Wednesday 18 October 2017

Aretha Franklin covering Sinead O'Connor classic 'Nothing Compares 2 U' on new album

<b>19. I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got - Sinead O’Connor (1990)</b><br/>
The Dubliner’s second album continued where her startling debut left off. A stunning cover, Nothing Compares 2 U, made her a star, while the strident The Emperor’s New Clothes screamed: “Don’t mess with me.”
19. I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got - Sinead O’Connor (1990)
The Dubliner’s second album continued where her startling debut left off. A stunning cover, Nothing Compares 2 U, made her a star, while the strident The Emperor’s New Clothes screamed: “Don’t mess with me.”
Aretha Franklin attends her 70th birthday party in New York (AP)
Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin tackles Sinead O’Connor’s classic, ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ on her new covers album.

The song was written by Prince and became a massive hit for O’Connor in 1990 when it was released as the second single from her second studio album, ‘I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got’.

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, which releases October 31, includes covers of female artists from Barbra Streisand to Etta James, Alicia Keyes, and Chaka Khan.

The lead single will be Aretha’s version of Adele’s 2010 hit Rolling in the Deep.

The 72-year-old soul legend’s last album, Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love was released in 2011 and was a commercial flop.

This time she has teamed up with previous collaborator Clive Davis, who worked with her on her hugely successful 1998 album, ‘A Rose Is Still A Rose’. She also worked with Babyface and Andre 3000.

Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Divas Classics track list...

1. At Last (Etta James)

2. Rolling In The Deep (Adele)

3. Midnight Train To Georgia (Gladys Knight and the Pips)

4. I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)

5. People (Barbra Streisand)

6. No One (Alicia Keys)

7. I’m Every Woman (Chaka Khan) / Respect

8. Teach Me Tonight (Dinah Washington)

9. You Keep Me Hangin’ On (The Supremes)

10. Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinéad O’Connor)

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