180 Gram Vinyl Record
Celebrating four decades Of The Queen Of Soul's greatest hits!
First time on 180-gram audiophile vinyl — No. 1 R&B album In 1969!
Mastered by Friday Music's 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 — performers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock and pop.
Aretha 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, she was honored with her first greatest hits collection by Atlantic Records simply titled Aretha’s Gold. This stunning array of her biggest No. 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 No. 1 charting 1969 LP hasn’t been available on vinyl for many decades... that is until now!
Friday Music is 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!
|I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You|
|Do Right Woman – Do Right Man|
|Baby, I Love You|
|(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman|
|Chain of Fools|
|Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)|
|Ain’t No Way|
|You Send Me|
|The House That Jack Built|
|I Say a Little Prayer|