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Aretha Franklin – The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Expanded Edition) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Aretha Franklin – The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Expanded Edition) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:35 minutes | 505 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

The Electrifying Aretha Franklin is the second studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia Records. The album which is also known under its working title The Incomparable Aretha Franklin, was recorded at Columbia Recording Studios, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York. It was produced by John Hammond and arranged by Richard Wess.

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Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace (1972/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace (1972/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:26:50 minutes | 3,48 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time – Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Soul Titles from the Archives of Atlantic Records and Rhino Records.

Noted for its unbelievable sound quality, Amazing Grace was Franklin’s 1972 masterpiece. The multi-Platinum recording, one of her best, would win the GRAMMY® Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance and remains one of the bestselling Gospel albums of all time. Included are the stunning tunes, “How I Got Over,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and the hit single, “Wholy Holy”.

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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 – Yeah!!! In Person With Her Quartet (1965/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Yeah!!! In Person With Her Quartet (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:43 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Yeah!!! (or Aretha Franklin In Person With Her Quartet) is the eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on May 17, 1965 by Columbia Records. Contrary to the overdubbed sounds of audience murmurs, the album was not a live album, but instead was recorded live at New York’s Columbia Studios and produced by Clyde Otis. This would be Franklin’s last collection of jazz recordings until the release of 1973’s Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky), released during her landmark tenure at Atlantic Records. An expanded version of the album that also contains the original session tracks without audience overdubs has been released on CD in the Columbia Box Set Take A Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia.

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as ‘Respect’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘Think’. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

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Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black (1972/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black (1972/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 44:47 minutes | 1,67 GB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

“Young, Gifted and Black” is Aretha Franklin’s remarkable 1972 Gold-certified work, finding the singer at the height of her artistic powers.

For the release, Franklin worked with legendary producers Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd. “Young, Gifted and Black” is an eclectic collection of covers coupled with Franklin originals. Standouts include Elton John’s “Border Song” and The Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road”. Franklin’s own compositions “Day Dreaming” and “Rock Steady” reached #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles. The album is included on VH1’s “Greatest Albums of All Time” and won a GRAMMY Award for Best Female R&B Performance.

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Aretha Franklin – Through the Storm (1989/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Through the Storm (1989/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:29 minutes | 781 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Arista

Through the Storm is the thirty-second studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released on April 27, 1989, by Arista Records.

Despite the number 16 Billboard Hot 100 hit title track and the first single (a duet with Elton John), the album was not a commercial success; it reached number 55 on the Billboard 200. The follow-up single, “It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be”, a duet with Whitney Houston, failed to make the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 41. Other guest artists included James Brown, The Four Tops and Kenny G.

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Aretha Franklin – This Girl’s in Love with You (1970/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin – This Girl’s in Love with You (1970/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:45 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Atlantic Records

If you want an easy frame of reference to both how long Aretha Franklin has been in the business and how prolific she was in the earlier part of her career, this should do it: 2015 marked the 45th anniversary of the Queen of Soul’s 16th studio album, and her first album came out in 1956.

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Aretha Franklin – Live At Fillmore West (1971/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Live At Fillmore West (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 48:02 minutes | 1,85 GB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

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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Aretha Franklin – Aretha! (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – Aretha! (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:35 minutes | 908 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and pianist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish, she found acclaim and commercial success after signing with Atlantic Records in 1966. Hit songs such as “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “Respect,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Think,” and “I Say a Little Prayer” propelled her past her musical peers. By the end of the 1960s, Franklin had come to be known as the “Queen of Soul.”

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Aretha Franklin – 30 Greatest Hits (1985/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin – 30 Greatest Hits (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:36:12 minutes | 1,96 GB | Genre: Soul, Vocal Jazz, Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

30 Greatest Hits zeroes in on Aretha Franklin’s prime recording period for Atlantic, from her breakout in 1967 with ‘I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)’ through the end of 1974, during which the Queen of Soul truly reigned over the charts she averaged over one pop hit every two months. This two-disc set delivers all of her classics (‘Respect,’ ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,’ ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘Think,’ ‘Spanish Harlem,’ ‘Rock Steady’), plus much more excellent material for those who won’t recognize much more than the songs (and there are quite a few) that have entered the cultural consciousness (‘I Say a Little Prayer,’ ‘The Weight,’ ‘Spirit in the Dark,’ ‘Day Dreaming’). It’s a great foundation to any collection that has yet to be equaled by a pair of Rhino sets, the two-volume Very Best of Aretha Franklin from 1994 and Aretha’s Best from 2001.

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