Just a Matter of Time (Marlena Shaw album)

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Just a Matter of Time
Just a Matter of Time (Marlena Shaw album).jpg
Studio album by Marlena Shaw
Released 1976
Recorded February, 1976
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Producer Bert DeCoteaux, Tony Silvester
Marlena Shaw chronology
Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?
(1974)Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?1974
Just a Matter of Time
Sweet Beginnings
(1977)Sweet Beginnings1977

Just a Matter of Time is an album by American vocalist Marlena Shaw recorded in 1976 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

The song "Be For Real" was covered by Leonard Cohen on his 1992 album The Future.


The Allmusic review by Andrew Hamilton awarded the album 2½ stars stating "This is her most commercial Blue Note offering".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Better Than Walkin' Out" (Lee Garrett, Robert Taylor) - 4:20
  2. "Brass Band" (Bradford Craig) - 3:40
  3. "This Time I'll Be Sweeter" (Gwen Guthrie, Patrick Grant) - 4:57
  4. "Think About Me" (Gwen Guthrie, Patrick Grant) - 4:30
  5. "You and Me" (Carson Whitsett) - 3:57
  6. "Love Has Gone Away" (Charles Simmons, Joseph Jefferson) - 4:53
  7. "Sing to Me" (Bernard Ighner) - 4:00
  8. "Take My Body" (Bettye Crutcher) - 4:53
  9. "Be for Real" (Frederick Knight) - 4:59
  10. "No Hiding Place" (Arranged and adapted by Marlena Shaw) - 2:13
  • Recorded at Media Sound Studios in New York City in February 1976.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography, accessed January 14, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Hamilton, A. Allmusic Review accessed January 14, 2011