[LISTEN] Aretha Franklin’s ‘Great Diva Classics’ Due Oct. 21
According to Billboard, Aretha Franklinwill release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will include songs such as Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia," Barbra Streisand's "People" and Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman." The most contemporary track is a reworking ofAdele'scolossal hit "Rolling In the Deep," which is the first single off the album. It will be available digitally Monday, when the 72-year-old will also perform the song onLate Night with David Letterman. "Great Diva Classics" reunites Franklin with longtime collaborator Clive Davis. "I mean, it is great," he said in an interview. "For her to do all these songs, it's very exciting." Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsandAndre 3000are among the album's producers. Other songs covered by Franklin include theSupremes'"You Keep Me Hangin' On,"Alicia Keys'"No One" andDinah Washington's"Teach Me Tonight." The icon's version ofGloria Gaynor's"I Will Survive" will incorporate some ofDestiny's Child's"Survivor." The opening track is Etta James' signature song, "At Last," and Franklin closes the 10-track set with Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U."
Below is a track listing of the new album:
01. At Last 02. Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version) 03. Midnight Train To Georgia 04. I Will Survive (The Aretha Version) 05. People 06. No One 07. I'm Every Woman/Respect 08. Teach Me Tonight 09. You Keep Me Hangin' On 10. Nothing Compares 2 U
Take a listen to Aretha’s “Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)” below: