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Dal 20 novembre un cofanetto dedicato alla carriera di Aretha Franklin

Aretha è il cofanetto in 4CD che Rhino Records pubblicherà il prossimo 20 novembre dedicato ai quasi 60 anni di carriera di Aretha Franklin.

Tra le 81 tracce nuovamente rimasterizzate della raccolta, 19 faranno il loro debutto in CD e in digitale, come versioni alternative di hit classiche, demo, rarità e tracce live, come la sua incredibile versione di (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman presso The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors nel 2015.

Per dare una migliore prospettiva sulla vita e sulla carriera di Aretha Franklin, la raccolta è accompagnata dalle note di Rochelle Riley, autore e responsabile delle arti e della cultura nella città di Detroit, e di David Nathan, un giornalista musicale che ha intervistato la Franklin più volte di qualsiasi altro scrittore in vita.

La raccolta include anche artwork straordinari dell’elogiata artista Makeba KEEBS Rainey, che fornisce la sua cifra stilistica a una foto della Regina del Soul scattata dal leggendario fotografo Neal Preston.

Il nuovo box set di Rhino arriverà poco prima della premiere di Respect, l’atteso film biografico sulla vita della Franklin, con protagonista Jennifer Hudson. Sia la versione in CD singolo che in 2 LP con le 20 tracce highlight del box sarà disponibile dallo stesso giorno. 

La raccolta copre tutti i passi principali del percorso dell’artista, dal 1956 di Never Grow Old, alla citata traccia live del 2015, con una predilezione per il periodo Atlantic tra il 1967 e il 1979.

ARETHA FRANKLIN

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Track Listing

Disc One
“Never Grow Old”
“You Grow Closer”
“Today I Sing The Blues”
“Won’t Be Long”
“Are You Sure”
“Operation Heartbreak”
“Skylark”
“Runnin’ Out Of Fools”
“One Step Ahead”
“(No, No) I’m Losing You”
“Cry Like A Baby”
“A Little Bit Of Soul”
“My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is)” – Demo *
“Try A Little Tenderness” – Demo *
“I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”
“Do Right Woman – Do Right Man”
“Respect”
“A Change Is Gonna Come”
“Chain Of Fools” – Alternate Version
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” – UK Single Version
“(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone”
“Ain’t No Way”
“My Song”
“You Send Me”
“The House That Jack Built”
“Tracks Of My Tears”

Disc Two
“Baby I Love You” – Live
“Son Of A Preacher Man”
“Call Me” – Alternate Version *
“Let It Be”
“Young, Gifted And Black” – Alternate Longer Take *
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Long Version
“It’s Not Unusual/See Saw” – with Tom Jones *
(Originally Broadcast On This Is Tom Jones, October, 9, 1970)
“You’re All I Need To Get By” – Work Tape *
“Brand New Me” – Work Tape *
“Spanish Harlem” – Alternate Mix *
“Rock Steady” – Alternate Mix/Take
“Day Dreaming”
“Share Your Love With Me” – Live
“Don’t Play That Song” – Live
“Dr. Feelgood” – Live
“Spirit In The Dark” (Reprise with Ray Charles) – Live
“How I Got Over” (Single Edit) – Live
“Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)”

Disc Three
“Somewhere” – Alternate Version *
“Angel” – Work Tape *
“The Boy From Bombay” *
“Til It’s Over” – Demo *
“Oh Baby” (a.k.a. “There’s Something Magic About You”) – Demo *
“Until You Come Back To Me” – Work Tape *
“I’m In Love” – Alternate Vocal
“Without Love”
“Mr. D.J. (5 For The D.J.)”
“You”
“Something He Can Feel”
“Look Into Your Heart”
“Break It To Me Gently”
“When I Think About You”
“Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future)”
“Ladies Only” – Short Version
“You Light Up My Life” *
“Ooo Baby Baby” – with Smokey Robinson *
(Originally Broadcast On Soul Train, December 1, 1979)
“Amazing Grace”
(Originally Broadcast On Royal Variety Performance, November 23, 1980)

Disc Four
“Think”
“I Say A Little Prayer” – with Dionne Warwick *
“United Together”
“Jump To It”
“The Wind”
“Freeway Of Love”
“Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” – Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin
“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin and George Michael
“Oh Happy Day” – with Mavis Staples (Live at New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit, MI – July 1987) 
“A Rose Is Still A Rose”
“Someday We’ll All Be Free”
“The Makings Of You”
“Nessun Dorma” – Live
“At Last” – with Lou Rawls *
(Originally Broadcast On American Soundtrack: Rhythm, Love And Soul, March 2003)
“You’ve Got A Friend” – Ronald Isley featuring Aretha Franklin
“Rolling In The Deep” – The Aretha Version
“My Country ’Tis Of Thee”
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – Live * 
(Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, December 19. 2015)

ARETHA FRANKLIN
ARETHA (HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BOXED SET)
2-LP Track Listing (Also Available As Single CD)

Side One
“Never Grow Old”
“Today I Sing The Blues”
“One Step Ahead”
“I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”
“A Change Is Gonna Come”

Side Two
“Respect”
“Chain Of Fools” – Alternate Version
“Call Me” – Alternate Version *
“Rock Steady” – Alternate Mix/Take
“How I Got Over” (Single Edit) – Live

Side Three
“Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)”
“Until You Come Back To Me” – Work Tape *
“Something He Can Feel”
“You Light Up My Life” *
“Think”

Side Four
“Freeway Of Love”
“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) – Aretha Franklin and George Michael
“Someday We’ll All Be Free”
“A Rose Is Still A Rose”
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – Live*
(Originally Broadcast On The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 12/19/15)

*Previously Unreleased Audio 

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