My copy is a 2022 reissue by Vinyl Me, Please as a part of their Essentials track. It was actually Franklin’s tenth studio album but her first release on Atlantic.
Imagine having Respect as the lead off track on your debut album at a new label? Not that the nine albums at Columbia aren’t good but it’s clearly at Atlantic she starts to take flight.
Lots of great recordings here, including the title track, Dr. Feelgood, Do Right Woman / Do Right Man, and Save Me – plus a version of A Change is Gonna Come I don’t think most people know.
Two songs recorded at Muscle Shoals, the rest at Atlantic Studios in New York.