Aretha Franklin ‎– Aretha Now

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Atlantic ‎– R1 625153, Atlantic ‎– 081227908058
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Mono, 180g
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A1 Think
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
2:15
A2 I Say A Little Prayer
Written-By – Burt Bacharach & Hal David*
3:30
A3 See Saw
Written-By – Don Covay, Steve Cropper
2:42
A4 Night Time Is The Right Time
Written-By – Lew Herman
4:44
A5 You Send Me
Written-By – Sam Cooke
2:25
B1 You're A Sweet Sweet Man
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon
2:14
B2 I Take What I Want
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes, Mabon Hodges*
2:30
B3 Hello Sunshine
Written-By – King Curtis, Ronald Miller (3)
3:00
B4 A Change
Written-By – Clyde Otis, Dorian Burton
2:23
B5 I Can't See Myself Leaving You
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon
3:00

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Sticker:
VMP Exclusive Vinyl Edition
- First time ever [commercially] released in mono
- (AAA) Lacquers Cut from the Original Mono Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound
- 180g black audiophile vinyl pressed at QRP
- Exclusive Liner Notes by Susannah Young

Wrapped in Blake Sleeve with Vinyl Me Please OBI and with liner notes booklet enclosed.

℗ & © 2020, 1968 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, 777 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021. Manufactured in U.S.A. Printed in the E.U. • 081227908058

Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York

Publishers:
A1 - 14th Hour, BMI
A2 - Blue Seas-Jac, ASCAP
A3 - East, BMI
A4 - Crossroads, BMI
A5 - Kags, BMI
B1 - 14th Hour-Cotillion, BMI
B2 - East-Cotillion, BMI
B3 - Kilynn-Cotillion, BMI
B4 - Eden, BMI
B5 - 14th Hour, BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): R1-625153-A RKS STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): R1-625153-B RKS STERLING
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 58) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 8186 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 8186 US 1968 Sell This Version
8122-71273-2 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) 8122-71273-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
SD 8186 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now(LP, Album, MGM) Atlantic SD 8186 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 8186 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 8186 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 8186 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Atlantic SD 8186 US 1968 Sell This Version

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modestbrandt

modestbrandt

February 18, 2020

I'm a little let down. It sounds pretty good but certain songs that I thought would benefit from having the original tapes didn't seem to have improved.
"Say a little prayer" for example, still has background noise and harsh highs.
It kind of bugs me because VMP should be pumping our crystal clear recordings like they have been doing. If you can find a minty version of this you might as well go that route, unless mono is your thing.

Now to the positives, it doesn't sound awful. I was A/Bing it with a copy from Google play and they sounded identical.
The packaging is also spectacular.
RMlegshaver

RMlegshaver

February 14, 2020

Another great pressing from VMP. Very quiet and just sounds great!
mingerton

mingerton

February 11, 2020

This mono pressing sounds great upon first listen. I rarely keep multiple copies of the same record, but I think I'll keep my OG stereo version and this mono one too.