Love Confessions

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Love Confessions
Miki howard love confessions cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 1987
Recorded1987
GenreR&B
Length44:07
LabelAtlantic
ProducerLeMel Humes
Nick Martinelli
Gerald Levert
Marc Gordon
Peter Lord & V.Jeffrey Smith
Arif Mardin
Miki Howard chronology
Come Share My Love
(1986)
Love Confessions
(1987)
Miki Howard
(1989)
Singles from Love Confessions
  1. "Baby, Be Mine"
    Released: 1987
  2. "That's What Love Is"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Crazy"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]

Love Confessions is the second studio album by American R&B singer Miki Howard, released in 1987 via Atlantic Records.[2] It peaked at No. 145 on the Billboard 200 and No. 13 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart.

The album's first two singles, "Baby, Be Mine" and "That's What Love Is", were R&B hits, peaking at No. 5 and No. 4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. The third single, "Crazy", reached No. 38 on the same chart.

Critical reception[edit]

The Rolling Stone Album Guide wrote that Love Confessions "works best when Howard emphasizes the jazzier side of her sound."[3] The Gazette called the album "superior late-night couch-crawling soul."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Baby, Be Mine"Ashley Ingram, Jackie RaweNick Martinelli5:29
2."You've Changed"Bill Carey, Carl T. FischerArif Mardin3:32
3."That's What Love Is" (featuring Gerald Levert)Marc Gordon, Miki Howard, Gerald LevertLevert, Gordon4:30
4."In Too Deep"Peter Lord, V. Jeffrey SmithV. Jeffrey Smith, Peter Lord3:59
5."Crazy"Gordon, LevertLevert, Gordon4:20
6."Bitter Love"LordSmith, Lord4:23
7."I Wanna Be There"LeMel HumesLeMel Humes4:05
8."Reasons"Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice WhiteMartinelli4:10
9."Love Confession"HumesHumes5:04
10."Edge of Love" (Bonus track CD only)Scott Cutler, Cynthia WeilSteve Tyrell, David Kitay4:35

Notes

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Executive-Producer – Sylvia Rhone, Bob Merlin, and Miki Howard
  • Producers — Nick Martinelli, Arif Mardin, LeMel Humes, Gerald Levert and Marc Gordon
    Peter Lord, V. Jeffrey Smith, David Kitay, Steve Tyrell
  • Mastered [Production] – Dennis King
  • Mastered [CD] – Stephen Innocenzi

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 145
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums[6] 13

Singles[edit]

Year Title US
Pop
[7]
US
R&B
[8]
UK[9]
1987 "Baby, Be Mine" 5
1988 "That's What Love Is" (featuring Gerald Levert) 4
"Crazy" 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Miki Howard – Love Confessions". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  2. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 4: MUZE. p. 391.CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ a b The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 332.
  4. ^ Griffin, John (7 Jan 1988). "SHORT SPINS". The Gazette. p. E3.
  5. ^ Top Billboard Albums
  6. ^ Top R&B Albums-Billboard
  7. ^ "Miki Howard Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. 1992-11-28. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  8. ^ "Miki Howard Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  9. ^ "Miki Howard Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2009-09-05.

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