Aretha Now is the thirteenth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on June 14, 1968, by Atlantic Records. Quickly certified Gold, it eventually reached a million in US sales. It hit No. 3 on Billboard's album chart.[6] In 1993, it was reissued on CD through Rhino Records.[1] The album was rated the 133rd best album of the 1960s by Pitchfork.[7]

Aretha Now
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 14, 1968[1]
RecordedDecember 1967 – April 1968[1]
StudioAtlantic Studios,
(New York City, New York)
LabelAtlantic (#8186)
ProducerJerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin chronology
Lady Soul
Aretha Now
Aretha in Paris
Singles from Aretha Now
  1. "Think"/"You Send Me"
    Released: May 2, 1968
  2. "I Say a Little Prayer"
    Released: July 26, 1968
  3. "I Can't See Myself Leaving You"
    Released: April 7, 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]

Track listing edit

Information is based on the album's liner notes[1][8]

Side two
6."You're a Sweet Sweet Man"Ronnie Shannon2:19
7."I Take What I Want"Isaac Hayes, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, David Porter2:33
8."Hello Sunshine"King Curtis, Ronnie Miller3:03
9."A Change"Dorian Burton, Clyde Otis2:27
10."I Can't See Myself Leaving You"Shannon3:01

Personnel edit

Information is based on the album's liner notes[1][8]

Charts edit

Billboard Music Charts (North America)

Chart (1968) Peak
Pop Albums 3
R&B Albums 1
Jazz Albums 9

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e Franklin, Aretha. “Aretha Now” (Remastered CD Liner Notes). Rhino. 1993.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). All-Time Top 1000 Albums. Virgin Books. pp. 149–150. ISBN 0-7535-0354-9. Archived from the original on October 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "Aretha Now - Aretha Franklin | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. pp. 262–263.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  6. ^ "Aretha Franklin". Billboard.
  7. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Franklin, Aretha. “Aretha Now” (Original Album Notes). Atlantic. 1968.