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Aretha Franklin: Almighty Fire

Joe McEwen, Rolling Stone, 29 June 1978

THERE'S A SONG on Almighty Fire that has little to do with the rest of this Curtis Mayfield-produced album. 'I'm Your Speed' ends side two and was probably tagged on as an afterthought, almost certainly at Aretha Franklin's insistence. The cut gives us more of a glimpse of Franklin's artistry and genius than her entire recorded output of the last few years.

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