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Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark album

Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark album Performer: Aretha Franklin
Title: Spirit In The Dark
Style: Soul
Date of release: 1970
Country: US
Size MP3: 1892 mb
Size FLAC: 1126 mb
Rating: 4.1
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Spirit in the Dark is the seventeenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on August 24, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It received critical acclaim, but was met with middling sales, despite having two hit singles, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", which peaked at R&B, on the Hot 100, and "Spirit in the Dark", peaking at R&B and Hot 100, in Billboard magazine

Yeah) Getting the spirit in the dark (Yeah) People moving yeah-yeah-yeah Everybody's grooving Just getting the spirit (Start getting in the spirit) Are you getting it? Are you getting it in the dark? (In the dark). Doot-doot) It's like sally walker (doo-do-do-do) Sitting in her saucer (doo-do-do-do-do) That's how ya do it (doo-do-do-do-do) Now get on up to it (Doo-do-do-do-do) Ride Sally ride (Doo-do-do-do-do) Put your hands on your hips Cover your eyes And move on. up with the spirit (With the spirit) Go on and move (Move) Move with the spirit (With the spirit) Move. The title track of Aretha Franklin’s 17th album and one of five tracks that Aretha wrote for it. The song reached on the . R&B chart and on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. Spirit In The Dark" Track Info. Written By Aretha Franklin.

Today we explore Aretha Franklin’s immensely personal 1970 album Spirit in the Dark. Franklin grew up in Detroit playing piano and singing in church for her father, the Rev. . Franklin, a powerful Baptist preacher so charismatic that nurses carried smelling salts to revive parishioners overcome by his word. The reverend’s sanctuary sat on Hastings Street, which at the time was Detroit’s black entertainment district, home to the bars where blues legend John Lee Hooker used to gig. The Franklin home was itself a kind of private club, a place for musicians like Nat Cole and Dinah Washington to relax after hours

One of Aretha's most committed-sounding albums-which, of course, is really saying something-the 1970 Spirit in the Dark remains among the high points of her Atlantic work. The breakup of her marriage may be an unspoken theme, but just as striking is her reinvention of well-known songs and motifs, even more dramatic here than usual. This album too was another SMASH Album! And as always we wanted for the next Aretha Franklin Album. 5 people found this helpful.

Artists Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark. Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin. This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 108/130 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Spirit in the Dark. BPM Profile Spirit in the Dark. Album starts at BPM, ends at 130BPM (+130), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Aretha Franklin.

Written-By – Aretha Franklin (tracks: A3, A4, A6, B2, B3). Notes. MANUFACTURED IN CANADA on label (no Canadian identifiers on jacket). Label Code (Side A Label): ST-A-701975PR.

from the album Spirit in the Dark. Spirit in the Dark" is a song written by and performed by Aretha Franklin. Franklin's recording features The Dixie Flyers. The song appeared on her 1970 album, Spirit in the Dark YouTube Encyclopedic.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Don't Play That Song
Written-By – Ahmet Ertegun, Betty Nelson
2:48
A2 The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)
Written-By – Art Benson, Dale Petite
4:40
A3 Pullin'
Written-By [Uncredited] – Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe
3:32
A4 You And Me
Backing Vocals – The Sweet Inspirations
3:30
A5 Honest I Do
Written-By – Ewart Abner, Jr.*, Jimmy Reed
3:10
A6 Spirit In The Dark
Backing Vocals – The Sweet Inspirations
3:59
B1 When The Battle Is Over
Guitar – Duane AllmanWritten-By – Jessie Hill, Malcolm Rebennac*
2:52
B2 One Way Ticket
Drums – Ray Lucas
2:48
B3 Try Matty's
Drums – Tubby Ziegler*Guitar – Jimmy O'Rourke
2:28
B4 That's All I Want From You
Written-By – Fritz Rotter, M. Rotha
2:38
B5 Oh No Not My Baby
Written-By – Carole King & Jerry Goffin*
3:10
B6 Why I Sing The Blues
Drums – Ray LucasWritten-By – B. B. King*, Dave Clark
3:08

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Lacquer Cut At – Longwear Plating
  • Recorded At – Criteria Recording Studios
  • Published By – Progressive
  • Published By – Leo Feist
  • Published By – Pundit
  • Published By – Conrad
  • Published By – Ten East
  • Published By – I Found It
  • Published By – Weiss & Barry
  • Published By – Screen Gems-Columbia
  • Published By – Pamco
  • Published By – Sounds Of Lucille

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Almeda Lattimore (tracks: A1 to A3, B3 to B6), Brenda Bryant (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2, B5), Evelyn Green (tracks: A3, B3, B4, B6), Margaret Branch (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2, B5), Pat Lewis (tracks: A3, B3, B4, B6), Wylene Ivy (tracks: A3, B3, B4, B6)
  • Bass – David Hood (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B5), Harold Cowart (tracks: B2, B3, B6), Tommy McClure (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6, B4)
  • Design [Album] – Loring Eutemey
  • Drums – Roger Hawkins (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B5), Sammy Creason (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6, B4)
  • Engineer – Chuck Kirkpatrick, Lewis Hahn*, Ron Albert
  • Guitar – Charlie Freeman (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6, B4), Cornell Dupree (tracks: B2, B5, B6), Eddie Hinton (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B5), Jimmie Johnson* (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B5)
  • Keyboards – Barry Beckett (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B5), Jim Dickinson (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6, B4), Mike Utley* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A6, B4)
  • Mastered By – Al Brown
  • Organ – Dave Crawford (tracks: B2, B3, B6)
  • Photography [Backliner] – Jim Marshall
  • Photography [Cover] – Stephen Paley
  • Piano – Aretha Franklin (tracks: A1 to A6, B2 to B6)
  • Producer – Jerry Wexler
  • Producer, Remix – Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd
  • Remix – Jimmy Douglass
  • Written-By – Aretha Franklin (tracks: A3, A4, A6, B2, B3)

Notes

Atlantic red label

MANUFACTURED IN CANADA on label (no Canadian identifiers on jacket)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code (Side A Label): ST-A-701975PR
  • Label Code (Side B Label): ST-A-701976PR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, mostly stamped): ST A701975-2C COL CTH ITX
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, mostly stamped): ST-A701976-1B COL CTH ITX

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 8265 Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark ‎(LP, Album, MO) Atlantic SD 8265 US 1970
RVLP 1027 Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark ‎(LP, Album, RE) Raven RVLP 1027 Australia & New Zealand 1998
ATS ST 06077 Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic ATS ST 06077 Italy 1970
SD 8265 Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic SD 8265 US 1970
8122-71525-2 Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records 8122-71525-2 Europe 1993