Album of the Day
Aretha Franklin's multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled reign as the Queen of Soul that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable. The 4-CD boxed set ARETHA is the first to span Franklin's entire career. Among the collection’s 81 remastered tracks, 19 make their CD and digital debuts, including alternate versions of classic hits, demos, rarities and live tracks. While the majority of the set is dedicated to her record-shattering tenure with the Atlantic label between 1967 and 1979, it also includes her first single from 1956, highlights from her stints with Columbia and Arista, unreleased recordings for producer Quincy Jones, television appearances and her jaw-dropping live performance of “Nessun Dorma.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer passed away on this day in 2018, but the music of ARETHA lives forever.