Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings

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Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
Box set by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1992
February 4, 2014 (re-release)
GenreSoul, rhythm and blues
Aretha Franklin chronology
What You See Is What You Sweat
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
Greatest Hits: 1980–1994
2014 re-release artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic (1992)5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic (2014)4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly(A)[3]
The Village Voice(Positive)[4]

Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings is an 86-track, four-disc box set detailing Aretha Franklin's Atlantic career, starting in 1967 with the landmark single "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" and ending with 1976's "Something He Can Feel". The set highlights Franklin's best moments and give a depth that is essential to the Queen's and soul music fans, but does not include any tracks recorded by Aretha for Atlantic after 1977. Essays for the box set were written by producers Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin.

The compilation was re-released in February 2014 with a slightly different track listing titled The Queen of Soul.[5][6]

As of 2003, sales in the United States have exceeded 72,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Original 1992 release[edit]

2014 release[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)"
  2. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
  3. "Respect"
  4. "Drown in My Own Tears"
  5. "Soul Serenade"
  6. "Baby, Baby, Baby"
  7. "Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)"
  8. "Good Times"
  9. "Save Me"
  10. "Baby, I Love You"
  11. "Satisfaction"
  12. "You Are My Sunshine"
  13. "Never Let Me Go"
  14. "Prove It"
  15. "I Wonder"
  16. "Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)"
  17. "It Was You" (Aretha Arrives outtake)
  18. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
  19. "Chain of Fools"
  20. "People Get Ready"
  21. "Come Back Baby"
  22. "Good to Me as I Am to You"
  23. "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"
  24. "Ain't No Way"

Disc 2

  1. "Think"
  2. "You Send Me"
  3. "I Say a Little Prayer"
  4. "The House That Jack Built"
  5. "You're a Sweet Sweet Man"
  6. "I Take What I Want"
  7. "A Change"
  8. "See Saw"
  9. "My Song"
  10. "I Can't See Myself Leaving You"
  11. "Night Life" (live)
  12. "Ramblin'"
  13. "Today I Sing the Blues"
  14. "River's Invitation"
  15. "Pitiful"
  16. "Talk to Me, Talk to Me" (Soul '69 outtake)
  17. "Tracks of My Tears"
  18. "The Weight"
  19. "Share Your Love with Me"
  20. "Pledging My Love / The Clock"
  21. "It Ain't Fair"
  22. "Sit Down and Cry"
  23. "Let It Be"
  24. "Eleanor Rigby"
  25. "Call Me"

Disc 3

  1. "Son of a Preacher Man"
  2. "Try Matty's"
  3. "The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)"
  4. "Dark End of the Street"
  5. "You and Me"
  6. "You're Taking Up Another Man's Place" (Spirit in the Dark outtake)
  7. "Don't Play That Song"
  8. "Why I Sing the Blues"
  9. "Spirit in the Dark"
  10. "My Way" (Spirit in the Dark outtake)
  11. "One Way Ticket"
  12. "Pullin'"
  13. "Border Song (Holy Moses)"
  14. "A Brand New Me"
  15. "You're All I Need to Get By"
  16. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
  17. "Spanish Harlem"
  18. "Lean on Me"
  19. "Spirit in the Dark" (Reprise With Ray Charles) (Live, 1971)

Disc 4

  1. "Rock Steady"
  2. "Young, Gifted and Black"
  3. "All the King's Horses"
  4. "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)"
  5. "Day Dreaming"
  6. "Mary, Don't You Weep" (Live, 1972) - with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir
  7. "Climbing Higher Mountains" (Live, 1972) - with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir
  8. "Precious Memories" (Live, 1972) - with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir
  9. "Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)"
  10. "Angel"
  11. "Somewhere"
  12. "So Swell When You're Well"
  13. "I'm in Love"
  14. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
  15. "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)"
  16. "Look Into Your Heart"
  17. "Sparkle"
  18. "Something He Can Feel"


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