Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Let Me in Your Life 3:31
A2 Every Natural Thing 2:37
A3 Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing 3:50
A4 I’m in Love 2:51
A5 Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) 4.5 3:28
A6 The Masquerade Is Over 4:32
B1 With Pen in Hand 5:08
B2 Oh Baby 5:00
B3 Eight Days on the Road 3:04
B4 If You Don’t Think 3:54
B5 A Song for You 5:33

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

drums (drum set):
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1973-03-24) (tracks B2, B4–B5)
Rick Marotta (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Rick Marotta (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4, A6)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1973-09-07) (track A5)
synthesizer:
Ken Bichel (keyboardist) (1973-09-07) (track A5)
organ:
Richard Tee (1973-03-24) (tracks B4–B5)
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Richard Tee (1973-08-13) (track A2)
Richard Tee (1973-09-07) (track A5)
guitar:
Cornell Dupree (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Cornell Dupree (1973-03-24) (tracks B2, B4–B5)
David Spinozza (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Cornell Dupree (1973-04-10) (track A4)
David Spinozza (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4, A6)
Cornell Dupree (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Hugh McCracken (1973-09-07) (track A5)
bass:
Chuck Rainey (American bassist) (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Willie Weeks (US bass player) (1973-03-24) (tracks B2, B4–B5)
Stanley Clarke (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Stanley Clarke (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4, A6)
Chuck Rainey (American bassist) (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Chuck Rainey (American bassist) (1973-09-07) (track A5)
electric piano:
Donny Hathaway (1973-03-24) (track B2)
Aretha Franklin (1973-03-24) (tracks B4–B5)
Eumir Deodato (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Richard Tee (1973-08-13) (track A2)
Donny Hathaway (1973-09-07) (track A5)
percussion:
Ralph MacDonald (1973-03-24) (tracks B2, B4–B5)
Ralph MacDonald (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Ralph MacDonald (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4, A6)
Ralph MacDonald (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Pancho Morales (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
keyboard:
Donny Hathaway (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Richard Tee (1973-03-24) (track B4)
Donny Hathaway (1973-04-10) (track A3)
Bob James (US jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer) (1973-04-10) (track A3)
Richard Tee (1973-08-13) (track B3)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Aretha Franklin (1973-03-24) (track B2)
Richard Tee (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Donny Hathaway (1973-04-10) (tracks A4, A6)
Aretha Franklin (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Aretha Franklin (1973-09-07) (track A5)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Ann S, Clark (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Pat Smith (soul vocalist) (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Judy Clay (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4)
Gwen Guthrie (1973-04-10) (track A4)
Cissy Houston (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4)
Sylvia Shemwell (1973-04-10) (track A3)
Myrna Smith (1973-04-10) (track A3)
Deidre Tuck (1973-04-10) (track A4)
Margaret Branch (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Ann S, Clark (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Pat Smith (soul vocalist) (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Margaret Branch (1973-09-07) (track A5)
Ann S, Clark (1973-09-07) (track A5)
Pat Smith (soul vocalist) (1973-09-07) (track A5)
composer:
Allie Wrubel (track A6)
Leon Russell (track B5)
Bill Withers (track A1)
Bobby Womack (track A4)
Bobby Goldsboro (1968) (track B1)
engineer:
Howard Albert (track B1)
Ron Albert (track B1)
Lew Hahn (track A5)
Gene Paul (tracks A2, B2–B5)
Phil Ramone (tracks A1, A3–A4, A6)
lead vocals:
Aretha Franklin (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Aretha Franklin (1973-03-24) (tracks B2, B4–B5)
Aretha Franklin (1973-04-09) (track A1)
Aretha Franklin (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4, A6)
Aretha Franklin (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Aretha Franklin (1973-09-07) (track A5)
lyricist:
Herb Magidson (track A6)
Leon Russell (track B5)
Bill Withers (track A1)
Bobby Womack (track A4)
Bobby Goldsboro (1968) (track B1)
producer:
Tom Dowd (tracks B1–B2, B4–B5)
Aretha Franklin (tracks A1–B5)
Arif Mardin (tracks A1–B5)
Jerry Wexler (tracks A1–B5)
solo trumpet:
Ernie Royal (1973-03-24) (track B4)
solo flute:
Joe Farrell (1973-09-07) (track A5)
solo tenor saxophone:
Joe Farrell (1973-08-13) (track A2)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track A3)
Morris Broadnax (track A5)
Aretha Franklin (tracks B2, B4)
Eddie Hinton (track A2)
Clarence Paul (track A5)
Valerie Simpson (track A3)
Stevie Wonder (track A5)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use “ABKCO”) (track A4)
Detail Music (track B1)
Irving Music (BMI) (track B5)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (1967 –) (track A3)
recorded at:
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1971-02-16) (track B1)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1973-03-24) (tracks B2, B4–B5)
A&R Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1973-04-09) (track A1)
A&R Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1973-04-10) (tracks A3–A4, A6)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1973-08-13) (tracks A2, B3)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1973-09-07) (track A5)
cover recording of:
A Song for You (1973-03-24) (track B5)
Let Me in Your Life (1973-04-09) (track A1)
I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over (1973-04-10) (track A6)
I’m in Love (1973-04-10) (track A4)
Eight Days on the Road (1973-08-13) (track B3)
later translated versions:
手紙 (track B1)
recording of:
With Pen in Hand (1971-02-16) (track B1)
If You Don't Think (1973-03-24) (track B4)
Oh Baby (1973-03-24) (track B2)
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (1973-04-10) (track A3)
Every Natural Thing (1973-08-13) (track A2)