Everlasting (Natalie Cole album)

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Everlasting Natalie Cole album.jpg
Studio album by Natalie Cole
Released June 14, 1987
Recorded 1986–87
Natalie Cole chronology
The Natalie Cole Collection
Alternative cover
Cover of the UK version of the album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Everlasting is a 1987 RIAA Gold-certified album by American singer Natalie Cole. She returned to Capitol Records via Manhattan Records. Released on June 14, 1987, the album is considered Cole's commercial comeback. The album features production by duo The Calloways who contributed to "Jump Start", the pure pop crossover cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac", which reached the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10, and the hit, "I Live for Your Love".

Also included are the Bacharach and David songs "In My Reality" and "Split Decision" along with a cover of "When I Fall in Love", bringing her another step closer to tapping into her father Nat King Cole's era of the Great American Songbook.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everlasting" (Jerry Knight, Aaron Zigman) 5:09
  2. "Jump Start" (Reggie Calloway) 6:22
  3. "The Urge to Merge" (Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel) 4:10
  4. "Split Decision" (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager) 4:10
  5. "When I Fall in Love" (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) 5:00
  6. "Pink Cadillac" (Bruce Springsteen) 4:20
  7. "I Live for Your Love" (Reswick, Allan Rich, Werfel) 4:23
  8. "In My Reality" (Burt Bacharach) 5:21
  9. "I'm the One" (Reggie Calloway, Belinda Lipscomb) 5:21
  10. "More Than the Stars" (Natalie Cole) 4:33
  11. "What I Must Do" (Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts) (Cassette and Compact Disc only)[This track is present as track 6 of side B on vinyl copy MTLX 1012 although not listed on sleeve, jacket or disc label]


Chart (1987)[2] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 42
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums 8
UK Albums Chart 62