Aretha Franklin – Aretha (Expanded Edition) (1986/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:30:09 minutes | 3,28 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Arista/Legacy
Double album Deluxe Edition for the First Time Ever! Includes Seventeen Bonus Tracks
Re-Mastered from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES by Sean Brennan, at Battery Studio’s.
The album includes the chart hits, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Jimmy Lee”, “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me” and “If You Need My Love Tonight”
Aretha is the album by legendary soul diva Aretha Franklin, originally released in 1986, on Arista Records.
The album, again produced mainly by Narada Michael Walden, included Aretha’s first No #1 Pop single since “Respect” in 1967 with the vibrant “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”, a duet with George Michael.
Aretha also yielded three other hit singles: “Jimmy Lee”, “Rock-A-Lott” and a hard rock cover of The Rolling Stones’ classic, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.
Following on from Aretha’s first-ever Platinum record, Who’s Zoomin’ Who?, Aretha was quickly certified Gold after only several weeks.
Before going out of print, the album had sold approximately 900,000 copies in the United States alone.
Franklin’s vocal from “Rock-A-Lott” was sampled extensively in the 49ers’ 1990 hit “Touch Me”, while her version of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was the title song for the film comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg.
The album is noteworthy for the striking cover, which was Andy Warhol’s final work before his death in early 1987.
Treat yourself to Aretha: her most energized release for Arista to date, and see why Aretha Franklin has been, is, and always will be the absolute undisputed Queen of Soul.
With her inimitable fusion of grace and grit, Aretha Franklin is the definition of soul music. The daughter of renowned Detroit preacher C.L. Franklin, Aretha can testify with all the liberating joy of her gospel roots. She can ache with the sadness of a singer who truly felt the blues, and swing with a playfulness to match her jazz heroes. After nearly a decade honing what would become her singular voice, Franklin, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1942, brought a blast of black-and-proud empowerment to the pop charts at the peak of the civil rights era, using the hard-driving grooves of Alabama studio-session legends the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section to counter Motown’s slick crossover sound. Though rarely straying long from gospel in the decades that followed, Franklin made the brassy 1967 anthem “Respect” her calling card and evolved alongside soul itself, gliding from assertive funk jams to hushed quiet-storm ballads to synth-coated pop hits on 1985’s Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. Whether her devastating version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” or her volcanic interpretation of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” nothing captures Franklin’s range like her trove of covers, which are often so deeply felt that she has all but reclaimed them as her own.
1. Jimmy Lee 05:45
2. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) 03:54
3. Do You Still Remember 05:10
4. Jumpin’ Jack Flash 05:02
5. Rock-A-Lott 06:21
6. An Angel Cries 04:59
7. He’ll Come Along 04:11
8. If You Need My Love Tonight 04:30
9. Look to the Rainbow 05:14
10. Rock-A-Lott (Single Mix) 04:39
11. Rock-A-Lott (Radio Edit) 05:29
12. Rock-A-Lott (Street Mix) 09:21
13. Rock-A-Lott (Dub) 06:37
14. Rock-A-Lott (Acapella) 07:04
15. An Angel Cries (7″ Mix) 04:30
16. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Instrumental) 04:00
17. I Knew You Were Waiting (For ) (Edited Remix) 05:29
18. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Percapella) 05:14
19. I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Extended Remix) 07:24
20. Jimmy Lee (Extended Remix) 07:16
21. Jimmy Lee (Dub Version) 06:12
22. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (7″ Mix) 04:27
23. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Street Mix) 06:08
24. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Edited Street Mix) 04:36
25. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Master Dub Mix) 04:38
26. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Beat Dub Mix) 04:13
27. Aretha Megamix 07:46