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Aretha Franklin – Aretha (Expanded Edition) (1986/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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.

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Aretha Franklin – Aretha In Paris (1968/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Aretha In Paris (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:59 minutes | 1,7 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Rhino Atlantic

Recorded in 1968 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, Aretha Franklin exhilarated her adoring fans, performing beloved hits and breathtaking covers. Her powerhouse vocals have remained unmatched, as evident on this sensational live recording. The set included energetic versions of Charles’ “Come Back Baby,” Redding’s “Respect” and her own masterpiece, “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You).” The album peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B albums.

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Aretha Franklin – Sparkle (Music From The Motion Picture) (1976/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Sparkle (Music From The Motion Picture) (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:02 minutes | 659 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

A long-forgotten mid-1970s film a DREAM GIRLS precursor about a Motownish singing trio–yielded this interesting soundtrack collaboration between soul’s reigning royalty, Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield. Unbeknownst to many, the album is the source of the Mayfield-penned ‘Something He Can Feel,’ later made famous by En Vogue.

All songs ritten and produced by Curtis Mayfield, this is the soundtrack album for the 1976 Warner Bros. motion picture Sparkle, starring Irene Cara. The songs on the soundtrack feature the instrumental tracks and backing vocals from the film versions, with Franklin’s voice taking the place of the original lead vocalists. The songs ‘(Giving Him) Something He Can Feel’ and ‘Hooked on Your Love’ were covered by En Vogue on their 1992 breakthrough album Funky Divas. ‘(Giving Him) Something He Can Feel’ was a #1 R&B hit for Aretha but stalled at #28 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It was Aretha’s only Pop Top 40 hit during the second half of the 1970s. The album itself, however, fared much better. It reached the Top 20 of Billboard’s album chart and was certified Gold.

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Aretha Franklin – So Damn Happy (2003/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Aretha Franklin – So Damn Happy (2003/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 44:40 minutes | 535 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Arista

“So Damn Happy” is the thirty-eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Her first studio album since her Gold-certified “A Rose Is Still a Rose” in 1998. The album was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. “Wonderful” won for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Aretha Franklin released only two new albums in the 1990s, but 2003 saw a flurry of activity, with Franklin putting out both the gospel album One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism and this secular R&B album. Her voice sounds as vibrant as ever, and most of the songs have a joyful feel that’s no doubt influenced by the depth of Franklin’s faith.

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Aretha Franklin – Aretha Arrives (1967/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Aretha Arrives (1967/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 36:12 minutes | 789 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

“Aretha Arrives” is Franklin’s chart-topping 1967 blockbuster hit. The eclectic collection features the standout tune “Baby, I Love You”, which would sell over a million copies worldwide and reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B singles. Aretha Arrives also includes earth-shattering renditions of classics including “Satisfaction”, “You Are My Sunshine” and “Night Life”. Franklin possesses a voice that defined generations and this definitive soul masterpiece showcases everything the multi-GRAMMY winner does best.

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Aretha Franklin – Aretha (1980/2009/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Aretha (1980/2009/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 39:14 minutes | 820 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Arista

Aretha is the twenty-ninth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on September 30, 1980 by Arista Records. This was the second album with this title to be released by the artist, and her first ever for Arista after a 12-year tenure with Atlantic Records. Other Franklin albums titled “Aretha” were also released in 1961 and 1986.

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Aretha Franklin – A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Aretha Franklin – A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 51:39 minutes | 598 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

This type of album brings on the eternal debate: why fix a masterpiece if it ain’t broke? This is definitely the kind of metaphysical interrogation that you could ask when listening to A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The idea is simple: take the vocals from the mythical recordings by the great soul singer for the label Atlantic in the ‘60s and ‘70s and place them on new arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in the Abbey Road studios in London, all the classics including Respect, Think, Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) and I Say A Little Prayer resonate here in a symphonic version. We find Nick Patrick and Don Reedman hiding behind the creation, the same producers who conceived If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Some will find this scandalous. Others, rather futile. And others will enjoy this new staging of careful arrangements that at least has the merit of not damaging the heart of this nuclear powerhouse of groove: the voice of Aretha Franklin herself.

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Aretha Franklin – The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin (1962/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin (1962/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:23 minutes | 939 MB | Genre: Soul, R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records
Recorded: April 27; May 4–5, 11, 1962 at Columbia Recording Studios, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York

The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin is the fourth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on August 13, 1962 by Columbia Records. It was her first album to achieve any commercial success, reaching #69 on the Billboard pop album charts. Unlike its predecessor, however, it did not have a hit single.

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Aretha Franklin – Soul ’69 (1969/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Soul ’69 (1969/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:42 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front/Rear cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Rolling Stone magazine has declared soul diva Aretha Franklin as one of music’s greatest singers. Her sixth studio recording for Atlantic Records is an intriguing collection of pop standards delivered with her blistering vocals. The album, full of authoritative singing is on par with her greatest works from the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Franklin covers an array of pop-oriented classics from Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home to Me” to Smokey Robinson’s “The Track of My Tears.” Produced by Tom Dowd, the album soared to #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums.

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Aretha Franklin – Live At Fillmore West (1971/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Live At Fillmore West (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:07 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Chart History/Awards
Reached #1 on Billboard‘s Top R&B Albums.
Reached #7 on the Billboard 200.
“Don’t Play That Song” reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Live At The Fillmore West is Aretha Franklin’s gold-certified masterpiece. The performance captured at the famous venue found Franklin interpreting popular hits and performing her trademark classics. Franklin opened this historic performance with a rendition of Otis Redding’s “Respect.” The album reached #7 on the Billboard 200 and includes the #1 hit R&B singles “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Don’t Play That Song.” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” won Franklin a GRAMMY® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

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