Everlasting (Natalie Cole album)

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Everlasting
Studio album by Natalie Cole
Released June 14, 1987
Recorded 1986-1987
Genre R&B, Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label Manhattan
Elektra (1991 Re-release)
Producer Jerry Knight, Aaron Zigman (track 1), Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway (track 2), Dennis Lambert (tracks 3, 6 & 7), Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager (tracks 4 & 8), Marcus Miller (track 5), Reggie Calloway (track 9), Eddie Cole (track 10), Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts (track 11), Gerry Griffith (exec.)
Natalie Cole chronology
Dangerous
(1985)
Everlasting
(1987)
The Natalie Cole Collection
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Everlasting is a 1987 album by Natalie Cole. She returned to Capitol Records via Manhattan Records. This album is considered her commercial comeback.

It was, by far, one of Natalie's most diverse set from the hot dance opus from the hot producing duo of the time, The Calloways, contributing, "Jump Start", the Top 3 R&B and Pop Top 10. The pure pop crossover cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac" also hit the Hot 100 Top 10 and the pop/adult contemporary hit, "I Live For Your Love". These great singles were augmented by equally strong album cuts from as diverse a contributor to the above listed, Bacharach/David, "In My Reality" and "Split Decision" along with another great cover of "When I Fall in Love" bringing her another step closer to tapping into her father's era of the Great American Songbook.

The album that many had longed for was just around the bend as this comeback of sorts, set the stage, and her career would never quite be the same.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everlasting" (Jerry Knight, Aaron Zigman) 5:09
  2. "Jump Start" (Reggie Calloway) 6:22
  3. "The Urge to Merge" (Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel) 4:10
  4. "Split Decision" (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager) 4:10
  5. "When I Fall in Love" (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) 5:00
  6. "Pink Cadillac" (Bruce Springsteen) 4:20
  7. "I Live for Your Love" (Reswick, Allan Rich, Werfel) 4:23
  8. "In My Reality" (Bacharach) 5:21
  9. "I'm the One" (Calloway, Belinda Lipscomb) 5:21
  10. "More Than the Stars" (Natalie Cole) 4:33
  11. "What I Must Do" (Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts) (Cassette and Compact Disc only)[This track is present as track 6 of side B on vinyl copy MTLX 1012 although not listed on sleeve, jacket or disc label]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987)[2] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 42
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 8
UK Albums Chart 62

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