Personnel: Taylor Dayne (vocals); Saul Zonana (acoustic guitar, bass); Tony Bruno (electric guitar); Tim Pierce, Craig Else, Louis Mettoyer, Joel Shearer (guitar); B.G. Graziose, Rob Arbittier, Michael Raylton, Jamie Muhoberac (keyboards); Reggie Hamilton (bass); Carmen Rizzo (drums, percussion, programming); Ernie Lake, Curt Bisquera (drums); Tom Keane (programming); Kato, Sheree Fort Payne, Therese Willis, Evonne Williams, Maxanne Lewis (background vocals).
Producers include: Taylor Dayne, Charlton Pettus, B.G. Graziose, Ernie Lake, Tommy Sims.
Though Dayne made her name as an aggressively marketed dance-pop diva, the years have shown her to be more substantive than might have been initially supposed. NAKED WITHOUT YOU is arguably Dayne's most satisfying, substantive outing thus far, and certainly her most soulful. Dayne's vocal style walks a fine line between pop and R&B, not tied down to either style, but incorporating elements of both in service of a very distinctive sound. For a production as technology-driven as that of NAKED WITHOUT YOU, the arrangements are surprisingly low key, relying mostly on syncopated electronic and acoustic drum tracks and subtle keyboard textures. Dayne's voice does the rest, filling the air with orgiastic evocations of romance and plain old sex.