Want 10% off your purchase?
Go to cart (0) items [$0.00]
Back to Shop

Click for larger image

The Queen Of Soul (4 CD Box Set)

Aretha Franklin
The Queen Of Soul (4 CD Box Set)

"THE QUEEN OF SOUL creates a rich musical portrait of Franklin's incomparable run at Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1976. Packed with 87 songs arranged chronologically, the set opens with generous selections from the first five studio albums she recorded for the label - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Arrives, Lady Soul, Aretha Now, and Soul '69. Recorded between 1967 and 1968, all five of the albums topped the R&B charts and gave the world classics like ""(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,"" ""Chain of Fools,"" ""Think,"" and the #1 smash ""Respect.""


The set also mixes in several rare outtakes of songs like ""It Was You"" from Aretha Arrives and ""Talk to Me, Talk to Me"" from Soul '69. The collection also spotlights the great music Franklin recorded in the 1970s, including the two albums she released to open the decade - This Girl's in Love with You and Spirit in the Dark. The former boasted an electrifying version of the Band's ""The Weight"" with Duane Allman on slide guitar, while the latter featured the hit ""Don't Play That Song.""


Along with several singles from this era (""Spanish Harlem"" and ""Bridge Over Troubled Water""), THE QUEEN OF SOUL also gathers up several live performances with ""Spirit in the Dark"" (Reprise with Ray Charles) from Aretha Live at the Fillmore West (1971), plus several songs from her live album Amazing Grace (1972). The latter recording won the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1973 and remains Franklin's best-selling album to date."

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $44.98

Special Price $17.99

Be the first to review this product

Summary

"THE QUEEN OF SOUL creates a rich musical portrait of Franklin's incomparable run at Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1976. Packed with 87 songs arranged chronologically, the set opens with generous selections from the first five studio albums she recorded for the label - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Arrives, Lady Soul, Aretha Now, and Soul '69. Recorded between 1967 and 1968, all five of the albums topped the R&B charts and gave the world classics like ""(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,"" ""Chain of Fools,"" ""Think,"" and the #1 smash ""Respect.""

The set also mixes in several rare outtakes of songs like ""It Was You"" from Aretha Arrives and ""Talk to Me, Talk to Me"" from Soul '69. The collection also spotlights the great music Franklin recorded in the 1970s, including the two albums she released to open the decade - This Girl's in Love with You and Spirit in the Dark. The former boasted an electrifying version of the Band's ""The Weight"" with Duane Allman on slide guitar, while the latter featured the hit ""Don't Play That Song.""

Along with several singles from this era (""Spanish Harlem"" and ""Bridge Over Troubled Water""), THE QUEEN OF SOUL also gathers up several live performances with ""Spirit in the Dark"" (Reprise with Ray Charles) from Aretha Live at the Fillmore West (1971), plus several songs from her live album Amazing Grace (1972). The latter recording won the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1973 and remains Franklin's best-selling album to date."

Details

Compact Disc 1
1 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Demo)
2 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
3 Respect
4 Drown In My Own Tears
5 Soul Serenade
6 Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
7 Baby, Baby, Baby
8 Dr. Feelgood [Love Is A Serious Business]
9 Good Times
10 Save Me
11 Baby, I Love You
12 Satisfaction
13 You Are My Sunshine
14 Never Let Me Go
15 Prove It
16 I Wonder
17 Ain't Nobody Gonna Turn Me Around
18 It Was You (Aretha Arrives Outtake)
19 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
20 Chain Of Fools
21 People Get Ready
22 Come Back Baby
23 Good To Me As I Am To You
24 Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
25 Ain't No Way

Compact Disc 2
1 Think
2 You Send Me
3 I Say A Little Prayer
4 The House That Jack Built
5 You're a Sweet Sweet Man
6 I Take What I Want
7 A Change
8 See Saw
9 My Song
10 I Can't See Myself Leaving You
11 Night Life (Live Version)
12 Ramblin'
13 Today I Sing The Blues
14 River's Invitation
15 Pitiful
16 Talk To Me, Talk To Me (Soul '69 Outtake)
17 Tracks Of My Tears
18 The Weight
19 Share Your Love With Me
20 Pledging My Love / The Clock (Single B-Side)
21 It Ain't Fair
22 Sit Down And Cry
23 Let It Be
24 Eleanor Rigby
25 Call Me

Compact Disc 3
1 Son Of A Preacher Man
2 Try Matty's
3 The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)
4 Dark End Of The Street
5 You And Me
6 You're Taking Up Another Man's Place (This Girl's In Love With You/Spirit In The Dark Outtake)
7 Don't Play That Song
8 Why I Sing the Blues
9 Spirit In The Dark
10 My Way (Spirit In The Dark Outtake)
11 One Way Ticket
12 Pullin'
13 Border Song (Holy Moses)
14 A Brand New Me
15 You're All I Need To Get By
16 Bridge Over Troubled Water
17 Spanish Harlem
18 Lean On Me (Single B-Side)
19 Spirit in the Dark (Reprise with Ray Charles) [Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, February 7, 19

Compact Disc 4
1 Rock Steady
2 Young, Gifted And Black
3 All The King's Horses
4 Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
5 Day Dreaming
6 Mary, Don't You Weep (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
7 Climbing Higher Mountains (Live, 1972)
8 Precious Memories (Live, 1972)
9 Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)
10 Angel
11 Somewhere
12 So Swell When You're Well
13 I'm In Love
14 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
15 Until You Come Back To Me [That's What I Am Going To Do]
16 Look Into Your Heart
17 Sparkle
18 Something He Can Feel