"I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You" was the first album for Aretha Franklin to become gold certified for over half million copies sold in America in 1967, released on 10th March 1967. It help to established Aretha as a superstar globally . The album also content her signature song, "Respect", which actually topped Billboard Pop Singles Chart listings. Rolling Stones magazine regarded "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You" album as one of the best and most influential albums of the rock era.
Billboard Pop Singles Chart listings: "Respect" was number one for two weeks from 3rd June to the 19th June 1967. Selling over million copies in the process. Billboard R&B Singles Chart listings, at the number one position for eight weeks, from 20th May 1967 until 15th July 1967.
The title track: "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You", achieved gold status for million plus copies sold and Billboard R&B number one on 25th March 1967 for seven weeks.
The title track was recorded at the world famous recording studios called FAME Studios, with the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
- "Respect" (Otis Redding)
- "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover)
- "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" (Ronny Shannon)
- "Soul Serenade" (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon)
- "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
- "Baby, Baby, Baby" (A. Franklin, Carolyn Franklin)
- "Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)" (A. Franklin, White)
- "Good Times" (Sam Cooke)
- "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" (Dan Penn, Chips Moman)
- "Save Me" (Ousley, A. Franklin, C. Franklin)
- "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Cooke)
- Aretha Franklin - Piano, Vocals
- King Curtis - Tenor saxophone
- Carolyn Franklin - Background Vocals
- Willie Bridges - Baritone saxophone
- Charles Chalmers - Tenor saxophone
- Gene Chrisman - Drums
- Tommy Cogbill - Bass
- Tom Dowd - Engineer
- Jimmy Johnson - Guitar
- Melvin Lastie - Trumpet, Cornet
- Chips Moman - Guitar
- Dewey Oldham - Keyboards
- Jerry Wexler - Producer