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Be Yourself (Patti LaBelle album)

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Released  June 26, 1989
Length  53:38
Artist  Patti LaBelle
Label  MCA Records
Recorded  1988–1989
Be Yourself (1989)  This Christmas (1990)
Release date  26 June 1989
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Producer  Full Force, Prince, Narada Michael Walden, Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach, Stewart Levine
Genres  Contemporary R&B, New jack swing, Dance-pop
Similar  Patti LaBelle albums, Other albums

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Be Yourself is the ninth solo album by American singer Patti LaBelle, released in 1989 on the MCA label, her second album with the company following 1986's platinum hit, Winner in You. The album features the singles, "If You Asked Me To" (a US R&B top 10 single by LaBelle, later covered by Celine Dion), which is also featured on the soundtrack to the James Bond movie, Licence to Kill and the top ten Prince-written hit, "Yo Mister". The album marked LaBelle's foray into new jack swing music with the tracks, "I Got It Like That", produced by Full Force and the aforementioned "Yo Mister".


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Track listing

  1. "If You Asked Me To" – 3:58 (Diane Warren)
  2. "I Can't Complain" – 5:08 (Sami McKinney, Raymond Jones)
  3. "Be Yourself" – 5:40 (Bunny Hull, Thelma Houston, Jeff Hull)
  4. "Yo Mister" – 5:08 (Prince)
  5. "I Got It Like That" – 5:38 (Full Force)
  6. "Love 89" – 5:09 (Prince, Sheena Easton)
  7. "Still in Love" – 4:36 (Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen)
  8. "I'm Scared of You" – 4:46 (Allan Dennis Rich, Alan Roy Scott)
  9. "Can't Bring Me Down" – 4:13 (Tena Clark, Gary Prim)
  10. "Need a Little Faith" – 4:00 (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager)
  11. "I Can Fly" – 5:22 (Theodore McLean, Budd Ellison, Patti LaBelle)

Personnel and production

  • Track 1 arranged by Aaron Zigman. Produced by Stewart Levine. Recorded & Mixed by Darren Klein. Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo: Vocal Backing; Michael Landau: Guitars; Aaron Zigman: Keyboards, Synthesizers; Lenny Castro: Percussion
  • Track 2 arranged & produced by Raymond Jones & Sami McKinney. Recorded & Mixed by Larry Fergusson. Gerald Albright: Saxophone; Raymond Jones: Keyboards; Larry Robinson: Drum Programming
  • Tracks 3, 9 & 11 produced by James Ellison. Tracks 3 & 9 arranged by James Ellison; track 11 arranged by Nathaniel Wilkie. Recorded & Mixed by Bob Fintz & Joe Tarsia; tracks 3 & 11 remixed by Louie Silas. Annette Hardeman, Desiree Coleman, Paula Holloway, Thelma Houston, Charlene Holloway, Deborah Dukes, Freddie Washington, Gabriel Hardeman Jr., O.J. Smallwood: Vocal Backing; James Ellison: Keyboards, Percussion; Nathaniel Wilke: Keyboards, Synthesizers; George Duke: Piano; James Herbert Smith: Guitars; Lenny Castro: Percussion; Jim Salamone: Drum Programming
  • Tracks 4 & 6 arranged, produced and played by Prince. Recorded, mixed & remixed by Timmy Regisford.
  • Track 5 arranged, produced, recorded & mixed by Full Force. Full Force: All instruments, vocal backing; Lisa Lisa, Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley: Vocal Backing
  • Track 7 arranged by Jerry Hey. Produced by Narada Michael Walden. Recorded & mixed by David Frazer. Claytoven Richardson, Jim Gilstrap, Kitty Beethoven, Melisa Kary: Vocal Backing; Corrado Rustici: Guitars; David Sancious, Walter Afanasieff: Keyboards; Randy Jackson: Moog Prodigy Synth Bass; Kenny G: Saxophone; Narada Michael Walden: Drums, Drum Programming; Greg Gonaway: Cymbals & Percussion
  • Track 8 arranged & produced by Alan Roy Scott & Alan Dennis Rich. Lyndie White, Mona Rae Campbell, Ronee Martin: Vocal Backing; Mark Leggett: Guitars; Brad Cole: Keyboards; Dominic Genova: Bass; Tom Walsh: Drums, Percussion
  • Track 10 arranged & produced by Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager. Recorded & Mixed by Mick Guzauski. Joe Pizzulo, Julia, Maxine & Oren Waters, Phil Perry, Stephanie Spruill: Vocal Backing; Randy Kerber: Piano; Michael Boddicker: Synthesizers; Dann Huff: Guitars; Neil Stubenhaus: Bass; Jeff Porcaro: Drums; Lenny Castro: Percussion
  • Songs

    1If You Asked Me To4:00
    2I Can't Complain5:09
    3Be Yourself5:44


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