Aretha Franklin’s music is going to be the subject of a new, huge box set coming in November. “Aretha,” dropping November 20th, will feature 81 tracks, including 19 previously unheard recordings.
ARETHA, available November 20th, is the first boxed set to span Aretha Franklin's entire career, including songs from every label she recorded with. Pre-order & listen to “My Kind Of Town (Detroit Is),” one of the unreleased songs in the collection: https://t.co/QCZHf6Q8OL pic.twitter.com/o1i05sChYe
— Aretha Franklin (@ArethaFranklin) September 30, 2020
The box set, which spans Aretha’s career from 1956 to 2015, will be released as a four-CD compilation, although there will also be a single CD version and a two-LP version.
Some of the songs featured in the set include “Ooh Baby Baby,” with Smokey Robinson from a 1979 episode of “Soul Train,” a duet with Tom Jones on “It’s Not Unusual” and “See Saw,” and Aretha’s live performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” from 2015’s Kennedy Center Honors.
There will also be a home demo version [below] of “My Kind of Town (Detroit Is),” as well as demos/alternatives of “Try a Little Tenderness,” “Young, Gifted and Black” and “Chain of Fools.”