Aretha Franklin, the incomparable “Queen of Soul,” will release her highly anticipated brand new studio LP Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics on October 21st via RCA Records. The album’s lead single, Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)” is currently available for download with album pre-order at select digital retailers. Limited edition vinyl will be available on September 30th. Franklin will perform the single on Late Show with David Letterman tonight (Sept 29th) and the Today Show on October 3rd.
Franklin’s unsurpassed vocal styling permeates on popular diva classics ranging from Barbra Streisand’s “People,” and Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train To Georgia,” to Alicia Keys’ “No One,” and a mash up of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Destiny’s Child’s “I’m A Survivor,” and more. Also lauded as a skillful pianist, Aretha tickles the ivories on The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.”
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics reunites Franklin with Sony Music Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis as they take the helm as co-producers to bring Davis’ album concept to fruition. A-List producers Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, André 3000, Harvey Mason, Jr., Terry Hunter and Eric Kupper add their award-winning production skills.
1. At Last
2. Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)
3. Midnight Train To Georgia
4. I Will Survive (The Aretha Version)
6. No One
7. I’m Every Woman/Respect
8. Teach Me Tonight
9. You Keep Me Hangin’ On
10. Nothing Compares 2 U
Author: Buddy Iahn
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