Love Child (Sweet Sensation album)

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Love Child
Sweet Sensation--Love Child.jpg
Studio album by Sweet Sensation
Released April 15, 1990
Length 41:16
Label Atco/Atlantic Records
91307
Producer Steve Peck
Ted Currier
Sweet Sensation chronology
Take It While It's Hot
(1988)Take It While It's Hot1988
Love Child
(1990)
Time to Jam (The Remix Album)
(1991)Time to Jam (The Remix Album)1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Love Child is the second album released by the New York-based Latin freestyle trio Sweet Sensation. Released in April 1990, it is the follow-up to the group's platinum-selling 1988 debut album, Take It While It's Hot. Like its predecessor, Love Child had an up-tempo feel, but also included lavish R&B-styled ballads.

The album's title song is a cover version of a #2 R&B/#1 Pop smash by the Supremes. Sweet Sensation's version went to #15 on Billboard's dance chart and #13 on Billboard's pop chart. However, it was the album's second single that gave the group its biggest hit ever, "If Wishes Came True," a power ballad featuring vocals by Betty Lebron. The song spent one week at #1 on Billboard's pop chart in September 1990, while going top-ten on Billboard's R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. The album also spawned two more hit singles: "Each and Every Time" (#51) and "One Good Man" (#72). The album itself peaked at #78 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA during the spring of 1991.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Good Man" Andy Marvel, Fred Shehadi 5:14
2. "Each and Every Time" Ken Cedar, Arnie Roman 4:05
3. "Bring it Back" Marvin Ennis, Bill Pettaway 4:22
4. "If Wishes Came True" Deena Charles, Russ DeSalvo, Robert Steele 5:12
5. "I Surrender" Romeo J.D. 4:15
6. "Destiny" Jim Klein 4:41
7. "Love Child" Deke Richards, Pam Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor, Frank Wilson 4:10
8. "Pleasure and Pain" Romeo J.D. 4:52
9. "He'll Never Know" Cedar, Shelly Peiken 4:25

Personnel[edit]

Sweet Sensation[edit]

  • Betty LeBron: lead and backing vocals
  • Audrey Wheeler: background vocals

Musicians[edit]

  • Percussion: Graham Hawthorne, Bashiri Johnson, Emedin Rivera, Steve Thornton
  • Loops: Charlie Dee Diaz
  • Programming: Charlie Dee Diaz, Phillip Ashley, Ken Cedar, Gary Henry, Richard Joseph, Dr. Bob Khozouri, Mac Quayle, Romeo J.D., Peter "Ski" Schwartz
  • Keyboards: Dr. Bob Khozouri, Jim Klein, Andy Marvel
  • Guitars: Russ De Salvo, Werner F., John Hart, Jim Klein
  • Scratching: King Shameek
  • Trombone: Barry Rogers

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Ted Currier and Steve Peck
  • Additional production by Charlie Dee Diaz
  • Executive producer: Cherrie Shepard
  • Arranged by Phillip Ashley, Ken Cedar, Andy Marvel, Steve Peck, Mac Quayle, Arnie Roman
  • Vocal arrangements: Tony Terry and Audrey Wheeler
  • Engineers: Paul Berry, Richard Joseph, Steve Peck
  • Mixing: Ted Currier, Rod Hui, Jim Lyons, Steve Peck, Charlie Dee Diaz
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen

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