Almighty Fire

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Almighty Fire
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released April 13, 1978
Recorded January–March 1978 at Curtom Studios, (Chicago, Illinois)
Genre Soul, R&B
Label Atlantic (#19161)
Producer Curtis Mayfield
Aretha Franklin chronology
Sweet Passion
Almighty Fire
La Diva
Singles from Almighty Fire
  1. "Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future)"
    Released: February 21, 1978
  2. "More Than A Joy"
    Released: May 7, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Almighty Fire is the twenty-sixth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on April 13, 1978 by Atlantic Records. By the time of this album's release, Aretha Franklin was going through a recording drought, due in part to the widespread popularity of disco. Aretha was reunited with Curtis Mayfield after their earlier success together with the "Sparkle" soundtrack. However, this album has long been regarded as one of Aretha's poorest recordings, selling only about 100,000 copies. It peaked at a dismal #83 on the Billboard album chart. The title single peaked at #12 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and the follow-up single, "More Than Just A Joy", peaked at #51. The album was released on compact disc in Europe in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Almighty Fire (Woman Of The Future)" (Curtis Mayfield) 4:36
  2. "Lady, Lady" (Curtis Mayfield) 2:45
  3. "More Than Just A Joy" (Curtis Mayfield) 3:03
  4. "Keep On Loving You" (Curtis Mayfield) 3:12
  5. "I Needed You Baby" (Curtis Mayfield) 4:38

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Close To You" (Curtis Mayfield) 4:22
  2. "No Matter Who You Love" (Curtis Mayfield) 4:01
  3. "This You Can Believe" (Curtis Mayfield) 4:46
  4. "I'm Your Speed" (Aretha Franklin, Glynn Turman) 3:40



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