Aretha Franklin's Earliest Known Recordings Set to Be Reissued on Vinyl
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Aretha Franklin’s earliest known recording is Songs Of Faith, a gospel album recorded live in 1956 at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, when Aretha was only 14 years old. (The album would be officially released in 1965 on Checker Records.)
Next month, that album will be getting reissued by Geffen/UMe digitally and on vinyl.
This will be the first time the album will be available on vinyl in decades. The vinyl will feature a new essay from Aretha Franklin biographer David Ritz. Plus, there will be more nuggets of information about the various tracks.
Here is the tracklist for the album:
There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood
1. There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood
2. Precious Lord (Part One)
3. Precious Lord (Part Two)
4. You Grow Closer
5. Never Grow Old
6. The Day Is Past And Gone
7. He Will Wash You White As Snow
8. While The Blood Runs Warm
9. Yield Not To Temptation
Songs Of Faith: Aretha Gospel will be released on March 22nd.