Front, inside and back of Aretha Franklin’s gatefold double album Amazing Grace. Title set in ITC Pioneer, other text set in Futura. “Miss Franklin” is credited for all lead vocals, all arrangements, as a co-producer and as a musician: she plays the piano on two tracks and celeste on one track.
Aretha Franklin disproved the notion that once you leave the church, you can’t go back. She returned in triumph on this 1972 double album, making what might be her greatest release ever in any style. Her voice was chilling, making it seem as if God and the angels were conducting a service alongside Franklin, Rev. James Cleveland, the Southern California Community Choir, and everyone else in attendance. Her versions of “How I Got Over” and “You’ve Got a Friend” are legendary. ~ Ron Wynn (via Tidal)