A good album rather than a great one, this record nonetheless fully shows off Aretha's incredible vocal talent and musical honesty. The highlight of the album is the title track - one of Aretha's finest and sung with a soaring but subtle passion that brings shivers to the spine. Call Me, the only self-penned track on the album, is another Aretha classic. And songs such as It Ain't Fair and Sit Down and Cry have a bluesy greatness. The only thing that counts against the album, perhaps, is one too many covers of songs done definitively elsewhere (Son of a Preacher Man, Let It Be, and The Weight to name but three), however good Aretha's intepretations may be.