The Complete Studio Collection. All eight studio albums from 1981’s ‘Face Value’ to 2010’s ‘Going Back’ in one Box Set for the first time on CD. After an incredible comeback in 2016 that included a #2 charting compilation album, 300,000 catalogue sales, sold-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall and a headline slot at British Summer Time; Rhino looks to round out a hugely successful catalogue campaign with a new Complete Studio Collection the brings together all eight of Phil Collins’ albums for the first time. The set includes all eight studio albums from 1981’s ‘Face Value’ to 2010’s ‘Going Back’ – five of which were UK #1. This CD slipcase box features mini gatefold wallets and the remastered music from last year’s re-issue campaign.
A BRAND NEW ME: ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA pairs classic vocals from some of the most iconic songs that the Queen of Soul recorded for Atlantic Records with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A BRAND NEW ME features Franklin’s instantly recognizable voice woven together with new orchestral arrangements. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recorded the music at Abbey Road Studios in London, with brand new backing vocals led by Grammy®-winning singer Patti Austin. The result is another timeless record that retains the soul, groove, and gospel power of Franklin’s revered talent. Among the standout tracks are newly re-imagined versions of classics like the Billboard #1 R&B hits “Respect,” “Think,” “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” and “Angel.”
Aretha Franklin has simply been one of the greatest singers of the modern generation, and whether bringing her powerful, passionate voice to bear on gospel standards, songs from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, pop ditties, or deep Southern soul and R&B, she has always had the presence -- much like Ray Charles -- to make anything she touches unmistakably hers. Franklin began her career in gospel when she was still a teenager, and her amazing vocal talents, coupled with her fine piano playing, marked her as a once-in-a-lifetime kind of artist, qualities very apparent to legendary talent scout John Hammond, who signed her to Columbia Records.