This Girl's in Love with You

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This Girl's In Love With You
This Girl's in Love with You.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 15, 1970
RecordedJanuary 8–9, 1969[1]
October 3, 1969[2]
December 1969[3]
GenreSoul, R&B
Length35:45
LabelAtlantic
ProducerJerry Wexler, Tom Dowd & Arif Mardin
Aretha Franklin chronology
Aretha's Gold
(1969)
This Girl's In Love With You
(1970)
Spirit in the Dark
(1970)
Singles from This Girl's in Love with You
  1. "Share Your Love with Me"
    Released: July 1969
  2. "Eleanor Rigby"
    Released: 1969
  3. "Call Me"/"Son of a Preacher Man"
    Released: January 21, 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[5]

This Girl's in Love with You is the sixteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on January 15, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It reached Billboard's Top 20 and was reissued on compact disc through Rhino Records in 1993[6]. Her version of The Beatles' "Let It Be" was the first recording of the song to be commercially issued (The Beatles did not release "Let It Be" as a single until March 1970). Songwriter Paul McCartney sent Franklin and Atlantic Records a demo of the song as a guide.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Information is based on the album's Liner Notes[6][7]

  1. "Son of a Preacher Man" (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) – 3:19
  2. "Share Your Love with Me" (Al Braggs, Deadric Malone) – 3:21
  3. "The Dark End of the Street" (Chips Moman, Dan Penn) – 4:42
  4. "Let It Be" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:33
  5. "Eleanor Rigby" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:38
  6. "This Girl's in Love with You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:00
  7. "It Ain't Fair " (Ronnie Miller) – 3:22
  8. "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson) – 2:59
  9. "Call Me" (Aretha Franklin) – 3:57
  10. "Sit Down and Cry" (Clyde Otis, Lou Stallman) – 3:52

Personnel[edit]

Information is based on the album's Liner Notes[6][7]

Main Performance
  • Aretha Franklin – vocals (4, 6, lead on 1-3, 5, 7-10), acoustic piano, additional keyboards
  • Duane Allman – slide guitar, steel guitar (7-8)
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals (9)
  • Cissy Houston – background vocals (8-10)
  • King Curtis – tenor saxophone (2, 7-8)
  • Pat Lewis – background vocals (9)
  • Sylvia Shemwell – background vocals (8, 10)
  • The Sweet Inspirations – background vocals (1-3, 5, 7)
  • Dee Dee Warwick – background vocals (8, 10)
  • Jerry Weaver – guitar (4, 10)
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section[8][9]
Production
  • Ron Albert – recording engineer (3, 5-6, 9)
  • Adrian Barber – recording engineer (4)[11]
  • Tom Dowd – recording engineer (1-2, 4, 7-8, 10), record producer
  • Jerome Gasper – recording engineer (1-2, 4, 7-8, 10)
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick – recording engineer (3, 5-6, 9)
  • Arif Mardin – record producer, musical arrangement, string arrangement
  • Jerry Wexler – record producer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Aretha Franklin, etc. "Atlantic Recording Sessions: January 8-9, 1969 (NYC)". Jazz Disco. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ Aretha Franklin with Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. "Atlantic Recording Sessions: October 3, 1969 (Miami, FL)". Jazz Disco. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b The Beatles. "Let It Be". Songfacts. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: F". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  6. ^ a b c Franklin, Aretha. "This Girl's In Love with You" (CD Re-issue Liner Notes). Rhino. 1993.
  7. ^ a b Franklin, Aretha. "This Girl's In Love with You" (Original Album Notes). Atlantic. 1970.
  8. ^ Kurutz, Steve. "Biography: Jimmy Johnson". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  9. ^ Potter, Jeff. "Roger Hawkins: The Pulse of Muscle Shoals". Modern Drummer. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  10. ^ Michael B. Smith and Roxanne Crutcher (May 2000). "The Most Important Things in Life are Rock & Roll...and a Hot Carr..." Swampland.com.
  11. ^ Franklin, Aretha. "Aretha's Greatest Hits" (Album Notes). Atlantic. 1971.

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