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Aretha Franklin - Let Me In Your Life (1974) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin - Let Me In Your Life (1974)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Front Cover | 1.6GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Rhino Atlantic

Regarded as one of Aretha’s best albums off Atlantic Records, Let Me In Your Life reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B charts. Teaming up with legendary Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler, the queen of soul delivered her trademark vocal chops. The recording would yield three highly successful singles, “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do),” “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” and “I’m In Love.” The track, “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” would win Aretha a GRAMMY® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted And Black (1972/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted And Black (1972)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 915MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Rhino Atlantic

It's nearly impossible to single out any of Aretha Franklin's early-'70s albums for Atlantic as being her best, particularly given the breadth of her output during this era. In terms of albums rather than singles, it's probably her strongest era, and if you count live albums like Amazing Grace, choosing a standout or a favorite record isn't any easier. Yet of this stunning era, Young, Gifted and Black certainly ranks highly among her studio efforts, with many arguing that it may be her greatest. The album is Top 10 Gold-certified. The album won Aretha a 1972 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance of the year.

Aretha Franklin - Love All The Hurt Away (1981) {Arista}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 30, 2016
Aretha Franklin - Love All The Hurt Away (1981) {Arista}

Aretha Franklin - Love All The Hurt Away (1981) {Arista}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Funk

Love All The Hurt Away is an Aretha Franklin album, the singer's second release for Arista Records. Aretha's cover version of Sam & Dave's classic hit "Hold On! I'm Coming" won Franklin her 11th Grammy Award in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female category. It was her first Grammy win since 1974.
Aretha Franklin - The Queen Of Soul (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Aretha Franklin - The Queen Of Soul (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 312:05 minutes | ~ 10,9 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front/Rear cover

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings is an 87-track, four-disc box set that covers Aretha Franklin's Atlantic career, spanning from 1967's "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" to 1976's "Something He Can Feel." Over the course of the set, all of Aretha's best-known songs, including all of her Top Ten pop and R&B singles, are included. For fans who only know the singles, the set is primarily notable for the wealth of album tracks and forgotten singles that are included, which nearly equal the hits in terms of quality. Stopping just short of her move to disco, The Queen of Soul just misses being a totally comprehensive collection, but it remains definitive – it may miss some of her later hits, but every one of her greatest tracks is in the box. The Queen of Soul is one the cornerstones of any soul collection.
Aretha Franklin - Respect: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin (2003)

Aretha Franklin - Respect: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
2CD | Warner Strategic Marketing, 0927470542 | ~ 1035 Mb | Scans Included
Rhythm & Blues, Ballad, Soul, Disco

Covering the ‘60s through the ‘80s, Respect: The Very Best of Aretha Franklin features most of the queen’s biggest hits. This release from Warner Strategic Marketing includes the number one R&B singles “Chain of Fools,” “Share Your Love with Me,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Think” and, of course, “Respect.” Even for casual soul fans, most of these songs will be recognizable within the first few notes…
Aretha Franklin - Love All The Hurt Away (1981/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Aretha Franklin - Love All The Hurt Away (1981/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:22 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Love All The Hurt Away is an Aretha Franklin album, the singer's second release for Arista Records. Despite strong reviews, it was a sales disappointment, topping off at approximately 250,000 copies. Aretha's cover version of Sam & Dave's classic hit "Hold On! I'm Coming" won Franklin her 11th Grammy Award in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female category. It was her first Grammy win since 1974.
Aretha Franklin - Respect: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin (2003)

Aretha Franklin - Respect: The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin (2003)
Soul, RnB, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Covers | 155 min | 377 MB
Label: Warner | Rel: 2003

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since. Yet as much of an international institution as she's become, much of her work outside of her recordings for Atlantic in the late '60s and early '70s is erratic and only fitfully inspired, making discretion a necessity when collecting her records.
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul & Aretha Now (1968) (MFSL) REPOST

Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul & Aretha Now (1968) (MFSL)
soul | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
MFSL UDCD 623 | rel: 1995 | 375Mb

Mobile Fidelity reissued two of Aretha Franklin's best albums, Aretha Now and Lady Soul, on one gold CD. Although these are two classic records, only hardcore Aretha fans will need to acquire this disc, since the disc carries such a high retail price. Granted, Mobile Fidelity's remastering is very good, but the remastering on the individual CD reissues nearly matches it, and those are available for considerably less money. Audiophiles will prefer this version, and they'll gladly play the steep ticket price, but most fans will be satisfied with either the remastered CD versions of the individual albums or the box set. ~allmusic

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 6, 2016
George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)
Contemporary Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73 min | 181 MB
Label: Sony | Rel:1989

Released in 1989, this anthology is a generous cross-section of tracks from Benson's CTI period, where he consolidated his jazz/soul guitar credentials just before striking gold with Warner Bros. All of the albums except Benson & Farrell are touched upon with one or two tracks, and CBS is enterprising enough to reach a bit further for "I Remember Wes" (from the anthology CTI Masters Of The Guitar) - an octave-laden theme that soon enough turns into pure Benson - and a gentle solo outtake from Bad Benson, "From Now On." The only "unrepresentative" track per se is the vocal on "Summertime," in the sense that there were hardly any vocal tracks to pick from in the CTI catalogue.

Best UK - December 13, 2016  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 6, 2016
Best UK - December 13, 2016

Best UK - December 13, 2016
English | 60 pages | True PDF | 16 MB