Aretha Franklin's 1971 album Live at Fillmore West is a seminal soul breakthrough. It finally cemented her status beyond soul audiences and matched her with a phenomenal rhythm section in King Curtis and the Kingpins. Franklin adroitly mixes pop, rock, and soul material throughout the three nights, including Stephen Stills' ''Love The One You're With,'' Bread's ''Make It With You,'' and the Beatles' ''Eleanor Rigby,'' as well as true favorites ''Respect,'' ''Don't Play That Song,'' and ''Spirit in the Dark,'' which brought Ray Charles out of the audience for a spirited duet.
This pressing features a deluxe gatefold sleeve featuring photos from the concert and new liner notes by DownBeat contributor Mitch Myers (including fresh interviews with original album producers Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin). Original cover art. 180 gram HQ vinyl.
Aretha Franklin Live at Fillmore West Track Listing:
- Love The One You're With
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Eleanor Rigby
- Make It With You
- Don't Play That Song
- Dr. Feelgood
- Spirit In The Dark
- Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)