1977 Narada Michael Walden – I Cry, I Smile

I Cry, I Smile is the second full-length studio release from noted R&B/soul songwriter/producer Narada Michael Walden. Released in 1977 on Atlantic Records, it marked the first time Walden himself took on the bulk of the production duties; as stated on the back of the record jacket:


1  I Need Your Love (Narada Michael Walden) 03:40
2  Better Man (Narada Michael Walden) 04:22
3  Soul Bird (Narada Michael Walden) 03:42
4  I Remember (Narada Michael Walden) 03:57
5  Oneness-Cry (Narada Michael Walden) 04:58
6  Mango Bop (Narada Michael Walden) 04:47
7  Rainbow Sky (Narada Michael Walden) 01:18
8  I Cry, I Smile (Narada Michael Walden) 05:46
9  Heaven’s Just A Step Ahead (Narada Michael Walden) 04:36
10  So Long (Narada Michael Walden) 04:21


BassNeil Jason
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarHiram Bullock
GuitarRay Gomez
KeyboardsClifford Carter
KeyboardsNarada Michael Walden
FluteHerbie Mann
FluteNorma Jean Bell
ReedsHerbie Mann
ReedsNorma Jean Bell
PercussionRafael Cruz
PercussionSammy Figueroa
Background VocalsCheryl Alexander
Background VocalsChristine Faith
Background VocalsEllen DeLeston
VocalsNarada Michael Walden

Liner Notes

Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Producer (Assistant) – Jimmy Douglass
Producer (Executive) – Gregory DiGiovine
Arranged By – Narada Michael Walden
Conductor – Michael Gibbs
Engineer – Jimmy Douglass
Engineer (Assistant) – Randy Mason
Mastered By – Dennis King
Mixed By – Jerry Smith
Mixed By (Assistant) – Steven Short
Orchestrated By – Michael Gibbs

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Design – Lynn Breslin
Photography – Steinbicker/Houghton

Mastered At Atlantic Studios
Mixed At Trident Studios
Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Phonographic Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation