Silk Sonic – An Evening With Silk Sonic (New Vinyl) (Deluxe Edition)
New sealed copy. 2023 reissue.
An Evening with Silk Sonic is the debut studio album by American musical superduo Silk Sonic, composed of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. It was released on November 12, 2021, by Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Silk Sonic reunited with Christopher Brody Brown and James Fauntleroy to write the album. They recruited American musician Bootsy Collins, who came up with the name for Mars and Paak's duo, for narration and American record producer D'Mile to compose the album. Recording sessions for An Evening with Silk Sonic took place from early 2020 to mid-2021 at Shampoo Press & Curl Studios.
Several critics said An Evening with Silk Sonic was crafted from elements of R&B, soul, funk, hip hop and pop music. The lyrics of An Evening with Silk Sonic explore themes featured in previous Mars's albums, such as "seduction, romance", reconciliation, and materialism. Anderson .Paak is said to not have written about materialism previously.
An Evening with Silk Sonic debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 104,000 equivalent album units and became Mars's second and .Paak's first number-one album on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It also peaked in the top-five in Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, and produced five singles: "Leave the Door Open" and "Smokin out the Window", which were commercially successful, while "Skate" charted moderately in various countries. Two other singles "Love's Train", a cover of Con Funk Shun's song, and "After Last Night" were made available for consumption in 2022, with each one of them having minor commercial success. "Leave the Door Open" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and New Zealand, becoming Mars's eighth and .Paak's first number-one song in the United States. The album was certified gold by Music Canada (MC) and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
An Evening with Silk Sonic received universal acclaim, and is the most acclaimed studio album of Mars' career, with reviewers praising its retro sensibility and the chemistry between Mars and .Paak. At the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022, "Leave The Door Open" won four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B song. Several publications listed the album as one of the best records of the year and Billboard named it as the seventh-best album of 2021. The album was also promoted via An Evening with Silk Sonic at Park MGM (2022), along with a number of performances at various award shows.
A1 Silk Sonic Intro
A2 Leave The Door Open
A3 Fly As Me
A4 After Last Night (W/ Thundercat & Bootsy)
A5 Smokin Out The Window
B6 Put On A Smile
B9 Love’s Train
B10 Blast Off