September 30, 2014 at 12:04 am #402471
I think its alright – its not her greatest vocal performance, but its nice to see her doing something a little bit different. I prefer it to the Adele versionSeptember 30, 2014 at 12:26 am #402472
I don’t know what to feel. It’s odd but I don’t knowSeptember 30, 2014 at 5:39 am #402473
Franklin has a powerful, soulful voice, but one thing I feel her voice lacks is a pleasant quality and tone. I think this cover is a brilliant example of that.September 30, 2014 at 6:55 am #402474
I don’t understand the interpolation of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” which lyrically has NOTHING to do with anything going on in Adele’s masterpiece. As phenomenal as Aretha has been (and all singers should be so lucky to have that much firepower at 72), you can tell she’s pushing for notes she used to hit effortlessly. Still, this isn’t an embarrassment from an all time great and is at least a curious addition to her discography.September 30, 2014 at 8:42 am #402475
It is not that bad but i am disappointedSeptember 30, 2014 at 10:21 am #402476
As far as I’m concerned, she could sing whatever she wants. As long as she is still singing I am happy.September 30, 2014 at 11:31 am #402477
I love Aretha and she is a legend and has crafted some of the best songs. This I didn’t love. The arrangement stuck close to the Adele version which is fine, but still a little overproduced. Some of her phrasings I wasn’t a fan of though. I would have loved to hear her with a good horn section, maybe some strings, a Phil Spector-esque production. This just sounded too generic for her.
Friend of mine loved it. Another hated it and said she sounded disconnected from the song.September 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm #402479
Cissy doen’t look impressed.
Good grief that was tragic. And what the fuck is she wearing???
The recorded version sounds
like something will.i.am produced. She keeps adding in extras words
that ruin the flow and in other parts is completely unintelligible. And
what’s that ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ nonsense at the end. Neither
song has anything to do with the
other apart from the fact that one has the word ‘high’ and the other
‘deep’ in the title.
Who’d have thunk Adele could out soul Aretha.September 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm #402480
I don’t see the need for the “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” element to the song. It’s very “Glee”-ish mash-up level. Other than that, I think the vocal’s fine. She’s a legend who can do whatever she wants at this point, so show some respect (no pun intended).September 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm #402481
What I love about Aretha is her sheer audacity. She literally gives no f*cks. That’s why she remains of one of the greatest divas in music.October 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm #402482
Mess.October 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm #402483
I almost threw-up at the end of this version.
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