Aretha's Best

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's Aretha's Best is notable for attempting to squeeze highlights of every era of Aretha's career onto one disc. Unfortunately, the compilers threw logic and chronology out the window, preferring to vacillate between classic Atlantic recordings and very good latter-day Arista recordings. There are certainly some great performances missing, but this pretty much hits the majority of the big numbers, from "Respect" to "Freeway of Love." Unfortunately though, it does this within the course of three songs, which gives the compilation no grounding whatsoever. But if you're looking for just the basics -- just the basic hits without any rhyme or reason to the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rhino's Aretha's Best is notable for attempting to squeeze highlights of every era of Aretha's career onto one disc. Unfortunately, the compilers threw logic and chronology out the window, preferring to vacillate between classic Atlantic recordings and very good latter-day Arista recordings. There are certainly some great performances missing, but this pretty much hits the majority of the big numbers, from "Respect" to "Freeway of Love." Unfortunately though, it does this within the course of three songs, which gives the compilation no grounding whatsoever. But if you're looking for just the basics -- just the basic hits without any rhyme or reason to the presentation -- this will suit your needs. The compilation would have been close to essential, however, if it had just made some sense.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2001
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227429522
  • Catalog Number: 74295
  • Sales rank: 5,031

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aretha Franklin Primary Artist
George Michael Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jimmy Holiday Composer
Bobby Lance Composer
Greg Allen Art Direction
Simon Climie Composer
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
Dennis Morgan Composer
Steve Woolard Discographical Annotation
Lori Carfora Art Direction
Fran Robbins Composer
Shawn Amos Editorial Coordinator
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Your my inspiration.

    Aretha your music is the greatest and you have the best voice in the world.I love you Aretha.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2009

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