Tonight (Silk album)

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Tonight
Studio album by Silk
Released March 23, 1999
Recorded 1998
D.A.R.P. Studios
The Hop House
Tree Sound
Atlanta, Georgia
New England Powerstation
Waterford, Connecticut
Quad Recording Studios
New York City, New York
Powerhouse Studios
Newark, New Jersey
Genre R&B
Length 74:32
Label Elektra
62234
Producer Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Gary Jenkins, Maurice Wilcher, Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Steve "Million Dollar Man" Morales
Silk chronology
Silk
(1995)
Tonight
(1999)
Love Session
(2001)

Tonight is the third studio album from R&B group Silk, released on March 23, 1999 on Elektra Entertainment.[1] It was their first album in four years and the reason for the break was due to the group wanting to be more involved in the creative process.[2] Another reason for the hiatus was due to the lackluster performance of their previous album, which caused the group to seek new management after dealing with financial and legal issues.[3][4] After severing ties with their former managers, they were managed by Sonja Norwood, mother of singer/actress Brandy.[5] They were soon given the green light to record a new album by Elektra's then-president Sylvia Rhone, who let them take their time to record the album until they had the right songs.[6]

Most of the production duties were split between group member Gary Jenkins and producer Darrell "Delite" Allamby. The latter was brought in due to his previous work with Gerald Levert ("Thinkin' Bout It" and "Taking Everything"), Busta Rhymes ("What's It Gonna Be?!") and LSG ("My Body").[7][8] They also have production from Maurice Wilcher, a singer that was formerly signed to Dr. Dre's label Aftermath Entertainment.

The album features the Hits "If You", which peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 (their biggest hit since "Freak Me" in 1993) and "Meeting In My Bedroom". Tonight proved to be their second most successful album, right behind their 1992 debut Lose Control. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1999.[9]

Track listing[edit]

[10][11]

  1. "The Return" (Gary Jenkins, Gary Glenn) (2:35)
  2. "Tonight" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder, Antoinette Roberson) (3:45)
  3. "Let's Make Love" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder, Antoinette Roberson) (4:41)
  4. "If You" (Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Antoinette Roberson, Lincoln Browder, Darrell "Delite" Allamby) (5:37)
  5. "Meeting in My Bedroom" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder) (5:06)
  6. "Satisfied" (Gary Jenkins) (2:17)
  7. "Baby Check Your Friend" (Steven Morales, Raymond Basora, David Siegel) (5:01)
  8. "I Wonder" (Gary Jenkins, Jonathen Rasboro, Tony Mobley) (4:30)
  9. "Sexcellent" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder) (3:51)
  10. "Love You Down" (Maurice Wilcher, Jonathen Rasboro, Gary Jenkins, Gary Glenn, Jimmy Gates Jr., Timothy Cameron, Darrell "Delite" Allamby) (4:13)
  11. "Superstar" (Gary Jenkins, Jonathen Rasboro, Timothy Cameron, Jim Seals, Dash Crofts) (4:39)
  12. "Playa Road" (Gary Jenkins, Jonathen Rasboro, Timothy Cameron) (5:12)
  13. "Please Don't Go" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Gordon Chambers) (5:06)
  14. "Back In My Arms" (Maurice Wilcher, Valvin Roane II) (4:11)
  15. "Turn-U-Out" (Gary Jenkins, John Howcott, Donald Parks) (4:50)
  16. "If You" [2000 Watts Remix] (Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Antoinette Roberson, Darrell "Delite" Allamby) (4:18)
  17. "The Vaughn Harper Interview" (4:40)

Singles[edit]

  • If You (Lovin' Me) (Director: Guy Guillet) - February 23, 1999 [1]
  • Meeting In My Bedroom (Director: Malik Sayeed)
  • Let's Make Love - February 1, 2000 [2]
  • Tonight

Personnel[edit]

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  • Keyboards and Drum Programming: Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Gary Jenkins, Maurice Wilcher, "Smooth" Ben Howe
  • Guitar: Anthony "A.D." Donelson, Paul Pesco, Gary Jenkins, Ninja
  • Drums: Zack Scott
  • Drum Programming: Avery Johnson, Jerry Flowers, Terrence T. Nelson
  • Background vocals: Silk, Link, Darrell "Delite" Allamby
  • Executive producer: Silk, Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Daryl Williams
  • Recording engineer: Brian Smith, Vernon Mungo, Ben Arrindell, Bryan Kinkead, John Grimes, Terrence T. Nelson, Jimmy Zupano, Rico Lumpkins, Shawn Grove, Jason Stokes, Paul Fleming, Chris Diaz, Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson
  • Mixing: Ben Arrindell, Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Rico Lumpkins, Vernon Mungo, Paul Logus
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • Photography: Kwaku Alston
  • Art direction and design: Alli

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathan, David (February 27, 1999). Silk Adds Wrinkles To Sensual Songs (newspaper ed.). billboard.com. pp. 27,28. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  2. ^ Rogers, Deana. "Silk remains smooth after third album". thelantern.com. The Lantern. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Silk - Interview". hiponline.com. Hip Online. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  4. ^ Nathan, David (February 27, 1999). Silk Adds Wrinkles To Sensual Songs (newspaper ed.). billboard.com. pp. 27,28. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  5. ^ Nathan, David (February 27, 1999). Silk Adds Wrinkles To Sensual Songs (newspaper ed.). billboard.com. pp. 27,28. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  6. ^ "Silk - Interview". hiponline.com. Hip Online. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  7. ^ "Silk - Interview". hiponline.com. Hip Online. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  8. ^ Nathan, David (February 27, 1999). Silk Adds Wrinkles To Sensual Songs (newspaper ed.). billboard.com. pp. 27,28. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  9. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=1A0EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=silk+tonight+album+certification&source=bl&ots=8v-Dtp3ChD&sig=yNKWc1j-zAUBmLjHnqCRGvO4Qhc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=sMgBUZOxKebS2gXlk4CwCA&ved=0CEoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=silk%20tonight%20album%20certification&f=false
  10. ^ "Tonight". Silk album tracklisting. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  11. ^ Silk - Tonight (CD liner notes). Elektra Entertainment Group. 62234-2
  12. ^ "Silk- Tonight". album credits. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  13. ^ Silk - Tonight (CD liner notes). Elektra Entertainment Group. 62234-2