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Genre: R&B/Soul

Released: Oct 15, 2007

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Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin

Atlantic Soul
Atlantic Soul

Pop Divas
Pop Divas

Rare & Unreleased Recordings From The Golden Reign of The Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin

Name Artist Time Price

I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love .. Aretha Franklin 4:02 $1.29

Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Busi.. Aretha Franklin 4:40 $1.29

Sweet Bitter Love (Demo) Aretha Franklin 5:10 $0.99

It Was You (Aretha Arrives Outtake) Aretha Franklin 3:45 $0.99

The Letter (Aretha Arrives Outtake) Aretha Franklin 3:37 $0.99

So Soon (Aretha Arrives Outtake) Aretha Franklin 2:44 $0.99

Mr. Big (Aretha Arrives Outtake) Aretha Franklin 2:40 $0.99

Talk to Me, Talk to Me (Soul '69 Out.. Aretha Franklin 3:27 $0.99

The Fool On the Hill (This Girl's In.. Aretha Franklin 3:28 $0.99

Pledging My Love / The Clock (Single.. Aretha Franklin 4:11 $0.99

You're Taking Up Another Man's Place.. Aretha Franklin 3:28 $0.99

You Keep Me Hangin' On (This Girl's .. Aretha Franklin 3:07 $0.99

I'm Trying to Overcome (This Girl's .. Aretha Franklin 5:05 $0.99

My Way (Spirit In the Dark Outtake) Aretha Franklin 4:06 $0.99

My Cup Runneth Over (Young, Gifted a.. Aretha Franklin 3:19 $0.99

You're All I Need to Get By (Take 1) Aretha Franklin 0:42 $1.29

You're All I Need to Get By (Take 2) Aretha Franklin 3:35 $1.29

Lean On Me (Single B-Side) Aretha Franklin 4:37 $0.99

Rock Steady (Alternate Mix – Young, .. Aretha Franklin 4:30 $1.29

I Need a Strong Man (The To-To Song).. Aretha Franklin 3:56 $0.99

Heavenly Father (Young, Gifted and B.. Aretha Franklin 5:37 $0.99

Sweetest Smile and the Funkiest Styl.. Aretha Franklin 3:47 $0.99

This Is (The Other Side of the Sky O.. Aretha Franklin 3:36 $0.99

Tree of Life Hey Now Hey (The Other .. Aretha Franklin 5:10 $0.99

Do You Know (Hey Now Hey (The Other .. Aretha Franklin 2:47 $0.99

Can You Love Again (Hey Now Hey (The.. Aretha Franklin 2:40 $0.99

I Want to Be With You (Hey Now Hey (.. Aretha Franklin 6:02 $0.99

Suzanne (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side.. Aretha Franklin 5:12 $0.99

That's the Way I Feel About Cha (Alt.. Aretha Franklin 5:45 $0.99

Ain't But the One Aretha Franklin with Ray Ch.. 6:06 $0.99

The Happy Blues (Let Me In Your Life.. Aretha Franklin 2:27 $0.99

At Last (Let Me In Your Life Outtake.. Aretha Franklin 3:24 $0.99

Love Letters (Let Me In Your Life Ou.. Aretha Franklin 4:02 $0.99

I'm In Love (Alternate Vocal – Let M.. Aretha Franklin 3:01 $1.29

Are You Leaving Me (Demo) Aretha Franklin 4:22 $0.99

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Our Review

Aretha Franklin began recording for Atlantic Records in the mid-60s and immediately established herself as one of the label’s most formidable stylists after years of floundering at Columbia Records. Her emotional intensity and dynamic vocal range wedded to instrumental backing that understood dramatic tension and groove made just about anything she sang worth hearing. These recordings rarely flag — from the late-1966 demos of “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You),” “Dr. Feelgood” and “Sweet Bitter Love” that feature Aretha sitting at the piano and freestyling her ambitious vocals, through outtakes from Aretha Arrives, Young, Gifted and Black onward through 1973. Her version of the Beatles’ “The Fool on the Hill” sounds incongruous, the pastoral psychedelic ballad doesn’t translate as heart-gripping soul music, but the rare b-side of “Pledging My Love/ The Clock,” the Isaac Hayes- David Porter penned “You’re Taking Up Another Man’s Place,” Paul Anka’s “My Way,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” all transform into Aretha Franklin tunes as she phrases her empathy as only Aretha can.


Customer Reviews

Lady Soul Blowin' Your Mind (5 stars)

Quite literally a discovered treasure, a collection of vintage Aretha Franklin songs from her tenure at Atlantic Records had hitherto gone unnoticed for decades. Unearthed from the archives, this wealth of phenomenal music now comprises Rare and Unreleased Recordings From the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul.

While including demos, alternate mixes, and B-sides, this collection primarily consists of outtakes, which, for reasons inexplicable

Like Mana From Heaven (5 stars)

Her voice is a miracle and to hear these unreleased classics from her finest era is a total JOY. Nothing prepared me for the raw naked emotion of "Are You Leaving Me" or the fierce "Do You Know"

Pass this collection up at your peril..

What you have here is Heaven! (5 stars)

Now, if you are a fan, a true, real live, bona fide fan of the Queen's, this CD set is God's gift to you. This 2 CD set is like getting a new Aretha CD, an Aretha that would flat out wail! The tracks are all perfection. Lean On Me and Pledging My Love are two records that I had in my collection but had never been on CD. I would have bought this CD just to get those two songs alone. But there is so my more, So Soon, I'm Trying to Overcom


Born: March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records — “Respect,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Chain of Fools,” “Baby I Love You,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Think,” “The House That Jack Built,” and several others — earned her the title “Lady Soul,” which she has worn uncontested ever since. Yet as much of an international…

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Rock Steady Aretha Franklin: 30 Greates.. 3:13 $1.29

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I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love .. Aretha Franklin: 30 Greates.. 2:44 $1.29

Baby, I Love You Aretha Franklin: 30 Greates.. 2:39 $1.29

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