Friday, October 25, 2019

Amazing Grace, full track lists of the concerts and the albums (Wikipedia)

Amazing Grace: track listings of the double album and the original concerts from Wikipedia.

1972 double LP

Side one

No.    Title    Writer(s)    Length
1.    "Mary, Don't You Weep"    Spiritual    7:29
2.    "Medley: Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You've Got a Friend"    Thomas A. Dorsey, Frank Frazier / Carole King    5:34
3.    "Old Landmark"    W. Herbert Brewster, Adeline M. Brunner    3:40
4.    "Give Yourself to Jesus"    Robert Fryson    5:16

Side two

No.    Title    Writer(s)    Length

1.    "How I Got Over"    Clara Ward    4:22
2.    "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"    Joseph M. Scriven, Charles Crozat Converse    6:03
3.    "Amazing Grace"    John Newton    10:45

Side three

No.    Title    Writer(s)    Length

1.    "Precious Memories"    J. B. F. Wright    7:20
2.    "Climbing Higher Mountains"    Traditional    2:32
3.    "Remarks by Reverend C. L. Franklin"         1:56
4.    "God Will Take Care of You"    Traditional    8:48

Side four

No.    Title    Writer(s)    Length

1.    "Wholy Holy"    Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland    5:30
2.    "You'll Never Walk Alone"    Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II    6:31
3.    "Never Grow Old"    Traditional    9:57

    Adeline M. Brunner is also known as Herman Lubinsky.

Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings

Information is based on this edition’s Liner Notes

Disc 1
(Thursday Night Show - 1/13/72)

    Organ Introduction (On Our Way) - Performed by Kenneth Lupper
    Opening Remarks - Performed by Rev. James Cleveland
    On Our Way - Performed by Southern California Community Choir
    Aretha's Introduction - Performed by Rev. James Cleveland
    Wholy Holy
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    Precious Memories - Featuring Rev. James Cleveland
    How I Got Over
    Precious Lord (Take My Hand)/You've Got a Friend
    Climbing Higher Mountains
    Amazing Grace
    My Sweet Lord (Instrumental)
    Give Yourself to Jesus

Disc 2
(Friday Night Show - 1/14/72)

    Organ Introduction (On Our Way)/Opening Remarks
    Performed by Ken Lupper and Rev. James Cleveland
    On Our Way - Performed by Southern California Community Choir
    Aretha's Introduction - Performed by Rev. James Cleveland
    What a Friend We Have in Jesus
    Wholy Holy
    Climbing Higher Mountains
    God Will Take Care of You
    Old Landmark
    Mary Don't You Weep
    Never Grow Old
    Remarks by Rev. C. L. Franklin - Featuring Rev. James Cleveland
    Precious Memories - Featuring Rev. James Cleveland
    My Sweet Lord (Instrumental)

    Unless otherwise indicated, All tracks (except for "Remarks by Rev. C. L. Franklin") are performed by Aretha Franklin.


Amazing Grace, a documentary/concert film directed by Sydney Pollack for Warner Bros., was set to be released as part of a double bill with Super Fly in 1972. However, Pollack was unable to complete the film because he had not used a clapperboard to synchronize the picture and sound at the beginning of each take. The film ended up in the studio vaults for over 38 years. Before Pollack's death in 2008, he turned the footage over to producer Alan Elliott, who after two years succeeded in synchronizing the picture and sound and completing the film.

Elliott first planned to release the film in 2011, but was prevented from doing so when Franklin sued him for using her likeness without permission. However, Franklin's original contract for the film was later discovered at Warner Bros., and Elliott planned to show the film at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and Chicago International Film Festival in 2015. Franklin once again sued and was granted an emergency injunction against the Telluride screening, saying she had not given permission to screen the footage. Franklin issued a statement saying, "Justice, respect and what is right prevailed and one’s right to own their own self-image." Due to the ongoing litigation, the film was then removed from the schedules of both the Chicago and Toronto festivals as well.

The film premiered on November 12, 2018, three months after Franklin's death.


    Aretha Franklin – piano (D5, D7, celesta on B6), lead vocals
    Rev. James Cleveland – piano (A1-B5, B7, C1-C4, D6-D7), lead vocals (C1)
    Cornell Dupree – guitar
    Rev. C. L. Franklin - vocals (C3)
    Kenneth "Ken" Lupper – organ, additional keyboards
    Pancho Morales – congas, additional percussion
    Bernard Purdie – drums
    Chuck Rainey – bass
    Southern California Community Choir – background vocals


    Aretha Franklin - producer, musical arrangements
    Rev. James Cleveland - choir director
    Jimmy Douglass - assistant recording engineer
    Rev. Alexander Hamilton - assistant choir director
    Wally Heider - recording engineer
    Arif Mardin - producer, remixing, music editing
    Gene Paul - assistant recording engineer
    George Piros - assistant recording engineer
    Ray Thompson - recording engineer
    Jerry Wexler - producer

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