Aretha Franklin’s Queen Of Soul is a double CD, the first the original version of her great songs, CD2 the recent CD of Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which paired Franklin’s vocal tracks with orchestral arrangements. As it’s Christmas and Franklin fans will have all these songs, they’ve bunged on a version of Silent Night, just piano and Aretha. Given her stupendous voice, there’s not much silent about it: it just needs a video of Jake and Elwood dabbing away tears. All together now: “Sleeeee-eeeee-eeeep in heeeeeeeaaavanly peeeeeEEEEEeeeeEEEEEeece.”
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