Reba (album)

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Not to be confused with Reba McEntire (album).
Reba
Studio album by Reba
Released April 18, 1988
Genre Country
Length 35:46
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Reba McEntire
Reba chronology
Merry Christmas to You
(1987)
Reba
(1988)
Sweet Sixteen
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Reba is the 13th studio album by American country music singer Reba McEntire, released in 1988. The title signifies that she had become so well known that she could be identified by first name alone, but also signals an entirely different style to her music. Gone were the honky tonk stable steel guitars and fiddles of My Kind of Country and Have I Got a Deal for You, to be replaced by a highly produced and orchestrated Bakersfield-like sound. This did not diminish the album's sales, as it was her third #1 country album, and two of its tracks, I Know How He Feels and New Fool at an Old Game, reached #1 on the Billboard country singles charts. A remake of an old jazz vocal standard made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Sunday Kind of Love, reached the #5 spot. Also covered was Respect, a song made famous by Aretha Franklin.

The album debuted at #20 for the week of May 21, 1988 on the Country Albums chart, and peaked at #1 for the week of June 11, 1988. The album stayed at #1 for 6 consecutive weeks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "So, So, So Long"   Lisa Palas, Alan Taylor 3:40
2. "Sunday Kind of Love"   Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes 3:00
3. "New Fool at an Old Game"   Steve Bogard, Rick Giles, Sheila Stephen 3:50
4. "You're the One I Dream About"   Pamela Brown, Teresa Jackson 3:38
5. "Silly Me"   Ben Weisman, Roberts Etoll 4:14
6. "Respect"   Otis Redding 2:39
7. "Do Right by Me"   Bogard, Giles 3:37
8. "I Know How He Feels"   Rick Bowles, Williams Robinson 3:20
9. "Wish I Were Only Lonely"   Bogard, Giles 3:56
10. "Everytime You Touch Her"   Pam Rose, Pat Bunch, Mary Ann Kennedy 3:52

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Reba McEntire for Reba McEntire Productions & Jimmy Bowen for Lynwood Productions
  • Recorded at Sound Stage Studios and Emerald Sound, Nashville, TN
  • Mixed By John Guess at Masterfonics
  • Engineered By Mark J. Coddington & Marty Williams
  • Mastered By Glenn Meadows
  • Digital Editing By Milan Bogdan

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 118

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions[2]
US Country CAN Country
1988 "Sunday Kind of Love" 5 9
"I Know How He Feels" 1 1
"New Fool At An Old Game" 1 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – Reba". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Always & Forever
by Randy Travis
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 11 - August 6, 1988
Succeeded by
Alabama Live
by Alabama