Aretha Franklin

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings

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Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings is an 86-track, four-disc box set that covers Aretha Franklin's Atlantic career, spanning from 1967's "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" to 1976's "Something He Can Feel." Over the course of the set, all of Aretha's best-known songs, including all of her Top Ten pop and R&B singles, are included. For fans who only know the singles, the set is primarily notable for the wealth of album tracks and forgotten singles that are included, which nearly equal the hits in terms of quality. Stopping just short of her move to disco, The Queen of Soul just misses being a totally comprehensive collection, but it remains definitive -- it may miss some of her later hits, but every one of her greatest tracks is in the box. The Queen of Soul is one the cornerstones of any soul collection.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:49
2 03:13
3 02:17
4 02:24
5 02:52
6 03:19
7 02:44
8 02:36
9 04:04
10 02:46
11 02:41
12 02:34
13 04:23
14 04:19
15 04:29
16 02:52
17 04:22
18 02:57
19 02:06
20 02:25
21 02:23
22 02:15
23 03:56
24 03:42
25 04:11

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:16
2 02:44
3 02:20
4 04:46
5 03:33
6 02:25
7 03:31
8 02:31
9 03:01
10 03:42
11 04:23
12 03:03
13 02:54
14 02:40
15 03:18
16 03:21
17 03:52
18 03:17
19 02:52
20 02:41
21 02:35
22 02:48
23 03:55
24 03:34
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