Pulse

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
After the release of 2005's barely promoted Libra, Toni Braxton followed Wayne Newton as the headline act at Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel and Casino, competed on Dancing with the Stars, and endured a variety of professional and personal setbacks. Braxton's first album for Atlantic, Pulse was delayed over a year due to leaked material, which prompted the singer to record several new songs. None of the remaining collaborations with big-name artists made the cut, either. Even when low expectations are factored, Pulse is irrefutably satisfying. There's a high level of conviction that does not waver, and it's particularly impressive given that the album covers so many stages of a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
After the release of 2005's barely promoted Libra, Toni Braxton followed Wayne Newton as the headline act at Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel and Casino, competed on Dancing with the Stars, and endured a variety of professional and personal setbacks. Braxton's first album for Atlantic, Pulse was delayed over a year due to leaked material, which prompted the singer to record several new songs. None of the remaining collaborations with big-name artists made the cut, either. Even when low expectations are factored, Pulse is irrefutably satisfying. There's a high level of conviction that does not waver, and it's particularly impressive given that the album covers so many stages of a romantic relationship. Few others can pull off such powerful, drastically contrasting material -- certainly not in the course of one 40-minute album -- like Braxton. She hops from one extreme to the other during the first two songs. "Yesterday" is a bitter breakup ballad in which the teeth-clenched "I don't love ya/Don't need ya/Can't stand ya no more" sounds very real, while "Make My Heart" is a rapturous club track put over the top by some of Braxton's most athletic vocals. Relatability is no issue since Braxton is able to pull the listener into the songs. A couple ballads are sonically lukewarm and lyrically platitudinal, but even so, this is easily the singer's best work since The Heat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2010
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678959301
  • Catalog Number: 520269
  • Sales rank: 40,557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yesterday (3:48)
  2. 2 Make My Heart (3:27)
  3. 3 Hands Tied (3:53)
  4. 4 Woman (3:51)
  5. 5 If I Have To Wait (3:56)
  6. 6 Lookin' At Me (3:20)
  7. 7 Wardrobe (3:31)
  8. 8 Hero (4:32)
  9. 9 No Way (3:31)
  10. 10 Pulse (3:47)
  11. 11 Why Won't You Love Me (4:42)
  12. 12 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toni Braxton Primary Artist, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Steve Brewster Drums
Jimmy Carter Bass
Simon Franglen Keyboards
John Hobbs Piano
Bobby Terry Guitar
Andrew Hey Guitar
Tamar Braxton Background Vocals
Jacob Luttrell Piano
Brandon White Guitar
Heather Bright Background Vocals
Josh Lopez Acoustic Guitar
Dapo Torimiro Strings, Keyboards
Makeba Riddick Background Vocals
James Fauntleroy Background Vocals
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Lucas Secon Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
John Paracelli Guitar
Technical Credits
Toni Braxton Composer, Producer
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements, String Conductor
Simon Franglen Programming, Producer
Vincent Herbert Executive Producer
Pete Hofmann Engineer, Pro-Tools
Theodore Life Composer
Steve Russell Composer
Troy Taylor Remixing
Allan Rich Composer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Darren Hall Engineer
Suzie Katayama String Contractor
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Paul Foley Engineer
Steve Mac Arranger, Composer, Producer
Harvey Mason Jr. Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer, Additional Music
Andrew Hey Engineer, Vocal Recording
Eric Legg Engineer
Wayne Hector Composer
Chris Laws Engineer
Dabling Harward Engineer, Vocal Recording
Heather Bright Composer
Dapo Torimiro Programming, String Arrangements, keyboard arrangements
Makeba Riddick Composer
Kasia Livingston Composer
Mark Obriski Art Direction
James Fauntleroy Composer
Rob Kinelski Engineer
Dernst Emile Composer
Warren "Oak" Felder Composer
Chuck Harmony Producer
Lucas Secon Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Busbee Composer, Programming, Producer
Dave Kutch Mastering
Bojan Dugic Engineer
Dernst "D.Mile" Emile Producer
C. Jackson Composer
Dann Pursey Engineer
Mike "TrakGuru" Johnson Engineer
C. Harmon Composer
Taurian Shropshire Composer
Justin Franks Composer
Frank Azarro Engineer
Joseph Wayne Freeman Composer
Aubrey A. Gravatt Composer
Jerome Armstrong Composer
Jud Friedman Composer
Jan Holtzner Engineer
Terrance Battle Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    love it

    i have only heard two songs off this album, but im a huge toni braxton fan so i love everythin music and i cant wait to listen to the entire cd

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    Posted May 5, 2010

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