Love All the Hurt Away

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Love All the Hurt Away
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust, 1981[1][2]
GenreR&B, pop[2]
ProducerArif Mardin
Aretha Franklin chronology
Aretha Sings the Blues
Love All the Hurt Away
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Singles from Love All the Hurt Away
  1. "Love All the Hurt Away"
    Released: August, 1981
  2. "Hold On, I'm Comin'"
    Released: October, 1981 (Not in U. S.)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauA-[4]

Love All The Hurt Away is the twenty-seventh studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released in August 1981, this album is the singer's second release under the Arista Records label.[2] The Arif Mardin-produced disc reached fourth place on Billboard's R&B albums chart and #36 on the main Billboard album chart.


Franklin's cover version of Sam & Dave's classic hit "Hold On! I'm Comin'" won Franklin her 11th Grammy Award in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female category. The award was her first Grammy win since 1974. After its original release, the album was re-issued on CD in 2012 by Cherry Red Records and it also included three bonus tracks.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Love All The Hurt Away.[6]

1."Love All the Hurt Away" (duet with George Benson)Sam Dees4:09
2."Hold On, I'm Comin'"David Porter, Isaac Hayes5:14
3."Living in the Streets"Rod Temperton3:53
4."There's a Star for Everyone"Allee Willis, Don Yowell, David Lasley4:26
5."You Can't Always Get What You Want"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards5:18
6."It's My Turn"Carole Bayer Sager, Michael Masser5:30
7."Truth and Honesty*"Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen4:15
8."Search On"Chuck Jackson4:47
9."Whole Lot of Me*"Aretha Franklin3:23
10."Kind of Man*"Aretha Franklin4:19
2012 Reissue Bonus Tracks
11."Hold On, I'm Comin'" (12" version)Porter, Hayes6:44
12."Livin' in the Streets" (12" version)Temperton6:17
13."It's My Turn" (single version)Sager, Masser4:03



  • Producers – Arif Mardin (Tracks 1-10); Aretha Franklin (Tracks 7, 9 & 10).
  • Production Coordination – Frank DeCaro
  • Production Assistant – Chrissy Allerdings
  • Engineer – Jeremy Smith
  • Assistant Engineers – Terry Christian, Steve McManus, Michael O'Reilly and Jim Simon.
  • Mixing on Tracks 2 & 5 – Lew Hahn, Arif Mardin and Michael O'Reilly.
  • Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Wally Heider Studios and Sunset Sound (Los Angeles, CA); Atlantic Studios (New York, NY).
  • Cover Concept – Aretha Franklin
  • Art Direction and Design – Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
  • Photography – George Hurrell


  1. ^ The Global and Mail - In Photos: Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul"
  2. ^ a b c iTunes - Aretha Franklin - Love All The Hurt Away (1981)
  3. ^ link
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Love All the Hurt Away review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2013-04-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Love All The Hurt Away (record sleeve). Aretha Franklin. New York City, NY: Arista Records. 1981.CS1 maint: others (link)