Comin' Atcha

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Comin' Atcha
Type Studio album
Artist Madeline Bell
Release Date 22 December 1973 (UK),
1974 (US)
Recorded October 1973 at Morgan Studios, London; December 1973 at Dormouse Studio, Sussex.
Genre Funk rock, soul, r&b
Language English
Length 39 min 31 sec
Label RCA Records
Catalogue RCA SF 8393
Producer John Paul Jones
Engineer John Paul Jones

Comin' Atcha is a studio album by Madeline Bell, released by RCA Records on 22 December 1973.


The album was produced, arranged and recorded with John Paul Jones at his home studio, Dormouse Studios.[1] It was Madeline Bell's first solo album in five years after performing for musical theatre, television shows, studio backing sessions, film themes, and pop group Blue Mink (1969-1973). In 1973, she also contributed to the soundtrack of the romance film A Touch of Class. The project was also a major departure in musical direction for John Paul Jones, playing a mixture of funk, soul, jazz, and r&b for the recording, during the year long absence from touring Led Zeppelin undertook in late 1973 and throughout 1974. John Paul Jones had previously sessioned for Madeline Bell in 1968, before joining Led Zeppelin.

Both Bell and Jones, with a backing band, performed selected tracks from the album on BBC2's television programme Colour My Soul, on 6 December 1973.[2]

Album information

Track listing:

  • Side 1:
  1. 'Make a Move' (John Paul Jones) - 5:01
  2. 'Without You' (John Paul Jones, Madeline Bell) - 5:46
  3. 'I'm So Glad' (John Paul Jones, Madeline Bell) - 3:48
  4. 'Gram' (John Paul Jones, Madeline Bell) - 4:16
  5. 'Another Girl' (John Paul Jones) - 4:59
  • Side 2:
  1. 'Comin' Atcha' (John Paul Jones, Madeline Bell) - 3:19
  2. 'Little Ones' (John Paul Jones) - 3:08
  3. 'I Wanna Be Around You' (John Paul Jones/Madeline Bell) - 3:36
  4. 'Things' (John Paul Jones, Madeline Bell) - 4:33
  5. 'That's What It's All About' - (John Paul Jones, Madeline Bell) - 3:11

Chart positions


Chart (1974) Peak position
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart


Year Single Chart Position
1973 'Comin' Atcha' US Billboard Hot 100 (Pop Singles)
1973 'I'm So Glad' US Billboard Hot 100 (Pop Singles)


  • Musicians:
    • Madeline Bell – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – keyboards, synthesiser, bass guitar, guitars, backing vocals, producer, arranger, engineer
    • David Katz - conductor
    • The Queens Symphony - orchestra
    • Doris Troy - backing vocals
    • Liza Strike - backing vocals
    • Barrie St. John - backing vocals
    • Jean Pierre 'Rolling' Azoulay - guitars
    • Barry De Souza - drums
    • Tony Newman - drums
    • Jim Lawless - percussion


  1. Jack, Richard Morton (2008). The Sunbeam Guide to Led Zeppelin, 1st. London: Foxcote Books, 31. ISBN 1-84353-841-7. 
  2. Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (2005). Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, Revised. London: Omnibus Press, 232. ISBN 1-84449-659-7.