Set the Night to Music

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Set the Night to Music
Set the night to music (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Roberta Flack
Released September 17, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre R&B, soul
Length 50:09
Label Atlantic
Producer Arif Mardin, Ahmet Ertegün (Co-producer "My Foolish Heart"), Joe Mardin (Co-producer "When Someone Tears Your Heart in Two" & "Summertime")
Roberta Flack chronology
Oasis
(1988)
Set the Night to Music
(1991)
Softly with These Songs: The Best of Roberta Flack
(1993)
Singles from Set the Night to Music
  1. "Set the Night to Music"
    Released: September 10, 1991
  2. "You Make Me Feel Brand New"
    Released: December 5, 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Set the Night to Music is an album released by Roberta Flack in 1991 on Atlantic Records. The title track, written by Diane Warren and originally the 11th track of Starship's 1987 album No Protection, was remade as a duet with Maxi Priest and reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart.[2] In Canada, "Set the Night to Music" peaked at number nine on the pop singles chart and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3] It became the 17th biggest Canadian Adult Contemporary hit of 1991.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Waiting Game" (Claude Gaudette, Alan Roy Scott)
  2. "Set the Night to Music" (Diane Warren)
  3. "When Someone Tears Your Heart In Two" (Bob Gaudio, Madeline Stone)
  4. "Something Your Heart Has Been Telling Me" (Bette Midler, Robert Kraft, Barry Reynolds)
  5. "You Make Me Feel Brand New" (Thomas Bell, Linda Creed)
  6. "Unforgettable" (Irving Gordon; Intro written by Arif Mardin)
    • Duet with Mark Stevens
  7. "Summertime" (Sharon Robinson, Leonard Cohen)
  8. "Natural Thing" (Jerry Barnes, Katreese Barnes)
  9. "My Foolish Heart" (Ned Washington, Victor Young)
  10. "Friend" (Jerry Barnes, Katreese Barnes)
  11. "Always" (Irving Berlin; Closing verse written by Roberta Flack and Barry Miles)

Personnel[edit]

  • Patti Austin - Guest Artist, Background vocals[5]
  • Jerry Barnes - Arranger, Bass, Background vocals
  • Katreese Barnes - Alto and Soprano saxophone, Background vocals
  • Keith Barnhart - Keyboards, Programming
  • Shelton Becton - Arranger
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett - Percussion
  • Thomas Bricker - Design
  • Bruce Buchanan - Assistant Engineer
  • Robbie Buchanan - Piano
  • Bruce Calder - Assistant Engineer
  • Rachele Cappelli - Background vocals
  • Bob Defrin - Art Direction
  • Steven Deur - Assistant Engineer
  • Suzanne Dyer - Assistant Engineer
  • Roberta Flack - Arranger, Vocals
  • Reggie Griffin - Arranger, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Programming, Background vocals
  • Lani Groves - Background vocals
  • Steve Holroyd - Assistant Engineer
  • Quincy Jones - Guest Artist, Rap
  • Suzane Koga - Production Coordination
  • Robbie Kondor - Arranger, Keyboards, Programming
  • Bridgette Lancome - Photography
  • Dave Lebolt - Arranger, Keyboards, Programming
  • Jeff Lippay - Assistant Engineer
  • John Mahoney - Synclavier
  • Lisa Maldonad - Production Coordination
  • Arif Mardin - Arranger, Conductor, Producer, String Arrangements
  • Joe Mardin - Arranger, Keyboards, Producer, Programming, Synthesizer Bass
  • George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC - Mastering
  • Sammy Merendino- Drum Programming
  • Barry Miles - Arranger
  • Cindy Mizelle - Background vocals
  • Michael O'Reilly - Engineer, Guitar, Mixing
  • Gene Orloff - Concert Master
  • Rob Paparozzi - Harmonica
  • Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards
  • Brian Pollack - Assistant Engineer
  • Maxi Priest - Guest Artist, Vocals
  • Jack Joseph Puig - Engineer
  • Ken Quartarone - Assistant Engineer
  • David Richards - - Engineer
  • Jay A. Ryan - Assistant Engineer
  • David Schiffman - Assistant Engineer
  • Steve Skinner - Arranger, Keyboards, Programming
  • Andy Snitzer - Guest Artist, Alto and Tenor saxophone
  • Arthur Steuer - Assistant Engineer
  • Mark Stevens - Vocals, Background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton - Background vocals

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