1987 Natalie Cole ‎– Everlasting

Everlasting is a 1987 RIAA Gold-certified album by American singer Natalie Cole. She returned to Capitol Records via Manhattan Records. Released on June 14, 1987, the album is considered Cole’s commercial comeback. The album features production by duo The Calloways who contributed to “Jump Start”, the pure pop crossover cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac”, which reached the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10, and the hit, “I Live for Your Love”.

Also included are the Bacharach and David songs “In My Reality” and “Split Decision” along with a cover of “When I Fall in Love”, bringing her another step closer to tapping into her father Nat King Cole’s era of the Great American Songbook.

Tracks

1Everlasting (Aaron Zigman, Jerry Knight)5:18
2Jump Start (Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway)6:28
3The Urge To Merge (Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel)4:11
4Split Decision (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager)4:14
5When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman, Victor Young)5:08
6Pink Cadillac (Bruce Springsteen)4:29
7I Live For Your Love (Allan Rich, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel)4:29
8In My Reality (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager)5:21
9I’m The One (Belinda Lipscomb, Reggie Calloway)5:21
10More Than The Stars (Natalie Cole)4:38
11What I Must Do (Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts)4:52

Musicians

1 Everlasting

All InstrumentsAaron Zigman
All InstrumentsJerry Knight
SaxLarry Williams
VocalsNatalie Cole


2 Jump Start

GuitarGene Robinson
KeyboardsJoel Davis
KeyboardsOdeen Mays
ProgrammingDavid Ervin
Background VocalsEddie Cole
Background VocalsKatrina Perkins
VocalsNatalie Cole


3 The Urge To Merge

BassMarcus Miller
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
SaxTom Scott
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsNatalie Cole


4 Split Decision

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
SynthesizerBurt Bacharach
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxDave Boruff
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
VocalsNatalie Cole


5 When I Fall In Love

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsBuddy Williams
GuitarIra Siegel
GuitarMarcus Miller
KeyboardsNat Adderley Jr
ProgrammingJeff Bova
SaxKenny G.
Background VocalsDavid Joyce
VocalsNatalie Cole


6 Pink Cadillac

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
VocalsNatalie Cole


7 I Live For Your Love

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMendy Lee
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsNatalie Cole


8 In My Reality

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
SynthesizerBurt Bacharach
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxDave Boruff
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
VocalsNatalie Cole


9 I’m The One

GuitarGene Robinson
KeyboardsDavid Ervin
KeyboardsJoel Davis
KeyboardsOdeen Mays
PercussionShandu Akiem


10 More Than The Stars

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarJose Feliciano
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoCharles Floyd
SynthesizerCharles Floyd
SynthesizerDavid Joyce
PercussionSteve Samuel
VocalsJose Feliciano
VocalsNatalie Cole


11 What I Must Do

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsAndy Goldmark
KeyboardsBruce Roberts
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsNatalie Cole

Liner Notes

Producer – Aaron Zigman, Jerry Knight (Track 1)
Producer – Reggie Calloway, Vincent Calloway (Tracks 2, 9)
Producer – Dennis Lambert (Tracks 3, 7)
Producer (Assistant) – Marrianne Pellicci (Track 3)
Producer – Bibi Green, Marcus Miller (Track 5)
Producer – Dennis Lambert, Paul Jackson Jr (Track 6)
Producer – Eddie Cole, Natalie Cole (Track 10)
Executive-Producer – Gerry Griffith
Producer (Assistant) – Marrianne Pellicci (Tracks 6, 7)
Arranged By – Reggie Calloway (Tracks 2, 9)
Arranged By – Claude Gaudette (Track 3)
Arranged By – Paul Jackson Jr (Track 6)
Arranged By – Jerry Hey (Track 8)
Arranged By – Eddie Cole (Track 10)
Engineer – Gary Wagner (Track 1)
Engineer – Craig Burbidge, Elmer Flores, Gabe Veltri, Glen Holguin, Jeff Lorenzen, Jim Krause, John Hegedes, Paul Ericksen, Robin Jenney, Sabrina Buchanek, Taavi Mote, Tony Spataro (Tracks 2, 9)
Engineer – Liz Cluse (Tracks 3, 7)
Engineer – Ron Dasilva (Track 3)
Engineer – Mick Guzauski (Track 4)
Engineer – Bill Miranda, Bruce Gisoni, Bruce Miller, Clark Germain, Ed Thacker, Neil Nappe, Paul Huggins (Track 5)
Engineer – Bino Espinoza, Paul Ericksen (Track 6)
Engineer – Gary Wagner, Marnie Riley, Mick Guzauski (Track 8)
Engineer – Kathy Botich, Mark Wolfson, Sean Stancioff (Track 10)
Engineer – Alan Gregory, Barney Perkins, Glen Hoalguin (Track 11)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 1, 4, 8)
Mixed By – Taavi Mote (Tracks 2, 9)
Mixed By – Jeremy Smith (Tracks 3, 6, 7)
Mixed By – Ray Bardani (Track 5)
Mixed By – Gary Wagner, Marnie Riley (Track 8)
Mixed By – Eddie Cole, Mark Wolfson, Natalie Cole (Track 10)
Mixed By – Barney Perkins (Track 11)
Recorded By – Mick Guzauski (Track 1)
Recorded By – Jeremy Smith (Tracks 3, 6, 7)
Recorded By – Bino Espinoza (Track 7)
Recorded By – Tom Perry, Tommy Vicari (Tracks 4, 8)

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Manhattan Records
Copyright (c) – EMI-Manhattan Records
Manufactured By – EMI Swindon