Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:51 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: R&B
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Aretha Franklin’s 1967 landmark recording, I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You stands among her most celebrated works. Her powerful and passionate vocals helped earn her the title “Queen of Soul.” Produced by Jerry Wexler, the seminal classic debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and featured the hit singles, “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and “Respect.” “Respect” would go on to win the GRAMMY® Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. The monumental recording was also included in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” A must own recording!
While the inclusion of “Respect” — one of the truly seminal singles in pop history — is in and of itself sufficient to earn I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You classic status, Aretha Franklin’s Atlantic label debut is an indisputable masterpiece from start to finish. Much of the credit is due to producer Jerry Wexler, who finally unleashed the soulful intensity so long kept under wraps during her Columbia tenure; assembling a crack Muscle Shoals backing band along with an abundance of impeccable material, Wexler creates the ideal setting to allow Aretha to ascend to the throne of Queen of Soul, and she responds with the strongest performances of her career. While the brilliant title track remains the album’s other best-known song, each cut on I Never Loved a Man is touched by greatness; covers of Ray Charles’ “Drown in My Own Tears” and Sam Cooke’s “Good Times” and “A Change Is Gonna Come” are on par with the original recordings, while Aretha’s own contributions — “Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream,” “Baby, Baby, Baby,” “Save Me,” and “Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)” — are perfectly at home in such lofty company. A soul landmark.
01 – Respect
02 – Drown in My Own Tears
03 – I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
04 – Soul Serenade
05 – Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream
06 – Baby, Baby, Baby
07 – Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)
08 – Good Times
09 – Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
10 – Save Me
11 – A Change Is Gonna Come