Ritual of Love is the second album by American singer Karyn White, released in 1991. It contains her biggest hit "Romantic", as well as her other R&B hit "The Way I Feel About You".

Ritual of Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 10, 1991
Recorded1991
Genre
Length58:31
LabelWarner Bros.
Producer
Karyn White chronology
Karyn White
(1988)
Ritual of Love
(1991)
Make Him Do Right
(1994)
Singles from Ritual of Love
  1. "Romantic"
    Released: August 23, 1991
  2. "The Way I Feel About You"
    Released: November 1991
  3. "Walkin' the Dog"
    Released: February 1992
  4. "Do Unto Me"
    Released: June 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyB- [2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Romantic"Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Karyn White4:07
2."Ritual of Love"Jam, Lewis, White4:36
3."The Way I Feel About You"Zachary Harmon, Bruce Sterling, Christopher Troy, White4:35
4."Hooked on You"Jam, Lewis4:56
5."Walkin' the Dog"Tony Haynes, Lewis, Laney Stewart, White3:58
6."Love That's Mine"Jam, Lewis, White4:54
7."How I Want You"Haynes, Stewart, White4:57
8."One Heart"Jam, Lewis4:52
9."Tears of Joy"Vernon D. Fails, Jam, Lewis, Michael J. Powell, White5:05
10."Beside You"Haynes, Gary Hines, White4:59
11."Do Unto Me"Harmon, Haynes, Troy, White5:25
12."Hard to Say Goodbye"Haynes, Jam, Lewis, Lawrence Waddell, White5:25
Total length:58:31

ProductionEdit

  • Produced by Christopher Troy & Zachary Harmon, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Michael J. Powell, Laney Stewart & Karyn White
  • Executive producers: Jimmy Jam, Benny Medina, Karyn White
  • Engineers: Mike Girgis, Steve Hodge, Michael Iacopelli, Terry Lewis, Al Richardson, David Rideau, Eric Sproul, Laney Stewart, David Ward II
  • Assistant engineer: Milton Chan
  • Mixing: Milton Chan, Steve Hodge, Barney Perkins, Michael J. Powell

PersonnelEdit

  • Drums, percussion: Trenon Graham, Michael J. Powell, Stokley, David Ward II
  • Drum programming: Laney Stewart, Stokley
  • Bass: Edgar "Boney E." Hinton, Terry Lewis
  • Synthesized bass: Bruce Sterling, Christopher Troy
  • Keyboards, synthesizers: Lance Alexander (also sampling), Vernon D. Fails, Gary Hines, Jimmy Jam, Keri Lewis, Bruce Sterling, Laney Stewart, Christopher Troy, Lawrence Waddell, David Ward II
  • Guitars: Richard Davis, Michael J. Powell
  • Saxophone: Ken Holmen
  • Backing vocals: Lance Alexander, Jearlyn Steele Battle, Joey Elias, Lisa Keith, Prof. T., Andre Shepard, Darron Story

ChartsEdit

Chart (1991) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 53
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gallucci, Michael. Ritual of Love review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  2. ^ Linden, Amy (September 13, 1991). "Ritual of Love Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-29.