Let Me in Your Life

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Let Me in Your Life
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Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released February 25, 1974
Recorded April 10, 1973-September 7, 1973
Whitney Studios,
(Glendale, California)
Genre R&B
Label Atlantic (#7292), Rhino
Producer Jerry Wexler, Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin chronology
The Best of Aretha Franklin
(1973)
Let Me in Your Life
(1974)
With Everything I Feel in Me
(1974)
Singles from Let Me in Your Life
  1. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
    Released: July, 1973
  2. "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
    Released: December, 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+ [1]
Rolling Stone (mixed) link

Let Me in Your Life is the twenty-second studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic Records. It's one of Aretha's top-selling albums. The album hit #1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and #14 on Billboard's main album chart, but just missed the Gold standard by a small margin. Featuring three hit singles, it is regarded as one of Franklin's best Atlantic recordings. In the 1990s, it was issued on compact disc through Rhino Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let Me in Your Life" (Bill Withers)
  2. "Every Natural Thing" (Eddie Hinton)
  3. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)
  4. "I'm in Love" (Bobby Womack)
  5. "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" (Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder, Morris Broadnax)
  6. "The Masquerade is Over" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel)
  7. "With Pen in Hand" (Bobby Goldsboro)
  8. "Oh Baby" (Aretha Franklin)
  9. "Eight Days On the Road" (Michael Gayle, Jerry Ragovoy)
  10. "If You Don't Think" (Aretha Franklin)
  11. "A Song for You" (Leon Russell)

Personnel[edit]

  • Aretha Franklin - lead vocals (All tracks), acoustic piano (tracks 2, 5, 7-9), electric piano (tracks 10-11)
  • Gwen Guthrie - background vocals (tracks 4-5)
  • Donny Hathaway - acoustic piano (tracks 4, 6), electric piano (tracks 5, 8), additional keyboards (3, 7)
  • Bob James - organ (track 1), additional keyboards (3)
  • Chuck Rainey - bass (tracks 2, 5, 7, 9)
  • Ernie Royal - trumpet (track 10)
  • Deodato - arranger, electric piano (track 1)
  • Ralph MacDonald - percussion (tracks 1-4, 6-11)
  • Kenneth Bichel - synthesizer (track 5)
  • Margaret Branch - background vocals (tracks 2, 5, 7, 9)
  • Cissy Houston - background vocals (tracks 3-5)
  • Ann S. Clark - background vocals (tracks 2, 5, 7, 9)
  • Stanley Clarke - bass (tracks 1, 3-4, 6)
  • Judy Clay - background vocals (tracks 3-4)
  • Cornell Dupree - guitar (tracks 2, 4, 7-11)
  • Joe Farrell - tenor saxophone (track 2), flute (track 5)
  • Arif Mardin - producer (All tracks), string arranger (track 2, 4)
  • Rick Marotta - drums (tracks 1, 3-4, 6)
  • Hugh McCracken - guitar (track 5)
  • Pancho Morales - percussion (tracks 2, 7, 9)
  • Gene Orloff - concertmaster
  • Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - drums (tracks 2, 5, 7-11)
  • Sylvia Shemwell - background vocals (track 3)
  • Myrna Smith - background vocals (track 3)
  • David Spinozza - guitar (tracks 1, 3-4, 6)
  • Richard Tee - additional keyboards (track 10)
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley - background vocals (track 4)
  • Willie Weeks - bass (tracks 8, 10-11)
Technical

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Let Me in Your Life review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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