Natalie Cole

Everlasting

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Everlasting was one of Natalie Cole's best '80s albums. The title track was written and produced by the hit production duo of Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman. Produced by Reginald and Vincent Calloway (Midnight Star), the number two R&B hit "Jump Start" is a slab of slammin' squishy funk, with some parts sounding like "No Parking on the Dance Floor." Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager contribute the smooth "Split Decision," and the lightly swinging "In My Reality." Cole gives one of her best performances, covering one of her famous father's classics on the Marcus Miller-produced "When I Fall in Love." She also skillfully covers Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac." Cole co-wrote and co-produced the light, samba-tinged "More Than the Stars," which is in the same vein as "La Costa," from Thankful. Everlasting was issued on CD in June 1991.

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