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.

Atlantic’s Jerry Wexler once said that this concert album was an embarrassment to him, criticizing the inferior band (actually, the musicians that usually accompanied her live in the late ’60s). Composed of her first few big singles and cuts from her first three albums, it doesn’t match the classic studio versions and could be considered her least essential ’60s Atlantic LP. That’s not to say, though, that it doesn’t sound pretty good, with fine if basic readings of a lot of her most popular late-’60s material, although the horns fall distressingly out of tune at a key point in the instrumental break of “Chain of Fools”.

01 – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
02 – Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream
03 – Soul Seranade
04 – Night Life
05 – Baby, I Love You
06 – Groovin’
07 – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
08 – Come Back Baby
09 – Dr. Feelgood (Love Is Serious Business)
10 – Since You’ve Been Gone
11 – I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
12 – Chain of Fools
13 – Respect


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