Aretha Franklin’s Cover of “Rolling In The Deep”

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  • Djoko
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    I think it’s awful:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNWeGngQqOI

    Discuss.

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    Macbeth
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    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 version 

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    KyleBailey
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    I don’t know what to feel. It’s odd but I don’t know 

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    Troy
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    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.

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    tennisfreak
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    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.

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    Anonymous
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    It is not that bad but i am disappointed

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    vinny
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    As far as I’m concerned, she could sing whatever she wants. As long as she is still singing I am happy.

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    BamaEd
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    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. 

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    KaRol
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    she sounded awful on Letterman’s show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl8iBkjnRdA

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    Baby Clyde
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    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.

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    Atypical
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    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).

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    circa 1993
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    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. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    Mess.

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    Gucci
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    I almost threw-up at the end of this version.

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    syrus80
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    This is as atrocious as her cover of “A House Is Not A Home” and she won a Grammy for butchering that classic.

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