‘Let Me in Your Life’ is Aretha Franklin’s twenty-second studio album, co-produced with Jerry Wexler (1974)

Aretha Franklin‘s ‘Let Me in Your Life’ is her twenty-second studio album (and one of her top-selling) released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) – 03:29 . 2.Every Natural Thing (Eddie Hinton) – 02:37 . 3.Ain’T Nothing Like The Real Thing (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:49 . 4.I’M In Love (Joan Griffin, Kashif, Bobby Womack) – 02:51 . 5.Until You Come Back To Me (That’S What I’M Gonna Do) (Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder) – 03:28 . 6.The Masquerade Is Over (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 04:32 . 7.With Pen In Hand (Bobby Goldsboro) – 05:08 . 8.Oh Baby (Aretha Franklin) – 04:59 . 9.Eight Days On The Road (Michael Gayle, Jerry Ragovoy) – 03:04 . 10.If You Don’T Think (Aretha Franklin) – 03:53 . 11.A Song For You (Leon Russell) – 05:34

Musicians : Aretha Franklin – Vocals, Acoustic Piano On (2 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9), Electric Piano On (10-11) . Donny Hathaway – Acoustic Piano On (4 – 6), Electric Piano On (5 – 8), Keyboards (3 – 7) . Bob James – Organ On (1), Keyboards (3) . Chuck Rainey – Bass On (2 – 5 – 7 – 9) . Ernie Royal – Trumpet On (10) . Deodato – Electric Piano On (1) . Ralph Macdonald – Percussion Except(5) . Kenneth Bichel – Synthesizer On (5) . Stanley Clarke – Bass On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6) . Cornell Dupree – Guitar On (2 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11) . Joe Farrell – Tenor Saxophone On (2), Flute On (5) . Rick Marotta – Drums On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6) . Hugh Mccracken – Guitar On (5) . Pancho Morales – Percussion On (2 – 7 – 9) . Gene Orloff – Concert Master . Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – Drums On (2 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11) . David Spinozza – Guitar On (1 – 3 – 4 – 6) . Richard Tee – Keyboards On (10) . Willie Weeks – Bass On (8 – 10 – 11) . Ann S. Clark – Background Vocals On (2 – 5 – 7 – 9) . Gwen Guthrie – Background Vocals On (4-5) . Margaret Branch – Background Vocals On (2 – 5 – 7 – 9) . Cissy Houston – Background Vocals On (3 – 4 – 5) . Judy Clay – Background Vocals On (3 – 4) . Sylvia Shemwell – Background Vocals On (3) . Myrna Smith – Background Vocals On (3) . Deirdre Tuck Corley – Background Vocals On (4)

Production : Produced By Jerry Wexler, Aretha Franklin . Howard Albert – Engineer . Ron Albert – Engineer . Lewis Hahn – Engineer . Gene Paul – Engineer . Phil Ramone – Engineer

Arrangements : Arif Mardin On (2 – 4), Deodato

Package : David Nathan – Liner Notes . Joel Brodsky – Photography

Recorded April 10, 1973-September 7, 1973 At Whitney Studios, (Glendale, California).

Released On February 25, 1974 By Atlantic.

(Source Aretha Franklin‘s ‘Let Me in Your Life’ | The Official Aretha Franklin Site)

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Rolling Stone
The superiority of her ballad performances results partly from her own mellowing and partly from an awareness of the growing popularity of MOR with black audiences. […]

allmusic
She was still singing with the stunning delivery, amazing timing, and majestic soul that highlighted her late-’60s releases. […]

GARFIELDACRES @ RateYourMusic
It’s a real shame as the choice of material seems suitable enough and the west coast session crew jerry wexler assembled to support her are flawless players. […]

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