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article imageReview: Aretha Franklin delivers on Adele cover of 'Rolling in the Deep' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 30, 2014 in Music
The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin has covered Adele's hit single "Rolling in the Deep" and she has done the song more than justice.
Towards the end of the song, she incorporates a medley of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," which is an added bonus.
As indicated in Rolling Stone, "Rolling in the Deep" is the lead single from her new 10-track covers album entitled Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, which will be out on October 21, via the label, RCA Records.
Other noteworthy classics featured on the forthcoming project include Franklin's versions of Etta James' "At Last," Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Alicia Keys' "No One," Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman," Sinead O'Connor's signature song "Nothing Compares 2 U, as well as "You Keep Me Hangin' On," the latter of which she plays piano.
The Verdict
All hail the queen of R&B and soul, Aretha Franklin and her bravura cover of the chart-topping Adele single. She gave "Rolling in the Deep" a refreshing and sultry rendition, where the listener can easily recall Patti LaBelle. Franklin proves that she is like fine wine, only getting better with age, and she still rocks. It is no wonder that in 1987, she was the first female performer to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If this song is an indication of the content that one can expect on the new album, then it should be quite promising.
For more information on Aretha Franklin and her music, visit her Facebook page.
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