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Wild Orchid
Studio album by Wild Orchid
Released October 29, 1996
Recorded Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Pop, R&B, Soul
Length 49:39
Label RCA
Producer Sylvia Bennett-Smith,
Ron Fair,
Stacy Ferguson,
David Frank,
Stefanie Ridel,
Evan Rogers,
Bobby Sandstrom,
Renee Sandstrom,
Carl Sturken,
Junior Vasquez,
Matthew Wilder
Professional reviews
Wild Orchid chronology
Wild Orchid
(1996)
Oxygen
(1998)

Wild Orchid is the self-titled debut and most successful album by American group Wild Orchid (featuring R&B, hip hop, pop rap and pop singer Stacy Ferguson, Stefanie Ridel and Renee Sandstrom), released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). Micki Duran was an original member and left before the album was released she co-wrote their hit single At Night I Pray, the album originally due in 94 but due to Micki's departure they had to re-record songs and add new ones before releasing the album October 29, 1996.

Initially, the album failed to chart altogether. Nevertheless, eventually, based on the airplay and dance club success of the albums 4 singles, the album managed to make a lengthy chart run making it at #153. It has sold approximatelly 350,000 copies in the US and over 400,000 worldwide.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "At Night I Pray" (Duran, Bobby Sandstrom, Wild Orchid) – 4:16
  2. "Supernatural" (Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Wild Orchid) – 4:38
  3. "I Won't Play the Fool" (Sylvia Bennett-Smith) – 4:26
  4. "Talk to Me" (Antonina Armato, Junior Vasquez) – 4:48
  5. "The River" (Bennett-Smith) – 4:28
  6. "You Don't Own Me" (Ron Fair, Wild Orchid, Matthew Wilder)– 4:23
  7. "My Tambourine" (Sandstrom, Wild Orchid) – 4:30
  8. "Follow Me" (Bennett-Smith, Wild Orchid) – 4:15
  9. "He's Alright" (Fabian Cook, Fair, Sandstrom, Wild Orchid) – 5:15
  10. "Love Will Wait" (Clif Magness, Wild Orchid) – 4:05
  11. "Life" (Fair, Stefanie Ridel) – 4:35

Singles

  • At Night I Pray - September 3, 1996
  • Talk To Me - January 7, 1997
  • Supernatural - August 5, 1997
  • Follow Me/I Won't Play the Fool - 1997

Personnel

Additional personnel

Production

  • Producers: Sylvia Bennett-Smith, Ron Fair, Stacy Ferguson, David Frank, Stefanie Ridel, Evan Rogers, Bobby Sandstrom, Renee Sandstrom, Carl Sturken, Junior Vasquez, Matthew Wilder
  • Executive producer: Ron Fair
  • Assistant producer: David Frank
  • Engineers: Ron Fair, Eric Fischer, Dennis Mitchell, Michael C. Ross
  • Mixing: Bob Brockman, Peter Doell, Robbes Stieglitz
  • Programming: Marc Hugenberger, Pete Lorimer, Matthew Wilder
  • Drum programming: Bobby Sandstrom, Carl Sturken
  • Keyboard programming: Sylvia Bennett-Smith, David Frank, Joe Moskowitz, Bobby Sandstrom, Carl Sturken
  • Arrangers: Sylvia Bennett-Smith, Ron Fair, David Frank, Pete Lorimer, Joe Moskowitz, Evan Rogers, Bobby Sandstrom, Carl Sturken, Matthew Wilder
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • Rhythm arrangements: Joe Moskowitz
  • Vocal arrangement: Sylvia Bennett-Smith, Ron Fair, Evan Rogers, Bobby Sandstrom, Carl Sturken, Matthew Wilder
  • Photography: Randee Saint Nicholas
  • Art Direction: Dennis Purcell, Clutch Design

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1997 Heatseekers 4
1997 The Billboard 200 153
1997 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 84

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "At Night I Pray" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 67
1996 "At Night I Pray" The Billboard Hot 100 63
1996 "At Night I Pray" Top 40 Mainstream 29
1997 "Supernatural" The Billboard Hot 100 70
1997 "Talk to Me" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 85
1997 "Talk to Me" The Billboard Hot 100 48
1997 "Talk to Me" Top 40 Mainstream 31
1997 "Talk to Me" Billboard Maxi Single Sales 10

Awards

  • 1997 Billboard Video Music Award Nomination : Best Dance/Club Clip Of The Year: Talk To Me
  • 1997 Billboard Video Music Award Nomination : Best Dance/Club Clip (New Artist) : Talk To Me
  • 1997 Lady Of Soul Award Nomination : Best R&B/Soul or Rap Album by Group Band Or Duo : Wild Orchid
  • 1997 Lady Of Soul Award Nomination : Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video : Talk To Me

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