New Aretha Franklin Box Set To Feature Early 1970s Albums

A new box set featuring Aretha Franklin‘s early 1970s albums will be out on December 1 via BMG.

The box set, titled A Portrait of the Queen 1970-1974, will feature five Aretha albums and bonus material, including alternative takes, outtakes, B-sides and demos.

The five albums that will make the box set are This Girl’s in Love with You (1970), Spirit in the Dark (1970), Young, Gifted and Black (1972), Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of the Sky) (1973), and Let Me in Your Life (1974). All albums on the five-CD/six-LP limited edition set are remastered.

The CD set features the bonus material alongside their accompanying albums, while the LP set will contain a separate vinyl with a compilation of bonus track highlights.

The albums in both the vinyl and CD sets are remastered from the original analog master tapes by Grammy Award-winning engineers Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and Michael Graves at Osiris Studio, respectively.

The sets, produced by Grammy Award-winning Cheryl Pawelski, will contain extensive liner notes from Billboard‘s Gail Mitchell and the “British Ambassador of Soul” David Nathan.

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