Natalie Cole releases ‘Natalie,’ her second album featuring ‘Sophisticated Lady (She’s a Different Lady)’ (1976)

Natalie Cole‘s ‘Natalie’ is her second studio album released on April 9, 1976 by Capitol.

Track Listing : 1.Don’T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) – 04:35 . 2.Billie’S Blues (Billie Holiday) – 05:08 . 3.Crazy He Calls Me (Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) – 06:19 . 4.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 04:08 . 5.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 04:06 . 6.The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 03:50 . 7.Good Morning Heartache (Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher) – 04:57 . 8.What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Harry M. Woods) – 04:10 . 9.These Foolish Things (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey) – 04:14 . 10.Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) – 04:54 . 11.I’Ll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) – 06:09 . 12.Last Song (For Lester) (Cassandra Wilson) – 05:51

Musicians : Cassandra Wilson – Vocals . Thomas Wydler – Drums . Martyn Casey – Bass . Kevin Breit – Guitar . Jon Cowherd – Piano . Robby Marshall – Saxophone

Production : Produced By Nick Launay . Van Dyke Parks

Arrangements : Van Dyke Parks

Recorded 2014 – 2015 At A Studio In Los Angeles.

Released On April 7, 2015 By Legacy / Sony Music.

(Source Natalie Cole‘s ‘Natalie’ | Official Website)

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But occasionally, the Natalie Cole of the 1970s and 1980s showed her appreciation of jazz, standardsand pre-rock pop — and her pleasing interpretation of “Good Morning, Heartache” is a perfect example. Nonetheless, R&B is her primary focus on the excellent Natalie, which was produced by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy. […]

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As far as her singing is concerned, perhaps she was never better in her career than here on this album (check out her stunning performance in Touch Me). And she does all the background vocals herself, which works just as well with her as it did with Chaka Khan in those years. […]

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