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Aretha Franklin At Arista / BMG
Aretha Franklin At Arista / BMG
Aretha Franklin - Arista / BMG (1980 - Present)
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'Aretha' (1980)
'Aretha' (1980) 
 
(NOTE - This CD Is Out Of Print!) After a long and musically satisfying career with Atlantic, Aretha severed her ties with that company and moved under the wing of Arista's Clive Davis. With the start of the 1980's, Aretha was looking for new territory to conquer and almost succeeded with this mixed bag. "United Together" is a fine tune that benefits from beautiful orchestral arrangement that is matched by Aretha's superb vocal instrument. The remake of "Can't Turn You Loose" allows Aretha to show why she is the Queen of Soul" for she really belts this one out. Another cover, that of the Doobies' "What a Fool Believes," is an interesting interpretation. The final cut "School Days" appears to be "autobiographical" for every girl growing up in the fifties.Although not as strong as her Atlantic work, "Aretha" is still a suitable addition to the artist's discography. --Reginald D. Garrard...TRACKLISTING.... 1. Come To Me, 2. Can't Turn You Loose, 3. United Together, 4. Take Me With You, 5. Whatever It Is Listen, 6. What A Fool Believes, 7. Together Again, 8. Love Me Forever, and 9. School Days