Ms. Franklin asked for and got plenty of "respect" with her amazing 1967 Atlantic debut. Painstakingly remastered in its original mono mix, with newly written liner notes. "Five-Star Soul" release!
This is the album on which Aretha finds her voice. She'd previously recorded for another label, but this Atlantic
debut created the sound that has come to define her. The tracks read like a greatest hits collection: "Respect," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," "Dr. Feelgood," "Baby, Baby, Baby," "A Change Is Gonna Come," and the title track. She's alternately pumped full of soul or scraping her inner being to find more. A classic. --Robert Gordon