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Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook

Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook is the sixth studio and first tribute album by ARIA Award winning, Torres Strait Islander singer Christine Anu. The album and tour were announced in April 2012 and released on 3 August 2012, to coincide with Aretha Franklin's 70th Birthday.[1]

Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook
Rewind by Christine Anu.jpg
Studio album by Christine Anu
Released3 August 2012
GenreSoul music, Pop music
LabelChristine Anu, MGM Records
ProducerChristine Anu
Christine Anu chronology
Intimate and Deadly
(2010)
Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook
(2012)
Island Christmas
(2014)

Upon release, Anu said' “Nobody says it or sings it better than Ms. Aretha Franklin. She is one of my greatest influences and an inspiration to black pride and feminine empowerment. I truly believe she is the greatest soul singer of our time!” [2]

Anu told the Star Observer “The idea’s been three years in the making. I’ve been adding covers into my live sets in the past 10 years until someone said ‘All these songs are by Aretha — you should do an Aretha Franklin album. Just the thought of it made me nervous. It’s been on hold while I built a little bit of confidence to fill such amazingly huge shoes.”[3]

Anu toured the album and received rave reviews. [4] In December 2012, Anu announced additional tour dates for 2013. “2012 was a fantastic year and I’m really pleased Rewind connected with so many people. I’m excited to announce more shows in 2013. This time I will be doing a more intimate version of the show, so that it can be seen by people in regional and remote areas of Australia.[5][6][7]

Track listingEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia[8][9] 3 August 2012 CD, digital download Christine Anu / MGM Records ANU001

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CHRISTINE ANU to TOUR ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK". Sally Bailey. Undercover FM. 18 April 2012. Archived from the original on 17 May 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ "CHRISTINE ANU presents… Rewind The Aretha Franklin Songbook". Rock Club 40. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. ^ "A nu challenge for Christine". Star Observer. 22 May 2012. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Christine Anu: REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook Encore Show". NSW Gig Guide. 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  5. ^ "CHRISTINE ANU: FIRST LEG OF REWIND 2013 TOUR ANNOUNCED". Williamson Management. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Christine Anu Presents Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook At Lizotte's Central Coast – Back By Popular Demand!". Hot of the Press. May 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Christine Anu Presents Rewind The Aretha Franklin Songbook". The Brag. May 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  8. ^ "iTunes – Music – Rewind) by Christine Anu". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Rewind by Christina Anu– CD". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 27 August 2016.