Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)

Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (Clear vinyl)

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Part of Atlantic Records' 75th Anniversary Vinyl Collection

Aretha Franklin – Piano, backing vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Aretha Franklin]

Backing Vocals – Carolyn Franklin, The Sweet Inspirations

Guitar – Bobby Womack

Guitar - Jimmy Johnson, Joe South

Guitar – Eric Clapton (B2) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Eric Clapton]

Drums – Roger Hawkins

Tenor Saxophone – King Curtis

Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Frank Wess, Selden Powell

Trumpet – Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Mel Lastie

Vibraphone – Warren Smith

Baritone Saxophone – Haywood Henry

Bass – Tom Cogbill

Bass Trombone – Tony Studd

Electric Piano, Organ – Spooner Oldham

Arranged by Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd

Written by Aretha Franklin (B1-2), Don Covay (A1), James Brown (A2), Nat Jones (A2), Curtis Mayfield (A3), Jim Ford (A4), Lolly Vegas (A4), Pat Vegas (A4), Carol King (A5), Jerry Goffin (A5), Jerry Wexler (A5), Ted White (B1-2), Ray Charles (B3), Eddie Brigati (B4), Felix Cavaliere (B4), Carolyn Franklin (B5)

1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition one-time pressing

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : crystal clear

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Optimal Media GmbH

Label : Atlantic

Original Label : Atlantic

Recorded February 16 – December 20, 1967 at FAME Studios (Muscle Shoals, AL)

Engineered by Tom Dowd

Produced by Jerry Wexler

Lacquer cut by Chris Bellman

Liner Notes by Jon Landau

Photography by Vincent Nanfra

Originally released in January 1968

Reissued in March 2023

Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Chain of Fools
  2. Money Won't Change You
  3. People Get Ready
  4. Niki Hoeky
  5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Side B:

  1. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
  2. Good to Me As I Am to You
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. Groovin'
  5. Ain't No Way


Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Ranked 75/500

Included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Reviews :

“Appearing after a blockbuster debut and a sophomore set that was rather disappointing (in comparison), 1968's Lady Soul proved Aretha Franklin, the pop sensation, was no fluke. Her performances were more impassioned than on her debut, and the material just as strong, an inspired blend of covers and originals from the best songwriters in soul and pop music. The opener, "Chain of Fools," became the biggest hit, driven by a chorus of cascading echoes by Franklin and her bedrock backing vocalists, the Sweet Impressions, plus the unforgettable, earthy guitar work of guest Joe South. The album's showpiece, though, was "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," a song written expressly for her by Brill Building pop stalwarts Gerry Goffin and Carole King, based on a title coined by producer Jerry Wexler. One of the landmark performances in pop music, the song floats serenely through the verses until, swept up by Ralph Burns' stirring string arrangement again and again, Franklin opens up on the choruses with one of the most transcendent vocals of her career. And just as she'd previously transformed a soul classic (Otis Redding's "Respect") into a signature piece of her own, Franklin courageously reimagined songs by heavyweights James Brown, Ray Charles, and the Impressions. Brown's "Money Won't Change You" is smooth and kinetic, her testifying constantly reinforced by interjections from the Sweet Inspirations. Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," a 1965 civil-rights anthem and a hit for the Impressions, is taken at a slower pace than the original; after a quiet verse, Franklin lets loose amidst a magisterial brass arrangement by Arif Mardin. Powered by three hit singles (each nested in the upper reaches of the pop Top Ten), Lady Soul became Aretha Franklin's second gold LP and remained on the charts for over a year.” AllMusic Review by John Bush


AllMusic : 5 / 5  , Discogs  4.6 / 5

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