Album of the Day
Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings
Aretha Franklin learned to sing in church (her father was Detroit's noted Reverend C. L. Franklin), so it's fitting that AMAZING GRACE is her biggest-selling album. Recorded at Los Angeles' New Temple Missionary Baptist Church on January 13 and 14, 1972, the live album features transcendent performances of such standards as "Precious Memories," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "How I Got Over," and was greeted with rave reviews. The collection would go on to sell more than two million copies in the in U.S. alone and still also holds the record as the best-selling live gospel album of all time. It also earned the singer a Grammy award, her first for Best Soul Gospel Performance. Remastered and expanded in 1999 to include all the recordings from both nights, AMAZING GRACE: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS has just been released on vinyl for the first time ever, and we'll give it a spin in honor of the Queen of Soul's birthday.
Head to the Rhino Store to grab an exclusive poster with your purchase of the album. While supplies last.