Silk (album)

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Silk
Studio album by Silk
Released November 28, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Genre R&B
Length 55:05
Label Elektra
Producer Silk (exec.), Tina Antoine, Rory Bennett, Mike Chapman, Dave Hall, John Howcott, Gary Jenkins, Gerald Levert, Myron McKinley, Edwin Nicholas, Emanuel Officer, Donald Parks, Soulshock & Karlin, Trent Thomas, Darin Whittington
Silk chronology
Lose Control
(1992)
Silk
(1995)
Tonight
(1999)
Singles from Silk
  1. "I Can Go Deep"
    Released: October 24, 1994
  2. "Hooked on You"
    Released: October 17, 1995
  3. "Don't Rush"
    Released: March 5, 1996

Silk is the self-titled second studio album from American R&B group Silk, released November 28, 1995 on Elektra Records.

The album peaked at number forty-six on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

The album peaked at forty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200.[1]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine at Allmusic called the groups vocals on the album "impressive." Erlewine also gave note to the production, which he referred to as "seamless without being overly slick."[2] The ballad "How Could You Say You Love Me," and third single "Don't Rush" were praised by Upscale magazine.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Hooked on You"   Jones, Karlin, Martin, Soulshock 4:51
2. "Because of Your Love"   Chambers, Karlin, Soulshock 4:19
3. "It's So Good"   Karlin, Martin, Soulshock 4:48
4. "Don't Rush"   Jenkins, Stewart 4:22
5. "I Can Go Deep"   Chapman, Evans, K-Von, Thomas 4:48
6. "What Kind of Love Is This"   Howcott, Officer, Parks 4:39
7. "Don't Go to Bed Mad"   Levert, Nicholas 6:57
8. "Don't Cry for Me"   Glenn, Jenkins, Rasboro 6:02
9. "Now That I've Lost You"   Brown, Hall, Martin, Matias 4:41
10. "How Could You Say You Love Me"   McKinley, Officer 4:46
11. "Remember Me"   Antoine, Bennett, Officer 4:52

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1995)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 46

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Rhythmic Top 40
1995 "I Can Go Deep" 9
"Hooked on You" 54 44 12 25
1996 "Don't Rush" 91 39

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[5]

  • art direction – Alli
  • assistant engineering – Gerardo Lopez
  • design – Alli
  • drum programming – Rory Bennett, John Howcott, Gerald Levert, Edwin Nicholas, Donald Parks
  • engineering – Tina Antoine, Jeff Bordett, Mike Chapman, John Howcott, Lisa Po-Ying Huang, Jay Lean, Paul Logus, Lee Mars, Carl Nappa, Alex Nesmith, Donald Parks, Jason Shablik, Ron A. Shaffer, Louie Teran, Darin Whittington
  • executive production – Silk
  • grooming – Dennis Mitchell
  • group – Silk
  • guitar – Craig B., Rob Cunningham, Charlie Singleton
  • keyboard programming – Rory Bennett, John Howcott, Gerald Levert, Myron McKinley, Edwin Nicholas, Donald Parks
  • keyboards – Mike Chapman, Gary Jenkins, Trent Thomas
  • make-up – Gwynnis Mosby
  • mixing – Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander, Rob Chiarelli, Jay Lean, Tony Maserati, Johnny Most, Ron A. Shaffer, Soulshock
  • multi-instruments – Myron McKinley, Darin Whittington
  • photography – Marc Baptiste
  • production – Tina Antoine, Rory Bennett, Mike Chapman, Dave Hall, John Howcott, Gary Jenkins, Karlin, Gerald Levert, Myron McKinley, Edwin Nicholas, Emanuel Officer, Donald Parks, Silk, Soulshock, Trent Thomas, Darin Whittington
  • sample programming – Mike Chapman
  • sequencing – Gerald Levert, Edwin Nicholas
  • stylist – Agnes Cammock
  • synthesizer – Gary Jenkins
  • vocal arranging – Horace Brown, Gordon Chambers, Karlin, Gerald Levert, Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias, Emanuel Officer, Soulshock
  • vocals (background) – Silk

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Silk - Silk > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Silk - Silk > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  3. ^ Upscale: The Successful Black Magazine - Page 80 1996 -"Silk Silk Elektra Records The Atlanta-based quintet Silk resurfaces with their Ic awaited sophomore release. Silk, on Elektra Records, ... the sweet ballad "How Could Yi You Love Me," with its whispered piano antics, and "Don't Rush." with its infectious hook ...
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Silk - Silk > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Silk - Silk > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 

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