Aretha (Remastered Expanded Edition) Aretha Franklin

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Label: Arista/Legacy

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Soul

Artist: Aretha Franklin

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  • 1Jimmy Lee05:45
  • 2I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)03:54
  • 3Do You Still Remember05:10
  • 4Jumpin' Jack Flash05:02
  • 5Rock-A-Lott06:21
  • 6An Angel Cries04:59
  • 7He'll Come Along04:11
  • 8If You Need My Love Tonight04:30
  • 9Look to the Rainbow05:14
  • 10Rock-A-Lott (Single Mix)04:39
  • 11Rock-A-Lott (Radio Edit)05:29
  • 12Rock-A-Lott (Street Mix)09:21
  • 13Rock-A-Lott (Dub)06:37
  • 14Rock-A-Lott (Acapella)07:04
  • 15An Angel Cries (7" Mix)04:30
  • 16I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Instrumental)04:00
  • 17I Knew You Were Waiting (For ) (Edited Remix)05:29
  • 18I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Percapella)05:14
  • 19I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Extended Remix)07:24
  • 20Jimmy Lee (Extended Remix)07:16
  • 21Jimmy Lee (Dub Version)06:12
  • 22Jumpin' Jack Flash (7" Mix)04:27
  • 23Jumpin' Jack Flash (Street Mix)06:08
  • 24Jumpin' Jack Flash (Edited Street Mix)04:36
  • 25Jumpin' Jack Flash (Master Dub Mix)04:38
  • 26Jumpin' Jack Flash (Beat Dub Mix)04:13
  • 27Aretha Megamix07:46
  • Total Runtime02:30:09

Info for Aretha (Remastered Expanded Edition)

Double album Deluxe Edition for the First Time Ever! Includes Seventeen Bonus Tracks

Re-Mastered from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES by Sean Brennan, at Battery Studio’s.

The album includes the chart hits, "Jumpin’ Jack Flash", “Jimmy Lee”, “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me” and “If You Need My Love Tonight”

Aretha is the album by legendary soul diva Aretha Franklin, originally released in 1986, on Arista Records.

The album, again produced mainly by Narada Michael Walden, included Aretha's first No #1 Pop single since "Respect" in 1967 with the vibrant "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", a duet with George Michael.

Aretha also yielded three other hit singles: "Jimmy Lee", "Rock-A-Lott" and a hard rock cover of The Rolling Stones' classic, "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

Following on from Aretha's first-ever Platinum record, Who's Zoomin' Who?, Aretha was quickly certified Gold after only several weeks.

Before going out of print, the album had sold approximately 900,000 copies in the United States alone.

Franklin's vocal from "Rock-A-Lott" was sampled extensively in the 49ers' 1990 hit "Touch Me", while her version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" was the title song for the film comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg.

The album is noteworthy for the striking cover, which was Andy Warhol's final work before his death in early 1987.

Treat yourself to Aretha: her most energized release for Arista to date, and see why Aretha Franklin has been, is, and always will be the absolute undisputed Queen of Soul.

With her inimitable fusion of grace and grit, Aretha Franklin is the definition of soul music. The daughter of renowned Detroit preacher C.L. Franklin, Aretha can testify with all the liberating joy of her gospel roots. She can ache with the sadness of a singer who truly felt the blues, and swing with a playfulness to match her jazz heroes. After nearly a decade honing what would become her singular voice, Franklin, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1942, brought a blast of black-and-proud empowerment to the pop charts at the peak of the civil rights era, using the hard-driving grooves of Alabama studio-session legends the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section to counter Motown’s slick crossover sound. Though rarely straying long from gospel in the decades that followed, Franklin made the brassy 1967 anthem “Respect” her calling card and evolved alongside soul itself, gliding from assertive funk jams to hushed quiet-storm ballads to synth-coated pop hits on 1985's Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. Whether her devastating version of Simon & Garfunkel's “Bridge Over Troubled Water” or her volcanic interpretation of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” nothing captures Franklin’s range like her trove of covers, which are often so deeply felt that she has all but reclaimed them as her own.

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Aretha Franklin
She is known the world over by her first name and as the undisputed, reigning 'Queen Of Soul,' Aretha Franklin is peerless. This 2005 recipient of a Presidential Medal Of Freedom honor (the U.S.A.'s highest honor), 17 Grammy Awards (and counting), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Living Legend Award. She has received countless international and national awards and accolades. Aretha has achieved global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She has influenced generations of singers from Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and Mary J. Blige to 'American Idol' winner Fantasia Burrino and Oscar- winning Jennifer Hudson. Her ever-distinctive soulful, to-the-bone vocal style has graced the music charts for over four decades and while her 'live' performances have touched the hearts of literally millions since she began her musical journey as a gospel-singing child prodigy, it is her rich legacy of recordings that are a testament to the power, majesty and genius of this one-of-a-kind artist of the first order.

Beyond the timeless classic hits such as 'Respect,' 'A Natural Woman,' 'Chain Of Fools,' 'Think,' 'Daydreaming' and 'Freeway Of Love' among the dozens of chart-topping records that have established her as a cultural icon, Aretha Franklin's catalog of over forty albums informs listeners of her unmatched, unparalleled artistry as an interpreter of song, bar none. Her elevation to 'royal' status is indeed not just a function of her hitmaking ability but of her unique inventiveness as a musician who fuses art and soul seamlessly. Indeed, it's often been said that Aretha could take 'happy birthday' and turn it into a veritable opus and while those who know her will testify to her culinary skills in the kitchen, it is her mastery as a musical chef that is evident on each and every one of those forty-plus albums, many of which have achieved gold and platinum status.

As is widely known, Aretha, born in Memphis, (reared in Buffalo but a longtime resident of Detroit,) began her personal musical journey singing at her much-revered father Reverend C.L. Franklin's New Bethel Baptist Church at a very young age. While she was unquestionably influenced by the presence of such gospel luminaries as Clara Ward (a strong influence), Mahalia Jackson and the Reverend James Cleveland in the Franklin household, it was secular performers such as Dinah Washington and Sam Cooke (also visitors to the Franklin residence) who helped shape Aretha's wide-ranging interest in popular music. Young Aretha also heard the doo-wop sounds of Nolan Strong and The Diablos, The Moonglows, The 5 Royales and The Satins as well as popular '50s hitmakers such as Johnny Ace, Little Willie John, Jackie Wilson, Big Maybelle and Little Esther on the radio.

Aretha's interest in a wide range of popular music became evident when she began her own recording career at Columbia Records, although it should be noted that her powerful, emotive style was first heard on a gospel recording made in 1956 with her father and released by Chess Records in the mid-'60s. With the support of her father, Aretha traveled to New York City in 1960 and after a demo which contained her version of a Helen Humes tune titled 'Today I Sing The Blues' made its way to the ears of executive John Hammond (responsible for signing such artists as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Bob Dylan), Aretha was signed to Columbia in 1960. For more information please visit the Aretha Franklin homepage.

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