I Say a Little Prayer
Label: Rhino Atlantic
A truly excellent two-CD guide to Franklin's hits from the late 1960s through the early '70s. The album hangs together stylistically, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a clunker, even among lesser-known numbers. All the obvious hits are here ("Think," "Respect," "A Natural Woman") but the gorgeous numbers "Wholy Holy" and "Day Dreaming" give the release texture.