The Last One to Know

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The Last One to Know
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Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released September 7, 1987
Genre Country
Length 33:09
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Bowen, Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire chronology
Greatest Hits
(1987)
The Last One to Know
(1987)
Merry Christmas to You
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[2]

The Last One to Know is twelfth studio album by American country music artist Reba McEntire, released on September 7, 1987. The title track and "Love Will Find Its Way to You" were both Number One singles from the album. It was also her first album to chart on the Billboard 200, in addition to peaking at #3 on Top Country Albums. "Just Across the Rio Grande" was also covered by Holly Dunn the following year in Across the Rio Grande.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Last One to Know" Matraca Berg, Jane Mariash 3:10
2. "The Girl Who Has Everything" Larry Bastian, DeWayne Blackwell 3:07
3. "Just Across the Rio Grande" Don Cook, Chick Rains 4:09
4. "I Don't Want to Mention Any Names" Larry Cordle, Lisa Palas 2:36
5. "Someone Else" Pat Bunch, Mary Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose 3:40
6. "What You Gonna Do About Me" Michael P. Heeney, David Scarlett 3:24
7. "I Don't Want to Be Alone" Reba McEntire 2:41
8. "The Stairs" Pamela Brown, David Roberts 3:01
9. "Love Will Find Its Way to You" Dave Loggins, J. D. Martin 3:32
10. "I've Still Got the Love We Made" Michael Garvin, Tom Shapiro, Chris Waters 3:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Reba McEntire - lead and background vocals, producer
  • Russ Kunkel - drums
  • Leland Sklar - bass
  • David Hungate - bass
  • John Barlow Jarvis - piano, DX-7
  • Don Potter - acoustic guitar
  • Bill Cooley - acoustic guitar
  • Richard Bennett - electric guitar
  • Fred Newell - electric guitar
  • Bill Cooley - electric guitar
  • Ricky Solomon - fiddle, mandolin
  • Donnie LaValley - steel guitar, dobro
  • Suzy Hoskins - background vocals
  • Art Direction - Simon Levy - art direction
  • McGuire - photography
  • Katherine DeVault - design
  • Ann Payne - styling
  • Jessie Noble - project coordinator
  • Tim Kish - engineer
  • Mark J. Coddington - engineer
  • Russ Martin - engineer
  • Marty Williams - engineer
  • Milan Bogdan - digital editing
  • Jimmy Bowen - producer
  • Ron Treat - recording
  • Willie Pevear - overdub recording
  • Bob Bullock - overdub recording
  • Steve Tillisch - overdub recording
  • Chuck Ainlay - mixing
  • Glenn Meadows - mastering

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 102

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions[3]
US Country CAN Country
1987 "The Last One to Know" 1 2
1988 "Love Will Find Its Way to You" 1 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

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. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – The Last One to Know". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH