What Comes Naturally

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What Comes Naturally
Album cover Sheena Easton What Comes Naturally.jpg
Studio album by
Released1991
Recorded1990
Genre
LabelMCA
ProducerRic Wake, Vassal Benford, Ian Prince, Denny Diante, Oliver Leiber, Brent "Epic" Mazur & Richard Wolf, Nick Mundy
Sheena Easton chronology
The Lover in Me
(1988)
What Comes Naturally
(1991)
No Strings
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1/5 stars[1]

What Comes Naturally is the tenth studio album by Scottish-born singer Sheena Easton, released in 1991 through MCA Records. This album includes Easton’s final American Top 40 hit to date, "What Comes Naturally", which remained on the pop chart for 10 weeks. Other singles released were "You Can Swing It" and "To Anyone", both which failed to chart.

The album charted in the United States at number 90. Easton is the co-writer on three tracks on the album. Easton is one of the few white artists to adopt the new jack swing sound from the early 1990s with chart success.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."What Comes Naturally"Antonina Armato, Gina Go-Go, Nick Mundy4:32
2."If You Wanna Keep Me"Vassal Benford, Ronald Spearman, Ellis Jay4:34
3."You Can Swing It"Brent "Epic" Mazur, Richard Wolf4:08
4."The First Touch of Love"Sheena Easton, Ian Prince4:34
5."Forever Friends"Oliver Leiber, Jeff Lorber4:26
6."The Next Time"Sheena Easton, David Frank4:10
7."Manic Panic"Ian Prince, Siedah Garrett4:40
8."Somebody"Ian Prince4:38
9."Time Bomb"David Frank, Martin Brammer4:16
10."Half a Heart"Sheena Easton, Oliver Leiber, Derek Bramble4:05
11."To Anyone"Dennis Matkosky, Matthew Wilder4:57

Charts[edit]

Year Singles Chart Position
1991 "What Comes Naturally" US Billboard Hot 100 19
"What Comes Naturally" US Hot Dance Club Play 39
"What Comes Naturally" US Hot R&B Singles 39
"What Comes Naturally" US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 13
"What Comes Naturally" New Zealand Singles Chart 12
"What Comes Naturally" Australian Singles Chart 3
"You Can Swing It"
"To Anyone"

Production and personnel[edit]

  • Track 1 arranged by Nick Mundy. Produced by Nick Mundy and Denny Diante. Recorded by Robert Rochelle and Steve Harrison, with assistance by Marnie Riley. Mixed by Jon Gass. Joey Diggs and Sheena Easton: backing vocals; Nick Mundy: keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming, backing vocals; Gina Go-Go: rap
  • Track 2 arranged by Ron Spearman and Vassal Benford. Produced by Vassal Benford. Recorded by Neal Pogue, with assistance by Shawn Berman. Mixed by Peter Arata. Angela Dauphiney, Antoinette Brown, Charlene White, Mildred Black, Sheena Easton, Valerie Davis: backing vocals; Vassal Benford: all instruments, programming.
  • Track 3 arranged and produced by Wolf & Epic. Recorded by Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado, with assistance by Greg Barrett and Steve Egelman. Mixed by Frank Wolf and Gil Morales. Colin England, Delisa Davis and Sheena Easton: backing vocals; Richard Wolf: guitars, keyboards, backing vocals; Bret Mazur: drums, percussion, programming.
  • Tracks 4, 7 & 8 arranged and produced by Ian Prince. Project Coordination on Track 7: Laura Harding. Recorded and mixed by Ted Blaisdell, with recording assistance by Daryl Dobson. Sheena Easton: backing vocals; Alex Brown and Phil Perry: backing vocals on Track 7; Ian Prince: keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programming, drum programming, percussion, backing vocals on Track 8; Steve Milo: additional synth programming; Robert Palmer: guitars on Track 7.
  • Track 5 arranged and produced by Oliver Leiber and Jeff Lorber. Recorded by Jeff Lorber and Gabriel Moffat, with assistance by Wolfgang Aichholz. Mixed by Alan Meyerson, with assistance by John Chamberlin. Carmen Twillie, Maxine Waters, Monalisa Young and Terry Young: backing vocals; Sheena Easton: additional backing vocals; Jeff Lorber and Olive Leiber: guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming.
  • Tracks 6 & 9 arranged and produced by David Frank. Track 6 recorded by Dave Dachinger, Doug Deangelis, Michael O'Reilly and Paul McKenna. Mixed by Ray Bardani. Track 9 recorded by Peter Arata, with recording assistance by Wolfgang Aichholz and mix assistance by John Chamberlin. Martin Brammer: Track 9 "Mix Advisor". B.J. Nelson and Debbe Cole: backing vocals (Track 6); Sheena Easton: backing vocals (Track 9);David Frank: keyboards; Paul Pesco: guitars (Track 6). Will Lee: bass (Track 6); Jimmy Bralower: drums, percussion (Track 6).
  • Track 10 arranged and produced by Oliver Leiber. Recorded by Jeff Lorber (Vocoder), Greg Grill, Peter Martinsen and Steven Harrison. Mixed by Jon Gass, with assistance by Donnell Sullivan. Monalisa Young, Portia Griffin, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo: backing vocals; Oliver Leiber: guitars, keyboards, drum programming; Paul "St. Paul" Peterson: keyboards, electric bass.
  • Track 11 arranged by Rich Tancredi and Ric Wake. Produced by Ric Wake. Production Coordination: David Barrett. Recorded and mixed by Bob Cadway, with recording assistance by Dan Hetzel and Tom Yezzi. Remixed by David Leonard. The Waters Sisters: backing vocals; Rich Tancredi: keyboards; Joey Franco: drums, percussion.

Additional credits[edit]

  • Lead vocals: Sheena Easton
  • Art Direction and Design: John Coulter
  • Logo: Margo Chase
  • Cover Photo: Randee St. Nicholas
  • Other Photos: Alberto Tolot
  • Management: Harriet Wasserman
  • Management Assistant: Joey Kennedy
  • Hair: Barron Matalon
  • Make-up: Francesca Tolot
  • Stylist: Elizabeth Keiselbach

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Wynn. "What Comes Naturally - Sheena Easton | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-17.