After 6 years at Columbia, Aretha Franklin signed with Atlantic Records in 1967 and unleashed a stunning array of hit singles during the mid-sixties to the mid- seventies including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Spanish Harlem and Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Going To Do).
After Aretha’s tenure with Atlantic had lost its direction her career was in need of a new focus and Clive Davis knew that he could restore her status to that of the late sixties and early seventies and set her to work with producers Chuck Jackson and Arif Mardin.
The work paid off quickly with the album’s first single UNITED TOGETHER returning Aretha to the top 3 of the R&B chart. It was her greatest showing on this chart since 1977.
The second single was a cover of the Doobie Brothers WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES which gave her another top 20 R&B hit and also her first appearance in the UK top 50 since 1974. The final single from ARETHA, COME TO ME, also made an appearance in the R&B top 40.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks, ARETHA is a must for all Soul and Funk fans out there!
1. COME TO ME
2. CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE
3. UNITED TOGETHER
4. TAKE ME WITH YOU
5. WHATEVER IT IS
6. WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES
7. TOGETHER AGAIN
8. LOVE ME FOREVER
9. SCHOOL DAYS
10. WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES (SINGLE VERSION)
11. UNITED TOGETHER (SINGLE VERSION)
12. WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES (12” VERSION)
Label: Big Break Records
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