ARETHA FRANKLIN

Aretha

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Her reign as the Queen of Soul will play out across 20 highlight tracks which span her entire career and features alternate versions of classic hits, 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. Arranged in mostly chronological order Aretha opens with Never Grow Old which was released as part of her first single in 1956 by J.V.B Records and was recorded at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was the long-time pastor.

1CD: 20 highlights from the Queen of Soul's 4CD set including previously unreleased tracks Call Me – Alternate Version, Until You Come Back To Me – Work Tape, You Light Up My Life, and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Live, which was originally broadcast on The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on 12/19/15.

4CD: 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. To put Franklin’s life and career into perspective, the collection is accompanied by liner notes written by Rochelle Riley, author and director of arts and culture for the City of Detroit, and David Nathan, a music journalist and soul historian who interviewed Franklin more times than any other living writer.

2LP: 20 highlights from the Queen of Soul's 4CD set including previously unreleased tracks Call Me – Alternate Version, Until You Come Back To Me – Work Tape, You Light Up My Life, and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Live, which was originally broadcast on The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on 12/19/15.

Tracklist

4CD
[CD1]
01. Never Grow Old / 02. You Grow Closer / 03. Today I Sing The Blues / 04. Won’t Be Long / 05. Are You Sure / 06. Operation Heartbreak / 07. Skylark / 08. Runnin’ Out Of Fools / 09. One Step Ahead / 10. (No, No) I’m Losing You / 11. Cry Like A Baby / 12. A Little Bit Of Soul / 13. My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is) – Demo * / 14. Try A Little Tenderness – Demo * / 15. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) / 16. Do Right Woman – Do Right Man / 17. Respect / 18. A Change Is Gonna Come / 19. Chain Of Fools – Alternate Version / 20. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – UK Single Version / 21. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone / 22. Ain’t No Way / 23. My Song / 24. You Send Me / 25. The House That Jack Built / 26. Tracks Of My Tears
[CD2] 01. Baby I Love You – Live / 02. Son Of A Preacher Man / 03. Call Me – Alternate Version * / 04. Let It Be / 05. Young, Gifted And Black – Alternate Longer Take * / 06. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Long Version / 07. It’s Not Unusual/See Saw – with Tom Jones * (Originally Broadcast On This Is Tom Jones, October, 9, 1970) / 08. You're All I Need To Get By – Work Tape * / 09. Brand New Me – Work Tape * / 10. Spanish Harlem – Alternate Mix * / 11. Rock Steady – Alternate Mix/Take / 12. Day Dreaming / 13. Share Your Love With Me – Live / 14. Don’t Play That Song – Live / 15. Dr. Feelgood – Live / 16. Spirit In The Dark (Reprise with Ray Charles) – Live / 17. How I Got Over (Single Edit) – Live / 18. Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)
[CD3] 01. Somewhere – Alternate Version * / 02. Angel – Work Tape * / 03. The Boy From Bombay * / 04. Til It's Over – Demo * / 05. Oh Baby (a.k.a. “There’s Something Magic About You”) – Demo * / 06. Until You Come Back To Me – Work Tape * / 07. I’m In Love – Alternate Vocal / 08. Without Love / 09. Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.) / 10. You / 11. Something He Can Feel / 12. Look Into Your Heart / 13. Break It To Me Gently / 14. When I Think About You / 15. Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future) / 16. Ladies Only – Short Version / 17. You Light Up My Life * / 18. Ooo Baby Baby – with Smokey Robinson * (Originally Broadcast On Soul Train, December 1, 1979) / 19. Amazing Grace (Originally Broadcast On Royal Variety Performance, November 23, 1980)
[CD4] 01. Think / 02. I Say A Little Prayer – with Dionne Warwick * / 03. United Together / 04. Jump To It / 05. The Wind / 06. Freeway Of Love / 07. Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves – Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin / 08. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin and George Michael / 09. Oh Happy Day – with Mavis Staples (Live at New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit, MI - July 1987) / 10. A Rose Is Still A Rose / 11. Someday We'll All Be Free / 12. The Makings Of You / 13. Nessun Dorma – Live / 14. At Last – with Lou Rawls * (Originally Broadcast On American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love And Soul, March 2003) / 15. You’ve Got A Friend – Ronald Isley featuring Aretha Franklin / 16. Rolling In The Deep – The Aretha Version / 17. My Country ’Tis Of Thee / 18. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Live * (Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, December 19. 2015) [* Previously Unreleased Audio]

2LP
A1. Never Grow Old / A2. Today I Sing The Blues / A3. One Step Ahead / A4. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) / A5. A Change Is Gonna Come / B1. Respect / B2. Chain Of Fools – Alternate Version / B3. Call Me – Alternate Version* / B4. Rock Steady – Alternate Mix/Take / B5. How I Got Over (Single Edit) – Live / C1. Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) / C2. Until You Come Back To Me – Work Tape* / C3. Something He Can Feel / C4. You Light Up My Life* / C5. Think / D1. Freeway Of Love / D2. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin and George Michael / D3. Someday We’ll All Be Free / D4. A Rose Is Still A Rose / D5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Live* (Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 12/19/15) [* Previously Unreleased Audio]

CD
01. Never Grow Old / 02. Today I Sing The Blues / 03. One Step Ahead / 04. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) / 05. A Change Is Gonna Come / 06. Respect / 07. Chain Of Fools – Alternate Version / 08. Call Me – Alternate Version * / 09. Rock Steady – Alternate Mix/Take / 10. How I Got Over (Single Edit) – Live / 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) – Aretha Franklin and 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* (Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 12/19/15) [ * Previously Unreleased Audio]