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Spirit in the Dark

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Spirit in the Dark
Spiritinthedarkcover.jpg
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released August 24, 1970
Recorded May 27, 1969
October 3, 1969-March 10, 1970
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 40:28
Label Atlantic (#8265),
Rhino (1994 Re-release)
Producer Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin chronology
This Girl's in Love with You
(1970)This Girl's in Love with You1970
Spirit in the Dark
(1970)
Aretha Live at Fillmore West
(1971)Aretha Live at Fillmore West1971
Singles from Spirit in the Dark
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [3]

Spirit in the Dark is the nineteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on August 24, 1970 by Atlantic Records. It received mostly positive reviews, but was met with middling sales, despite having two hit singles, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", which peaked at #1 R&B, #11 on the Hot 100, and "Spirit in the Dark", peaking at #3 R&B and #23 Hot 100, in Billboard magazine. It was Aretha's first Atlantic album to fall short of Billboard's Top 20, but it is now considered to be one of Aretha's classic Atlantic LPs. In 1994, Rhino Records re-issued this recording on compact disc. Kanye West has sampled the album title song in his "School Spirit", found on the album The College Dropout. Despite not released as a single, her song "Try Matty's" is best known as the jingle for radio host Matt Siegel to Boston's Kiss 108.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Play That Song" Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson 3:02
2. "The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)" Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins 4:41
3. "Pullin'" Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe 3:38
4. "You and Me" Aretha Franklin 3:34
5. "Honest I Do" Jimmy Reed, Ewart Abner 3:19
6. "Spirit in the Dark" Aretha Franklin 4:03
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "When the Battle Is Over" Jessie Hill, Dr. John 2:43
8. "One Way Ticket" Aretha Franklin 2:52
9. "Try Matty's" Aretha Franklin 2:32
10. "That's All I Want from You" Fritz Rotter 2:44
11. "Oh No Not My Baby" Gerry Goffin, Carole King 2:55
12. "Why I Sing the Blues" B.B. King, Dave Clark 3:05

Personnel

  • Aretha Franklin - lead vocals (All tracks), piano (tracks 1-6, 8-12)
  • Dave Crawford - organ (tracks 8-9, 12)
  • Howard "Buzz" Feiten - guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson - guitar (tracks 3, 5, 7, 11)
  • Jimmy O'Rourke - guitar (track 9)
  • The Sweet Inspirations - background vocals (tracks 4, 6)
  • Wylene Ivy - background vocals (tracks 3, 9-10, 12)
  • Margaret Branch - background vocals (tracks 1-2, 7-8, 11)
  • Tommy McClure - bass (tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 10)
  • Almeda Lattimore - background vocals (tracks 1-3, 9-12)
  • Harold "Hog" Cowart - bass (tracks 8-9, 12)
  • Jimmy O'Rourke - guitar (track 9)
  • Sammy Creason - drums (tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 10)
  • Ronald "Tubby" Ziegler - drums (track 9)
  • Roger Hawkins - drums (tracks 3, 5, 7, 11)
  • Pat Lewis - background vocals (tracks 3, 9-10, 12)
  • Duane Allman - guitar (track 7)
  • Cornell Dupree - guitar (tracks 8, 11-12)
  • Jim Dickinson - additional keyboards (tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 10)
  • Ray Lucas - drums (tracks 8, 12)
  • Charlie Freeman - guitar (tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 10)
  • Evelyn Green - background vocals (tracks 3, 9-10, 12)
  • Brenda Bryant - background vocals (tracks 1-2, 7-8, 11)
  • David Hood - bass (tracks 3, 5, 7, 11)
  • Michael Utley - additional keyboards (tracks 1-2, 4, 6, 10)
  • Barry Beckett - additional keyboards (tracks 3, 5, 7, 11)
  • Eddie Hinton - guitar (tracks 3, 5, 7, 11)

Chart History

Name Chart (1970) Peak
position
Spirit in the Dark U.S. Billboard Pop Albums 25
Spirit in the Dark U.S. Top R&B Albums 2

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Amatneek, Bill (November 12, 1970). "Aretha Franklin: Spirit in the Dark : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 

External links

This page was last edited on 13 May 2018, at 01:43.
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