Album artwork for Live in Cologne May 1968 by Aretha Franklin

When Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018 we lost the Queen of Soul, acknowledged as the foremost female singer of her generation, someone who sold over 75 million records in her glittering career. The sadness that so many soul fans felt at that time was most acute knowing that we would never hear her beautiful voice on any new recordings. So it is with great pleasure that we present a live set from Aretha never before heard on a commercial CD. And it is with pride that we can say that the recordings, made in a TV studio in Cologne during her first European tour in 1968, are smack in the middle of soul’s Golden Age. The musical quality - the great artist at her peak – is so high that this issue can only enhance her reputation. This is prime Aretha Franklin – and soul music doesn’t get much better than this.

Aretha Franklin

Live in Cologne May 1968

History of Soul
Album artwork for Live in Cologne May 1968 by Aretha Franklin
LP

£22.99

Black
Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

HOS35LP

Album artwork for Live in Cologne May 1968 by Aretha Franklin
CD

£12.99

Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

RANDB098CD

Aretha Franklin

Live in Cologne May 1968

History of Soul
Album artwork for Live in Cologne May 1968 by Aretha Franklin
LP

£22.99

Black
Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

HOS35LP

Album artwork for Live in Cologne May 1968 by Aretha Franklin
CD

£12.99

Released 17/11/2023Catalogue Number

RANDB098CD

When Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16, 2018 we lost the Queen of Soul, acknowledged as the foremost female singer of her generation, someone who sold over 75 million records in her glittering career. The sadness that so many soul fans felt at that time was most acute knowing that we would never hear her beautiful voice on any new recordings. So it is with great pleasure that we present a live set from Aretha never before heard on a commercial CD. And it is with pride that we can say that the recordings, made in a TV studio in Cologne during her first European tour in 1968, are smack in the middle of soul’s Golden Age. The musical quality - the great artist at her peak – is so high that this issue can only enhance her reputation. This is prime Aretha Franklin – and soul music doesn’t get much better than this.