Keith Sweat – Make It Last Forever (1987/2016) [PonoMusic FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Keith Sweat – Make It Last Forever (1987/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:07 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PonoMusic | © Elektra/Asylum Records

Make It Last Forever is the debut album of American R&B recording artist Keith Sweat. It was recorded at INS Recording and Power Play Studios in New York City. Released on November 24, 1987, the album went to #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart for three weeks (and topped the Billboard Year-End R&B chart for 1988), and #5 on the Billboard 200. Make It Last Forever was one of the earliest R&B albums to showcase the up-and-coming new jack swing sound, as it was mostly produced by Sweat himself and music producer Teddy Riley.
The album’s biggest hit was “I Want Her”, a #5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and the first #1 R&B hit for Sweat. The title track (a duet with Jacci McGhee) followed “I Want Her”, making the #2 R&B spot, while “Don’t Stop Your Love” and “Something Just Ain’t Right” were also major top ten hits on the Billboard R&B charts. In addition, album tracks such as “Right and a Wrong Way” and “How Deep is Your Love” received substantial radio airplay and can still be heard on quiet storm format stations. On April 6, 1994, Make It Last Forever was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of three million copies in the United States. The single “I Want Her” was certified gold by the RIAA on June 13, 1989, for shipments of 500,000 copies in the US.

Produced by Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat’s debut, “Make It Last Forever”, exploded all over urban and pop stations and remains the brightest star in Sweat’s galaxy of LPs. Sweat’s pleading, whining tenor adroitly draws you into every song, demanding an emotional commitment. Who can’t relate to “Something Just Ain’t Right” and “Right and a Wrong Way,” two tense, stunning realizations. The hip-hop beats and plucky guitar of “I Want Her” put new jack swing on the map; it was Sweat’s first single release and topped Billboard’s R&B chart the week of January 30, 1988. All eight tracks are impressive, with his rendition of Tony Hester’s “In the Rain,” popularized by the Dramatics, equaling and possibly surpassing the original. -AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton

1 Something Just Ain’t Right 5:15
2 Right And A Wrong Way 5:17
3 Tell Me It’s Me You Want 4:49
4 I Want Her 6:00
5 Make It Last Forever 4:56
6 In The Rain 5:46
7 How Deep Is Your Love 4:50
8 Don’t Stop Your Love 6:14

Keith Sweat – vocals
Teddy Riley – keyboards, drum programming, vocals (background)
Fred McFarlane – keyboards
Jeff Neiblum – percussion
Clifford Branch – keyboards, vocals (background)
George Heylinger – vocals (background)
Emmanuel Rahiem LeBlanc – vocals (background)
Jacci McGhee – vocals (background)
Vivian Sessoms – vocals (background)