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The album's title is a real life mirror of Brandy as a woman, an artist, a musician and a performer, communicating what it means to be fully Human: strong yet vulnerable, candid and triumphant, in love with life and in touch with the things of the spirit. Other key tracks include "Fall," which Brandy co-wrote with British pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, as well as the new songs "Long Distance," "Piano Man," and "Torn Down." Brandy's other musical collaborators on the CD include Brian Kennedy (Rihanna/"Disturbia"), emerging production whiz RedOne (Kat DeLuna, "Hips Don't Lie" with Shakira & Wyclef Jean), and James Fauntleroy (Jordin Sparks/"No Air").
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The album's title is a real life mirror of Brandy as a woman, an artist, a musician and a performer, communicating what it means to be fully Human: strong yet vulnerable, candid and triumphant, in love with life and in touch with the things of the spirit. Other key tracks include "Fall," which Brandy co-wrote with British pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, as well as the new songs "Long Distance," "Piano Man," and "Torn Down." Brandy's other musical collaborators on the CD include Brian Kennedy (Rihanna/"Disturbia"), emerging production whiz RedOne (Kat DeLuna, "Hips Don't Lie" with Shakira & Wyclef Jean), and James Fauntleroy (Jordin Sparks/"No Air").
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Human's release marked the longest wait between Brandy albums, if only by a few months, and it's easy to understand why. After Afrodisiac's June 2004 release, Brandy dropped her manager, left Atlantic, broke off an engagement, was a judge on America's Got Talent, got into a car accident that caused the death of a driver, and signed with Epic possibly in that order. Issued a few months prior to facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the husband of the woman who died in the accident, Human is easily the most platitudinal Brandy album, but it is no less compelling for it, even when blocking out the complicated context of the singer's personal life. Renewing her alliance with Rodney Jerkins, whose production and co-songwriting work dominate the album's first half, Brandy is clearly in a comfort zone that enables her to open up more than ever. This is demonstrated from the beginning, in "The Definition," where she declares a clean slate with trembling resilience. Through most other voices, optimistic "everyone together now" songs like "Warm It Up With Love" and soul-searching adult contemporary ballads like "Human" and "Fall" written with Natasha Bedingfield would wilt, but there's no denying Brandy's unforced sincerity. Nothing here will get any party started; Human is nothing if not a serious album, not to mention the least enjoyable release in Brandy's catalog. But it could very well be her most useful one.
Entertainment Weekly
Longtime collaborator Rodney Jerkins has crafted some standouts, like ''Piano Man'' (thankfully not ? a remake), that are hooky enough to combat Early-'90s Midtempo R&B Malaise. [B] Henry Goldblatt

Longtime collaborator Rodney Jerkins has crafted some standouts, like ''Piano Man'' (thankfully not ? a remake), that are hooky enough to combat Early-'90s Midtempo R&B Malaise. [B] Henry Goldblatt
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886972727127
  • Catalog Number: 727271

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Human (Intro) (0:19)
  2. 2 The Definition (3:41)
  3. 3 Warm It Up (With Love) (3:57)
  4. 4 Right Here (Departed) (3:37)
  5. 5 Piano Man (3:51)
  6. 6 Long Distance (Interlude) (1:00)
  7. 7 Long Distance (3:46)
  8. 8 Camouflage (3:59)
  9. 9 Torn Down (3:20)
  10. 10 Human (3:47)
  11. 11 Shattered Heart (3:48)
  12. 12 True (3:40)
  13. 13 A Capella (Something's Missing) (3:29)
  14. 14 1st & Love (3:17)
  15. 15 Fall (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brandy Primary Artist
Jim Sitterly Violin
Jens Gad Drums
Rodney Jerkins Conductor
Brandy Norwood Vocals, Background Vocals
Red One Piano, Background Vocals
Toby Gad Bass, Guitar
Kee Background Vocals
Adam Messinger Piano
Daniel Groover Guitar
Kee Background Vocals
The Darkchild Orchestra Strings Ensemble
Technical Credits
Brian Kennedy Audio Production
Brian Gardner Mastering, Remastering
Jim Sitterly Arranger
Rodney Jerkins Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements, Audio Production, String Conductor
Brandy Norwood Composer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Mike Donaldson Engineer
Paul Foley Engineer
Crystal Johnson Composer
LaShawn Daniels Composer, Vocal Producer
Red One Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Lindy Robbins Composer
Victoria Horn Composer
Dapo Torimiro Composer, Producer
Bruce Waynne Producer, Audio Production
Dirty Swift Audio Production
Fusako Chubachi Art Direction
John D. Norten Engineer
Natasha Bedingfield Composer
Andy Gwynn Engineer
Jeff Bhasker Composer
Toby Gad Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer, Bass Programming, Vocal Recording
James Fauntleroy Composer, Vocal Producer
Greg Ogan Engineer, Vocal Recording
Dernst Emile Audio Production
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Mattias Bylund Arranger
Soundz Producer, Audio Production
Brian Kennedy Producer
Brandon Creed Executive Producer
RedOne Arranger, Composer, Audio Production
Hit Boy Producer
Chase N-Cashe Producer, Audio Production
Brian Seals Composer
Jordan Omley Composer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Bruno Mars Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Kenneth Charles Coby Composer
Chad C. Roper Composer
Le-Che D. Martin Composer
Tiyon Mack Composer
Jesse Woodard Composer
Waynne Nugent Composer
Rich King Composer
Kevin Risto Composer
David Quinones Composer
Jenny-Bea Englishman Composer
Erika Nuri Composer
Chauncey "Hit-Boy" Hollis Composer, Audio Production
LaShawn "The Big Shiz" Daniels Audio Production
Phillip Lawrence Composer, Audio Production
Marvin 'Tony' Hemmings Composer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart Composer
Christopher Breaux Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Heartfelt, Authentic, and Soulful!

    I must admit that I had to listen to this album two or three times before it grew on me; however, I thereafter discovered that it is one of Brandy¿s best works. If you admired the sincerity, originality, and mellowness of Full Moon, then you will love this album. Trust me when I say that it is worth your money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LONG DISTANCE

    I already pre ordered my copy on itunes and im so ready for this ablbum cause Brandy was gone for too long. I love her new single "long distance" cause i'm in a long distance relationship right now and this song really helps me when im feeling down about it and missing my boo.

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