Artist: Aretha Franklin Title Of Album: A Rose Is Still A Rose Year Of Release: 1998 Label (Catalog#): Arista [07822-18987-2] Country: USA Genre: Soul, R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 51:42 Full Size: 430 MB
For much of the '90s, Aretha Franklin acted as if she couldn't even care about appealing to a younger audience. She rarely recorded, and when she did, it was usually slick adult contemporary material. That's what makes the fresh A Rose Is Still a Rose such a surprise. Although it certainly has its share of predictably glossy ballads fit for adult radio (usually produced by Narada Michael Walden or Michael Powell), the most notable element of the album is that Franklin collaborates with fresh talent, all of whom are either prominent rap figures or at least fluent in hip-hop.
01. A Rose Is Still a Rose (Lauryn Hill) 4:27 02. Never Leave You Again (Sean Puffy Combs, Price, Corey Rooney) 4:36 03. In Case You Forgot (Bill Dickens, Tim Gant, Michael Gray) – 4:49 04. Here We Go Again (Troy Lee Broussard, Jermaine Dupri, Wayne Garfield, Trey Lorenz, Mauro Malavasi, David Romani) 3:30 05. Every Little Bit Hurts (Sam Cooke, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Jr.) 4:07 06. In the Morning (Daryl Simmons) 4:56 07. I'll Dip (Dallas Austin) 4:06 08. How Many Times (Greg Charley, David Foster, John Winston) 4:21 09. Watch My Back (Norman West) 4:45 10. Love Pang (Mira Waters, Nancy Wilson) 4:20 11. The Woman (Franklin) 7:41
************************************** Arranger, Producer - Dallas Austin, Narada Michael Walden Arranger, Vocals (bckgr), Producer - Lauryn Hill Bass - Ronnie Garrett, Al Turner, Colin Wolfe Bass, Keyboards, Programming, Drum Programming - Louis Biancaniello Drums - Ron Otis Guitar - Vernon "Ice" Black, Johari Newton Guitar (Bass) - Isaac Vere Keyboards - Vernon D. Fails Keyboards, Producer, Drum Programming - Daryl Simmons Keyboards, Programming, Associate Producer - James Fischer, Eric Hicks Percussion, Drums, Producer - Michael J. Powell Piano - Darryl Houston, James Poiser, Vance Taylor Programming - Dent, Stevie J., Vada Nobles String Arrangements - Akua Dixon Strings - Indigo Quartet Vocals - Debra Killings Vocals (bckgr) - Darcy Aldridge, Trina Broussard, Nikita Germaine, Tina Gibson, Sandy Griffith, Skyler Jett, Kelly Price, Claytoven Richardson, Esther Ridgeway, Gloria Ridgeway, Gracie Ridgeway, Fred Ross, Annie Stocking, Tann, Jeanie Tracy