Ritual of Love

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Ritual of Love
Karyn White - Ritual of Love.JPG
Studio album by Karyn White
Released September 10, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 58:31
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Christopher Troy & Zachary Harmon, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Michael J. Powell, Laney Stewart, Karyn White
Karyn White chronology
Karyn White
Ritual of Love
Make Him Do Right
Singles from Ritual of Love
  1. "Romantic"
    Released: August 23, 1991
  2. "The Way I Feel About You"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Walkin' the Dog"
    Released: 1992
  4. "Do Unto Me"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B- [2]

Ritual of Love is Karyn White's second album, released in 1991. It contains her biggest hit "Romantic", as well as her other R&B hit "The Way I Feel About You".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Romantic" Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Karyn White 4:07
2. "Ritual of Love" Jam, Lewis, White 4:36
3. "The Way I Feel About You" Zachary Harmon, Bruce Sterling, Christopher Troy, White 4:35
4. "Hooked on You" Jam, Lewis 4:56
5. "Walkin' the Dog" Tony Haynes, Lewis, Laney Stewart, White 3:58
6. "Love That's Mine" Jam, Lewis, White 4:54
7. "How I Want You" Haynes, Stewart, White 4:57
8. "One Heart" Jam, Lewis 4:52
9. "Tears of Joy" Vernon D. Fails, Jam, Lewis, Michael J. Powell, White 5:05
10. "Beside You" Haynes, Gary Hines, White 4:59
11. "Do Unto Me" Harmon, Haynes, Troy, White 5:25
12. "Hard to Say Goodbye" Haynes, Jam, Lewis, Lawrence Waddell, White 5:25
Total length: 58:31


  • Produced By Christopher Troy & Zachary Harmon, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Michael J. Powell, Laney Stewart & Karyn White
  • Executive Producers: Jimmy Jam, Benny Medina, Karyn White
  • Engineers: Mike Girgis, Steve Hodge, Michael Iacopelli, Terry Lewis, Al Richardson, David Rideau, Eric Sproul, Laney Stewart, David Ward II
  • Assistant Engineer: Milton Chan
  • Mixing: Milton Chan, Steve Hodge, Barney Perkins, Michael J. Powell


  • Drums, Percussion: Trenon Graham, Michael J. Powell, Stokley, David Ward II
  • Drum Programming: Laney Stewart, Stokley
  • Bass: Edgar "Boney E." Hinton, Terry Lewis
  • Synthesized Bass: Bruce Sterling, Christopher Troy
  • Keyboards, Synthesizers: Lance Alexander (also sampling), Vernon D. Fails, Gary Hines, Jimmy Jam, Keri Lewis, Bruce Sterling, Laney Stewart, Christopher Troy, Lawrence Waddell, David Ward II
  • Guitars: Richard Davis, Michael J. Powell
  • Saxophone: Ken Holmen
  • Backing Vocals: Lance Alexander, Jearlyn Steele Battle, Joey Elias, Lisa Keith, Prof. T., Andre Shepard, Darron Story

Chart Information[edit]

Year Billboard Chart Peak
1991 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 7
1991 Billboard 200 53


  1. ^ Gallucci, Michael. Ritual of Love review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  2. ^ Linden, Amy (September 13, 1991). "Ritual of Love Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-29.