documentary on the making of... the legendary double live album, which was hailed with rave reviews last year
Rhino celebrates the extraordinary artist with the release of Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings, released on vinyl for the first time in this form! Released three days before Franklin's birthday, it consists of 4 LPs on high-quality 180g vinyl featuring the two full-length otherworldly performances at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church recorded on January 13 and 1 1972
Amazing Grace was released on June 1, 1972 and sold over 2 million copies in the US alone. Not only did it become Aretha Franklin's best-selling album, but it still holds the record as the best-selling gospel album of all time. Aretha Franklin was awarded a Grammy® for Amazing Grace - her first in the Best Soul Gospel Performance category. In its original version, Amazing Grace contained 13 songs plus notes from Reverend C. L. Franklin. In 1999, the album was remastered and expanded to include all recordings from both evenings.
Reviews"'Amazing Grace' is a soulful cornerstone of the turbulent year 1972." (Jazz thing, April/May 2018)
"After listening to what is arguably the best gospel album of all time, you just want to kneel before soul's greatest singer." (Audio, August 2019)