‘SONGS OF FAITH: ARETHA GOSPEL” AN ARETHA FRANKLIN GOSPEL ALBUM IS ON THE WAY FROM GEFFEN RECORDS, AND RIGHT BEFORE THE LATE SINGER’S 77TH BIRTHDAY.
In celebration of Franklin’s timeless, brilliant legacy, Geffen/UMe has restored her earliest recordings. The restored recordings will release on vinyl and digital March 22nd.
This newly restored and remastered edition has a striking new cover art, a new essay by Aretha Franklin biographer David Ritz, and a detailed history of the tracks’ various releases.
In 1956, when the album’s tracks were recorded at New BethelBaptist Church, the Queen of Soul was a 14-year-old gospel singing sensation. She performed, accompanying herself on piano, as the opening act for her celebrated father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, whose recorded sermons were million-sellers. Aretha’s performances were first issued as singles in the 1950s, followed by LP releases by Chess/Checker.
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