Aretha Franklin

Amazing Grace Complete Recordings


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Aretha Franklin’s biggest-selling album and the best-selling live gospel album of all time is now released in a 4LP box set for the first time.
The set includes four, 180-gram LPs that contain both of Aretha’s transcendent performances at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which were recorded in Los Angeles on January 13 and 14, 1972.
Released on June 1, 1972, Amazing Grace would go on to sell more than two million copies in the in U.S. alone. It was not only the best-selling album of Franklin’s career, but it still also holds the record as the best-selling live gospel album of all time. In addition, the album also earned Franklin a Grammy award, her first for Best Soul Gospel Performance.

Tracklist

Thursday Night Show (1/13/72)
Side One
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”
Side Two
1. “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
2. “Precious Memories” – With Rev. James Cleveland
3. “How I Got Over”
Side Three
1. “Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You’ve Got A Friend”
2. “Climbing Higher Mountains”
3. “Give Yourself To Jesus”
Side Four
1. “Amazing Grace”
2. “My Sweet Lord” – Instrumental
Friday Night Show (1/14/72)
Side Five
1. Organ Introduction (“On Our Way”) and Opening Remarks – Ken Lupper & Rev. James Cleveland
2. “On Our Way” – Southern California Community Choir
3. Aretha’s Introduction – Rev. James Cleveland
4. “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
5. “Wholy Holy”
Side Six
1. “Climbing Higher Mountains”
2. “God Will Take Care Of You”
3. “Old Landmark”
Side Seven
1. “Mary, Don’t You Weep”
2. “Never Grow Old”
Side Eight
1. Remarks By Reverend C.L. Franklin
2. “Precious Memories” – With Rev. James Cleveland
3. “My Sweet Lord” – Instrumental