Through the Storm Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin Through the Storm Cover Art

Tracklist

Gimme Your Love

length: 5:20
producer: Narada Michael Walden
vocal: Aretha Franklin and James Brown
mixer: David Frazer
recording engineer: David Frazer
arranger: Narada Michael Walden
background vocals: Liz Jackson and Skyler Jett
guitar: Corrado Rustici
drum machine: Bongo Bob Smith
sampler: Ren Klyce
additional engineer assistant engineer: Mike Iacopelli
assistant engineer: Dana Jon Chappelle
electronic drum set: Narada Michael Walden
solo saxophone: Marc Russo
bass synthesizer & keyboard: Walter Afanasieff
additional engineer lead vocals engineer: Lincoln Clapp
writer: Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael Walden

It's an evil wind
That blows no good, yeah
It's a sad heart
That won't love like I know it should
Oh how lonesome
(Oh how lonesome)
You must be
(You must be)
It's a shame
(Shame, shame)
If you don't share your love with me
It's a heartache, yeah
(It's a heartache)
When love is gone
(Baby it's a heartache)
But it's bad
(Bad)
And even sad
(Sad)
Oh later on
And there's no one blinder
Than you won't see
It's a shame
(Shame, shame)
If you don't share some of your love with me
I can't help it, oh no
He is gone
I must try to forget
Because I've got to live on
Oh, it's a good thing it's a sweet thing
(It's a sweet thing)
To love someone
(Such a sweet thing)
But it's bad
(Bad)
And even sad
(Sad)
When it's not returned
Oh, how lonesome, how lonesome, how lonesome
(Oh how lonesome)
You must be
(You must be)
I tell you it would be a shame
(Shame, shame)
A shame if you don't share your love with me
(Share your love with me)
It would really be a mistake baby
(Shame, shame)
If you don't share your love with me
(Share your love with me)
It would sure be a shame
(Shame, shame)
If you don't share, share your love with me
(Share your love with me)

Mercy

length: 4:09
producer: Narada Michael Walden
mixer: David Frazer
recording engineer: David Frazer
arranger: Narada Michael Walden and Narada Michael Walden
background vocals: Siedah Garrett and Kitty Beethoven
keyboard: Ren Klyce and Walter Afanasieff
additional synthesizer: Narada Michael Walden
synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
cymbal: Greg “Gigi” Gonaway
assistant engineer additional engineer: Mike Iacopelli
assistant engineer: Dana Jon Chappelle
bass programming: Walter Afanasieff
additional drums (drum set): Narada Michael Walden
drums (drum set) programming: Walter Afanasieff
solo saxophone: Marc Russo
additional engineer lead vocals engineer: Lincoln Clapp
writer: Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard

He's the Boy

length: 4:08
producer: Aretha Franklin
piano: Aretha Franklin
mixer: David Frazer
recording engineer: Mike Iacopelli
bass: Louis Johnson
guitar: William Powell and Steve Khan
percussion: Steve Kroon
synthesizer: Robbie Kondor
drums (drum set): Yogi Horton
writer: Aretha Franklin

It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be

length: 5:40
producer: Narada Michael Walden
performer: Whitney Houston
mixer: David Frazer
recording engineer: David Frazer
arranger: Narada Michael Walden
background vocals: Kitty Beethoven and Melisa Kary
keyboard: Walter Afanasieff
synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff and Ren Klyce
bass arranger: Walter Afanasieff
additional engineer assistant engineer: Mike Iacopelli
assistant engineer: Dana Jon Chappelle
drums (drum set) arranger: Walter Afanasieff
additional engineer lead vocals engineer: Lincoln Clapp
composer: Diane Warren, Albert Hammond
lyricist: Diane Warren, Albert Hammond

Through the Storm

length: 4:23
producer: Narada Michael Walden
mixer: David Frazer
recording engineer: David Frazer
arranger: Narada Michael Walden
background vocals: Melisa Kary, Kitty Beethoven, Claytoven Richardson and Skyler Jett
guitar: Corrado Rustici
keyboard: Walter Afanasieff
synthesizer: Ren Klyce and Walter Afanasieff
bass arranger: Walter Afanasieff
assistant engineer additional engineer: Mike Iacopelli
assistant engineer: Dana Jon Chappelle
drums (drum set) arranger: Walter Afanasieff
additional engineer lead vocals engineer: Lincoln Clapp
writer: Diane Warren, Albert Hammond
In this world it's hard
you know
lovers come and lovers go

people never seem to hold on to what they've got.
Some they never stay together
you and I will be no better

we can make it last forever
we can keep this love alive.

Through the storm
through the tears

you and I
I know we can survive.
To the day
through the night

if we try we can keep it alive
we can keep it alive.

I know sometimes it's been so tough
we've been so close to giving up
but our love's so strong and we keep holding on
yeah
to what we got.
It's easier to walk away
it takes a lot of love to stay

we've got all the love it takes
we know there's a brighter day.

Through the storm
through the tears

you and I
I know we can survive.
To the day
through the night

if we try we can keep it alive
we can keep it alive.

We just gotta be strong
we just gotta be strong

we just gotta be strong together
we just gotta hold on
we just gotta hold on

we just gotta hold on and go through the storm.
Through the storm
through the tears

you and I
I know we can survive.
To the day
through the night

if we try we can keep it alive
we can keep it alive.

Through the storm
through the tears

you and I
I know we can survive.
To the day
through the night

if we try we can keep it alive
we can keep it alive

Think (1989)

length: 3:38
producer: Arif Mardin and Joe Mardin
conductor: Joe Mardin
trumpet: Kent Smith and Chris Botti
performer: The New West Horns
mixer: Rod Hui and Joe Mardin
recording engineer: Rod Hui, Mike Iacopelli and Joe Mardin
arranger: Arif Mardin
background vocals: Margaret Branch, Brenda Corbett and Aretha Franklin
guitar: Reggie Griffin
programming: Joe Mardin
tenor saxophone: Andy Snitzer
additional piano: Robbie Kondor
trombone: Michael Davis
additional synthesizer: Robbie Kondor
baritone saxophone: Kenneth Hitchcock
horn arranger: Joe Mardin
assistant engineer: James McGee, Chris Shaw and Matt Tritto
additional sampler: Sammy Merendino
writer: Aretha Franklin, Ted White
You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free

Let's go back, let's go back, let's go way on back when
I didn't even know you, you couldn't too much more than ten
I ain't no psychiatrist, I ain't no doctor with degrees
It don't take too much high IQ's to see what you're doing to me

You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think) let your mind go, let yourself be free

Oh freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, yeah freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, ooh freedom

Think about it, think about it

There ain't nothing you could ask I could answer you but I won't (I won't)
I was gonna change, but I'm not, to keep doing things I don't

You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free

People walking around everyday, playing games taking score
Trying to make other people lose their minds, ah, be careful you don't lose yours

You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free

You need me (need me) and I need you (don't you know)
Without each other there ain't nothing people can do

Think about it baby

Come to Me

length: 3:44
remixer: Arif Mardin, Gene Paul and Lew Hahn
producer: Arif Mardin
piano: David Paich
recording engineer: Jeremy Smith and Lew Hahn
arranger: Arif Mardin
bass: Louis Johnson
background vocals: Marti McCall, Myrna Matthews and Edie Lehmann
percussion: George Devens
synthesizer: David Foster
drums (drum set): Jeff Porcaro
electric piano: David Foster
assistant engineer: Stewart Whitmore and Michael O’Reilly
composer: Gene Price
lyricist: Gene Price
You're asking me to
Understand your feelings
To just forget about my own
And let you go

Darling, I won't
Raise a hand to stop you
Just let me say one thing
Before you go

[Chorus]
Come to me
Whenever you get lonely
Just reach out your hand
And there I'll be
My love will light your
Way out of the darkness
If you ever need a true love
Come to me

I believe that time alone
Will change you
The changing tides
Will bring you back to me

And when you grow tired
Of chasing rainbows
Just make a wish for love
And there I'll be

[Chorus]

Ooh, come to me
Whenever you get lonely
(Come to me, baby)
Just reach out your hand
And there I'll be
Yeah, yeah, yeah

My love will light your
Way out of the darkness
If you ever need a true love
Come to me, sweet baby

Come to me
Whenever you get lonely

Log on to kill this message.

(Oh, yeah, come to me, baby)
Just reach out your hand
(Reach out, reach out)
And there I'll be

My love will light your
Way out of the darkness
If you ever need a true love
Come to me

(If you ever get lonely)
Come to me
Whenever you get lonely
Just reach out your hand
And there I'll be
(Reach out for me)
(Sweet baby, I'll be there)

My love will light your
Way out of the darkness
If you ever need a true love
Come to me, yeah

If Ever a Love There Was

length: 4:47
producer: Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman
tenor vocals: Lawrence Payton and Abdul "Duke" Fakir
lead vocals: Levi Stubbs and Lawrence Payton
mixer: Daren Klein
engineer: Daren Klein
bass: Jerry Knight
keyboard: Aaron Zigman
baritone vocals: Renaldo Benson
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
bass vocals: Renaldo Benson
solo saxophone: Kenny G
writer: Pamela Phillips‐Oland, Todd Cerney
I saw your face as I hurried past the cafe
And the rain felt like long lost tears
As it trickled down the window pane

And in a moment
All the years were simply washed away
'Cause when our eyes met, when our eyes met
There was nothing left to say

I caught my breath, I fell out of touch with time
'Cause it was you
With a part of me I'd forgotten that I ever knew

I stood to greet you and you held me
Just a little bit too long
Oh, but we've come so far, we've come so far
But the feeling's still so strong

If ever a love there was
If ever two stars were crossed
If ever a dream was lost
Then it was yours and mine

If ever a touch was right
Or a future looked bright
If ever a love there was

That same perfume
Carries such a lot of memories of a time
When we dreamed sweet dreams
Never knowing they'd be left behind

Love is a memory, like a picture
And it never seems to fade
Oh, and I still believe, and I still believe
All the promises we made

If ever a love there was
If ever two stars were crossed
If ever a dream was lost
Then it was yours and mine

If ever a touch was right
Or a future looked bright
If ever a love there was

And I still believe, I still believe
All the promises we made

If ever a love there was
If ever two stars were crossed
If ever a dream was lost
Then it was yours and mine

If ever a touch was right
Or a future looked bright
If ever a love there was
It was yours and mine
That was the the time