Don't Look Back (Natalie Cole album)

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Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back Natalie Cole.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 1980
Recorded1979–80
StudioScott/Sunstorm Studios, United Western Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre
LabelCapitol
Producer
Natalie Cole chronology
We're the Best of Friends
(1979)
Don't Look Back
(1980)
Happy Love
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Don't Look Back is a 1980 album by American singer Natalie Cole. Released on May 15, 1980 by Capitol Records, The album reached peak positions of number 77 on the Billboard 200; number 17 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.[2]

The album spawned one Top 40 single, "Someone That I Used to Love," which reached number 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and spent five months on the charts. It also peaked at number three on the Adult Contemporary chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Look Back" (Fred Allen, Marvin Yancy, Natalie Cole) - 4:08
  2. "(I've Seen) Paradise" (Marvin Yancy, Natalie Cole) - 4:31
  3. "Hold On" (Kevin Yancy, Marvin Yancy, Natalie Cole) - 4:50
  4. "Stairway to the Stars" (Frank Signorelli, Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish) - 3:08
  5. "I'm Getting Into You" (Chuck Bynum, Marvin Yancy, Natalie Cole) - 3:57
  6. "Someone That I Used to Love" (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 4:05
  7. "Danger Up Ahead" (Natalie Cole) - 6:30
  8. "Beautiful Dreamer" (Natalie Cole) - 4:10
  9. "Cole Blooded" (Gene Barge, Natalie Cole) - 4:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Natalie Cole – lead vocals, keyboards (8), rhythm arrangements (8)
  • Linda Williams – keyboards (1, 2, 3, 7), piano (5)
  • Marvin Yancy – keyboards (1, 2, 3, 7, 9), rhythm arrangements (1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Michael Masser – keyboards (6), rhythm arrangements (6)
  • Chuck Brynum – guitar (1, 5, 9), rhythm arrangements (5)
  • Michael Clinco – guitar (4)
  • Steve Hunter – guitar (7)
  • Larry Ball – bass guitar (1-5, 7, 8, 9), rhythm arrangements (7)
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar (6)
  • James Gadson – drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9)
  • Norm Jeffries – drums (4)
  • Rick Shlosser – drums (6)
  • Jackie Kelso – alto saxophone (4)
  • Marshall Royal – alto saxophone (4)
  • Bill Green – baritone saxophone (4)
  • Curtis Amy – tenor saxophone (4)
  • Ernie Watts – tenor saxophone (4)
  • George Bohanon – trombone (4)
  • Garnett Brown – trombone (4)
  • Chris Riddle – trombone (4)
  • Oscar Brashear – trumpet (4)
  • Bobby Bryant – trumpet (4)
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet (4)
  • Gene Barge – arrangements (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9), rhythm arrangements (1, 2, 3, 9), alto sax solo (3)
  • Nelson Riddle – arrangements (4)
  • John Fresco – music contractor (4)
  • Lee Holdridge – orchestral arrangements (6)
  • Anita Anderson – backing vocals
  • The Colettes – backing vocals
  • The "N" Sisters – backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Gene Barge and Marvin Yancy (Tracks 1-6, 8 & 9); Michael Masser (Track 7).
  • Assistant Producer – Chuck Brynum
  • Engineers – Gerry E. Brown (Tracks 1, 2, 3 & 5-9); Paul Dobbe (Track 4).
  • Assistant Engineers – Reggie Dozier, Jerry Hall and Rick Surber (Tracks 1, 2, 3 & 5-9); David Ahlert (Track 4).
  • Remixing – Gerry E. Brown
  • Mastered by Wally Traugott at Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction and Design – Glen Christensen
  • Photography – Vincent Hughes Frye and Georgina Karvellas

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980)[2] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top LPs & Tape 77
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b "Don't Look Back > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 54.