’s Amazing Grace documentary concert film will finally be released. Directed by Sydney Pollack at Los Angeles’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972, the long-sheveled footage will officially premiere November 12 at the Doc NYC film festival in New York City.
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According to, the 87-minute concert film will be shown for one-week engagements in Los Angeles this month and in New York City next month. The Times spoke with producer Alan Elliott who expects a larger release in January, perhaps in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Aretha Franklin released the double LP Amazing Grace in 1972 and it would go on to become the best-selling album in her illustrious career. Issues with synchronizing the audio and video recordings led to Pollack and Warner Bros.
Abandoning the planned documentary film following the album’s release. Elliott later secured the rights to the film before Pollack’s death in 2008 and has been attempting to get the film released ever since.
• Track Listings (14) - Disc #1 • Organ Introduction (On Our Way) - Aretha Franklin, Traditional • Opening Remarks - Aretha Franklin, • On Our Way - Aretha Franklin, Traditional • Aretha's Introduction - Aretha Franklin, • Wholy Holy - Aretha Franklin, Benson, Renaldo • You'll Never Walk Alone - Aretha Franklin, Hammerstein, Oscar • What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Aretha Franklin, Converse, Charles • Precious Memories - Aretha Franklin, Traditional • How I Got Over - Aretha Franklin, Ward, Clara • Precious Lord (Take My Hand) - Aretha Franklin, Dorsey, Thomas A. This Rhino re-release of Amazing Grace is at least as much a work of love as of marketing. The sound is beefier and clearer, but most importantly, the two-day church sessions are included. So, there's much more church (spe. Cifically, Reverend James Cleveland's marvelous orating) on the record, as well as contemporaryisms such as a cool organ rendition of George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord.'
Originally released as a double LP in 1972, Amazing Grace cracked the Billboard Top 10 on its release, making it one of the best selling gospel records of all time. Grace was recorded in a large Baptist church with an ultraenthusiastic audience in the pews, a full, funky band, and the Southern California Community Choir under the direction of Franklin's mentor, Cleveland.
Her voice is melismatic and intensely emotional, yet pure and controlled, as if she is channeling the Holy Ghost. Franklin's father, the brilliant preacher Reverend C.L. Franklin, makes a brief, proud appearance, remarking, 'She has never left the church!' Other highlights include the beautiful 'Wholy Holy,' an 11-minute, heart-stopping 'Amazing Grace,' and Inez Andrews's stirring 'Mary, Don't You Weep.' Way more than a return-to-the-roots record, this set is an inspired gospel-soul workout that arguably showcases Franklin's strongest singing ever. --Mike McGonigal.