Friday, 6 December 2019

Aretha Franklin - So Soon (1971)

Like I discovered with my previous post, Aretha Franklin was taping extra tracks in her recording sessions as far back as the mid 60's, and so there were enough unissued songs from 1967 to 1970 to put together another album of unheard music. It's fleshed out with a couple of b-sides which never appeared on an album, but the rest of these tracks are a great mixture of soulful covers and original material. Once again, these are not just sub-standard cast-offs, but are of a quality which makes this a cohesive and enjoyable early 70's album from the Queen of Soul.    

Track listing

01 It Was You (previously unreleased 1967)
02 The Letter (previously unreleased 1967)
03 So Soon (previously unreleased 1967)
04 Mr. Big (previously unreleased 1968)
05 Talk To Me, Talk To Me (previously unreleased 1969)
06 Pledging My Love/The Clock (b-side of 'Share You Love With Me' 1969)
07 The Fool On The Hill (previously unreleased 1970)
08 You're Taking Up Another Man's Place (previously unreleased 1970)
09 You Keep Me Hangin' On (previously unreleased 1970)
10 I'm Trying To Overcome (previously unreleased 1970)
11 My Way (previously unreleased 1970)
12 Lean On Me (b-side of 'Spanish Harlem' 1971)

Enjoy / Enjoy


  1. Did you notice I made a bunch of Aretha albums from her non-album tracks of this era? You can find them here:

    1. By the way, I like how you match the artwork on the cover with her dress.