Rare and Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin

Disk 1

  • I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Demo)
  • Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business) (Demo)
  • Sweet Bitter Love (Demo)
  • It Was You (Aretha Arrives Outtake)
  • The Letter (Aretha Arrives Outtake)
  • So Soon (Aretha Arrives Outtake)
  • Mr. Big (Aretha Now Outtake)
  • Talk To Me, Talk To Me (Soul '69 Outtake)
  • The Fool On The Hill (This Girl's In Love With You Outtake)
  • Pledging My Love/The Clock (Single B-Side)*
  • You're Taking Up Another Man's Place (Spirit In The Dark Outtake)*
  • You Keep Me Hangin' On (This Girl's In Love With You/Spirit In The Dark Outtake)
  • I'm Trying To Overcome (This Girl's In Love With You/Spirit In The Dark Outtake)
  • My Way (Spirit In The Dark Outtake)
  • My Cup Runneth Over (Young, Gifted And Black Outtake)
  • You're All I Need To Get By (Take 1)
  • You're All I Need To Get By (Take 2)
  • Lean On Me (Single B-Side)

Disk 2

  • Rock Steady (Alternate Mix - Young, Gifted And Black Outtake)*
  • I Need A Strong Man (The To-To Song) (Young, Gifted And Black Outtake)
  • Heavenly Father (Young, Gifted And Black Outtake)
  • Sweetest Smile And The Funkiest Style (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake)
  • This Is (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake)
  • Tree Of Life (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake)
  • Do You Know (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake)
  • Can You Love Again (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake)
  • I Want To Be With You (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake)
  • Suzanne (Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake)
  • That's The Way I Feel About Cha (Alternate Version - Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) Outtake
  • Ain't But The One - with Ray Charles
  • The Happy Blues (Let Me In Your Life Outtake)
  • At Last (Let Me In Your Life Outtake)
  • Love Letters (Let Me In Your Life Outtake)
  • I'm In Love (Alternate Vocal - Let Me In Your Life Outtake)
  • Are You Leaving Me (Demo)
This compilation has been produced by Jerry Wexler, who with David Ritz give us a great insight into the early career of Aretha Frankin from the beginning of her recordings for Atlantic records in 1967. The four demo tracks with Aretha playing piano are raw emotion charged with soul, absolutely stunning. This lives up to it's billing The Golden Reign of The Queen of Soul and is PROBABLY the best soul CD issue of 2007. Issued on Atlantic/Rhino 8122-79970-3 USA.

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