Album of the Day
A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Aretha Franklin signed to Atlantic Records in 1967 to begin one of the most legendary runs in music history, and Rhino celebrates the 50th anniversary of that legendary partnership with A BRAND NEW ME: ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. The new album pairs the vocals from some of the Queen of Soul's most iconic Atlantic sides with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; the result is another timeless record that retains the soul, groove, and gospel power of Franklin's revered talent. Among the standout tracks are newly re-imagined versions of classics like the Billboard #1 R&B hits "Respect," "Think," "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" and "Angel." Produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman (who worked similar magic recently with a million-selling Elvis Presley orchestral set), A BRAND NEW ME will bring a brand new generation to the music of Aretha Franklin.