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Spirit In The Dark

Aretha Franklin


Spirit in the Dark is Aretha Franklin's 17th studio album from 1970. We have it on Blue Galaxy vinyl.

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Exclusive Features
color Blue Galaxy
foil stamped Yes
mastering engineer Ryan Smith
mastering studio Sterling Sound
remastering details Mastered From the Original Mono Master Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Atlantic
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1LP

format

1970

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


The Queen of Soul released Spirit in the Dark in 1970 as her 17th studio album and includes the hit singles "Don't Play That Song" and "Spirit in the Dark." In addition to having several covers from artists like B.B. King, Carole King, Dr. John, Jimmy Reed and more, the album features five of Aretha Franklin's own compositions, becoming the most she had ever recorded for a single album.

The reissue of Spirit in the Dark is exclusive to VMP. It's pressed on Blue Galaxy vinyl.

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Lisa Robinson
CREEM Magazine, 1970

A fellow native of Detroit, Aretha Franklin loomed large in the pages of CREEM, with reviews of her albums and performances often cloaked in a feeling of awe from even the most curmudgeonous of writers. “This is going to sound like a fan letter. But I can’t help it. When Aretha Franklin is at her best, I cannot imagine that anyone could be better. She purrs, shouts, croons, moans... every single emotion known to woman is contained within the several octaves that she has at her command,” CREEM writer Lisa Robinson wrote in her December 1970 review of one of Franklin’s shows after the release of Spirit In The Dark earlier that year. A quintessential CREEM album then, and now.

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Lisa Robinson
CREEM Magazine, 1970

A fellow native of Detroit, Aretha Franklin loomed large in the pages of CREEM, with reviews of her albums and performances often cloaked in a feeling of awe from even the most curmudgeonous of writers. “This is going to sound like a fan letter. But I can’t help it. When Aretha Franklin is at her best, I cannot imagine that anyone could be better. She purrs, shouts, croons, moans... every single emotion known to woman is contained within the several octaves that she has at her command,” CREEM writer Lisa Robinson wrote in her December 1970 review of one of Franklin’s shows after the release of Spirit In The Dark earlier that year. A quintessential CREEM album then, and now.

Spirit In The Dark

Aretha Franklin

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