Aretha Franklin will be forever known as The Queen Of Soul and one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock and pop.
Aretha Franklin created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where she spent almost two decades creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music ever waxed.
In 1969, Aretha was honored with her first greatest hits collection by our good friends at Atlantic Records simply titled Arethas Gold. This stunning array of her biggest #1s and other smash hit singles, most of them featuring Duane Allman, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Roger Hawkins, Spooner Oldham and Jimmy Johnson, dominated the top of the soul and pop charts for over a year. Her songs and soulful delivery on these hits truly illustrate how important her force was then and still is today, over four decades since!
Aretha was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of her biggest hits have been covered by many artists over the years as well. Jam packed with the original Atlantic recordings of solid senders like her classics Chain of Fools, See Saw, Baby, I Love You and of course Respect, Arethas Gold is virtually an encyclopedia of SOUL!
Even more soul and pop classics abound as youll hear her scream and shout with the best of the blues with Dr. Feelgood, one of her most beautiful ballads with (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and her soulful touch on Burt Bacharachs classic I Say a Little Prayer. This #1 charting 1969 LP hasnt been available on vinyl for many decades...that is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Arethas Gold. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. Also included are original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Aretha Franklin by James J. Kreigsman, as well as the original back cover studio session photo collage not seen in LP cover form in years!
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA
• Mastered From Original Atlantic Records Tapes
• Original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, classic photo of Aretha by James J. Kreigsman
• Original back cover studio session photo collage not seen in LP cover form in years
1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
2. Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
4. Dr. Feelgood
5. Baby, I Love You
6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
7. Chain of Fools
1. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
2. Ain't No Way
4. You Send Me
5. The House That Jack Built
6. I Say A Little Prayer
7. See Saw