‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics’

‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics’ is her thirty eigth studio album featuring ten covers of songs made famous by female artists and released on October 17, 2014 by Rca.

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Track Listing : 1.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 03:53 . 2.Rolling In The Deep (Adele Adkins, Nickolas Ashford, Paul Epworth, Valerie Simpson) – 04:00 . 3.Midnight Train To Georgia (James Weatherly) – 04:21 . 4.I Will Survive [The Aretha Version] (Anthony Dent, Dino Fekaris, Beyoncé Knowles, Mathew Knowles, Freddie Perren) – 00:00 . 5.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 04:04 . 6.No One (George M. Harry, Kerry Brothers Jr., Alicia Keys) – 04:01 . 7.I’M Every Woman/Respect (Nick Ashford, Otis Redding, Valerie Simpson) – 04:56 . 8.Teach Me Tonight (Sammy Cahn, Gene Depaul) – 02:41 . 9.You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) – 04:41 . 10.Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince Rogers Nelson) – 04:17

Musicians : Aretha Franklin – Piano, Vocals . Ethan Farmer – Bass . Reggie Hamilton – Bass . Big John Sherrell – Bass . Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Drum Programming, Guitar, Keyboard Programming . Antonio Dixon – Drum Programming, Keyboard Programming, Percussion . Jorel “J-Fly” Flynn – Drums . Steve Wolf – Drums . Andrew Hey – Guitar . Greg Phillinganes – Fender Rhodes, Piano, Strings . Keith Henderson – Guitar . Michael Ripoll – Guitar . Phil Seed – Guitar . James “Big Jim” Wright – Hammond B3, Piano . James “Jigga” Edwards – Keyboards . Tim Gant – Keyboards . Erik “Bluetooth” Griggs – Keyboards . Eric Kupper – Keyboards, Programming . Kevin Hendricks – Keyboards, Piano . Kirk Whalum – Saxophone . Demonté Posey – String Programming . Dapo Torimiro – Drum Programming . Larry Gold – Conductor . Darian Emory – Horn . Jason Freeman – Horn . Jerry Freeman – Horn . Jarred Antonocci – Trombone . Jonathan Shaw – Trumpet . Steve Tirpak – Trumpet . Glenn Fischbach – Cello . David Barnett – Viola . Jonathan Kim – Viola . Dayne Anderson – Violin . Guillame Combet – Violin . Blake Epsy – Violin . Emma Kummrow – Violin . Jennifer Lee – Violin . Charles Parker – Violin . Fonzi Thornton – Vocals (Background) . Tawatha Agee – Vocals (Background) . Joi Gilliam – Vocals (Background) . Cissy Houston – Vocals (Background) . Keisha Jackson – Vocals (Background) . Debra Killings – Vocals (Background) . Carmen Reece – Vocals (Background) . Latrelle Simmons – Vocals (Background) . Vaneese Thomas – Vocals (Background) . Brenda White-King – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By André “3000” Benjamin, Antonio Dixon, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Terry Hunter, Eric Kupper, Harvey Mason, Jr., Dapo Torimiro, Wayne Williams . Paul Boutin – Engineer . Jeff Chestek – Engineer . Joey Fernandez – Engineer . John Hanes – Engineer . Ken Oriole – Engineer . Dave Rowland – Engineer . Tommy Vicari – Engineer . Andrew Hey – Engineer . Dapo Torimiro – Engineer . Kory Aaron – Assistant Engineer . Karl Petersen – Assistant Engineer . Leo Sibilly – Assistant Engineer . Todd Fairall – Assistant Engineer . Larry Mah – Digital Recording . Dave Kutch – Mastering . Serban Ghenea – Mixing . Fabian Marasciullo – Mixing . Tony Maserati – Mixing . Neal H. Pogue – Mixing . James Krausse – Mixing Assistant . Eric Kupper – Mixing

Package : Alice Butts – Art Direction . Josh Cheuse – Art Direction . Erwin Gorostiza – Creative Director . David Nathan – Liner Notes . Matthew Jordan Smith – Photography

Recorded In 2013–14.

Released On October 17, 2014 By Rca.

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Boston Globe
At age 72, Franklin can still shut down the competition with a breathtaking, gospel-trained grace and power. Here, she tackles tunes by her peers, adding royal luster […]

Daily Herald
Franklin expertly recalls the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, with some spot-on scatting. It’s light and tight all at once — a fitting way to close out the collection. […]

allmusic
High on star power and exuberance, this is an album nonetheless highlighted by a reggae makeover of Alicia Keys’ “No One.” […]

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