Sit back, relax and listen to a selection of finely curated 12″ vinyl albums in the lounge, with a cocktail in hand. Sounds bliss, right?
Aretha is the thirty-first studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, originally released on October 27, 1986 by Arista Records. It is the third album with the Aretha title to be released by Franklin, following her 1961 album and 1980 album.
Aretha was produced mainly by Narada Michael Walden and includes her duet with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”, which became Franklin’s first #1 Pop single since “Respect” in 1967, and would also be her last. The album also yielded three other hit singles: “Jimmy Lee”, “Rock-A-Lott” and a hard rock cover of The Rolling Stones’ classic, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.
The album cover was Andy Warhol’s final work before his death in early 1987.