Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s thirty-sixth album : ‘A Rose is Still a Rose’ (1998)

Aretha Franklin‘s ‘A Rose is Still a Rose’ is her thirty-sixth studio album released on March 23, 1998 by Arista.

Track Listing : 1.A Rose Is Still A Rose (Lauryn Hill) – 04:27 . 2.Never Leave You Again (Sean Puffy Combs, Kelly Price, Corey Rooney) – 04:36 . 3.In Case You Forgot (Bill Dickens, Tim Gant, Michael Gray) – 04:49 . 4.Here We Go Again (Troy Lee Broussard, Jermaine Dupri, Wayne Garfield, Trey Lorenz, Mauro Malavasi, David Romani) – 03:30 . 5.Every Lil’ Bit Hurts (Stephanie Cooke, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Jr.) – 04:07 . 6.In The Morning (Daryl Simmons) – 04:56 . 7.I’Ll Dip (Dallas Austin) – 04:06 . 8.How Many Times (Greg Charley, David Foster, John Winston) – 04:21 . 9.Watch My Back (Norman West) – 04:45 . 10.Love Pang (Mira Waters, Nancy Wilson) – 04:20 . 11.The Woman (Franklin) – 07:41

Musicians : Aretha Franklin – Vocals . James Fischer – Keyboards, Programming . Eric Hicks – Keyboards, Programming . Ronnie Garrett – Bass . Al Turner – Bass . Colin Wolfe – Bass . Louis Biancaniello – Bass, Keyboards, Programming . Daryl Simmons – Drum Programming, Keyboards . Ron Otis – Drums . Michael J. Powell – Drums, Percussion . Vernon “Ice” Black – Guitar . Johari Newton – Guitar . Isaac Vere – Guitar (Bass) . Vernon D. Fails – Keyboards . Darryl Houston – Piano . James Poiser – Piano . Vance Taylor – Piano . Lauryn Hill – Vocals (Background) . Dent – Programming . Stevie J. – Programming . Vada Nobles – Programming . Indigo Quartet – Strings . Debra Killings – Vocals . Darcy Aldridge – Vocals (Background) . Trina Broussard – Vocals (Background) . Nikita Germaine – Vocals (Background) . Tina Gibson – Vocals (Background) . Sandy Griffith – Vocals (Background) . Skyler Jett – Vocals (Background) . Kelly Price – Vocals (Background) . Claytoven Richardson – Vocals (Background) . Esther Ridgeway – Vocals (Background) . Gloria Ridgeway – Vocals (Background) . Gracie Ridgeway – Vocals (Background) . Fred Ross – Vocals (Background) . Annie Stocking – Vocals (Background) . Tann – Vocals (Background) . Jeanie Tracy – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Dallas Austin, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Lauryn Hill, Daryl Simmons . Rich Cohan – Assistant Engineer . John Frye – Assistant Engineer . Alex Lowe – Assistant Engineer . Carlton Lynn – Assistant Engineer . Mike Wilson – Assistant Engineer . Kevin Lively – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant . Steve Allen – Engineer . Thom “Tk” Kidd – Engineer . Warren Riker – Engineer . Matt Rohr – Engineer . Leslie Brathwaite – Engineer, Mixing . Commissioner Gordon – Engineer, Mixing . David Frazer – Engineer, Mixing . Gerard Smerek – Engineer, Mixing . Phil Tan – Engineer, Mixing . Herb Powers – Mastering . Jon Gass – Mixing . Alex Olsson – Mixing Assistant . Dwayne Jones – Second Engineer . Clell Moore – Second Engineer . Troy Rollins – Second Engineer . Akua Dixon – String Arrangements

Package : Sheri G. Lee – Art Direction . Rick Sheppard – Design . Artis Lane – Illustrations . Michael Wong – Photography

Recorded 1997–1998.

ReleasedOn March 23, 1998 By Arista.

(Source Aretha Franklin‘s ‘A Rose | The Official Aretha Franklin Site)

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Rolling Stone
A Rose Is Still a Rose leaves behind Franklin’s overly dogmatic eighties work. It’s subtle and sexy, a miraculous immersion in hip-hop gravity, flow and humor by one of pop music’s greatest living singers. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Critics went crazy over Franklin’s jazz vocals on the album-closer “The Woman” (the only tune here Franklin wrote), but that’s due more to her iconic status than the quality of her performance: she’s one of a handful of artists (like the Stones) who’s assured of critical acclaim any time she makes even a half-hearted effort. […]

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