It's Real (James Ingram album)

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It's Real
Studio album by James Ingram
Released May 23, 1989
Recorded 1987–89
Genre R&B, jazz, quiet storm, soul, adult contemporary, New Jack Swing
Length 51:27
Label Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records
Producer James Ingram, Thom Bell, Gene Griffin, Gerald Levert, Dennis Matosky, Michael J. Powell, Bernard Taylor
James Ingram chronology
Never Felt So Good
(1986)
It's Real
(1989)
Always You
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

It's Real is the title of the third full-length recording from R&B singer-songwriter James Ingram. It was released in 1989 on Quest/Warner Bros. Records, and features the smash hit single "I Don't Have the Heart", which peaked at number 1 for 1 week. It also features a remake of the classic song "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", re-written with different lyrics and entitled "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Real" (Frank, Griffin, Hankerson, Ingram) 5:13
  2. "I Wanna Come Back" (Gordon, Levert) 4:51
  3. "Call On Me" (Ingram, Taylor) 4:03
  4. "So Fine" (Ingram, Taylor) 4:04
  5. "Love Come Down" (Griffin, Ingram) 5:40
  6. "Baby Be Mine" (Bell, Ingram) 5:00
  7. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Jerry Wexler) 5:04
  8. "Love One Day At a Time" (Ingram, Seward) 4:31
  9. "I Don't Have the Heart" (Friedman, Rich) 4:14
  10. "Someday We'll All Be Free" (Hathaway, Howard) 4:10
  11. "When Was the Last Time the Music Made You Cry" (Ingram, Matosky, Wakefield) 4:57

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Gene Griffin, Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon, James Ingram, Bernard Taylor, Thom Bell, Michael J. Powell, Monty Seward & Matkosky
  • Engineered & Mixed By Dave Way, Mike Tarsia, Paul Ericksen, Steve Van Arden, Sidney Burton, Winston Johnson, Robert Loftus, Barney Perkins & Dennis Matkosky
  • Mastered By Bernie Grundman

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