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Natalie is a 1976 album by American singer Natalie Cole. Cole's second studio album, It was released on April 9, 1976 by Capitol Records. The album features the hit singles, "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" and "Mr. Melody". The track, "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

Natalie
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 9, 1976
Recorded1975–76; Curtom Studios (Chicago, Illinois)
Genre
LabelCapitol
Producer
Natalie Cole chronology
Inseparable
(1975)
Natalie
(1976)
Unpredictable
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]
Rolling Stone(average) [3]

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mr. Melody" 3:07
2."Heaven Is With You" 4:17
3."Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)"Jackson, Yancy, Natalie Cole3:27
4."No Plans for the Future" 3:12
5."Can We Get Together Again" 3:12
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Keep Smiling" 2:55
7."Good Morning Heartache"Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham, Dan Fisher4:19
8."Not Like Mine"Jackson, Yancy, Cole3:03
9."Touch Me" 4:14
10."Hard to Get Along" 2:45

PersonnelEdit

  • Natalie Cole – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Tennyson Stephens – keyboards
  • Marvin Yancy – keyboards, arrangements (3, 4, 5, 9, 10)
  • Cash McCall – guitar
  • Joseph "Lucky" Scott – bass guitar
  • Quinton Joseph – drums
  • Henry Gibson – percussion
  • Chuck Jackson – percussion, arrangements (3, 5, 9, 10)
  • Richard Evans – arrangements (1-5, 7)
  • Gene Barge – arrangements (3, 6, 8, 9, 10)

ProductionEdit

  • Producers – Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy (Tracks 1, 2 & 4-10); Gene Barge and Richard Evans (Track 3).
  • Executive Producer – Larkin Arnold
  • Engineers – Roger Anfinsen and Fred Brietberg
  • Mastered by Wally Traugott at Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction – Roy Kohara
  • Photography – Charles W. Bush
  • Management – Kevin Hunter

ChartsEdit

Chart (1976) Peak
[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 13
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
A/C

[4]
1976 "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" 25 1
"Mr. Melody" 49 10 25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Natalie > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ McEwen, Joe (July 15, 1976). "Natalie Cole: Natalie : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2006-05-12. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  4. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Natalie Cole". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-27.

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