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Lady Soul

Aretha Franklin

1968

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Lady Soul

Rating

4.03

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5

it's aretha bitch

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5

Aretha’s energy is absolutely infectious on this album. Something that surprised me on this is the instrumentals. Some really great horns, piano, bass, drums, strings, etc. It sounds a little dated, as far as recording goes. I wonder what it sounds like on vinyl. Man, this is so good

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5

A classic and nothing else needs to be said

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5

Brilliant

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5

Not something I'd usually seek out on my own but absolutely loved this album. Some really funky tracks in alongside the more soulful stuff I was more familiar with.

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5

R&B was never the same after Aretha. Classic songs on this album still important today.

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5

Beautiful voice, timeless rhythm and production

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5

Finally! An objectively fantastic album! From start to finish, an auditory pleasure!

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5

Amazing, packed with soul and hits. These are lady singing songs that are fun to belt in the shower and around the house.

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5

Yeah, this is again in my favorite eras and genres of music, so I am a big fan of this. Also, I was surprised to see that this was her 12th studio album! I didn’t realize she had recorded so many by this time!

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5

Wow! This is amazing. Not a style of music I'd usually seek out, but I really enjoyed it and may well revisit. Incredibly, powerful, melodic, rhythmic and soulful. Not a weak track on the album. It's difficult to imagine how R&B music (or any music for that matter) could be better than this. Objectively and subjectively this can't be anything other than a 5.

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5

Chain of fools - excellent Money won’t change you - very good People get ready - excellent Niki hoeky - good (You make me feel like) a natural woman - amazing Sweet sweet baby - very good Good to me as I am to you - good Come back baby - excellent Groovin - very good Ain’t no way - excellent 9.5/10

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5

Nove. Os miúdos estão deitados. A sala já não tem desenhos espalhados, uma casa no campo, figuras de pauzinhos sem mãos dadas, pétalas do tamanho do sol. Ele já dorme, ou acorda, ou luta de olho semiaberto contra um loop de televendas que ninguém vai comprar. Os copos vão para a gaveta, os talheres para o alumínio, iluminado o frigorífico que me acolhe as marmitas, cada vez mais curtas. Amanhã começa-se cedo, em casas que não a minha. O sol já não me desperta há muito. A noite acolhe-me com alento, no barulho incessante dos camiões do lixo e o bruto arrancar do padeiro que não põe mudanças desde '97. Amanhã, como sempre, o mundo começa cedo. Abro a rolha, pop!, gulp gulp gulp da garrafa, não acorda ninguém. Um copo para o caminho. Um dia havemos de chegar. MotA: Chain of Fools (extended cut) "For five long years, I thought you were my man / But I found out, love, I'm just a link in your chain"

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5

Before going into this I knew Aretha Franklin had a good voice but damn. This was great - loved every track, great mixture of blues and amazing vocals.

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5

Kind of hard to hate Aretha, right? The more I listened, the more I realized I couldn't really find any flaws in it. Smooth soul and gospel backing a one-of-a-kind voice. Favorite tracks: "Money Won't Change You", "Since You've Been Gone", "Ain't No Way"

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5

The OG Diva - and I mean that in the post positive sense of the term. Aretha is the shit. All "divas" since her (for better or worse - Tina, Whitney, Mariah, Adele, Beyonce, Lizzo) are emulating her - or trying. There may not be a better female (or male?) vocalist. But - let's also talk about the songs as a whole. I was really impressed with the arrangement of almost every track. These can be very simple, straight-forward songs - but they didn't settle for that. The horns, the strings, the little "kicks" and syncopations and chord structures - very well done. And - though I know it wasn't written for me - there may not be a prettier song than Natural Woman. I'm leaning 4 on this, but The Queen is getting a 5 out of respect (that's , r-e-s-p-e-c-t).

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5

All I know are the singles. My first voyage into the deep cuts of Aretha World. Man, what a delight. Interesting to be reviewing this right after reviewing Pearl. Because the two have a lot of commonality and I'm sure Pearl never would have existed without the influence of Franklin (and this record's release just two years prior). The ladies are going "five stars" two reviews in a row. Only because there isn't an option for 6 stars.

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5

Every song is a winner and Aretha smacks it out of the park, her vocals elevating already strong material even higher. I can’t find enough superlatives to describe just how good this album is. It’s close to, (if not) the perfect R&B/soul album.

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5

Amazing as always. Aretha Franklin had one of the most powerful voices in popular music. Lady Soul contains two of her greatest hits, but is enjoyable and explosive throughout. Her level of vocal control is remarkable and she never over or under sings. The musical backing is well arranged and highlights her voice well.

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5

This is a powerful album, crammed to the brim with classic originals and covers. Each track shows Aretha's ability to connect the listener to the emotion and the meaning buried deep down in the soul of every song. The tracks 'Good to Me as I Am to You' and 'Ain't No Way' are so incredibly good.

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5

Another extraordinary recording by Lady Soul, a magnificent showcase for her stunning, soulful, expressive voice. Unmatched as a vocalist, blessed with a warm, comforting tone, this is an album to sink into and enjoy not just the singing but the exemplary backing band (a special nod to Tommy Cogbill whose bass work is incredible). Chain of Fools and You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman are recordings for the ages. Rest in Peace, Miss Franklin, we miss you.

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5

This is a glorious album and is well deserving of a Five Star rating. Aretha near the peak of her powers. Her voice throughout is strong and powerful, yet she can ease back when required, as in a controlled rendering of Curtis Mayfield's 'People Get Ready'. There is a surprise hint of tape hiss, and as a result it brings a bit more warmth and heart to the performances.

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4

gude

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4

One of the most powerful voices in music. Just turn off the lights, stare at a wall and understand what music is all about

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4

J'ai bien aimé cet album mais j'en veux à cette dame d'avoir popularisé les expressions "Où est le respect ?" et "C'est le cousin à qui encore ??"

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5

That voice.

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Nothing better than listening to Soul while walking in the Woods.

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Un 9;5

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5

Excellent album full of power ballads.

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All timer

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5

She's amazing, such a great voice and an amazing artist.

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5

Amazing.

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5

Truly great soul album and you have to love Arethas voice.

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5

Would definitely buy. Had never heard (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone.

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Classic

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5

It's hard not to love this. Aretha's voice is next level

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5

Brilliant. Absolute classic

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La grandeza artística que tienen algunas personas a veces es abrumadora y eso sucede con Aretha, vi que esté ya es un disco recopilatorio pero está tan bien mezclado que no tiene un pero; soul, funk, R&B, Gospel y su maravillosa voz son una mezcla perfecta

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5

Wow, mycket bra. Väldigt souligt, men i alla dess olika stilar. Bra musik, och damn hon e bra Aretha. Ångrar lite att jag inte lyssnat mer tidigare, får bli ändring på!

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5

she's a singles artist type to me usually but this is an excellent collection

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i love her

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5

Dato inútil: este disco lo conocí gracias a Selma Bouvier. Ok, vamos a lo importante. Existe el Soul.... y existe Aretha Franklin. Está en otro nivel propio y es de esas contadísimas cantantes que de verdad sí se ganaron a pulso esos títulos como "Reina del Soul" o ser nombradas una diva. Nadie puede cantar como ella, la potencia, la emoción, la cadencia. A Natural Woman es de esas canciones icónicas que de manera perfecta reflejan como fotografía musical perfecta toda una época y género. En realidad creo que no puedo ni tengo que decir mucho más... es un disco que dudo haya alguien que no pueda apreciar su calidad. Voz espectacular. Una banda de estudio maravillosa con un punto de funk perdido en detalles, una cantidad perfecta de metales sin exagerarlos. Coristas de fondo excelentes, también en su perfecta medida sin opacar pero con suficiente presencia. La música puro soul puro, algunas rápidas, algunas lentas, algunas modernas algunas que se les siente el fondo de su origen en gospel. No hay pero para este disco.

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5

Wow… really great album. It’s a shame songs from this area go by so quick. Favorite tracks: “People Get Ready,” A Natural Woman,” and “Chain of Fools”

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5

What.a.voice.

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5

Proper classic soul. That voice is incredible

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Não é o meu rolê, mas tenho que reconhecer que é uma voz FODA cantando músicas TOP

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5

Amazing album by Aretha Franklin, great discovery, I have heard one or two of her songs, but this album is incredible.

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5

Perfection. People get ready and you make me feel top versions.

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5

Eeeeeyassssssss

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5

Loved it!

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5

The voice of soul, the music of soul, brilliant!

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5

Fantastic!

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5

know most of the songs , but first time hearing full album

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5

Wow

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5

Dang, what a voice. Great instrumentation as well, super tight band. Difficult to fault.

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5

What a pleasure to listen to. This could've been longer and I still would've enjoyed it just as much. 4.5/5

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5

Literal chills from cover to cover.

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Classic. The queen.

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Rating: 9/10 Best songs: Chain of fools, Money won't change you, People get ready, Niki Hoeky, A natural Woman, Since you've been gone

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Potente poderoso portento vocal.

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5

Fantastic album . Strong from beginning to end. 5 🌟

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5

Great soul music from the queen of it. Some songs you've heard plenty but don't get tired of. But the album cuts are great also.

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Awesome

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5

She made me wanna make an apology for all the men that did her wrong.

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5

a real classic

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5

Loved it!!

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5

Queen of jazz, blues and just great love ballads. 🥰you years ago and still rank you in my top 20 best female artists. “You make Feel, Sweet Baby, Chain of Fools are classics

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5

13th September 2021 Listened in the car on the way to get my hair cut at jess's. Very timely given there is a biopic currently out about Aretha starring Tiffany haddish. Some absolute classics combined with some gorgeously soft and mellow songs. She's the OG queen.

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Very good

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Chain of Fools!

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Aretha on the top of her game. Enough said

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Everyone a banger

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Good

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Beautiful

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5

Thoroughly enjoyed this. It's bluesy and soulful and Arethas voice is amazing.

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5

I thoroughly enjoyed this album. So soulful. I enjoyed every minute of it. Especially (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone.

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It's a 60's/70's Aretha Franklin album. You don't need to listen to it to know it will be a 5. But I did, and it is.

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All hail Lady Soul. It's just that simple.

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5

Gotta give it up

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5

Amazing album ! Listened to it 3 times

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Boggling amount of iconic soul classics packed into one relatively brief album

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Absolutely fantastic!

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5

Aretha is incredible. I was in a bad mood and cheated her out of a perfect score from the group when I only gave a 4 on the last album. It can't make up for it, but this is a 5 for sure. wall-to-wall winners on this one.

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5

Didn’t actually listen to this, but it’s Aretha, so she gets a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

Loved to be able to just disappear into the music for a bit

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Aretha Franklin is in that small number of iconic artists about whom whatever I might say or write feels redundant. In her case, it's for very good reason. What else can I say about the Queen of Soul? This is brilliant, beautiful, and I love it. That's plenty.

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You got a problem with Aretha? Yeah? Then you have a problem with me. Don't mess with the Queen of Soul.

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Unbeatable voice

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This would get 5 stars for Natural Woman alone. My only complaint is it's TOO SHORT

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Great Album!

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A true American icon.

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Awesome

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It's Aretha, is there really much else to say?

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It’s Aretha, of course it’s a 5 star. I would give it a 10 if I could!

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5

perfection

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60s music was really good, wasn't it? This is powerful but effeminate without ever being cloying.

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Perfect

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5

Provavelmente, um dos melhores

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5

Great album, great singer, great songs.

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5

10/10, Aretha Franklin is the best favorite track is probably Ain’t No Way

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belting tunes, production and voice

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5

What a beast of an album from a legend of a talent. Aretha always demands my attention and this album won my heart. So good.

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classic

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5

Great variety in sound, vocals and instruments in glorious harmony, fun and heartfelt

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5

Outstanding. A quick 30 minute primer into one of the greatest singers of all-time. Many hits and a few I'd never heard before. "Niki Hoeky" in particular is a banger. But they're all good - literally. It's Aretha, and prime Aretha. A great variety of up-tempo and more soulful/mellow. Just listen, buy it, save it, all of the above. 9/10 5 stars.

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5

This is an outstanding album, Aretha Franklin at her peak. The songs are rich, soulful and beautifully arranged, and Franklin herself has never sounded better. When she sings, you feel it in your bones. Easy 5. Fave Songs: Ain't No Way, Chain of Fools, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Good to Me as I Am to You, People Get Ready, (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone

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5

show some respek

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5

Steht für sich.

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5

10/5…They don’t call her the “Queen of Soul” for nothing…fantastic..loved her since day one….this album is grade A prime

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5

HELL YES. Chain of fools is a bop. What a talented queen

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5

03/19/2022 Giving this anything less than a 5 is a straight-up war crime.

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5

What do you say about perfection?

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5

Everyone deserves the privilege of hearing Aretha Franklin’s vocals at least once in their life. And this album (her twelfth, unbelievably) sees her on spellbinding form. There’s music for the head and music for the soul, and sometimes you can be so immersed in the groove or struck by such depth of feeling before even realising what you’ve been listening to. At its best, “Lady Soul” is one of those albums. Here are 28 words to summarise my thought process listening to its rapid 28 minutes: “I think Aretha’s quite overra- wha? whaaa? How does she do that?! Wow. She’s going… it went higher! Christ. All that GRIT! And she’s ROCKING! She’s a storm! She’s an icon! Holy shit.” The album is a lot more upbeat than I expected, though two of its strongest cuts are showstopping ballads (“People Get Ready” and, of course, “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”). Across the board, Aretha, the band and the backing vocalists (Sweet Inspirations, who last blew me away in “Dusty in Memphis) give performances overflowing with passion and power. There’s four-to-the-floor rock, brassy Motown, lush soul ballads and smoky blues. On first listen, I was ready to nitpick and say it wasn’t flawless (the meandering blues of “Good To Me As I Am To You” lost me a bit). But sometimes, I should stop trying to dissect everything and write ten paragraphs per album, and just let myself be swept away. “Lady Soul” is one of those albums, and they don’t come around very often. What a thrill to spend half an hour with talent like this.

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5

Amazing

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5

5.0 + Wonderful. So much power in Aretha's voice and she tempers it so masterfully with that spark of joy and love. This is a record that showcases all of her talents. Despite being featured in a litany of tampon advertisements, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" still sounds beautiful as ever. "People Get Ready" feels timely as ever. I even like the alternate version of "Chain of Fools" with the extended guitar intro.

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5

This album is fantastic from start to finish. There is a great mix of upbeat songs and slower ballads. Aretha commands every note of every song with her one-of-a-kind voice, in a way that only Aretha can do. Her impeccable abilities are so dynamically on display here, flexing crystal clear high notes, rumbling low notes, and everything in between. A special shout-out to (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. This song sends me every time. This is easily one of the greatest songs of all time, and the way she owns every moment and every emotion of this song deserves acknowledgement. I don't even know what else to say that hasn't already been said. Aretha is a one-of-a-kind legend and the queen of soul, and this album is just one reminder among many as to how she snatched that crown.

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5

Enjoyed much more than I expected to.

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5

Aretha is amazing. Classic songs. Great soul

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5

Her voice is so incredibly emotive and powerful that I would listen to her sing nearly anything. I still hate "Chain of Fools", though. 4.5/5 --> 5.

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5

Trop bon, ce genre d’album c’est. Raimemnt de petites perles dans cette liste et ca vaut la peine a 100%

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5

Chain, Chain, Chain...... what a start to a classic album, Aretha really was the queen of soul even in 1968. Beautiful songs on this, I believe to be, one of her best records. Really showing her gospel roots that lead to her brilliant soul career. Favourite Tracks the aforementioned "Chain Of Fools" her cover of Curtis Mayfields "People Get Ready" is the definitive version I think. "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" So many classic soul songs on this album. Love it and Justifiably on this list. Top marks from me!

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5

Wow. Pleasantly surprised, there was so much gold on this. Great vibe, excellent musicianship and powerful voice.

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5

The big note in People Get Ready…GTFO. Instant 5 stars. Instantly in love. Everything on this album is CRACKIN’!

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5

I think I just heard the best version of People Get Ready. Ain't No Way is the deepest cut with the biggest emotional punch.

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4

Amazing voice, what a national treasure she was.

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4

aaaah aretha <3 im only familiar with one song, i need more listens for this to appreciate each but all songs are always a good background

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4

Legend

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4

So much soul. Best track: Groovin'

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4

Dronningen af soul, vild vokal, flere kendte sange

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4

Chain of Fools! Really great record.

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4

Really good and so many of these songs are famous

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4

Short, sweet, and excellent. So many hits packed into a classic album. Really showcases not only her vocal talent, but the talent of the backing band as well

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4

did not listen fully, but intend to revisit at a later date

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4

Great album!

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4

Not bad music, not as much for me. Interesting musical ideas.

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4

Pipes.

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4

She’s great.

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Great discovery

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4

Nothing like aretha franklin

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4

Great Album! Never listened to her other than the few radio hits but she managed to cover several genres and has such a great voice.

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4

Beautiful!!! What a voice!

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4

Muy agradable disco de Soul que, seguramente por la forma en la que se armaban discos en aquella época, se mantiene short & sweet y creo que eso lo hace aún mejor. En especial me gustaron, además de la conocidísima "Chain Of Fools", "Good To Me As I Am To You" por la guitarra de Clapton (que según yo se nota mucho) y "Grovin'" por el cover de Joss Stone que hace años no escuchaba.

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¡Discazo! Conocía muy poquito de Aretha Franklin, pero me gustó escucharla en un disco más de "Soul", donde pudo sacarle más jugo a su timbre de voz. La razón por la que no le pongo 5 estrellas es porque hay por ahí una canción que se me hizo X, y porque fue muy cortito. Mi canción favorita por mucho fue "Chain of Fools", pero la versión extendida. Mi canción fa

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4

Amazing voice. It's not something I would listen to often but it's great piece of music. Just not exactly my regular style.

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4

Classic! Had a few songs almost anyone would recognize to this day.

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4

very good (:

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4

Classic

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Classic. Backup singers are amazing

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Beautiful

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4

Short, sweet, and to the point.

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4

Pretty good, reminds of Mafia soundtrack

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4

Its a nice album but not the best from Aretha

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4

A classic for a reason.

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Lady got pipes

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4

Typisch, Je weet wat je van dit album kan verwachten en het stelt niet teleur

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4

Really enjoyed this. Wasn't expecting to. Full of soul and emotion. You make me feel is one of the best songs of all time

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I knew she was a great singer, but I was surprised at how great of a writer she is. Fun fact: Eric Clapton is credited as the guitarist on 'Good to me as I am to you'.

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4

Good album would listen again

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Would buy on vinyl. More upbeat than I expected. Need to listen to again. Off to a good start

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Ms. Franklin is Queen for a reason.

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First track serious classic 🙏 Natural Woman a classic too. I think a lot of wanna-be feminists need to listen to Good To Me As I Am To You, that's some powerful shit right there. So classic that it seems rude not to give it a 4.

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Man this one was good. I could listen to that bass groove in my left ear all day long.

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Après une semaine semée d'embûches ou devrais-je dire d'artistes mediocres, inconnus du grand public seulement présent de par leur liens étroits avec le créateur de cette liste honteuse, un rayon de soleil en ce vendredi matin: la voix splendide d'Aretha Franklin. Attention toutefois, Aretha tente tout le long de la derniere piste de l'album de vous convaincre de lancer The Chain de Fleetwood Mac, mais ne craquez pas sous la pression, le monde est certes contre nous mais nous tenons bon.

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Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin 1. Chain of Fools - 4/5 2. Money Won’t Change You - 3/5 3. People Get Ready - 4/5 4. Niki Hoeky - 5/5 5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - 5/5 6. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone - 5/5 7. Good to Me as I Am to You - 4/5 8. Come Back Baby - 3/5 9. Groovin’ - 5/5 10. Ain’t No Way - 4/5 Overall: 4.2/5 or 84% Fave Songs: Niki Hoeky, A Natural Woman, Since You’ve Been Gone, Groovin’

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Great album, enjoyed every song

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:)

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Obviously she's got the voice. Aretha Franklin highlights tend to feature her belting out powerful phrases, but I also really enjoyed the backing band on this one. Subtle and clever.

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// Favs: Ain't No Way Score: Strong 3 to Light 4

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Aretha Franklin's voice is amazing.

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loved it

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4

Tremendous. Really enjoyed listening to this.

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4

Really enjoyed this album!

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4

Tolles Album, aber nicht so zusammenhängend wahrzunehmen, deshalb nur 4

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i love aretha <33

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Solo por ser Aretha

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Now we're talkin'! Aretha Franklin, I wondered when we'd get an album from her on the list. This is one of two that I have on vinyl, and I'm fairly certain the other one will pop up on here too. Her vocal talent is still one of one, and there are some legendary songs on here. Only thirty minutes too, no fat to trim. Love this one. Favorite tracks: Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Come Back Baby, Good to Me as I Am to You, Groovin'. Album art: Nothing special, but I've seen this a lot so it's recognizable. The blue and orange title strip is nice, but yeah there's not much here to speak of. 4.5/5

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Such a beautiful voice. Each song had its own flair and for only being 30 mins long, I wonder what Drake or Kanye would think about this? I thoroughly enjoyed this entire album and especially chain of fools and natural woman.

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Classic Aretha songs…. 2 thumbs up

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It never ceases to amaze me how one voice can be so powerful and yet so subtle. This album goes by really quick, but each song shows off Aretha's incredible voice and range 4/5

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Aretha is een queen.

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I know very little about Aretha Franklin which is probably to my shame I guess. Chain of Fools is one of those I've obviously heard before without giving it much thought, but man it's good. Those tremolo guitar bits are killer. Just been letting this wash over me a bit I guess, it's a great album. Incredible voice and the songs and arrangements are pretty much A+. Good start.

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I mean it’s Aretha!!

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What an awesome voice, and a great album with a number of her key hits on it.

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Smooth, polished soul, instant standards, and the voice of Aretha. Beautiful.

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What a brilliant album and absolute classics. Arethra did cover some of these though and I feel she gets the all the credit, 4 stars

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Soulful

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Mukavaa kuunneltavaa. R&B:stä en tykkää, mutta mustien naisten soul uppoaa jo paljon paremmin. Minun korvaan ei ollut mitään megahittejä, mutta yleisellä tasolla laatu oli tasaisen hyvää. Tykkäsin!

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That's 'Retha Franklin, the queen of soul! Personally, I feel like the instrumentals (and recording quality) don't quite hold up to her fantastic voice, but it's still plenty to carry the album.

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the name is as apt as i've ever seen. there's a lot to love on this album, and i love all of it. i only hope aretha's legacy is as big as her passion.

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8/10 includes 'people get ready' Superb.

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What a voice. Settles in nicely, perfect background music.

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Powerful & Smooth from start to finish

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Gosh this is GOOD MUSIC. So classic, such talent in the voice, and some genre defining stuff here. Love it. 4*

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Excellent album

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I really enjoyed listening to this. I will be adding this into my regular rotation!

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Lovely voice great wintry album - and some classic songs to boot.

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Liked it more than I anticipated I would. Fun and iconic songs. Doesn't overstay it's welcome. 4/5

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Quality from Aretha

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Aretha Franklin was obviously an amazing singer with a very powerful voice, but I do feel that the melody is lost at times. I like the uptempo songs but some of the slower numbers did not really resonate with me. Instrumentally there is a focus on the bass lines which are very groovy. I listened on headphones and I liked the stereo separation but I reckon I would have enjoyed it more played loud on a hi-fi!

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I didn't think I'd heard this before but knew every song, knew every word. I honestly thought it was a greatest hits. My only minus would be it does feel like it is a collection of songs rather than a cohesive album.

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Some absolute hits. It is hard not to enjoy Aretha.

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Just amazing 🤩

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So many hits on this one, yet Aretha manages to make each and every one sound new. That stunned me; This certainly deserves its place on the list. The thing that feels a little lacking is nuance in song form or vocal approach. But as an album playing to Franklin's strengths, it works very well.

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Dank album and such an incredible voice. I was amused to learn that what I thought was 'ch-ch-change' was actual "chain chain chain". TIL! Aretha is a Queen and this would be 5 stars if I was personally more of a soul fan.

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Quite a pleasant album, gives me flying tiger vibes.

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Every single song is excellent.

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Chain of Fools on kova veto ja muutenkin hyvä levy!

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Alussa tuntui, että onko taas näitä klassikoita, joista en ihan saa kiinni, mutta puolivälissä lämpenin ja lopulta tuntui loppuvan liian aikaisin. Arethan energia ja tulkinta on kyl mielettömän vahvaa, kun sen antaa tempaista mukaansa. En osannut sitä aiemmin yksittäisten biisien perusteella niin arvostaa.

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Aivan upea klassikko. Soulin kultaa. 4/5 Ei suurempia perusteluja. Hieno.

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Awesome Aretha!

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This album is a really nice album to listen to. Its easy on the ears, upbeat lyrics and most of all, its got a good tune. This is a great album to wake up to in the morning ensuring your happy starting your day. Enjoyed it a lot.

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One of the best singer of the history. Like a lot Soul music, moreover if it is sung by Aretha.

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Sounds like something kanye would sample

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Soul

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Aretha's a great singer but half the tracks are pretty simply put together which does detract from the engagement.

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Some big song on that one! I can get down to some Aretha!

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Klok van een stem, maar niet 100% mijn muziek

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aretha! how wonderful she is on this album. some aretha classics here, and they are noteworthy and legendary--absolutely worthy of praise! but the other songs that weren't hits are just as good. it takes a rare album to accomplish that. her voice was perfect as it was, but it was also perfect for soul. aretha and this album have upheld in the test of time. a charming record i would love to come back to.

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great album by Aretha Franklin.

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How can you not love the queen of soul? Great album. 4 stars.

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-Every nice soul/R&B with a powerful voice to give it some energy -"Chain of Fools," "Money Won't Change You," and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" were all very strong -She really gets to belting it out in "Good to Me as I am to You" -Also quite a few cool bass lines and other instrument parts throughout. I like the brass sections as well

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That voice......................... Amazing. Not my genre of choice but still enjoyed it. Fav songs: Money Won't Change You, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman), Good to Me as I Am to You, Come Back Baby Least liked songs: Niki Hoeky, People Get Ready Initial rating: 4/5

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GOAT

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Lady Soul is the first whole album I've listened to from Aretha Franklin. I knew two tracks from this album ("Chain of Fools", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"). Overall, this album was a fun listen. The music felt upbeat and lively. I particularly liked the horns on several of the tracks, but especially on "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone". I would recommend listenting to this album.

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Amazing voice. Classic tunes. Great band and backing singers. (3.7/5)

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beautiful

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I don't really care about this sort of stuff. But it's kinda dated to the point it's all Kmart jingles in 2021 and they get stuck in your head for weeks at a time anyway. 3/5.

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Pretty good

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A good three stars but ultimately not more

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Nice

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Aretha is the Queen no doubt. Just not my favorite album of this period.

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Obviously her talent is now a part of American lore, but imagine being around in the 60s and hearing Aretha Franklin for the first time. I don't think I'd know what to do with myself.

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Fav Song: (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone

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ok, kinda samey whole way, very good though at its core

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enjoyed

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Court, quelques belles chansons.

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This was nice and good

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Nothing spectacular but a few popular gems

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Very much a product of its time. Some tracks, like Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, and Good to Me... break away from it and are standouts, but overall it's a very good representation of it's era. Glad I listened, but not sure I'll return to it in the future.

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Solid/Souful album

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3.75

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Not my cup of tea but fantastic vocals

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Pierwszy raz slysze o Pani o takim nazwisku, ale juz sam tytul daje do zrozumienia co bedzie grane, chociaz jeszcze nie mowi jak to bedzie grane, a jest grane, czy tez raczej spiewane, bo gransko instrumentalne jest tu tlem dla ekspresji wokalnej Pani Arethay, gdybym nie mial daty wdania na spotifaju, to sadzilbym ze plyta z lat 50, nie tylko przez oldskulowa okladke, samo okreslenie lady soul, ale gownie przez to ze jest to albumik nagrywany mono, wiec na jednym kanale dostajemy wokal Arethay a na drukim skradaja sie chorki, a instrumenale orbituja wokol tego duetu ktory stanowi punkt centralny soulu, ekspresja emocji za pomoca spiewu, ale kto robi to tlo, lista jest pokazna bo 20 osob sie znajdzie, a na niej takie nazwiska jak clapton czy womack, wiec nawet te tlo jest jakoscia sama w sobie, a posluchac artysty ktorego znasz w troche innej muzyce niz zazwyczaj to zawsze mile zaskoczenie, na plejke leci openingowy chain of fools i groovin

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a massage for your inner ear

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What a voice

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3.5/5 nice songs, I'll have to relisten

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It's alright, just perhaps a little bland for the genre. For example I enjoy Nina Simone a lot more because of the great piano playing, and I enjoy Isaac Hayes more because of the excellent instrumentals, this just doesn't have enough to offer musically

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Great singer. Powerful and heart-felt songs. Enjoyed listening to this album.

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Nice little album this

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Amazing

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good vibes

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3.5

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Great stuff

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A lovely dose of soul

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What a voice and though it’s something I would never think to listen to, there are plenty of tracks I liked.

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Guter Soul ohne Frage. Kommt für mich leider im Ego Trip nicht in die engere Auswahl

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Pretty good! 2RS

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Fijn hoor die Aretha!

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Tof om een keer te horen en zit ook goed in elkaar, maar soul is toch niet echt mijn ding.

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An absolute classic, brilliant

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Ich saß genervt vom Zeitverzug in der Regionalbahn. Aretha auf den Ohren hat meine Laune ein wenig aufgehellt, aber leider immer noch nicht ausreichend genug, um mich in Bonn angekommen strahlend den Tag umarmen zu lassen.

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Some of these were okay, but it got old

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Her voice soars on every song.

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1968. A Natural Woman, Since You've Been Gone

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“American history wells up when Aretha sings” - President Obama

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fine album, not really my thing but some hits and decent covers

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The singles from this album are absolutely amazing. Great vocals, guitars horns. Most of the other songs are pretty unremarkable

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Great soul music, made me feel like a natural listener.

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Schön. Aber viel Geschreie.

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OK. Chain of Fools is a jam, of course. Otherwise, competent but conservative.

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Aretha Franklin in her usual blues/gospel mode. Solid enough, but lacks variation. 3/5.

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It was fine. A bit all over the place and I’ve heard these songs so much they didn’t really make an impression.

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Great easy music to put on.

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Most of the absolute classics on this one. The arrangements do tend to get a bit repetitive, but even then I wish some of the tracks were longer here - Franklin knows how to write a damn catchy verse.

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не лучший альбом из всех, что я слышал; но слушается с удовольствием. а ещё очень классные рекомендации споти были после прослушивания.

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she has an amazing voice of course but her style of music has never really appealed to me. she has a flow of words that’s beautiful but just not my fave.

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People get ready

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Good stuff, good voice

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Bombastic and big- fun and funky grooves. Didn’t listen the whole way intently so could go again

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decent album great voice she is called the queen of soul for a reason

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It’s good for what it is.

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what a voice ay

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Probably slightly buoyed by a poor run recently. This was enjoyable enough.

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I enjoyed this. There were some classic tracks although I prefer some other versions of the songs but there’s no disputing that she had a soulful, powerful voice. High 3*

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Yeah! She has a great voice! Solid music, too! Very consistent, every song sounds like the next. If you like one, you like the whole album. I imagine.

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Good

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Тоже самое, что и предыдущий

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She can definitely sing, but the songs aren't that interesting. But I expected as much from soul music.

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More soul up next! Coincidentally, Womack makes an appearance on guitar here, as well as Eric Clapton. Although Aretha Franklin obviously had an amazingly powerful voice, I find this kind of big gospel voice slightly bellowy, and not that expressive or enjoyable to my ears. The recording job doesn't sound like anything special here - most of it is brash and lacking clarity (on the 1988 CD master at least, but I think it's the source recording itself), and the songs don't really strike me, other than the amazing \"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman\" and the evocative \"Good to Me As I Am to You\". Some of the stronger tracks are mildly reminiscent of some classic Motown tracks - but not enough that I would bother coming back to this. 2.5

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A šta ženska ima glas, to je strašno. Stvarno odličan, međutim nije mi se dojmio ovako album sad da si ga pustim u slobodno vrijeme. People Get Ready mi je stvar koja mi se najviše svidila, pravo dobra stvar, i mislim da ću se toj pjesmi uglavnom vraćati. Album nije loš! Samo nije za mene u cijelosti.

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Great voice, well produced but I just found myself bored and willing it to be over.

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Soul ist nicht ganz so meins. Aber kann man hören. Gute Stimme. Aber fast jeder Song Fadet aus

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not rly into this type of music atm

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The 12th album from Aretha Franklin was released in 1968, and was her third album to top the R&B charts. The R&B and soul music album contained some of her more popular hits - helping it sell over a million copies. Aretha is a fantastic singer and some of her songs are fun to listen to - it's just such a shame I don't like R&B...

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Баба, поющая соул.

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Näköjään näitä ennen LEKA-ryhmää arvostelemiani levyjä alkaa tulemaan uudestaan. Edelliskerralla arvosanana oli kakkonen, tosin vaikea sanoa miksi koska tällöin en vielä harrastanut arvostelujen kirjoittamista. Valitettavasti siedätyshoidosta huolimatta allergiani näitä ~60(?)-luvun amerikkalaisia soulartisteja kohtaan ei ole parantunut. Periaatteessa aidokasta laulamista, joka kuitenkin pilataan överiksi vedetyllä kikkailulla ja määkimisellä. En vaan osaa.

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Mjaa, ihan hyvä lauluääni, mutta r&b / soul ei oo kyllä mun juttuja. Chain of Fools oli ihan menevä, mutta eipä muuten tuntunut missään.

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Not a bad bop. Wailed along to natural woman whilst making a brew.

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Hmm. Dieser screamy Lady Soul ist einfach nicht meins. Sorry 1.0

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Not for me

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reinaaaaaaaaaaaa

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