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Love Songs [Original recording remastered]

Aretha FranklinAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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listen  1. I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight) (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Skylark (Album Version)Aretha Franklin; Arranged & conducted by Robert Mersey 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) (Album Version)Aretha Franklin; Arranged & conducted by Robert Mersey 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Without The One You Love (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. This Bitter Earth (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Drinking Again (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Muddy Water (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Trouble In Mind (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Just For A Thrill (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Try A Little Tenderness (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I Wish I Didn't Love You So (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Only The Lonely (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. But Beautiful (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. What A Diff'rence A Day MadeAretha Franklin 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. If Ever I Would Leave You (Album Version)Aretha Franklin 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 9, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000056O03
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,014 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Aretha! January 15, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is the collection I've been waiting for! It is time for everyone to experience that pure, beautiful sultry voice of Aretha at her best, interpreting those glorius love songs from back in the day. There are too many younger folk who have not had the luxury of hearing the real purity of her voice. With these wonderful arrangements and her unique interpretations, you will listen again and again and rediscover what really made her great!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Aretha February 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
when I Hear Older Albums by Aretha Franklin it brings back so many Great thoughts.Her Soulful Pipes always warmed my heart,mind&soul.SHe can't be touched by anything out now.She is in a class all unto Herself Here as you can feel after listening to this set.Classic Aretha is a must.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio Cassette
In the six pages of liner notes written by Norma Edwards she begins by saying "Some think that Aretha Franklin was crowned the Queen of Soul for her reign over the R&B (and pop) charts in the '60s and early '70s. I believe she got the name because she is the best at conveying her deepest feelings, her soul, through song and music." Amen to that. With the liner notes are several more nice photographs of Aretha, and a complete contents discography along with a list of the Atlantic albums which first contained each of the 16 selections.

However, where this compilation is concerned and with a wealth of Atlantic "love song" selections to choose from (55 R&B Hot 100 singles from 1967 to 1979, 45 of which also made the Billboard Pop Hot100 with another 16 scoring on the Adult Contemporary charts after their introduction in 1961) - not to mention countless album cuts - the producer instead elected to include Natural Woman and Baby I Love You for what some critics have justifiably pointed out as "the umpteenth time."

Both are also available in dozens of multiple-artist compilations for that era, and it's not as if the distributor needed a "hook" to sell the CD. ANY Aretha Franklin compilation will sell merely on its own merits, regardless of content. Just consider the 15 Grammy Awards, Grammy's Living Legend Award in 1990, and Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994, plus the fact that she was the first woman to be inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame in 1987. The name Aretha Franklin alone guarantees sales.

A nice summation is the Aretha quote in the liner notes which first appeared in Newsweek in August 1967: "(Soul) is the ability to make other people feel what you're feeling. It's hard to laugh when you want to cry. Some people can hide it. I can't, so when I sing it doesn't come across fake." It most certainly does not.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid compilation of 80's - 90's Aretha February 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a great set that includes some choice non-album and/or non-top 40 songs from Aretha. It's a fantastic value, especially in light of the quality of music. Besides the hit tracks, gems like the Aretha-penned and -produced "He'll Come Along" and "He's The Boy" are alone worth the price of this budget-priced CD.
Why only four stars? Because there are more songs that could have been included in this set, rather than duplicate ones from the "Greatest Hits 1980-1994" collection. In addition, I don't know if "Willing To Forgive" and "Another Night" are really what I would consider love songs as most people understand love songs to be.
But having said that, this "Love Songs" is a nice companion set to the Sony and Rhino collections with the same titles. With all 3, you get a more than casual view of some of Aretha's best non-mainstream work from each phase of her career. Recommended.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY THE UNDISPUTED QUEEN OF SOUL! December 10, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I have loved Aretha Franklin for as long as I can remember and have at least 10 CD's by her. This collection of songs is the best I've ever heard. The way Aretha sings "You Send Me," This Girl's in Love with You," Look into Your Heart" and "A Brand New Me" brings chills up and down my spine. However, when you hear my favorite, "If You Don't Think," you will truly understand why she is, without doubt, THE UNDISPUTED QUEEN OF SOUL! I continually set the repeat botton on my CD player to hear her sing "If You Don't Think" over and over again. She sings the blues like I've never heard it before and hits notes that you wouldn't believe! Trust me, you've got to get this CD!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! January 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Beautiful melodies are not written like this anymore and those rich arrangements are so nostalgic. Noone but Aretha and that pure vocalizing back in the day could do justice to those tunes.For those of you who are to young to remember the Aretha of the 60's,get this CD and enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My fav riding Cd August 6, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love this CD! It's perfect for singing your heart in the comfort of your own car. The perfect purchase...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection of soulful, romantic ballads... March 17, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Nice collection of soulful, romantic ballads. The only things missing are a scotch on the rocks and billows of cigarette smoke.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GEM
THIS COULD BE CALLED THE BEST OF THE ARISTA YEARS! A VERY GOOD SELECTION OF SOME OF HER BEST! NOW IF SHE COULD ONLY REPEAT SOME OF THIS QUALITY WORK IN HER UPCOMING RECORDINGS!
Published on August 31, 2008 by Rodger Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome compilation
This cd is awesome in that it focuses on key Franklin recordings that (some) weren't released as singles and are lost gems. Read more
Published on October 14, 2006 by johntaylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sampler
If you are a fan of Aretha in the later contemporary years, this is your best selection. There are a couple of songs from the 1980 LP "Aretha" (United Together & Come to Me) and... Read more
Published on February 1, 2006 by Jimbo G.
5.0 out of 5 stars ...ritch ri' ova and grab yo woman wit dis ri' here...
...sister re-re...she serious yall...dont buy this cause you want it, get it because you NEED it...no technical wizardry, jus her doin what she do and it's a beautiful thang....
Published on January 21, 2002 by R. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Mos Def Sample Search - Aratha Franklin - One Step...
Does anybody know if the sample track used by Mos Def for the track, Ms. Fat Booty is available for purchase??? Read more
Published on April 6, 2001 by "pjfoyer"
5.0 out of 5 stars An Aretha Franklin Memory Jogger
5 stars for the re-release of one of the world's best artists. This CD features 15 of her best, from Skylark, Try A Little Tenderness, I Wish I Didn't Love You So, and What A... Read more
Published on March 6, 2001 by Irvin Goodman
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I am very disappointed with this cd. I hate when record companies want to make more money by putting out compilation cd's everytime an artist hasn't put out new material. Read more
Published on February 24, 2001 by Taye Johnson
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