Spirit in the Dark

~ Release by Aretha Franklin (see all versions of this release, 7 available)

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Tracklist

Digital Media 1
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1Don’t Play That Song
engineer:
Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Lewis Hahn
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
mixer:
Arif Mardin
bass:
Tommy McClure (on 1970-03-10)
drums (drum set):
Sammy Creason (on 1970-03-10)
guitar:
Charlie Freeman (on 1970-03-10)
keyboard:
Jim Dickinson (on 1970-03-10)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (on 1970-03-10), Brenda Bryant (on 1970-03-10) and Almeda Lattimore (on 1970-03-10)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
horn arranger:
Tom Dowd
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Atlantic Recording Corporation (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1970) and WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (in 1970)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (on 1970-03-10)
cover recording of:
Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) (on 1970-03-10)
writer:
Ahmet Ertegun (US American Songwriter, producer) and Betty Nelson
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation and Unichappell Music, Inc.
43:02
2The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss)
engineer:
Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Lewis Hahn
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
mixer:
Tom Dowd
bass:
Tommy McClure (on 1970-03-10)
drums (drum set):
Sammy Creason (on 1970-03-10)
guitar:
Charlie Freeman (on 1970-03-10)
keyboard:
Jim Dickinson (on 1970-03-10)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (on 1970-03-10), Brenda Bryant (on 1970-03-10) and Almeda Lattimore (on 1970-03-10)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (on 1970-03-10)
cover recording of:
The Thrill Is Gone (1951 blues song) (on 1970-03-10)
writer:
Roy Hawkins (in 1951) and Rick Darnell (in 1951)
publisher:
BMG Music Publishing, Inc., Carlin Music Corporation, Grosvenor House Music, Modern Music Publishing Co., Inc., Pamco Music Inc., Powerforce Music and Sounds Of Lucille, Inc.
34:42
3Pullin’
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
drums (drum set):
Roger Hawkins (on 1969-10-03)
electric bass guitar:
David Hood (on 1969-10-03)
electric piano and organ:
Barry Beckett (on 1969-10-03)
guitar:
Duane Allman (on 1969-10-03), Eddie Hinton (on 1969-10-03) and Jimmy Johnson (guitar, producer, Muscle Shoals rhythm section) (on 1969-10-03)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1969-10-03)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1969-10-03)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (on 1969-10-03)
recording of:
Pullin’ (on 1969-10-03)
writer:
Carolyn Franklin and Jimmy Radcliffe
publisher:
Springtime Music, Inc.
43:38
4You and Me
engineer:
Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Lewis Hahn
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
mixer:
Tom Dowd
bass:
Tommy McClure (on 1970-03-10)
drums (drum set):
Sammy Creason (on 1970-03-10)
guitar:
Charlie Freeman (on 1970-03-10)
keyboard:
Jim Dickinson (on 1970-03-10)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (on 1970-03-10)
recording of:
You and Me (on 1970-03-10)
lyricist and composer:
Aretha Franklin
43:34
5Honest I Do
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
drums (drum set):
Roger Hawkins (on 1969-05-27)
electric bass guitar:
David Hood (on 1969-05-27)
electric piano and organ:
Barry Beckett (on 1969-05-27)
guitar:
Duane Allman (on 1969-05-27), Eddie Hinton (on 1969-05-27) and Jimmy Johnson (guitar, producer, Muscle Shoals rhythm section) (on 1969-05-27)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1969-05-27)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1969-05-27)
cover recording of:
Honest I Do (on 1969-05-27)
lyricist and composer:
Jimmy Reed (blues musician)
writer:
Ewart G. Abner, Jr.
43:19
6Spirit in the Dark
engineer:
Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Lewis Hahn
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
mixer:
Tom Dowd
bass:
Tommy McClure (on 1970-03-10)
drums (drum set):
Sammy Creason (on 1970-03-10)
guitar:
Charlie Freeman (on 1970-03-10)
keyboard:
Jim Dickinson (on 1970-03-10)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Atlantic Recording Corporation (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (in 1970)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (on 1970-03-10)
recording of:
Spirit in the Dark (on 1970-03-10)
lyricist and composer:
Aretha Franklin
publisher:
Springtime Music, Inc.
3.54:02
7When the Battle Is Over
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
drums (drum set):
Roger Hawkins (on 1969-05-27)
electric bass guitar:
David Hood (on 1969-05-27)
electric piano:
Barry Beckett (on 1969-??-27)
guitar:
Eddie Hinton (on 1969-05-27) and Jimmy Johnson (guitar, producer, Muscle Shoals rhythm section) (on 1969-05-27)
organ:
Barry Beckett (on 1969-05-27)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1969-05-27)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (on 1969-05-27), Brenda Bryant (on 1969-05-27) and Almeda Lattimore (on 1969-05-27)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1969-05-27)
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (on 1969-05-27)
recording of:
When the Battle Is Over (on 1969-05-27)
writer:
Jessie Hill (American R&B and Louisiana blues singer) and Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John)
32:44
8One Way Ticket
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
bass:
Harold Cowart (in 1970-03)
drums (drum set):
Ray Lucas (in 1970-03)
guitar:
Cornell Dupree (in 1970-03)
organ:
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (in 1970-03)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (in 1970-03)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (in 1970-03), Brenda Bryant (in 1970-03) and Almeda Lattimore (in 1970-03)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (in 1970-03)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (in 1970-03)
recording of:
One Way Ticket (in 1970-03)
lyricist and composer:
Aretha Franklin
42:51
9Try Matty’s
engineer:
Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Lewis Hahn
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
mixer:
Tom Dowd
bass:
Harold Cowart (in 1969-10)
drums (drum set):
Ray Lucas (in 1969-10)
guitar:
Jim O’Rourke (US musician & producer) (in 1969-10)
organ:
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (in 1969-10)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (in 1969-10)
background vocals:
Evelyn Green (in 1969-10), Wylene Ivy (in 1969-10), Almeda Lattimore (in 1969-10) and Pat Lewis (in 1969-10)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (in 1969-10)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (in 1969-10)
recording of:
Try Matty’s (in 1969-10)
lyricist and composer:
Aretha Franklin
32:31
10That’s All I Want From You
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
bass:
Tommy McClure (on 1970-03-10)
drums (drum set):
Sammy Creason (on 1970-03-10)
guitar:
Charlie Freeman (on 1970-03-10)
keyboard:
Jim Dickinson (on 1970-03-10)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (on 1970-03-10)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (on 1970-03-10)
cover recording of:
That’s All I Want From You (on 1970-03-10)
lyricist and composer:
M. Rotha (Austrian composer and lyricist)
32:42
11Oh No Not My Baby
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
drums (drum set):
Roger Hawkins
electric bass guitar:
David Hood
electric piano and organ:
Barry Beckett
guitar:
Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree, Eddie Hinton and Jimmy Johnson (guitar, producer, Muscle Shoals rhythm section)
piano:
Aretha Franklin
vocals:
Aretha Franklin
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (in 1970)
cover recording of:
Oh No Not My Baby
lyricist:
Gerry Goffin
composer:
Carole King
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS‐affiliated), Screen Gems–EMI Music Ltd., Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング フジパシフィック事業部
42:55
12Why I Sing the Blues
engineer:
Ron Albert, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Lewis Hahn
producer:
Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
mixer:
Tom Dowd
bass:
Harold Cowart (in 1970-03)
drums (drum set):
Ray Lucas (in 1970-03)
guitar:
Cornell Dupree (in 1970-03)
organ:
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (in 1970-03)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (in 1970-03)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (in 1970-03), Brenda Bryant (in 1970-03) and Almeda Lattimore (in 1970-03)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (in 1970-03)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (in 1970-03)
cover recording of:
Why I Sing the Blues (in 1970-03)
writer:
Dave Clark (record promoter and musical consultant who worked with B.B. King) and B.B. King
publisher:
ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc., Duchess Music Corporation (BMI-affiliated), Pamco Music Inc. and Sounds Of Lucille, Inc.
43:04

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Release

phonographic copyright (℗) by:Atlantic Records (do not use as release label, use “Atlantic” instead.) (in 1970)
marketed by:Rhino Entertainment Company (not for release label use!)
part of:Apple Digital Masters (ex-“Mastered for iTunes”) (order: 58)
purchase for download:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id933584073 [info]
streaming page:https://music.apple.com/us/album/933584073 [info]