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.