℗ 1970 Atlantic Records
 

Spirit in the Dark

Aretha Franklin

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1
Don't Play That Song
Aretha Franklin; Almeda Lattimore; Arif Mardin; Brenda Bryant; Charlie Freeman; Jerry Wexler; Jim Dickinson; Margaret Branch; Michael Utley; Sammy Creason; Tom Dowd; Tommy McClure
3:02
2
The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)
Aretha Franklin; Almeda Lattimore; Arif Mardin; Brenda Bryant; Charlie Freeman; Chuck Kirkpatrick; Jerry Wexler; Jim Dickinson; Lewis Hahn; Margaret Branch; Mike Utley; Ron Albert; Sammy Creason; Tom Dowd; Tommy McClure
4:40
3
Pullin'
Aretha Franklin; Almeda Lattimore; Arif Mardin; Barry Beckett; Buzz Feiten; David Hood; Eddie Hinton; Evelyn Greene; Jerry Wexler; Jimmy Johnson; Pat Lewis; Roger Hawkins; Tom Dowd; Wylene Ivy
3:38
4
You and Me
Aretha Franklin; Arif Mardin; Buzz Feiten; Charlie Freeman; Jerry Wexler; Jim Dickinson; Mike Utley; Sammy Creason; The Sweet Inspirations; Tom Dowd; Tommy McClure
3:34
5
Honest I Do
Aretha Franklin; Arif Mardin; Barry Beckett; Brenda Bryant; David Hood; Eddie Hinton; Evelyn Greene; Jerry Wexler; Jimmy Johnson; Roger Hawkins; Tom Dowd
3:19
6
Spirit in the Dark
Aretha Franklin; Arif Mardin; Buzz Feiten; Charlie Freeman; Jerry Wexler; Jim Dickinson; Mike Utley; Sammy Creason; The Sweet Inspirations; Tom Dowd; Tommy McClure
4:03
7
When the Battle Is Over
Aretha Franklin; Barry Beckett; Brenda Bryant; David Hood; Duane Allman; Eddie Hinton; Jimmy Johnson; Margaret Branch; Roger Hawkins
2:43
8
One Way Ticket
Aretha Franklin; Arif Mardin; Brenda Bryant; Buzz Feiten; Cornell Dupree; Dave Crawford; Harold Cowart; Jerry Wexler; Margaret Branch; Ray Lucas; Tom Dowd
2:52
9
Try Matty's
Aretha Franklin; Almeda Lattimore; Arif Mardin; Dave Crawford; Evelyn Greene; Harold Cowart; Jerry Wexler; Jimmy O'Rourke; Pat Lewis; Tom Dowd; Tubby Ziegler; Wyline Ivy
2:32
10
That's All I Want from You
Aretha Franklin; Almeda Lattimore; Arif Mardin; Buzz Feiten; Charlie Freeman; Evelyn Greene; Jerry Wexler; Jim Dickinson; Michael Utley; Pat Lewis; Sammy Creason; Tom Dowd; Tommy McClure; Wyline Ivy
2:44
11
Oh No Not My Baby
Aretha Franklin; Almeda Lattimore; Arif Mardin; Barry Beckett; Brenda Bryant; Cornell Dupree; David Hood; Eddie Hinton; Jerry Wexler; Jimmy Johnson; Margaret Branch; Roger Hawkins; Tom Dowd
2:55
12
Why I Sing the Blues
Aretha Franklin; Almeda Lattimore; Arif Mardin; Buzz Feiten; Cornell Dupree; Dave Crawford; Harold Cowart; Jerry Wexler; Pat Lewis; Ray Lucas; Tom Dowd; Wyline Ivy
3:05
Total Playing Time    39:07
"She recorded most of the album in Florida, and still today it sounds so steamy you have to crack a window. Most artists start their careers rough and eventually smooth out; Franklin went the other direction, rasping her voice, heading from slick cosmopolitan Detroit all the way down below the Mason-Dixon line. In an exquisite North-meets-South anecdote that became music-industry lore, at one point during the Spirit sessions, Franklin spilled a bag of pig’s feet in the lobby of Miami’s posh Fontainebleau hotel and refused to pick it up."
- Pitchfork

Spirit in the Dark is the seventeenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on August 24, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It received critical acclaim, but was met with middling sales, despite having two hit singles, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" and "Spirit in the Dark."

It was Aretha's first Atlantic album to fall short of Billboard's Top 20, but it is now considered to be one of Aretha's classic Atlantic LPs. Kanye West has sampled the album title song in his "School Spirit", found on the album The College Dropout. Despite not released as a single, her song "Try Matty's" is best known as the jingle for radio host Matt Siegel to Boston's Kiss 108.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino Atlantic Studio Masters

Tracks 1-12 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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