Portrait Of The Queen 1970-1974 (Vinyl 6LP)

Vinyl 6LP

Five classic Aretha albums presenting an early '70s portrait of the Queen!

The original albums were remastered from the analog master tapes by Grammy Award-winning engineer Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Cheryl Pawelski with liner notes from Billboard's Gail Mitchell and British Ambassador of Soul, David Nathan.

Includes the hit Young, Gifted and Black, released in 1972, which hit #2 on Billboard's R&B albums survey and #11 on the Billboard Top 200 as well as being certified GOLD. Aretha won the 1972 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and the album ranked at number 388 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Also includes This Girl's In Love With You which features the first commercial release of Let It Be, and came out two months ahead of The Beatles. Both this album and Spirit In The Dark feature the Muscle Shoals Rhythm section and an appearance by Duane Allman. Along with production on both from Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin.


[LP1: This Girl's in Love with You] 
A1. Son of a Preacher Man / A2. Share Your Love with Me / A3. Dark End of the Street / A4. Let It Be / A5. Eleanor Rigby / B1. This Girl's in Love with You / B2. It Ain't Fair / B3. The Weight / B4. Call Me / B5. Sit Down and Cry
[LP2: Spirit in the Dark] C1. Don't Play That Song / C2. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss) / C3. Pullin' / C4. You and Me / C5. Honest I Do / C6. Spirit in the Dark / D1. When the Battle Is Over / D2. One Way Ticket / D3. Try Matty's / D4. That's All I Want from You / D5. Oh No Not My Baby / D6. Why I Sing the Blues
[LP3: Young, Gifted and Black] E1. Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby) / E2. Day Dreaming / E3. Rock Steady / E4. Young Gifted and Black / E5. All the King's Horses / E6. A Brand New Me / F1. April Fools / F2. I've Been Loving You too Long / F3. First Snow in Kokomo / F4. The Long and Winding Road / F5. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / F6. Border Song (Holy Moses)
[LP4: Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)] G1. Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) / G2. Somewhere / G3. So Swell When You're Well / G4. Angel / G5. Sister from Texas / H1. Mister Spain / H2. That's the Way I Feel about Cha / H3. Moody's Mood / H4. Just Right Tonight
[LP5: Let Me in Your Life] I1. Let Me in Your Life / I2. Every Natural Thing / I3. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing / I4. I'm in Love / I5. Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) / I6. The Masquerade Is Over / J1. With Pen in Hand / J2. Oh Baby / J3. Eight Days on the Road / J4. If You Don't Think / J5. A Song for You
[LP6: Bonus Tracks] K1. Pledging My Love / The Clock / K2. You're Taking Up Another Man's Place / K3. Are You Leaving Me / K4. You're All I Need to Get By (Take 2) / K5. Spanish Harlem (Aretha 3, rough mix, reel 12150) / L1. Lean on Me / L2. Sweetest Smile and the Funkiest Style / L3. Do You Know / L4. At Last / L5. Master Of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes) / L6. Til It's Over