Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva (Import) (LP)

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Import LP pressing. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is the forty-first studio album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin and was released on October 17, 2014. It features ten covers of songs made famous by female recording artists. Sony.

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Import LP pressing. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is the forty-first studio album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin and was released on October 17, 2014. It features ten covers of songs made famous by female recording artists. Sony.

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

Tracklist

A1 People
A2 Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)
A3 Midnight Train To Georgia
A4 I Will Survive (The Aretha Version)
A5 At Last
B1 I’m Every Woman/Respect
B2 No One
B3 Nothing Compares 2 U
B4 Teach Me Tonight
B5 You Keep Me Hangin’ On

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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
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