Aretha Now

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Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now.jpg
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released June 14, 1968
Recorded December 16, 1967 – April 18, 1968
Studio Atlantic Studios,
(New York City, New York)
Genre Deep Soul, Southern Soul, Soul, R&B
Length 29:30
Label Atlantic (#8186)
Producer Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin chronology
Lady Soul
(1968)Lady Soul1968
Aretha Now
Aretha in Paris
(1968)Aretha in Paris1968
Singles from Aretha Now
  1. "Think"/"You Send Me"
    Released: May 2, 1968
  2. "I Say a Little Prayer"
    Released: July 26, 1968
  3. "I Can't See Myself Leaving You"
    Released: April 7, 1969

Aretha Now is the fifteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on June 14, 1968 by Atlantic Records. The album is gold-certified. It reached No. 3 on Billboard's album chart. In the 1990s this recording was reissued on CD through Rhino Records. The album was rated the 133rd best album of the 1960s by Pitchfork.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (negative) [2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Think" Aretha Franklin, Ted White 2:19
2. "I Say a Little Prayer" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 3:36
3. "See Saw" Don Covay, Steve Cropper 2:46
4. "Night Time Is the Right Time" Big Bill Broonzy 4:50
5. "You Send Me" Sam Cooke 2:29
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "You're a Sweet Sweet Man" Ronnie Shannon 2:19
7. "I Take What I Want" Isaac Hayes, Teenie Hodges, David Porter 2:33
8. "Hello Sunshine" Jimmy Cliff, King Curtis, Ronald Dean Miller 3:03
9. "A Change" Dorian Burton, Clyde Otis 2:27
10. "I Can't See Myself Leaving You" Shannon 3:01



Billboard Music Charts (North America)

Chart (1968) Peak
Pop Albums 3
R&B Albums 1
Jazz Albums 9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-08-22. 
  2. ^ Landau, Jon (July 5, 1968). "Aretha". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

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