Soul fans in general and ARETHA lovers in particular will be delighted to know that BMG Records are gearing up release a splendid 5-CD / 6-LP Limited Edition of all of the Queen Of Soul’s albums released between 1970 and 1974. That’s to say, ‘This Girl’s In Love With You’, ‘’Spirit In The Dark’, ‘Young, Gifted And Black’, ‘’Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky)’ and ‘Let Me In Your Life’. The set comes with a bonus  disc that offers alternate mixes, outtakes and demos. All the music has been remastered  from the original analog master tapes by GRAMMY Award-Winning Engineers Chris Bellman (LP) and Michael Graves (CD) and produced by GRAMMY Award- Winning Producer Cheryl Pawelski. The liner notes come via  Billboard’s Gail Mitchell and British “Ambassador of Soul” David Nathan.

Expect a full review of the set here @ SJF in the near future – but what a great Christmas present for the soul lover in your life – a wonderful alternative to predictable socks or chocolates no matter how tasty! You can pre-order here . Oh and the title ….. ‘ARETHA FRANKLIN, A PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN 1970-1974’.

This 5-CD / 6-LP Limited Edition album will be available Worldwide December 1