Aretha Now

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.[5] In 1993, it was reissued on CD through Rhino Records.[1] The album was rated the 133rd best album of the 1960s by Pitchfork.[6]

Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 14, 1968[1]
RecordedDecember 1967 – April 1968[1]
StudioAtlantic Studios,
(New York City, New York)
GenreDeep soul, Southern soul, soul, R&B
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
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

Information is based on the album’s Liner Notes[1][7]

Side one
1."Think"Aretha Franklin, Ted White2:19
2."I Say a Little Prayer"Burt Bacharach, Hal David3:36
3."See Saw"Don Covay, Steve Cropper2:46
4."Night Time Is the Right Time"Lew Herman4:50
5."You Send Me"Sam Cooke2:29
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"Jimmy Cliff, King Curtis, Ronnie Miller3:03
9."A Change"Dorian Burton, Clyde Otis2:27
10."I Can't See Myself Leaving You"Shannon3:01


Information is based on the album’s Liner Notes[1][7]


Billboard Music Charts (North America)

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e Franklin, Aretha. “Aretha Now” (Remastered CD Liner Notes). Rhino. 1993.
  2. ^ "Aretha Now - Aretha Franklin | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  3. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. pp. 262–263.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  5. ^ "Aretha Franklin". Billboard.
  6. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Franklin, Aretha. “Aretha Now” (Original Album Notes). Atlantic. 1968.