Patti (album)

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Studio album by Patti LaBelle
Released July 03, 1985 [1]
Recorded 1984
Genre pop, dance-pop
Label Philadelphia International
Producer Cecil Womack, Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel, Joseph Jefferson, Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble
Patti LaBelle chronology
I'm in Love Again
Winner in You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews 2/5 stars[3]

Patti is an album released by singer Patti LaBelle, her third and final release from the Philadelphia International Records label. The album was the final contractual release from PIR, giving her free rein to sign a new lengthier contract with MCA Records, the label she had signed to in 1984 to record the songs for the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. The album failed to top the success of I'm in Love Again, bottoming out of both the pop and R&B charts. It was notable for LaBelle's rendition of "Look to the Rainbow", and a live version of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' "If You Don't Know Me By Now", which she had recorded in 1984 (a 1982 live version would later be included on LaBelle's Live in Washington album). This was also the last PIR album to be distributed under the original deal with CBS Records before the label switched distribution to Manhattan Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Symphony" (Linda Womack) (3:36)
  2. "Living Double" (Bunny Sigler) (4:20)
  3. "Where I Wanna Be" (Kenny Gamble) (4:16)
  4. "Shy" (Bunny Sigler) (4:26)
  5. "Look to the Rainbow" (Burton Lane, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) (4:31)
  6. "I Can't Forget You" (James Herbert Smith, Terri Wells) (4:34)
  7. "What Can I Do For You" (Charles B. Simmons, Richard W. Roebuck) (4:14)
  8. "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (live) (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) (8:09)