Almighty Fire

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Almighty Fire
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Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released April 13, 1978
Recorded January–March 1978
Studio 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]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]

Almighty Fire is the twenty-seventh 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]

All tracks composed by Curtis Mayfield; except where indicated

Side One[edit]

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

Side Two[edit]

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



  1. ^ Almighty Fire at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Almighty Fire review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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