The Aretha Franklin/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Queen Of Soul's Greatest Hits!
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl _ #1 R&B Album In 1969!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes
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 Aretha's Gold. This stunning array of her biggest #1's 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, Aretha's Gold is virtually an encyclopedia of SOUL!
Even more soul and pop classics abound as you'll 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 Bacharach's classic I Say a Little Prayer. This #1 charting 1969 LP hasn't 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 Aretha's 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. We have also included the 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!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Aretha Franklin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
LP Track Listing:
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
8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
9. Ain't No Way
11. You Send Me
12. The House That Jack Built
13. I Say a Little Prayer
14. See Saw