Natalie (Natalie Cole album)

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Natalie
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Studio album by Natalie Cole
Released April 9, 1976
Recorded 1975–76; Curtom Studios (Chicago, Illinois)
Genre
Label Capitol
Producer
Natalie Cole chronology
Inseparable
(1975)
Natalie
(1976)
Unpredictable
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]
Rolling Stone (average) [3]

Natalie is a 1976 album by American singer Natalie Cole. Cole's second studio album, It was released on April 9, 1976 by Capitol Records. The album features the hit singles, "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" and "Mr. Melody". The track, "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mr. Melody"   3:07
2. "Heaven Is With You"   4:17
3. "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" Jackson, Yancy, Natalie Cole 3:27
4. "No Plans for the Future"   3:12
5. "Can We Get Together Again"   3:12
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Keep Smiling"   2:55
7. "Good Morning Heartache" Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham, Dan Fisher 4:19
8. "Not Like Mine" Jackson, Yancy, Cole 3:03
9. "Touch Me"   4:14
10. "Hard to Get Along"   2:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Natalie Cole - vocals, backing vocals
  • Cash McCall - guitar
  • Joseph Scott - bass
  • Marvin Yancy, Tennyson Stephens - keyboards
  • Quinton Joseph - drums
  • Chuck Jackson, Master Henry Gibson - percussion

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
[4]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 13
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3
Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
A/C

[4]
1976 "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)" 25 1
"Mr. Melody" 49 10 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Natalie > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Natalie > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  3. ^ McEwen, Joe (July 15, 1976). "Natalie Cole: Natalie : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2006-05-12. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Natalie Cole". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 

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