What You See Is What You Sweat

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What You See Is What You Sweat
What you see is what you sweat album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 25, 1991
GenreNew jack swing[1]
LabelArista
Producer
Aretha Franklin chronology
Through The Storm
(1989)
What You See Is What You Sweat
(1991)
Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

What You See Is What You Sweat is the thirty-third studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, released on June 25, 1991, by Arista Records. It peaked at #153 on Billboard's album chart, dropping off after seven weeks. This was Aretha's first new release in the Nielsen SoundScan era. According to them, this out-of-print disc sold a total of 180,139 copies in the USA.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Everyday People"Sly StoneNarada Michael Walden4:27
2."Ever Changing Times" (duet with Michael McDonald)
  • Bacharach
  • Bayer Sager
4:36
3."What You See Is What You Sweat"
4:49
4."Mary Goes Round"
  • Wolff
  • Leiber
3:30
5."I Dreamed a Dream"
Conley4:07
6."Someone Else's Eyes"
  • Roberts
  • Bacharach
  • Bayer Sager
4:56
7."Doctor's Orders" (duet with Luther Vandross)
  • Vandross
  • Hubert Eaves III
Vandross4:06
8."You Can't Take Me for Granted"Aretha FranklinFranklin4:21
9."What Did You Give"FranklinMichel Legrand4:45
10."Everyday People" (Shep Pettibone Remix)Stone
  • Walden
  • Pettibone
4:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, piano, background vocals
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Peter Schwartz – additional keyboards
  • Michel Legrand – synthesizer
  • Franck Thore – Pan pipes
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Burt Bacharach – keyboards
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Elliot Wolff – keyboards, drum programming
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Al Turner – bass guitar
  • Buster Marbury – drums
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, programming
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards, drum programming
  • Charles Scales – synthesizer
  • Rick Iantosca – acoustic guitar
  • Oliver Leiber – keyboards, drum programming, guitar
  • Jason Miles – keyboards
  • Dominique Bertram – bass guitar
  • Joshua Thompson – keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
  • Vernon Black – guitar
  • Randy Waldman – keyboards
  • Onita Sanders – harp
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, programming
  • Larry Williams – programming
  • David Foster – keyboards, programming
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Candy Dulfer – saxophone
  • Guy Vaughn – drum programming
  • David Townsend – guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, programming
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – keyboards, electric piano, drum programming, synthesizer
  • David Boruff – saxophone
  • Rudolph Stansfield – piano
  • Jean-Marc Benais – guitar
  • Gene Lennon – programming
  • Skip Anderson – keyboards
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Jesse Richardson – background vocals
  • Sandra Feva – background vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Diane Green – background vocals
  • Sherry Fox – background vocals
  • Portia Griffin – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Jarvis Barker – background vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – background vocals
  • Skyler Jett – background vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Tony Lindsay – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Donna Davis – background vocals
  • Marj Harber – background vocals
  • Esther Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gloria Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gracie Ridgeway – background vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 34
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[4] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 26
US Billboard 200[7] 153
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Aretha Franklin – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Aretha Franklin – What You See Is What You Sweat" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Aretha Franklin – What You See Is What You Sweat". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Aretha Franklin – What You See Is What You Sweat". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Aretha Franklin – What You See Is What You Sweat". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Aretha Franklin Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Aretha Franklin Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2018.