Aretha Franklin
Radio City Music Hall
New York, New York
February 17, 2012

Lineage: ZoomH2 internal mic> Tracks split using Sound Studio > to FLAC using xACT

Recording Location: Rear of orchestra section. Just in front of the mixing desk.

I owe everyone a big apology for making a stupid, careless mistake during this recording. For some reason, I plugged my microphones into the headphone jack of the recorder. This meant that the show was recorded through the internal mic of the ZoomH2. This wouldn't have been such a big deal if the recorder had not been under my jacket. The recording is listenable, but muffled. I am disgusted with myself. I'll do better next time.

This show had been scheduled far in advance of the death of Whitney Houston but once that tragic event occurred, the old set list went out the window and the show transformed into something of a tribute to Whitney Houston. Many special guests were in the audience and are pointed out at various times by Aretha. She performs two of Whitney Houston's songs, and together with Bishop Carlton Pearson, does a gospel number complete with backing by a choir. Bishop Peason also speaks about Whitney and offers a prayer.

For burning to CD, try splitting after track 13

01 intro 3:20
02 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher 3:24
03 Day Dreaming 4:28
04 Get it Right 4:55
05 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) 5:46
06 Sweet Bitter Love 4:39
07 The House That Jack Built 3:39
08 Ain't No Way 5:42
09 You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman) 6:29
10 Bishop Carlton Pearson on Whitney Houston 2:09
11 Farther Along We'll Understand Why (sung by Pearson) 2:29
12 prayer for Whitney Houston (Carlton Pearson) 3:06
13 Precious Memories (Aretha with Carlton Pearson and Gospel choir) 5:53
14 How Long I've Been Waiting 5:38
15 I Will Always Love You 4:17
16 Giving Him Something He Can Feel 6:06
17 Aretha tells a joke 3:12
18 Bridge Over Troubled Water 13:45
19 introductions 3:48
20 Spirit in the Dark 7:43
21 Greatest Love of All 8:42