Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

DVD - 2019
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A documentary presenting th elive recording of Aretha Franklon's album 'Amazing grace' at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angelese in January 1972.
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : Universal, [2019]
Branch Call Number: 782.254
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolby digital 5.1
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Dec 12, 2019

Not impressed at all, every song sounded the same. She sings loud with enthusiasm which works well for gospels. I was very surprised with all the 5 star ratings. a 5 star should be reserved for a movie that most likely will get awards and this one has no chance. We ended up fast forwarding through a lot of the video. Best a 3 star if you are really into gospel music if your are not don't wast your time on this movie. The best part was her dad talking about how she was in her childhood. A very average move so I gave it a 3 star.

Dec 08, 2019

This is worth watching just for the crowd gathered and their fashion sense. Ah the 70's.

Nov 23, 2019

Mick Jagger is in the audience!

Nov 07, 2019

Aretha Franklin was and is one of my favorite singers of all time. This film takes place in the 1970's when Aretha was working on a gospel album and wanted to make a documentary showing what she was working on. It takes place in the church she was brought up in I mean she was the daughter of a minister and church was part of life till the day she died. This documentary was never finished and it was never meant to be released because Aretha did not want to be released however, people went against her wishes and published this documentary anyway after she passed on. Through it you can enjoy the amazing voice of Aretha Franklin and enjoy the experience of her making the gospel album she planned to make that did make it to the top of the charts. Enjoy this film and experience the amazing magic that is the voice of Aretha Franklin.

Oct 07, 2019



God gave such amazing grace to such a talented singer and musician to compile this classic gospel ensemble! Glory, alleluia!



Sep 13, 2019

Very intuitive to the artist and the times.

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.

Aug 30, 2019

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

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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