- Released: November 17, 1992
- Label: Elektra / WEA
Entertainment Weekly - 1/29/93, p.57
"...If you're looking for bold new concepts in black music, look elsewhere, but Silk's brand of seduction doesn't sound any less sweet for the familiarity..." - Rating: B
- 2.Happy Days (With Keith Sweat)
- 3.Don't Keep Me Waiting
- 4.Girl U For Me
- 5.Freak Me
- 6.When I Think About You
- 7.Baby It's You
- 8.Lose Control
- 9.It Had to Be You
- 10.I Gave to You
Silk: Timothy Cameron, Jimmy Gates Jr., Jonathan Rasboro, Gary Jenkins, Gary Glenn (vocals).
Additional personnel: The Riddler, Teno West (rap vocals); Keni Burke, Roy Murray, Alton Wookie Stewart (keyboards, drum programming, background vocals); Gary Jenkins (keyboards, background vocals); Errol Taylor (keyboards); Harry Williams (drum programming); Teno West, Sean Levert (background vocals).
Producers: Keith Sweat, Alton Wookie Stewart, T.H.
Engineers: Michael French, Teno West, Tom "TK" Kidd.
Recorded at Sound Castle Studio, Los Angeles, California; Encore Studio, Burbank, California; Dopler Studio, Southern Tracks, Atlanta, Georgia.
Personnel: Silk (vocals, background vocals); Gary Jenkins (vocals, keyboards); Garry Glenn, Gerald Levert, Jimmy Gates Jr., Sean Levert, Timothy Cameron (vocals); The Riddler, Teno West (rap vocals); Keni Burke (keyboards, programming, drum programming); Roy Murray, Alton "Wokie" Stewart (keyboards, drum programming, background vocals); Errol Taylor (keyboards); Harold "Ivory" Williams (programming); Harry Williams (drum programming); Keith Sweat (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Conley Abrams; Milton Chan.
Recording information: Doppler Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; EncoreStudio, Burbank, CA; Sound Castle Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Southern Tracks Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA.
New Jack vocalist/producer Keith Sweat helped mold the ensemble Silk in his own image on their debut. He wrote or co-wrote eight of the 10 tracks, produced or co-produced every cut, sang the lead on "Happy Days," and either did background vocals or played on all the numbers (doing both on several). The quintet demonstrated nice harmonizing and competent vocal skills on most songs, although they hadn't yet developed a cohesive identity or first-rate vocalist. Silk scored hits with the smash "Freak Me" and "Happy Days." The best numbers highlighted their roots in '70s soul and '50s doo-wop. It wasn't a spectacular debut, but a promising one. ~ Ron Wynn