Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ is a live album (& the biggest selling live gospel album of all time) recorded on January 13 & 14, 1972 and released on June 01, 1972 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Mary Don’T You Weep (Inez Andrews) – 07:28 . 2.Take My Hand, Precious Lord /You’Ve Got A Friend (Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, Frank Frazier , Carole King) – 05:34 . 3.Old Landmark (A. M. Brunner) – 03:40 . 4.Give Yourself To Jesus (Robert Fryson) – 05:16 . 5.How I Got Over (Clara Ward) – 04:22 . 6.What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Joseph Scriven, Charles Converse) – 06:03 . 7.Amazing Grace (John Newton) – 10:45 . 8.Precious Memories (Traditional) – 07:20 . 9.Climbing Higher Mountains (Traditional) – 02:32 . 10.Remarks By Reverend C.L. Franklin – 01:56 . 11.God Will Take Care Of You (Traditional) – 08:48 . 12.Wholy Holy (Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland) – 05:30 . 13.You’Ll Never Walk Alone (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 06:31 . 14.Never Grow Old (Traditional) – 09:57
Musicians : Rev. James Cleveland – Piano, Vocals . Rev. C.L. Franklin – Words . Chuck Rainey – Bass . Cornell Dupree – Guitar . Kenneth Lupper – Organ . Pancho Morales – Percussion, Conga . Bernard Pretty Purdie – Drums . Southern California Community Choir – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, Aretha Franklin . Robert Honablue – Engineer
Package : John Hammond, Sr. – Liner Notes
Recorded On January 13–14, 1972.
Released On June 01, 1972 By Atlantic.
Well . . . uh . . . since I’m not the world’s biggest gospel fan, maybe I’m not qualified to review this album. But, avoiding the actual material, the recording is terrible. […]
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