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“There are singers,” said Ray Charles, “then there is Aretha. She towers above the rest. Others are good, but Aretha is great. She’s my only sure-enough sister.”

Since the moment Aretha stepped to the pulpit at her father’s famed New Bethel Baptist Church as a young girl singing in the great gospel tradition, the world has recognized her as a musical ... Read more in Amazon's Aretha Franklin Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Jun. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000033IS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,269 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  2. Drown in My Own Tears 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  5. Don't Let Me Lose This Dream 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  7. Dr. Feelgood [Love Is a Serious Business] 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
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BBC Review

This week it's time to feature one of the greatest female vocalists in soul music history! In fact she's known by many as the 'Queen of Soul'.

Aretha Franklin has had a long and illustrious career. She's the second most honoured female Grammy winner. For a time the 'Best Female Vocal' category was nicknamed 'The Aretha Award'.

She's a singer, songwriter and pianist and her body of work is vast. One of her most recognisable pieces is her first album for Atlantic Records, I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You. Recorded in 1967, it's an album full of hits and perfectly showcases her voice at its youthful best. --David O'Donnell

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Sharpe VINE VOICE on 22 Oct. 2004
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On first listens i was a little disappointed as i'd recently been listening to a Raw Soul compilation i'd got free with a magazine and this album was not quite as upbeat in comparison.
In a few listens time though, i got it... and yes i got it really bad!
There is SO much soul in this record and she means it, she's felt the losing and the pain, unlike so many modern soul artists who's voices are pathetic in comparison.
The opener Respect, is instantly recognisable where she beats Otis (Redding) at his own song and adds her own bit to it too (the R-E-S-P-E-C-T!). The closer too is a cover of Sam Cooke's A Change is Gonna Come, which Otis also covered, however, Aretha's version just had so much more power and feeling than his, the opening "i was bo-or-or-orn by the river" and many other phrases within the song and so memorable for the amount of feeling packed into so few words.
In between these tracks are soulful gems of love and loss. My personal favourite has to be Don't Lose This Dream, it starts deceptively as a polite jazz inflected number but soon Aretha and her backing singers have reached the chorus and blown us away with their unique blend of soul/pop.
The album 'Aretha: Lady Soul' is often raved about but i think personally that this album far supersedes it. It sticks to the same genre throughout rather than flitting all over the place. Its one of those albums you love listening to and when its not on you long to hear it again.
From the opening to the closing note you'll be enthralled. Buy with confidence.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Dec. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a stunning album. Aretha is amazing and her voice is simply sublime.
This album is full of classic soul tracks sung to perfection. I think each version is THE genre-defining version. I don't think you can help but be moved by Aretha's power, control and sheer soulfullness.
If you want to discover Aretha Franklin just buy this album. Simple.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Jan. 2001
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this is totally wonderful stuff. there's power, there's soul, there's beauty. she never sounded better. the only thing you should be buying instead of this is the 'best of the atlantic years' box set. now there's a birthday present for someone you love...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stevie Dal on 18 Jun. 2010
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If you care to look you will notice that EVERY review of this album , as i write this (June 2010) , awards it the maximum allowed , 5 stars all the way !!
That should tell you something . This was Aretha's first recording for Atlantic Records following a fairly long stint at Columbia . She recorded some decent stuff whilst with Columbia of course ( with a voice like this it would be hard not to) but really , this was her chance to break free from the shackles , let loose and show the world what she could really do . Believe me , the results did not disappoint .
Recording started at the legendary FAME studios in Muscle Shoals , Alabama (one of the most famous recording studios in musical history , run by Chips Moman) , producing two absolutely classic cuts I NEVER LOVED A MAN (THE WAY I LOVE YOU) and DO RIGHT WOMAN - DO RIGHT MAN .
Thereafter they moved up North to Atlantics studios in New York to complete the album . The lady was on the ball and in the mood when she recorded this let me tell you , every track is utterly brilliant and it's very hard to pick out favourites , they change every time i play the damn thing ! Just look at the track listing ; RESPECT , one of the all -time classics (miles better than Otis' pedestrian romp) , SAVE ME , a groovetastic wonder , A CHANGE IS GONNA COME , with it's heartfelt soaring intro , DR. FEELGOOD , so good they named a band after it !!!
Believe me , the rest of the album is just as good .
Where do you go after this though , well i'm afraid the answer is ....downhill. Not to write off the work which came after (there's a few albums from the 5 year period which followed this release which are almost as good ...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Docfreem on 23 Dec. 2013
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Words truly cannot describe what love and care has gone into this beautiful piece of wax.Aretha Franklins Atlantic debut has quietly been reissued in its original mono mix.The sound is incredible and blows you away.The labels have also been faithfully recreated by using the famous 1st pressing Orange/Aubergine labels.Even the sleeve is anti static.
Please buy this now and add to your collection.It is one of the greatest female sessions of all time.
Rhino you are to be commended on a sterling reissue.
Would love to see her classic Atlantic albums re-released in a special edition box set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike S on 29 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
In my opinon this is Aretha at her very best. Sincerity, soul & her unique & brilliant vocal delivery just ooze from this album.Each track arouses a different emotion - Save Me gives me goose bumps!If you are considering buying this album JUST DO IT, you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Capocci on 11 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
i heard a song that i had never heard on the radio that i really loved and i found out it was aretha fraklin
so i brought 2 ablums and absolutely loved listening to her voice
she has such depth and variation i just love it
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Norbert Thing on 30 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Listening to this album is like being gently punched by an angel, part glory part gory. It was recorded at a time before soul was diluted by money and popular appeal and that shows in the production and the passion - that is sparse and plentiful respectivly.
Aretha Franklin was 25 when she recorded this album and everyone of those years shows as her voice displays both tenderness and pain in a breathless display of how soul should be sung; raw and unafraid . The opening rendition of Otis Redding's RESPECT is deceptively upbeat as the album, after this settles, down to a gospel swing that features horns and the occasional hammond.
The concluding track only proves that Aretha can cut it with the best of her male counterparts, her version of A Change is Gonna Come easily outshining Otis Redding's and coming close to Sam Cooke's original.
This album leaves you feeling, perhaps, that God has come a little closer.
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