Get It Right (album)

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Get It Right
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Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released July, 1983
Genre R&B
Length 39:53
Label Arista
Producer Luther Vandross
Aretha Franklin chronology
Jump to It
(1982)
Get It Right
(1983)
Who's Zoomin' Who?
(1985)
Singles from Get It Right
  1. "Get It Right"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Every Girl (Wants My Guy)"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B+ [2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Get It Right is a 1983 Aretha Franklin album. It was produced by Luther Vandross, following his successful teaming with the singer for the Gold-certified album, "Jump To It", in 1982.

The disc's title song became a #1 hit on Billboard's R&B singles chart - knocking Donna Summer out of the top spot - but it stalled at only #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was a critical and commercial failure, selling about 200,000 US copies. It was belatedly issued on compact disc in the late 1990s.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller; except where indicated

  1. "Get It Right" – 6:22
  2. "Pretender" – 4:17
  3. "Every Girl (Wants My Guy)" – 6:29
  4. "When You Love Me Like That" – 3:47
  5. "I Wish It Would Rain" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene) – 4:40
  6. "Better Friends Than Lovers" (Michael Lovesmith) – 4:10
  7. "I Got Your Love" (Luther Vandross) – 5:30
  8. "Giving In" (Clarence Franklin) – 4:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Aretha Franklin - vocals
  • Doc Powell, Georg Wadenius, Teddy F. White - guitar
  • Marcus Miller - bass, synthesizer
  • Nat Adderley, Jr. - keyboards
  • Yogi Horton - drums
  • Paulinho da Costa - percussion
  • Steve Kroon - congas
  • Dave Friedman - vibraphone
  • David Carey - timpani
  • Alan Rubin, George Young, Gregory Williams, Jim Pugh, John Clark, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Peter Gordon, Ronnie Cuber, Tom Malone - horns
  • Luther Vandross, Brenda White King, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou, Tawatha Agee, Yvonne Lewis, Brenda Corbett, Margaret Branch, Sandra Richardson, Arron Smith, Danny Smith, Cissy Houston, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Michael Lovesmith - backing vocals
  • Alfred Brown, Barry Finclair, Elena Barere, Emanuel Vardi, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Harry Zaratzian, Homer Mensch, Jan Mullen, Jean R. Dane, Jesse Levy, John Beal, John Pintavalle, Jonathan Abramowitz, Joseph Rabushka, Judy Geist, Julien Barber, Kathryn Kienke, Kermit Moore, Lamar Alsop, Lewis Eley, Margaret Ross, Marilyn Wright, Regis Iandiorio, Richard Sortomme, Richard Young, Sanford Allen, Sue Pray, Winterton Garvey - strings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Get It Right review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Get It Right review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 216. 

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