A song inviting multiple readings, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman became an anthem in Aretha Franklin’s hands.
A conceptual triumph, ‘Spirit In The Dark’ is a deeply personal album on which Aretha Franklin asserts her dignity in love and in society.
Gifting her life to us through her art, Aretha Franklin remains the singer against which all others will forever be judged.
Crowning Aretha Franklin the ‘Queen Of Soul’, the ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You’ album was ‘the sound of self-assurance’.
The first song to capture the real Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) began one of the most important eras in music.
Aretha Franklin’s ‘Young, Gifted And Black’ album delivered on all fronts: she really was everything its title claimed – and more.
Tackling The Beatles, The Band and others, ‘This Girl’s In Love With You’ found Aretha Franklin claiming much-loved songs for her own.
‘Aretha Arrives’? She’d landed long before. But this album convinced fans they were in it for the long haul with her.
From soaring cries for freedom to clear-eyed dissections of troubled romance, the best Aretha Franklin songs continue to define soul music.
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