Reba (album)

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Not to be confused with Reba McEntire (album).
Reba
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Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released April 18, 1988
Studio Sound Stage Studios and Emerald Sound, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 35:46
Label MCA
Producer
Reba McEntire chronology
Merry Christmas to You
(1987)
Reba
(1988)
Sweet Sixteen
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Reba is the thirteenth studio album by American country music singer Reba McEntire, released on April 18, 1988. Gone were the honky tonk stable steel guitars and fiddles of My Kind of Country and Have I Got a Deal for You, to be replaced by a highly produced and orchestrated Bakersfield-like sound. This did not diminish the album's sales, as it was her third #1 country album, and two of its tracks, I Know How He Feels and New Fool at an Old Game, reached #1 on the Billboard country singles charts. A remake of an old jazz vocal standard made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Sunday Kind of Love, reached the #5 spot. Also covered was Respect, a song made famous by Aretha Franklin.

The album debuted at #20 for the week of May 21, 1988 on the Country Albums chart, and peaked at #1 for the week of June 11, 1988. The album stayed at #1 for 6 consecutive weeks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "So, So, So Long" Lisa Palas, Alan Taylor 3:40
2. "Sunday Kind of Love" Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Louis Prima, Stan Rhodes 3:00
3. "New Fool at an Old Game" Steve Bogard, Rick Giles, Sheila Stephen 3:49
4. "You're the One I Dream About" Pamela Brown, Teresa Jackson 3:38
5. "Silly Me" Ben Weisman, Roberts Etoll 4:14
6. "Respect" Otis Redding 2:39
7. "Do Right by Me" Bogard, Giles 3:37
8. "I Know How He Feels" Rick Bowles, William Robinson Jr. 3:20
9. "Wish I Were Only Lonely" Bogard, Giles 3:56
10. "Everytime You Touch Her" Pam Rose, Pat Bunch, Mary Ann Kennedy 3:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Russ Kunkel - drums, percussion
  • Paul Liem - drums
  • Wayne Nelson - bass
  • Michael Rhodes - bass
  • Mike Lawler -synthesizer
  • Matt Rollings - synthesizer
  • John Barlow Jarvis - piano, DX-7, synthesizer
  • Matt Rollings - piano
  • Pat Flynn - acoustic guitar, mandolin, bouzouki
  • Pam Rose - acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Steve Gibson - electric guitar
  • Dann Huff - electric guitar
  • George Marinelli - electric guitar
  • Terry Crisp - electric guitar
  • George Marinelli - mandolin
  • Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson - harmonica
  • Joe McGlohon saxophone
  • Linda Davis - background vocals
  • Vince Gill - background vocals
  • Vicki Hampton - background vocals
  • Suzy Hoskins - background vocals
  • Mary Ann Kennedy - background vocals
  • Donna McElroy - background vocals
  • Yvonne Hodges - background vocals
  • Jamie D. Robbins - background vocals
  • Chris Rodriguez - background vocals
  • Harry Stinson - background vocals
  • Jimmy Bowen - producer
  • John Guess - mixing
  • Mark J. Coddington - engineer
  • Marty Williams - engineer
  • Glenn Meadows - mastering
  • Milan Bogdan - digital editing

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[2] 1
U.S. Billboard 200 118

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions[3]
US Country CAN Country
1988 "Sunday Kind of Love" 5 9
"I Know How He Feels" 1 1
"New Fool At An Old Game" 1 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Reba McEntire - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – Reba". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Always & Forever
by Randy Travis
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 11 - August 6, 1988
Succeeded by
Alabama Live
by Alabama