Intimate (Smokey Robinson album)

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Intimate
Intimate (Smokey Robinson).jpg
Studio album by
Released1999
Recorded1999
GenreR&B, Soul
LabelMotown
ProducerSmokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson chronology
Double Good Everything
(1991)
Intimate
(1999)
Food for the Spirit
(2004)

Intimate is a studio album by Smokey Robinson issued in 1999 on Motown Records.[1] The album rose to No. 28 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2]

As an album Intimate was Grammy nominated for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.[3]

Overview[edit]

The album was his first in over seven years and marked a return to Motown Records.[4][5][6] Artistes such as The Emotions and Gerald Albright guested on the album.[7]

The Album had 2 singles. 1. Easy to Love 2. Sleepin' In (Music Video also)

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[7]
Vibe(favourable)[4]

Alan Light for Vibe feels the album relies "too heavily on dated synthesizer washes and 'romantic' tinkly percussion", but Robinson's voice is "just as lovely, just as pure and clean, as ever."[4] Andrew Hamilton of AllMusic doesn't think Intimate rates with his albums from the 1970s, calling the results "merely adequate" but says it "is a fine comeback by Mr. Motown."[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleepin' In" – 4:07
  2. "Easy to Love" – 4:30
  3. "Love Love Again" – 4:12
  4. "Intimate" – 4:36
  5. "I'm the One" – 4:02
  6. "Just Let Me Love You" – 4:04
  7. "All of Mine" – 3:50
  8. "The Bottom Line" – 3:54
  9. "Feelings Flowing" – 4:13
  10. "Ready to Roll" – 3:48
  11. "Tu Me Besas Muy Rico" – 5:13
  12. "Intimate" (Reprise) – 1:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smokey Robinson: Intimate". 45worlds.com.
  2. ^ "Smokey Robinson: Intimate (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". billboard.com.
  3. ^ "Smokey Robinson". grammy.com.
  4. ^ a b c Light, Alan (November 1999). "Revolutions: Smokey Robinson – Intimate". Vibe. 7 (9): 186. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Gail (September 4, 1999). "Smokey Robinson's Intimate New Set Finds Home at Motown". Billboard. 111 (36): 14. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Smokey Robinson Wins New Fans with Hit Album Intimate". Jet. 97 (13): 38–39. March 6, 2000. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Hamilton, Andrew. Smokey Robinson – Intimate: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2015.