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
Length 58:31
Label Warner Bros.
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 the second album by American singer Karyn White, 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.