Born to Love (Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack album)

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Born to Love
Born to love (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
Released July 22, 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre R&B, soul
Length 36:13
Label Capitol
Producer Michael Masser
Bob Crewe
Peabo Bryson
Roberta Flack chronology
I'm the One
(1982)
Born to Love
(1983)
Greatest Hits
(1984)
Singles from Born to Love
  1. "Tonight I Celebrate My Love / Born to Love"
    Released: June 24, 1983
  2. "You're Looking Like Love to Me / Let Me Be the One You Need"
    Released: September 12, 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Born to Love is a studio album of duets between Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack. It contains the top-ten R&B hit "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love", written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser.

Track listing

  1. "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" (3:29) - (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser)
  2. "Blame It on Me" (4:12) - (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager)
  3. "Heaven Above Me" (4:34) - (Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe)
  4. "Born to Love" (4:25) - (Peabo Bryson)
  5. "Maybe" (3:19) - (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch)
  6. "I Just Came Here to Dance" (3:59) - (Kenneth Bell, Terry Skinner, J.L. Wallace)
  7. "Comin' Alive" (3:34) - (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser)
  8. "You're Lookin' Like Love to Me" (3:59) - (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio, Jerry Corbetta)
  9. "Can We Find Love Again" (4:29) - (Roberta Flack, Al Johnson)

Personnel

  • Burt Bacharach - Composer, Producer
  • Jim Bell - Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Ken Bell - Composer
  • Michael Boddicker - Synthesizer
  • Dick Bogart - Mixing
  • Shirley Brewer - Vocals (Background)
  • Kendall Brown - Second Engineer
  • Charles Bryson - Percussion
  • Peabo Bryson - Composer, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Robbie Buchanan - Arranger, Keyboards, Strings, Synthesizer
  • Eric Calvi - Engineer
  • Pete Christlieb - Saxophone
  • Jerry Corbetta - Arranger, Composer, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards
  • Bob Crewe - Composer, Producer
  • Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion
  • Tony d'Amico - Engineer, Mixing
  • Lee DeCarlo - Mixing
  • Frank DeCaro - Contractor
  • Paul Delph - Keyboard Programming, Keyboards
  • Dan Dillard - Trumpet
  • Ron Dover - Sax (Tenor), Vocals (Background)
  • Nathan East - Bass
  • Roberta Flack - Composer, Performer, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals (Background)
  • Kevin Fletcher - Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Bob Gaudio - Arranger, Composer, Drums, Fender Rhodes, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocal Arrangement
  • John Gilston - Drums
  • Jim Gilstrap - Vocals (Background)
  • Gerry Goffin - Composer
  • Don Grierson - Executive Producer
  • Bobbye Hall - Bongos, Congas
  • Patricia Hall - Vocals (Background)
  • Marvin Hamlisch - Composer
  • Richard Horton - Guitar, Guitar (Synthesizer)
  • Dann Huff - Guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. - Guitar
  • Al Johnson - Arranger, Associate Producer, Composer, Vocals (Background)
  • Thaddeus Johnson - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
  • Varnell Johnson - Executive Producer
  • Jim Keltner - Drums
  • Randy Kerber - Piano
  • Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - Bass
  • Anthony MacDonald - Percussion
  • Felipe Mantine - Flute
  • Steve Marcantonio - Engineer
  • Michael Masser - Composer, Producer, Rhythm
  • Timothy May - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
  • Jay Messina - Engineer
  • Marcus Miller - Bass, Synthesizer
  • Gene Page - Orchestration, Rhythm, Strings
  • Beverly Parker - Photography
  • Mark Parrish - Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Greg Phillinganes - Guitar
  • Andre Robinson - Drums
  • Carole Bayer Sager - Composer, Producer
  • Roger St. Pierre - Liner Notes
  • Ed Seay - Assistant Producer, Engineer
  • Terry Skinner - Composer
  • Leland Sklar - Bass
  • Jeremy Smith - Engineer
  • Bruce Swedien - Engineer
  • Tom Swift - Assistant Engineer
  • Vance Tayler - Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer
  • Richard Tee - Keyboards
  • Carlos Vega - Drums
  • Georg "Jojje" Wadenius - Guitar
  • Myra Walker - Vocals (Background)
  • J.L. Wallace - Composer
  • Luther Waters - Vocals (Background)
  • Oren Waters - Vocals (Background)
  • Dwight Watkins - Vocals (Background)
  • Buddy Williams - Drums
  • Jai Winding - Arranger, Fender Rhodes
  • Howard Wolin - Engineer
  • Monalisa Young - Vocals (Background)
  • Terry Young - Vocals (Background)

References

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. Born to Love at AllMusic
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