Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace – 180gram – 2LP
Aretha sings the gospel with the help of James Cleveland & the Southern California Community Choir in this all-time best selling Atlantic release, the biggest seller of her career, going double platinum from release in 1972.
Top single release on the album is ‘Wholy Holy’, but we also love ‘Mary, Dont You Weep’ and ‘You’ve got a friend’. A classic album from one of the greatest female singers of all time, in any genre.
There was also a film directed by Sidney Pollack of the event, intended for release with SuperFly the movie, but it wasn’t released until 2010 as the director hadn’t used a clapper board to synchronize the picture and sound at the beginning of each take. Allan Elliott ended up synching the picture and sound to complete and release the album.
Listen via youtube: https://youtu.be/s6qTW7leyjo?list=PL6kXdC6F7Wf-WRvfIBZNwUZ7Y9mKs70-_
- “Mary Don’t You Weep” (Inez Andrews)
- “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” /”You’ve Got a Friend” (Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, Frank Frazier) / (Carole King)
- “Old Landmark” (A. M. Brunner)
- “Give Yourself to Jesus” (Robert Fryson)
- “How I Got Over” (Clara Ward)
- “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (Joseph Scriven, Charles Converse)
- “Amazing Grace” (John Newton)
- “Precious Memories” (Traditional)
- “Climbing Higher Mountains” (Traditional)
- Remarks by Reverend C.L. Franklin
- “God Will Take Care of You” (Traditional)
- “Wholy Holy” (Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland)
- “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
- “Never Grow Old” (Traditional)
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