Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

DVD - 2019
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A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album 'Amazing grace' at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in January 1972.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: EnglishFrenchSpanish subtitle version
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.254 Franklin
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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uncommonreader
Sep 13, 2019

Very intuitive to the artist and the times.

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ba_library
Sep 08, 2019

In Psalms it says “make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” Aretha makes an electrifying, soulful declaration of her divine gift and talent. Lovely to see her in her traditional milieu. The daughter of a Baptist minister--who makes an appearance on day two of her performance—recalls speaking to his dry cleaner after that person saw Aretha perform on television and the dry cleaner comments she was okay, but they missed her gospel music. Reverend Franklin replies, “She never left the church.” This DVD; filmed in 1972 at a Baptist church in Watts has the Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir as back up for Aretha. Even if you are not religious, you will experience the joy of those united in faith and expressed so beautifully by Aretha.

SJPL_JessL Sep 03, 2019

Film footage from Aretha Franlkin's recording of the live album Amazing Grace. Watching her in her prime sing and interact was spell binding. Anyone who enjoys her music at any stage in her career and/or gospel will not be disappointed.

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GroundSuppression
Aug 30, 2019

Wait .......if you need me to tell you about re re re re you should not watch it

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Chiefie_2
Aug 17, 2019

We have rarely been so disappointed in a movie. While the atmosphere in this church in 1972 was really electric and entertaining, all but one of the hymns she sang were sung with lengthy pauses in between all the words. Heartfelt to be sure, but not recognizable. And boring. Such a wonderful singer, yet only the 3rd hymn had any tempo! This is not the way she sang it in the preview. We felt robbed.
A great highlight was Reverend L. C. Franklin, her father, a very interesting minister. He talked about her childhood, very moving. So a 2 out of 10 rating.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 29, 2019

Unreleased until this year, this is one of the most remarkable concert films I've ever seen.

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TomHoy
Jul 04, 2019

Amazing Grace
2018 ‧ Music/Concert ‧ 2 hours
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Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.
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