Ralph Tresvant (album)

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Ralph Tresvant
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Studio album by Ralph Tresvant
Released November 27, 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 66:00
Label MCA
Producer Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Alton "Wokie" Stewart & Timmy Gatling, Daryl Simmons & Kayo, Kyle West, Wolf & Epic, Vassal Benford, L.A. Jay
Ralph Tresvant chronology
Ralph Tresvant
(1990)
It's Goin Down
(1994)
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Ralph Tresvant is the self-titled debut album of Ralph Tresvant. The album was released in 1990 by MCA Records and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It went to number one on the Top R&B Albums chart for two weeks and peaked into the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. It features the #1 single, "Sensitivity" along with two more Top 5 R&B hits: "Do What I Gotta Do" and "Stone Cold Gentleman", which featured labelmate Bobby Brown.

In October 2004, "Sensitivity" appeared in popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional new jack swing radio station CSR 103.9.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rated R" – 4:50 (Ralph Tresvant)
  2. "Sensitivity" – 4:40 (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis)
  3. "She's My Love Thang" – 4:27 (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis)
  4. "Stone Cold Gentleman (Rizz's Interlude)" – 6:08 (Kayo, Lasha, L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons)
  5. "Do What I Gotta Do" – 5:42 (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis)
  6. "Love Hurts" – 5:08 (Babyface, Kayo, Daryl Simmons)
  7. "Girl I Can't Control It" – 4:45 (Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, Ralph Tresvant, Kyle West)
  8. "Love Takes Time" – 4:39 (Tabitha Brace, Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, Pam Russo, Kyle West)
  9. "Public Figure (Ordinary Guy)" – 4:45 (Bret "Epic" Mazur, Ralph Tresvant, Richard Wolf)
  10. "Last Night" – 5:54 (Timmy Gatling, Alton "Wokie" Stewart)
  11. "I Love You (Just for You)" – 5:44 (Vassal Benford, Kathy Wakefield)+
  12. "Alright Now" – 4:19 (John Barnes, Michael Jackson)+
  13. "Sensitivity (Ralph's Rap)" – 4:58 (Ralph Tresvant, Marvin Gaye & James Nyx)+
  • +Bonus tracks available on CD only.

Personnel[edit]

  • Drum programming: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, L.A. Reid, Kayo, Daryl Simmons, Kyle West, Epic Mazur, Timmy Gatling, Vassal Benford, L.A. Jay
  • Keyboards: Jimmy Jam, Daryl Simmons, Kayo, Kyle West, Richard Wolf, Vassal Benford, L.A. Jay
  • Percussion: L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons, Kayo
  • Guitar: Richard Wolf
  • Background vocals: Ralph Tresvant, Tabitha Brace, Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, Terri Robinson, Dewayne Omar, Redg Green, Karen Y. Mayo, Altitude, Deah Dame, Alton "Wokie" Stewart
  • Rhythm and vocal arrangement: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Daryl Simmons & Kayo
  • Recording engineers: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Donnell Sullivan, Ron Cristopher, Barney Perkins, Steve Hodge, Wade Norton, Elliott Peters, Jon Guggenheim
  • Mixing: Steve Hodge, David Bianco, L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons, Kayo, Elliott Peters, Dave Pensado, Barney Perkins, Jon Guggenheim
  • Mastering: Herb Powers, Jr.
  • Art direction: Jeff Adamoff
  • Design: Drennon Advertising
  • Photography: Carol Friedman

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