latter once again rolled out the red carpet. Babyface and Antonio Dixon produced most of the songs, while the list of background vocalists and instrumentalists, including Cissy Houston, Tawatha Agee, Fonzi Thornton, and Greg Phillinganes, is bound to excite old heads. Aretha sounds like she had a ball. The energy she put into these versions helps make up for the vocal shortcomings and audible use of Auto-Tune. She could have played it simple and straight, yet she clearly enjoyed the recording process, from melismatic accents to an abundance of personalized touches, such as the "raggedy hooptie" added to "Midnight Train to Georgia," and the "ham hocks and greens" thrown into a swinging Andr‚ 3000-produced "Nothing Compares 2 U." Highlighted by a reggae makeover of Alicia Keys' "No One," this is high on star power and exuberance. ~ Andy Kellman
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  • UPC: 888750348814
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