What Comes Naturally

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What Comes Naturally
Studio album by Sheena Easton
Released 1991
Genre Pop, New Jack Swing
Label MCA Records
Producer Ric Wake, Vassal Benford, Ian Prince, Denny Diante, Oliver Leiber, Brent "Epic" Mazur & Richard Wolf, Nick Mundy
Sheena Easton chronology
The Lover in Me
(1988)
What Comes Naturally
(1991)
No Strings
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[1]

What Comes Naturally is singer-songwriter Sheena Easton's eleventh studio album, released in 1991 on MCA Records. The album includes her final US Top 40 hit to date, "What Comes Naturally" (US #19, UK #83, Australia #3) which remained on the pop chart for 10 weeks. Other singles released were "You Can Swing It" and, "To Anyone" both which failed to chart. The album charted in the United States at #90. Easton is the co-writer on three tracks on the album. Easton is one of the few pop artists to adopt the New Jack Swing sound from the early 90's with chart success.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What Comes Naturally"   Antonia Armato, Gina Go-Go, Nick Mundy 4:32
2. "If You Wanna Keep Me"   Vassal Benford, Ronald Spearman, Ellis Jay 4:34
3. "You Can Swing It"   Brent "Epic" Mazur, Richard Wolf 4:08
4. "The First Touch of Love"   Sheena Easton, Ian Prince 4:34
5. "Forever Friends"   Oliver Leiber, Jeff Lorber 4:26
6. "The Next Time"   Sheena Easton, David Frank 4:10
7. "Manic Panic"   Ian Prince, Siedah Garrett 4:40
8. "Somebody"   Ian Prince 4:38
9. "Time Bomb"   David Frank, Martin Brammer 4:16
10. "Half a Heart"   Sheena Easton, Oliver Leiber, Derek Bramble 4:05
11. "To Anyone"   Dennis Matkosky, Matthew Wilder 4:57

Charts[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "What Comes Naturally" US Billboard Pop #19
1991 "What Comes Naturally" US Hot 100 Airplay #19
1991 "What Comes Naturally" US Hot Dance Club Play #39
1991 "What Comes Naturally" US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #39
1991 "What Comes Naturally" US Hot Singles Sales #18
1991 "What Comes Naturally" US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #13
1991 "What Comes Naturally" New Zealand Singles Chart #12
1991 "What Comes Naturally" Australian Singles Chart #3

Production and Personnel[edit]

  • Track 1 arranged by Nick Mundy. Produced by Nick Mundy and Denny Diante. Recorded by Robert Rochelle and Steve Harrison, with assistance by Marnie Riley. Mixed by Jon Gass. Joey Diggs: Vocal Backing. Nick Mundy: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum Programming, Vocal Backing
  • Track 2 arranged by Ron Spearman and Vassal Benford. Produced by Vassal Benford. Recorded by Neal Pogue, with assistance by Shawn Berman. Mixed by Peter Arata. Angela Dauphiney, Antoinette Brown, Charlene White, Mildred Black, Sheena Easton, Valerie Davis: Vocal Backing. Vassal Benford: All Instruments and Programming.
  • Track 3 arranged and produced by Wolf & Epic. Recorded by Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado, with assistance by Greg Barrett and Steve Egelman. Mixed by Frank Wolf and Gil Morales. Colin England, Delisa Davis: Vocal Backing. Richard Wolf: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocal Backing. Bret Mazur: Drums, Percussion, Programming.
  • Tracks 4, 7 and 8 arranged and produced by Ian Prince. Recorded and mixed by Ted Blaisdell, with recording assistance by Daryl Dobson. Alex Brown, Phil Perry: Vocal Backing on track 7. Ian Prince: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Synthesizer and Drum Programming, Percussion, Vocal Backing on track 8. Steve Milo: Additional Synth Programming. Robert Palmer: Guitars on track 7.
  • Track 5 arranged and produced by Oliver Leiber and Jeff Lorber. Recorded by Jeff Lorber and Gabriel Moffat, with assistance by Wolfgang Aichholz. Mixed by Alan Meyerson, with assistance by John Chamberlin. Carmen Twillie, Maxine Waters, Monalisa Young, Terry Young: Vocal Backing. Jeff Lorber and Oliver Leiber: Guitars, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Drum Programming.
  • Tracks 6 and 9 arranged and produced by David Frank. Track 6 recorded by Dave Dachinger, Doug Deangelis, Michael O'Reilly and Paul McKenna. Mixed by Ray Bardani. Track 9 recorded by Peter Arata, with recording assistance by Wolfgang Aichholz and mix assistance by John Chamberlin. Martin Brammer: Track 9 "Mix Advisor". B.J. Nelson, Debbe Cole: Vocal Backing (track 6). David Frank: Keyboards. Paul Pesco: Guitars (track 6). Will Lee: Bass (track 6). Jimmy Bralower: Drums, Percussion (track 6).
  • Track 10 arranged and produced by Oliver Leiber. Recorded by Jeff Lorber (Vocoder), Greg Grill, Peter Martinsen and Steven Harrison. Mixed by Jon Gass, with assistance by Donnell Sullivan. Monalisa Young, Portia Griffin, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo: Vocal Backing. Oliver Leiber: Guitars, Keyboards, Drum Programming. Paul "St. Paul" Peterson: Keyboards, Electric Bass
  • Track 11 arranged by Rich Tancredi and Ric Wake. Produced by Ric Wake. Recorded and mixed by Bob Cadway, with recording assistance by Dan Hetzel and Tom Yezzi. Remixed by David Leonard. The Waters Sisters: Vocal Backing. Rich Tancredi: Keyboards. Joe Franco: Drums, Percussion.

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