Awakening (Narada Michael Walden album)

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Studio album by Narada Michael Walden
Released 1979
Recorded 1978-1979, The Power Station, Crystal Sound & Electric Lady
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 40:20
Label Atlantic
Producer Narada Michael Walden (all tracks), Patrick Adams (tracks 1-4), Sonny Burke (tracks 5-7), Wayne Henderson (tracks 8-9)
Narada Michael Walden chronology
I Cry, I Smile
The Dance of Life

Awakening is the third full-length studio release from drummer/songwriter/producer Narada Michael Walden. It was the first of two 1979 releases for the artist and featured him (once again) writing all the songs, though he co-produced each track with someone else.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written and arranged by Narada Michael Walden.
  1. "Love Me Only" 6:05
  2. "I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance with You)" 4:24
  3. "Give Your Love a Chance" 4:11
  4. "They Want the Feeling" 3:58
  5. "Awakening Suite Part I: Childhood-Opening of the Heart" 3:28
  6. "The Awakening" 4:30
  7. "Listen to Me" 4:54
  8. "Full and Satisfied" 3:35
  9. "Will You Ever Know" 4:59



  • Produced by Narada Michael Walden (all tracks), Patrick Adams (co-producer; tracks 1-4), Sonny Burke (track 5-7) & Wayne Henderson (track 8 & 9)
  • Recording Engineers: Bob Clearmountain (tracks 1-4), Jimmy Schfflett (tracks 5-7) & Alan Sides (tracks 8-9)
  • Vocals on "Love Me Only" and "They Want the Feeling" recorded by Michael Frondelli at Electric Lady
  • Tracks 1-4 recorded at The Power Station; Tracks 5-9 recorded at Crystal Sound
  • Mixed by Bob Clearmountain (tracks 1-4 & 9) & Alan Sides (tracks 5-8)
  • Mastered by Dennis King


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