I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
|I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You|
|Studio album by|
|Released||March 10, 1967|
|Recorded||January 10 – February 26, 1967|
|Studio||FAME Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama and|
Atlantic Recording Studios, (New York City, New York
|Aretha Franklin chronology|
|Singles from I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
|The Village Voice||A|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You is Aretha's first album with Atlantic Records. The record went to number 2 on the Billboard album chart and number 1 on the magazine's Top R&B Selling chart. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1967. It was voted number 352 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). It received a number 83 ranking on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and 84 in a 2012 revised list. It was also included in both the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005) and 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008). When Rolling Stone listed the "Women in Rock: 50 Essential Albums" in 2002 and again 2012, the album listed at number one. The album included two top-10 singles: "Respect" was a number-1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop singles chart, and "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" peaked at number 9. The album was rated the 10th best album of the 1960s by Pitchfork.
In 1967, Rolling Stone chided the album for "the lack of versatility on the part of the sidemen. The drums weren't hard enough, the guitar was weak, and the production lacked polish." In 2002, though, they placed the album at No. 1 on their "Women in Rock: 50 Essential Albums" list. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 83 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Q magazine (1/03, p. 54) included the album in their list of the "100 Greatest Albums Ever". Q (7/93, p. 106) also gave the album 4 stars and said "[the album] came out in May 1967 and was number 2 in America within weeks ... now it stands untainted by time. She seemed so much a force of nature it's strange to recall that this was actually her tenth album ..."
|2.||"Drown in My Own Tears"||Henry Glover||4:07|
|3.||"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)"||Ronnie Shannon||2:51|
|4.||"Soul Serenade"||King Curtis, Luther Dixon||2:39|
|5.||"Don't Let Me Lose This Dream"||Aretha Franklin, Ted White||2:23|
|6.||"Baby Baby Baby"||Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin||2:54|
|7.||"Dr. Feelgood"||Aretha Franklin, Ted White||3:23|
|8.||"Good Times"||Sam Cooke||2:10|
|9.||"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"||Dan Penn, Chips Moman||3:16|
|10.||"Save Me"||Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, King Curtis||2:21|
|11.||"A Change Is Gonna Come"||Sam Cooke||4:20|
|1995 reissue bonus tracks|
|12.||"Respect" (Stereo version)||Otis Redding||2:28|
|13.||"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" (Stereo version)||Ronnie Shannon||2:47|
|14.||"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" (Stereo version)||Dan Penn, Chips Moman||3:14|
- Aretha Franklin – piano, vocals
- Spooner Oldham – keyboards, piano
- Jimmy Johnson, Chips Moman – guitar
- Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
- Gene Chrisman, Roger Hawkins – drums
- Melvin Lastie – trumpet
- Charles Chalmers, King Curtis – tenor saxophone
- Willie Bridges – baritone saxophone
- Carolyn Franklin – background vocals
- Erma Franklin - background vocals
- Cissy Houston – background vocals
- I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You at AllMusic
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