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Gospel Greats based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Aretha Franklin Gospel Greats on "CD" captures Aretha's vocals and the music accompaniment within perfection in a way that is usually only available through an original vinyl album (the music media hard disk format of the day). The reference to "vinyl" drives home the point that many nuances in Aretha's accentuated musical phrasings from a live performance are beautifully distinguishable for a re-Mastered music CD from its original format, increasing the listener's enjoyment. Even a casual listener of gospel music will not be disappointed. Caveat: By design, given that the album is a live performance, the tracks are few and exceptionally long compared to in-studio recordings of typical greatest hits albums by today's standards, but the quality cannot be matched. The caveat might warrant a 4 or 4 1/2 out of 5 stars for some, but the quality of the recording and Ms. ARETHA "at church" and her spiritual best when singing the songs on the album overwhelming earn 5 stars here. I am just happy to be able to sit in the audience when desired (through my purchased copy of the CD)!
This CD is amazing, Aretha's voice sends chills up and down my spine, especially on Amazing Grace. I listen often when I need a spiritual lift, and WOW on the soulful singing!!!