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Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics

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ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS Aretha Franklin
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The Queen of Soul delivers a rollicking take on Adele’s ”Rolling in the Deep,” but covers of other lady icons — Chaka, Barbra, Etta — feel dated or ill-conceived (Sinéad O’Connor’s ”Nothing Compares 2 U” gets an unfortunate jazz makeover). It all plays like the official soundtrack to Gay Pride 1977. B-

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