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Amazing Grace
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Album: Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings
# Song Title   Time
1)    Organ Introduction (On Our Way)
2)    Opening Remarks
3)    On Our Way
4)    [Aretha's Introduction]
5)    Wholy Holy
6)    You'll Never Walk Alone
7)    What a Friend We Have in Jesus
8)    Precious Memories
9)    How I Got Over
10)    Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You've Got A Friend
11)    Climbing Higher Mountains
12)    Amazing Grace
13)    My Sweet Lord - (TRUE instrumental)
14)    Give Yourself to Jesus
1)    Organ Introduction (On Our Way) / Opening Remarks
2)    On Our Way
3)    [Aretha's Introduction]
4)    What a Friend We Have in Jesus
5)    Wholy Holy
6)    Climbing Higher Mountains
7)    God Will Take Care of You
8)    Old Landmark
9)    Mary, Don't You Weep
10)    Never Grow Old
11)    [Remarks by Reverend C.L. Franklin]
12)    Precious Memories
13)    My Sweet Lord - (TRUE instrumental)
 
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Tracks

1. Organ Introduction (On Our Way)-Ken Lupper

2. Opening Remarks - Rev. James Cleveland

3. On Our Way - Southern California Community Choir

4. Aretha's Introduction -Rev. James Cleveland

5. Wholy Holy

6. You'll Never Walk Alone

7. What A Friend We Have In Jesus

8. Precious Memories - With Rev. James Cleveland

9. How I Got Over

10. A) Precious Lord, Take A Hand. B) You've Got A Fri

11. Climbing Higher Mountains

12. Amazing Graze

13. My Sweet Lord [Instrumental]

14. Give Yourself To Jesus

15. Organ Introduction (On Our Way) / Opening Remarks

16. On Our Way - Southern California Community Choir

17. Aretha's Introduction -Rev. James Cleveland

18. What A Friend We Have In Jesus

19. Wholy Holy

20. Climbing Higher Mountains

21. God Will Take Care Of You

22. Old Landmark

23. Mary, Don't You Weep

24. Never Grow Old

25. Remarks By Reverand C.L. Franklin

26. Precious Memories With Rev. James Cleveland

27. My Sweet Lord [Instrumental]

Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Aretha Franklin (vocals, arranger, piano, celeste); Rev. James Cleveland (vocals, director, piano); Southern California Community Choir (vocals); Cornell Dupree (guitar); Ken Lupper (organ); Chuck Rainey (bass); Bernard Purdie (drums); Pancho Morales (congas).
  • Producers: Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, Aretha Franklin.
  • Reissue producers: Patrick Milligan, Reggie Collins.
  • This edition of AMAZING GRACE contains two unedited live performances recorded at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California on January 13-14, 1972. Includes liner notes by David Nathan, Reggie Collins & Patrick Milligan.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • Personnel: Aretha Franklin (vocals, piano); James Cleveland (vocals, piano); Cornell Dupree (guitar); Kenneth Lupper (organ); Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums); Pancho Morales (congas).
  • Recording information: New Temple Missionary Baptist C (01/13/1972-01/14/1972).
  • Long before she ascended the throne and donned the mantle of the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a child of the church. Franklin's pedigree demanded such, since her father was the famous Reverend C.L. Franklin, and her mother was herself a gospel singer. AMAZING GRACE was Lady Soul's return to her roots after hitting the secular stride of her fantastic strings of albums on Atlantic.
  • Recorded over two days at Los Angeles' New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, AMAZING GRACE finds Franklin backed by her studio band and joined by a choir led by family friend and gospel icon James Cleveland. Franklin's singing is unfettered and filled with a spirit not heard in her secular material. Most interesting is her seamless choice of material. She gives pop songs by Marvin Gaye ("Wholy Holy") and Carole King ("You've Got A Friend") a spiritual sheen, placing them alongside more traditional fare by Clara Ward ("How I Got Over") and Thomas Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"). Equally impressive are Franklin's rich arrangements, her interaction with the Southern California Community Choir, and her often overlooked piano playing on such songs as "Never Grow Old."
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