Aretha Franklin - ARETHA


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Aretha Franklin is considered one of America's greatest ever performers. Gifted with a multi-octave voice, her unrivalled career spanned six decades and moved millions of people around the world. 

Arranged in mostly chronological order, ARETHA opens with 'Never Grow Old' (recorded at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit as a young teen, and released as part of her first single in 1956 by J.V.B Records) and closes with her stunning live performance of '(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman' at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. However, the majority of the collection is dedicated to her time on Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1979, and along with her best-loved hits, includes previously unreleased alternate takes, demos, and rarities such as  'Someday We'll All Be Free' from the soundtrack to Malcolm X

Celebrated artist Makeba KEEBS Rainey, designed the instantly iconic sleeve in her signature style, using a photograph by the legendary photographer, Neal Preston. 


  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 (Live) [Single Edit] 
  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) [with George Michael] 
  18. Someday We'll All Be Free 
  19. A Rose Is Still A Rose 
  20. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Live) * 

    * Previously unreleased 


  • US import 
  • Double-LP pressed on 140g vinyl and housed in gatefold jacket with 8mm spine and printed artwork inner-sleeves 
  • CD housed in double gatefold 6-panel card jacket with 7mm spine and includes booklet 
  • Features artwork by Makeba KEEBS Rainey 





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