Editors’ Notes If you’re only planning on listening to one gospel record, make it this. Released after almost two decades of performance, Amazing Grace revisits Tennessee native Aretha Franklin’s musical roots in full, empowering splendor. And this opus isn't just a celebration; it's a revelation. Here Franklin liberates her vocals—tricking out traditional gospel standards with secular grooves and bluesy rock flourishes, as on the uptempo “How I Got Over”—and leads a swelling choir on “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

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Organ Introduction (On Our Way) [Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972]
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1:34
 
Opening Remarks By Reverend James Cleveland (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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1:36
 
On Our Way (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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1:58
 
Aretha's Introduction (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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2:14
 
Wholy Holy (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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6:55
 
You'll Never Walk Alone (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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8:26
 
What a Friend We Have In Jesus (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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5:56
 
Precious Memories (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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9:02
 
How I Got Over (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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5:30
 
Precious Lord, Take My Hand/You've Got a Friend (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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8:37
 
Climbing Higher Mountains (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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3:01
 
Amazing Grace (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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16:10
 
My Sweet Lord (Instrumental Version, Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972]
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2:02
 
Give Yourself to Jesus (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 13, 1972)
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5:19
 
Organ Introduction (On Our Way) / Opening Remarks By Ken Lupper & Rev. James Cleveland [Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972]
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2:32
 
On Our Way (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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3:01
 
Aretha's Introduction (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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2:59
 
What a Friend We Have In Jesus (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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6:18
 
Wholy Holy (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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5:46
 
Climbing Higher Mountains (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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5:25
 
God Will Take Care of You (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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9:00
 
Old Landmark (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972) [with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir]
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2:56
 
Mary, Don't You Weep (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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8:21
 
Never Grow Old (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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15:27
 
Remarks By Reverend C.L. Franklin (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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7:52
 
Precious Memories (Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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7:49
 
My Sweet Lord (Instrumental Version, Live at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, January 14, 1972)
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0:39
 

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