℗ 2020 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Released July 30, 2021
Duration 5h 08m 37s
Genre R&B
 

ARETHA

Aretha Franklin

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1.1
Never Grow Old (Live)
Aretha Franklin; Rev. Alexander Hamilton; Rev. James Cleveland; The Southern California Community Choir
2:56
1.2
You Grow Closer (Live)
Aretha Franklin
2:43
1.3
Today I Sing The Blues
Aretha Franklin
2:49
1.4
Won't Be Long
Aretha Franklin
2:57
1.5
Are You Sure
Aretha Franklin
2:41
1.6
Operation Heartbreak
Aretha Franklin
3:00
1.7
Skylark
Aretha Franklin
2:53
1.8
Runnin' Out Of Fools
Aretha Franklin; Belford C. Hendricks
2:34
1.9
One Step Ahead
Aretha Franklin
2:35
1.10
(No, No) I'm Losing You
Aretha Franklin; Robert Mersey
3:09
1.11
Cry Like A Baby
Aretha Franklin
2:07
1.12
A Little Bit Of Soul
Aretha Franklin
2:18
1.13
My Kind of Town (Detroit Is / Demo)
Aretha Franklin
1:57
1.14
Try a Little Tenderness (Demo)
Aretha Franklin
3:24
1.15
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You / 2018 Mono Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
2:51
1.16
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (2018 Mono Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
3:15
1.17
Respect (2018 Mono Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
2:26
1.18
A Change Is Gonna Come (Mono)
Aretha Franklin
4:13
1.19
Chain of Fools (Alternate Version)
Aretha Franklin
4:21
1.20
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (UK Single Version)
Aretha Franklin
2:40
1.21
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (2020 Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
2:24
1.22
Ain't No Way (2020 Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
4:14
1.23
My Song (2018 Mono Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
3:32
1.24
You Send Me (2018 Mono Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
2:30
1.25
The House That Jack Built (2018 Mono Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
2:21
1.26
Tracks of My Tears (2020 Remaster)
Aretha Franklin
2:53
2.1
Baby, I Love You (Live at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 7, 1968)
Aretha Franklin
2:45
2.2
Son of a Preacher Man
Aretha Franklin
3:19
2.3
Call Me (Alternate Version)
Aretha Franklin
3:20
2.4
Let It Be (with The Dixie Flyers / 2020 Remaster / feat. The Dixie Flyers)
Aretha Franklin; The Dixie Flyers
3:31
2.5
Young, Gifted and Black (Alternate Longer Take)
Aretha Franklin
3:50
2.6
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Long Version)
Aretha Franklin
4:24
2.7
It's Not Unusual / See Saw (with Tom Jones / Live / feat. Tom Jones)
Aretha Franklin; Tom Jones
3:07
2.8
You're All I Need to Get By (Work Tape)
Aretha Franklin
4:14
2.9
Brand New Me (Alternate Take 6)
Aretha Franklin
4:07
2.10
Spanish Harlem (Alternate Mix)
Aretha Franklin
4:12
2.11
Rock Steady (Alternate Mix - Young, Gifted and Black Outtake)
Aretha Franklin
4:30
2.12
Day Dreaming
Aretha Franklin
4:00
2.13
Share Your Love with Me (Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 3/6/1971)
Aretha Franklin
4:35
2.14
Don't Play That Song (Live at Fillmore West)
Aretha Franklin
2:59
2.15
Dr. Feelgood (Live)
Aretha Franklin; King Curtis
7:03
2.16
Spirit in the Dark (Reprise; Live at Fillmore West)
Aretha Franklin
8:48
2.17
How I Got Over (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972 / Single Edit)
Aretha Franklin; Rev. Alexander Hamilton; Rev. James Cleveland; The Southern California Community Choir
4:02
2.18
Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)
Aretha Franklin
3:26
3.1
Somewhere (Alternate Version)
Aretha Franklin
5:41
3.2
Angel (Work Tape)
Aretha Franklin
5:31
3.3
The Boy from Bombay
Aretha Franklin
3:20
3.4
Til It's Over (Demo)
Aretha Franklin
3:03
3.5
Oh Baby AKA There's Something Magic About You (Demo)
Aretha Franklin
3:06
3.6
Until You Come Back to Me (Demo)
Aretha Franklin
3:44
3.7
I'm in Love (Alternate Vocal - Let Me in Your Life Outtake)
Aretha Franklin
3:01
3.8
Without Love
Aretha Franklin
3:49
3.9
Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.)
Aretha Franklin
4:27
3.10
You
Aretha Franklin
4:46
3.11
Something He Can Feel (Edit)
Aretha Franklin
3:27
3.12
Look Into Your Heart
Aretha Franklin
4:03
3.13
Break It to Me Gently
Aretha Franklin
3:23
3.14
When I Think About You
Aretha Franklin
4:49
3.15
Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)
Aretha Franklin
4:39
3.16
Ladies Only (Short Version)
Aretha Franklin
4:02
3.17
You Light Up My Life
Aretha Franklin
4:41
3.18
Ooo Baby Baby (with Smokey Robinson / Live / feat. Smokey Robinson)
Aretha Franklin; Smokey Robinson
2:15
3.19
Amazing Grace (Live)
Aretha Franklin
5:58
4.1
Think
The Blues Brothers; Aretha Franklin; Ira Newborn
3:15
4.2
I Say a Little Prayer (with Dionne Warwick / Live / feat. Dionne Warwick)
Aretha Franklin; Dionne Warwick
2:56
4.3
United Together
Aretha Franklin
4:08
4.4
Jump To It
Aretha Franklin
4:16
4.5
The Wind
Aretha Franklin
4:57
4.6
Freeway of Love
Aretha Franklin
4:07
4.7
Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves
Aretha Franklin; Eurythmics
4:31
4.8
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Aretha Franklin; George Michael
4:00
4.9
Oh Happy Day (Live)
Aretha Franklin
4:03
4.10
A Rose Is Still a Rose
Aretha Franklin
4:27
4.11
Someday We'll All Be Free
Aretha Franklin
8:21
4.12
The Makings of You
Aretha Franklin
4:27
4.13
Nessun Dorma (Live)
Aretha Franklin
3:18
4.14
At Last (with Lou Rawls / Live / feat. Lou Rawls)
Aretha Franklin; Lou Rawls
6:28
4.15
You've Got A Friend (feat. Aretha Franklin)
Ronald Isley; Aretha Franklin
4:54
4.16
Rolling in the Deep (The Aretha Version)
Aretha Franklin
4:01
4.17
My Country 'Tis of Thee
Aretha Franklin
2:57
4.18
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Live)
Aretha Franklin
3:51
To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable. Her reign as the Queen of Soul plays out across four discs on ARETHA, the new boxed set from Rhino that is the first to span her entire career, including songs from every label she recorded with. Among the collection’s 81 newly remastered tracks, 19 are making their CD and digital debuts, including alternate versions of classic hits, demos, rarities, and live tracks, like her stunning performance of “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman” at The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. Rhino’s new boxed set arrives shortly before the premiere of Respect, the highly anticipated biopic about Franklin’s life starring Jennifer Hudson. The majority of ARETHA is dedicated to her record-shattering tenure with Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1979, which included five consecutive #1 R&B albums. In fact, the first two unreleased songs on the collection – “My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is)” and “Try A Little Tenderness” – are home demos that she recorded in 1966 to give Atlantic executive and producer Jerry Wexler an idea of possible material for her debut LP for label. Franklin’s biggest hits are here too, like “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You),” “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone” and her signature smash, “Respect.” But instead of using familiar takes for other hits, the collection selects different versions, like alternate takes of “Chain Of Fools,” “Rock Steady,” and “Spanish Harlem”; live recordings of “Baby I Love You” and “Don’t Play That Song”; and “Think” recorded for The Blues Brothers soundtrack. Her early 70s collaboration with producer Quincy Jones is revisited with a trio of unreleased recordings including the Franklin original “The Boy From Bombay” and a stunning alternate version of her take on the Sondheim and Bernstein classic “Somewhere.” ARETHA also shines a spotlight on her best work with Arista Records between 1980 and 2007. Standouts from this era include hits like “Jump To It” and “Freeway Of Love.” This period also featured a number of memorable collaborations including “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” with Eurythmics and the #1 hit “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” with George Michael. Even for longtime fans, ARETHA delivers plenty of surprises. Prime examples are the numerous unreleased work tapes and demos for hits like “Angel,” “Until You Come Back To Me” and “Brand New Me.” The set also features the CD and digital debuts of several television appearances, including duets with Tom Jones (“It’s Not Unusual/See Saw”), Smokey Robinson (“Ooo Baby Baby”) and Dionne Warwick (“I Say A Little Prayer.”) Finally, the collection rounds up rarities like her cover of Donny Hathaway’s “Someday We’ll All Be Free” from the Malcolm X soundtrack and her jaw-dropping live performance of “Nessun Dorma.”
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Rhino Atlantic Studio Masters

Disc 4, Tracks 5, 17 – contains material which has been processed by a perceptual audio coding algorithm Disc 1, Tracks 15-18, 20, 23-26; Disc 3, Tracks 3, 8-16; Disc 2, Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 14-16; Disc 4, Track 1 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source Disc 2, Tracks 3, 5, 7, 8-11, 13, 17, 18; Disc 1, Tracks 1-14, 19, 21, 22; Disc 3, Tracks 1, 2, 4-7, 17-19; Disc 4, Tracks 3-17 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit Disc 4, Tracks 2, 18 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-0.48
-1.88 to -0.10
-13.42
-19.66 to -10.26
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5 to 12
1.1
Never Grow Old (Live)
-1.73-14.918
1.2
You Grow Closer (Live)
-1.34-14.588
1.3
Today I Sing The Blues
-0.87-16.319
1.4
Won't Be Long
-0.70-13.418
1.5
Are You Sure
-1.70-13.597
1.6
Operation Heartbreak
-0.29-14.379
1.7
Skylark
-0.70-15.418
1.8
Runnin' Out Of Fools
-0.20-12.537
1.9
One Step Ahead
-0.20-14.078
1.10
(No, No) I'm Losing You
-0.70-12.427
1.11
Cry Like A Baby
-1.20-10.875
1.12
A Little Bit Of Soul
-0.20-11.987
1.13
My Kind of Town (Detroit Is / Demo)
-0.49-11.776
1.14
Try a Little Tenderness (Demo)
-0.20-13.366
1.15
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You / 2018 Mono Remaster)
-0.20-12.198
1.16
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (2018 Mono Remaster)
-0.66-16.219
1.17
Respect (2018 Mono Remaster)
-0.20-12.468
1.18
A Change Is Gonna Come (Mono)
-0.10-13.328
1.19
Chain of Fools (Alternate Version)
-0.45-12.417
1.20
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (UK Single Version)
-0.20-11.027
1.21
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (2020 Remaster)
-0.18-12.198
1.22
Ain't No Way (2020 Remaster)
-0.11-13.587
1.23
My Song (2018 Mono Remaster)
-1.20-14.167
1.24
You Send Me (2018 Mono Remaster)
-0.20-11.686
1.25
The House That Jack Built (2018 Mono Remaster)
-1.09-11.896
1.26
Tracks of My Tears (2020 Remaster)
-0.20-13.177
2.1
Baby, I Love You (Live at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, May 7, 1968)
-0.20-12.187
2.2
Son of a Preacher Man
-0.20-12.597
2.3
Call Me (Alternate Version)
-0.25-11.996
2.4
Let It Be (with The Dixie Flyers / 2020 Remaster / feat. The Dixie Flyers)
-0.10-12.746
2.5
Young, Gifted and Black (Alternate Longer Take)
-0.10-14.377
2.6
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Long Version)
-0.10-14.169
2.7
It's Not Unusual / See Saw (with Tom Jones / Live / feat. Tom Jones)
-0.68-12.437
2.8
You're All I Need to Get By (Work Tape)
-0.10-16.7310
2.9
Brand New Me (Alternate Take 6)
-0.10-16.1110
2.10
Spanish Harlem (Alternate Mix)
-0.60-13.447
2.11
Rock Steady (Alternate Mix - Young, Gifted and Black Outtake)
-0.42-12.957
2.12
Day Dreaming
-0.10-14.498
2.13
Share Your Love with Me (Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA, 3/6/1971)
-0.60-12.166
2.14
Don't Play That Song (Live at Fillmore West)
-0.70-11.166
2.15
Dr. Feelgood (Live)
-0.20-14.848
2.16
Spirit in the Dark (Reprise; Live at Fillmore West)
-0.20-11.036
2.17
How I Got Over (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972 / Single Edit)
-0.10-11.687
2.18
Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)
-0.10-11.246
3.1
Somewhere (Alternate Version)
-0.15-18.3511
3.2
Angel (Work Tape)
-0.10-15.7510
3.3
The Boy from Bombay
-0.20-12.947
3.4
Til It's Over (Demo)
-0.35-14.058
3.5
Oh Baby AKA There's Something Magic About You (Demo)
-0.10-14.878
3.6
Until You Come Back to Me (Demo)
-0.10-14.298
3.7
I'm in Love (Alternate Vocal - Let Me in Your Life Outtake)
-0.62-12.385
3.8
Without Love
-0.20-13.447
3.9
Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.)
-0.70-12.248
3.10
You
-0.10-12.967
3.11
Something He Can Feel (Edit)
-0.10-14.8810
3.12
Look Into Your Heart
-0.10-14.579
3.13
Break It to Me Gently
-0.10-13.918
3.14
When I Think About You
-0.98-12.356
3.15
Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)
-0.10-11.106
3.16
Ladies Only (Short Version)
-0.10-13.869
3.17
You Light Up My Life
-1.20-13.766
3.18
Ooo Baby Baby (with Smokey Robinson / Live / feat. Smokey Robinson)
-1.42-15.468
3.19
Amazing Grace (Live)
-0.36-15.227
4.1
Think
-0.50-10.466
4.2
I Say a Little Prayer (with Dionne Warwick / Live / feat. Dionne Warwick)
-0.42-13.338
4.3
United Together
-1.36-14.857
4.4
Jump To It
-1.75-14.088
4.5
The Wind
-0.36-19.6612
4.6
Freeway of Love
-1.88-12.256
4.7
Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves
-0.80-12.758
4.8
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
-0.13-12.818
4.9
Oh Happy Day (Live)
-0.89-14.188
4.10
A Rose Is Still a Rose
-0.70-12.957
4.11
Someday We'll All Be Free
-0.10-12.636
4.12
The Makings of You
-0.17-16.2910
4.13
Nessun Dorma (Live)
-0.23-13.766
4.14
At Last (with Lou Rawls / Live / feat. Lou Rawls)
-0.60-13.688
4.15
You've Got A Friend (feat. Aretha Franklin)
-0.52-14.399
4.16
Rolling in the Deep (The Aretha Version)
-0.79-11.306
4.17
My Country 'Tis of Thee
-0.20-10.776
4.18
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Live)
-0.20-10.265

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