Queen of Soul
2014 four CD set. THE QUEEN OF SOUL creates a rich musical portrait of Franklin's incomparable run at Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1976. Packed with 87 songs arranged chronologically, the set opens with generous selections from the first five studio albums she recorded for the label. Recorded between 1967 and 1968, all five of the albums topped the R&B charts and gave the world classics like "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Think," and the #1 smash "Respect." the set also mixes in several rare outtakes of songs like "It Was You" and "Talk to Me, Talk to Me". The collection also spotlights the great music Franklin recorded in the 1970s, including the two albums she released to open the decade. Along with several singles from his era, THE QUEEN OF SOUL also gathers up several live performances with "Spirit in the Dark" (Reprise with Ray Charles) from Aretha Live at the Fillmore West (1971), plus several songs from her live album Amazing Grace (1972). The latter recording won the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1973 and remains Franklin's best-selling album to date.