Sings the Great Diva Classic
1 x LP
2014 EU issue on standard vinyl LP- 2014 EU issue on standard vinyl LP- Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Frankl...
Royalties aside, one can imagine Adele's thrill at soul's grande dame covering her "Rolling in the Deep." Aretha Franklin kills it, with such awesomely casual fireworks you forgive the distracting detour into "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Still, it serves the point of this delightful covers set: to show Aretha can still step into the pop world at whim with total authority. (Ditto the dubstep breakdown in "I Will Survive.") Solid producers help: André 3000's arrangement of Prince's and Sinéad's "Nothing Compares 2 U" has Aretha scatting giddily and quoting her doctor: "He said, 'Aretha, girl, you've got to have fun!'" She is. It's contagious.
Label: RCA - Sony
This release: 2014