1989 Natalie Cole – Good To Be Back

Good to Be Back is a 1989 album by Natalie Cole. It includes the single “Miss You Like Crazy”, which peaked at #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Adult Contemporary and R&B Charts in 1989 It also reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming her biggest hit there. Two further singles were released from the album: “The Rest of the Night” (UK #56) and “Starting Over Again” (UK #56).


1  Safe (Dennis Lambert; Franne Golde) 03:49
2  As A Matter Of Fact (Don Boyette; Siedah Garrett) 04:00
The Rest Of The Night (Glen Ballard; Randy Goodrum) 04:37
Miss You Like Crazy (Gerry Goffin; Michael Masser; Preston Glass) 03:56
5  I Do (Frank Wildhorn) 03:59
6  Good To Be Back (Pam Reswick; Steve Werfel) 04:21
7  Gonna Make You Mine (Gary Glenn) 04:41
Starting Over Again (Gerry Goffin; Michael Masser) 04:16
9  Don’t Mention My Heartache (Catherine Wilmore; Clydene Jackson) 04:48
10  I Can’t Cry (Shelly Peiken) 04:20
11  Someone’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat (Leon Rene; Otis Rene) 04:07


1 Safe

GuitarTeddy Castelucci
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
SynthesizerClaude Gaudette
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsKatrina Perkins
Background VocalsEddie Cole
Background VocalsDavid Joyce
Background VocalsSandra Simmons

2 As A Matter Of Fact

BassDon Boyette
KeyboardsDon Boyette
SynthesizerDon Boyette
SynthesizerRoman Lamar Johnson

3 Rest Of The Night

BassPaul Robinson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
PianoRobbie Buchanan

4 Miss You Like Crazy

BassPaul Robinson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
PianoRobbie Buchanan

5 I Do

BassWalter Afanasieff
Drums (programming)Walter Afanasieff
KeyboardsWalter Afanasieff
SynthesizerWalter Afanasieff
SynthesizerRen Klyce
VocalsFreddie Jackson

6 Good To Be Back

BassNeil Stubenhaus
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
PercussionLuis Conte

7 Gonna Make You Mine

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMichael Thompson
KeyboardsRoman Lamar Johnson
SynthesizerRoman Lamar Johnson
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro

8 Starting Over Again

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
PianoRobbie Buchanan

9 Don’t Mention My Heartache

BassNeil Stubenhaus
OrganBooker T Jones
PianoJeff Scott
SaxTom Scott
SaxDavid Woodford
SaxJimmy Roberts
TromboneGarrett Atkins
TrumpetRick Braun
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

10 I Can’t Cry

DrumsJoe Franco
DrumsRic Wake
GuitarBob Cadway
KeyboardsRich Tancredi
Background VocalsBilly T Scott
Background VocalsJamillah Muhammed
Background VocalsShelly Peiken

11 Someone’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsArmand Grimaldi
PianoCharles Floyd
SynthesizerCharles Floyd
SynthesizerDavid Joyce

Liner Notes

Producer – Dennis Lambert (Tracks 1, 3, 6)
Producer – Andre Fisher (Tracks 2, 7)
Producer – Michael Masser (Tracks 4, 8)
Producer – Narada Michael Walden (Track 5)
Producer – Lee Curreri (Track 9)
Producer – Ric Wake (Track 10)
Producer – Eddie Cole (Track 11)
Producer (Associate) – Don Boyette (Track 2)
Producer (Associate) – Roman Johnson (Track 7)
Producer (Executive) – Dan Cleary, Natalie Cole
Coordinator (Production) – Steve James (Tracks 4, 8)
Arranged By – Claude Gaudette (Track 1)
Arranged By – Don Boyette (Track 2)
Arranged By – Andre Fisher (Track 2)
Arranged By – Claude Gaudette (Track 3)
Arranged By – Lee Curreri (Track 9)
Arranged By – Steve Skinner (Track 10)
Arranged By – Rich Tancredi (Track 10)
Arranged By – Ric Wake (Track 10)
Arranged By – Charles Floyd (Track 11)
Arranged By – Eddie Cole (Track 11)
Arranged By – David Joyce (Track 11)
Arranged By (Background) – Penny Ford (Track 7)
Arranged By (Background) – Natalie Cole (Track 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – Robbie Buchanan (Track 4)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Strings) – Gene Page (Track 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Strings) – Robbie Buchanan (Track 8)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Strings) – Michael Masser (Track 8)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Dennis Lambert (Tracks 1, 3, 6)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Natalie Cole (Tracks 3, 6)
Engineer – Russ Terrana (Tracks 4)
Engineer – Jimmy Hoyson, John Beverly Jones, John Carter, Rick McCormick (Tracks 9)
Engineer – Craig Burbidge (Tracks 11)
Engineer (Assistant) – Claudio Ordenes, Richard McKernan, Jeff Poe, Toby Wright (Tracks 3, 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Steve James (Tracks 4, 8),
Engineer (Assistant) – Dana Jon Chappelle (Tracks 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jim McCann, Marnie Riley, Ric Butz (Tracks 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bill Dooley, Joe Schiff, Mark Hagen, Paul Wertheimer (Tracks 8)
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Fuhrman, Craig Johnson, Jimmy Hoyson (Tracks 9)
Mastered By (Assembled And Mastered By) – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Brian Malouf (Tracks 1, 3, 6)
Mixed By – Andre Fischer (Tracks 2, 9, 11)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 2, 7, 9, 11)
Mixed By – Cal Harris (Tracks 4, 8)
Mixed By – David Frazer (Tracks 5)
Mixed By – Bob Cadway (Tracks 10)
Mixed By – Eddie Cole (Tracks 11)
Recorded By – Doug Rider (Tracks 1, 3, 6)
Recorded By – Cal Harris (Tracks 4, 8)
Recorded By – David Frazer (Tracks 5)
Recorded By – Mick Guzauski, Richard McKernan (Tracks 7)
Recorded By – Bob Cadway (Tracks 10)
Recorded By (Additional) – Brian Malouf (Tracks 1, 6)
Recorded By (Additional) – David Bianco, Gabe Veltri (Tracks 1, 3, 6)

Design – Lu Ann Graffeo
Art Direction – Henry Marquez
Photography By – Matthew Rolston

Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI USA
Copyright (c) – EMI USA
Produced For – Tuneworks Records, Inc.
Produced For – Signature Entertainment
Produced For – Perfection Light Productions
Produced For – Wake Productions
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Hitsville
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Steve Lindsey Studio
Recorded At – Tarpan Studios
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Cove City Sound Studios
Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At – Shakedown Sound Studios
Recorded At – O’Henry Sound Studios
Recorded At – Can-Am Recorders
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios
Recorded At – Aire L.A. Studios
Recorded At – Ground Control Studios
Recorded At – A.E.M.P., Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At – Jones Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation
Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix
Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Record Company – Capitol-EMI Music, Inc.