I'll Give All My Love to You

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I'll Give All My Love to You
I'll Give All My Love to You (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Keith Sweat
Released June 12, 1990
Genre New jack swing[1]
Length 50:56
Label Vintertainment, Elektra
Producer Keith Sweat, Bobby Wooten, Teddy Riley
Keith Sweat chronology
Make It Last Forever
(1987)Make It Last Forever1987
I'll Give All My Love to You
(1990)
Keep It Comin'
(1991)Keep It Comin'1991
Singles from I'll Give All My Love to You
  1. ""Make You Sweat""
    Released: May 24, 1990
  2. ""Merry Go Round""
    Released: 1990
  3. ""I'll Give All My Love to You""
    Released: December 4, 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(dud)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[4]
Los Angeles Times2/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[6]

I'll Give All My Love to You is the second studio album by the American R&B recording artist Keith Sweat. It was released on June 12, 1990, and went to number one on the Top R&B albums chart and number 6 on the Billboard 200. It spawned Sweat's second and third number 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 the last Keith Sweat album under Vincent Davis' Vintertainment label, which severed 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 RIAA, for shipments of two million copies in the United States.[7] 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.[7]

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".[6] In his consumer guide for The Village Voice, the critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "dud" rating,[3] indicating "a bad record whose details rarely merit further thought".[8] The Los Angeles Times writer Connie Johnson wrote, "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".[5] 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".[4] 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".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[9]

I'll Give All My Love To You
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Interlude (I'll Give All My Love to You)"
  • Keith Sweat
  • Bobby Wooten
0:53
2."Make You Sweat"
5:15
3."Come Back"
  • Keith Sweat
  • Bobby Wooten
4:39
4."Merry Go Round"
  • Bobby Douglas
  • Keith Sweat
7:29
5."Your Love"
  • Keith Sweat
  • Bobby Wooten
5:53
6."Your Love, Pt. 2"Keith Sweat5:51
7."Just One of Them Thangs (featuring Gerald Levert)"Keith Sweat6:12
8."I Knew That You Were Cheatin'"
  • Keith Sweat
  • Bobby Wooten
4:18
9."Love to Love You"
  • Keith Sweat
  • Bobby Wooten
4:50
10."I'll Give All My Love to You"
  • Keith Sweat
  • Bobby Wooten
5:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Sweat – lead vocals, vocals (background), keyboards (tracks 5 and 6), producer, mixing
  • Teddy Riley – keyboards, producer, drum programming, mixing
  • Jacci McGhee – vocals (track 8), vocals (background)
  • 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[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 54
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 47
US Billboard 200[13] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 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. ^ Holden, Stephen (July 11, 1990). "The Pop Life". The New York Times. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Henderson, Alex (August 1, 2003). I'll Give All My Love to You - Keith Sweat. Allmusic. Retrieved on April 17, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1990). Robert Christgau: CG: Keith Sweat. The Village Voice. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on April 17, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Sandow, Greg (June 15, 1990). I'll Give All My Love to You | Music | EW.com. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on April 17, 2011.
  5. ^ 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 April 17, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Keith Sweat - I'll Give All My Love To You CD Album. Muze. CD Universe. Retrieved on April 17, 2011.
  7. ^ a b RIAA - Gold & Platinum: Keith Sweat[permanent dead link]. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on April 18, 2011.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 15, 2000). Robert Christgau: CG 90s: Key to Icons. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on April 17, 2011.
  9. ^ Henderson, Alex. "I'll Give All My Love To You". allmusic.com. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
  10. ^ Keith Sweat - I'll Give All My Love to You, @Discogs.com. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Keith Sweat – I'll Give All My Love to You" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  12. ^ "Keith Sweat | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  13. ^ "Keith Sweat Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  14. ^ "Keith Sweat Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2013.

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