Aretha Franklin Album Due On October 21st

Posted: Sep 28 2014, 8:42pm CDT | by , in News

 
Aretha Franklin Album Due on October 21st
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The singer is set to start off on a campaign to promote her new album.

The Queen of Soul is returning with a new album set to be released this October 21st. The Soul singer is going to start off promoting her new album with high profile TV appearances over the next few weeks in the build up to her new release.

"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."

Detroit native Aretha Franklin's new album entitled Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics reportedly hits stores and online retailers Tuesday, a day before she's scheduled to appear on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."

Franklin, who is now 72-years-old, is also scheduled to appear Friday on NBC's "Today" show to talk about the album and perform a cover of Adele's hit song "Rolling in the Deep," according to The Detroit News.

"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."

Forbes website described Franklin's album as "a collection of classics — both newer and older — originally sung by female powerhouses of all kind."

"Included on the set is everyone from Gladys Knight (“Midnight Train to Georgia”) and Etta James (“At Last”)," Forbes' Hugh McIntyre repots, "to Alicia Keys (“No One”) and Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares 2 U”)."

This upcoming release will be Franklin’s 39th studio album. This does not include hercompilations and live recordings she has released throughout the years as an artist. The album is her first released since her 2011 "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love."

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