When you record an original song alongside undeniable classics such as I Heard It Through The Grapevine, (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay and Stand By Me, it better be good – and Rick Price has crafted an instant classic with Farewell But Not Goodbye.

A tribute to soul great Aretha Franklin, the hymn-like track with a hypnotic melody – “a melody of love” – is sure to become a funeral song. Price has always loved soul music (check out his brilliant cover of Walk Away Renée on his debut album), and for his 10th studio album he’s taking us on a trip to Soulville, celebrating the ’60s soul singers who inspired him.

Price is a fine soul singer – hear his stunning take on A Change Is Gonna Come – and like his California Dreaming album with Jack Jones, this is a sweet treat.

Soulville by Rick Price is out August 6 via Sony.

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