I'll Give All My Love to You

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I'll Give All My Love to You
Studio album by Keith Sweat
Released June 12, 1990
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 50:56
Label Vintertainment, Elektra
Producer Keith Sweat, Bobby Wooten, Teddy Riley
Keith Sweat chronology
Make It Last Forever
(1987)
I'll Give All My Love to You
(1990)
Keep It Comin'
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Entertainment Weekly C+[3]
Los Angeles Times 2/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]

I'll Give All My Love to You is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Keith Sweat. It was released on June 12, 1990, and went to #1 on the Top R&B albums chart and #6 on the Billboard 200. It spawned Sweat's second and third #1 R&B hits: "Make You Sweat" and the title track (both Top 20 pop hits), while "Merry Go Round" and "Your Love Part 2" were Top 5 R&B hits.

This was also the last Keith Sweat album under Vincent Davis' Vintertainment label, which would sever ties with Elektra soon after the release of this album. On March 7, 1991, I'll Give All My Love to You was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of two million copies in the United States.[6] The single "Make You Sweat" was certified gold by the RIAA on October 4, 1990, for shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States.[6]

Reception[edit]

In a review upon the album's release, Rolling Stone gave it three-and-a-half out of five stars and commented that "this album discusses love, lost, found and reclaimed, and lust over grinding, pounding synth grooves".[5] In his consumer guide for The Village Voice, critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "dud" rating,[2] indicating "a bad record whose details rarely merit further thought".[7] Los Angeles Times writer Connie Johnson stated "Sweat's debut album 'Make It Last Forever' caught fire largely because of producer Teddy Riley, and his absence is strongly felt on this Sweat-produced follow-up".[4] Greg Sandow of Entertainment Weekly complimented Sweat's vocals and singing style, but wrote that "despite all this passion, there's no obvious pop hit on the record [...] Most of the tracks sound interchangeably slow and steamy".[3] In a retrospective review, Allmusic editor Alex Henderson called the album "a respectable disc that sounds consistently heartfelt and sincere", writing that "For all its high-tech production gloss and use of hip-hop elements, this self-produced CD reminds you that Sweat is quite aware of the great soul music of the 1970s".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Keith Sweat and Bobby Wooten, except as noted.[8]
  1. "Interlude (I'll Give All My Love to You)" – 0:53
  2. "Make You Sweat" (Timmy Gatling, Keith Sweat, Bobby Wooten) – 5:15
  3. "Come Back" – 4:39
  4. "Merry Go Round" (Bobby Douglas, Keith Sweat) – 7:29
  5. "Your Love" – 5:53
  6. "Your Love, Pt. 2" (Keith Sweat) – 5:51
  7. "Just One of Them Thangs" (Featuring Gerald Levert) (Keith Sweat) – 6:12
  8. "I Knew That You Were Cheatin’" – 4:18
  9. "Love to Love You" – 4:50
  10. "I'll Give All My Love to You" – 5:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Sweat – Lead Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Keyboards (tracks 5 and 6), Producer, Mixing
  • Teddy Riley – Keyboards, Producer, Drum Programming, Mixing
  • Jacci McGhee – Vocals (track 8), Vocals (bckgr)
  • Gerald Levert – Performer
  • John Adams – Keyboards
  • Thor Baldursson – Keyboards, Saxophone, Drum Programming
  • Charles "Poogie" Bell, Jr. – Drum Programming
  • Bobby Douglas – Keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – Keyboards, Producer, Engineer, Mixing[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 54
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 47
US Billboard 200[12] 6
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Make You Sweat" Billboard Hot 100 14
Hot R&B Songs 1
Dance/Club Play Songs 5
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales 2
"Merry-Go-Round" Hot R&B Songs 2
"I'll Give All My Love to You" Billboard Hot 100 7
Hot R&B Songs 1
1991 "Your Love" Billboard Hot 100 71
Hot R&B Songs 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex (August 1, 2003). I'll Give All My Love to You - Keith Sweat | AllMusic: Review. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1990). Robert Christgau: CG: Keith Sweat. The Village Voice. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.
  3. ^ a b Sandow, Greg (June 15, 1990). I'll Give All My Love to You | Music | EW.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.
  4. ^ a b Johnson, Connie (July 15, 1990). ** Keith Sweat, "I'll Give All My Love to You," Elektra.: Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to five (a classic). - Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.
  5. ^ a b Keith Sweat - I'll Give All My Love To You CD Album. Muze. CD Universe. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.
  6. ^ a b RIAA - Gold & Platinum: Keith Sweat. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on 2011-04-18.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 15, 2000). Robert Christgau: CG 90s: Key to Icons. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2011-04-17.
  8. ^ Henderson, Alex. "I'll Give All My Love To You". Keith Sweat album. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  9. ^ Keith Sweat- I'll Give All My Love to You @Discogs.com Retrieved 5-5-2013.
  10. ^ "Keith Sweat – I'll Give All My Love to You" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Keith Sweat | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  12. ^ "Keith Sweat Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Keith Sweat. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  13. ^ "Keith Sweat Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums for Keith Sweat. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 4, 2013.

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