Aretha Franklin Wows With Her Version of “Amazing Grace”

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How do you take a classic gospel song like “Amazing Grace” and make it sound better than ever before? Easy, you have the great Aretha Franklin sing it and create her own version of the worship favorite! The video below is of the amazing Franklin doing just that, singing her heart-felt soulful version of the beloved “Amazing Grace”.

More About Aretha Franklin

Aretha’s vocal talent was unsurpassed and fans of hers can point to many hits over the years to prove this fact. Her most well known song was likely her iconic “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” or her unexpected stand in performance of “Nessum Dorma.” However, she had countless artistic accomplishments throughout her life.

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About Aretha Franklin Singing “Amazing Grace”

The 10-minute video of Franklin singing “Amazing Grace” was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. It was recorded for her gospel album that went on to become the highest-selling gospel album of all time. How about that? When Aretha sings a song, she does more than just hit the notes and pitches as written, she transforms it into a work of art and it becomes an inspiration. This ability of hers is no doubt why she was so beloved and respected within her industry.

The World Will Miss You Aretha

As you probably have heard by now, Aretha Franklin recently passed away at the age of 76. The music industry and the world as a whole will certainly miss the amazing talent of this gifted singer. May God richly bless you Aretha as you enter into your eternal award. Thank you for blessing us all with your voice and passion! There is likely none other who can inspire such emotion and intensity with mere music and vocals. You will be missed!