Secrets

Secrets

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by Toni Braxton
     
 

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Toni Braxton's second album, Secrets, follows through on the promise of her eponymous debut. Like her first album, the majority of Secrets was co-produced by Babyface and his partner L.A. Reid, while the material is divided between songs written by outside songwriters like R.…  See more details below

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Toni Braxton's second album, Secrets, follows through on the promise of her eponymous debut. Like her first album, the majority of Secrets was co-produced by Babyface and his partner L.A. Reid, while the material is divided between songs written by outside songwriters like R. Kelly, Tony Rich, and Diane Warren and originals by Braxton and Babyface. Braxton and Babyface's collaborations are the highlights of the album, combining rich melodies and gorgeous choruses with subtle, clever lyrics that are never laced with clichés. Nearly equalling the original numbers are contributions by Tony Rich ("Come On Over Here") and R. Kelly ("I Don't Want To"); with these tracks, both musicians demonstrate why they are considered two of the top songwriters in '90s R&B and soul. Secrets does have a couple of weak moments. The numbers produced by David Foster are too predictable in their slick commercial appeal, but Braxton manages to infuse the songs with life and passion that elevates them beyond their generic confines. And her vocal talent is what unites Secrets and makes it into a first-rate contemporary R&B collection. Braxton is a singer who can cross over into the smooth confines of adult contemporary radio without losing or betraying the soul that lies at the foundation of her music, and her talent burns at its brightest on Secrets.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
La Face
UPC:
0730082602044
catalogNumber:
26020

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toni Braxton   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Babyface   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kenny G   Saxophone
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Marc Nelson   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Shanice   Background Vocals
Chanté Moore   Background Vocals
R. Kelly   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Luis Conte   Percussion
Keith Crouch   Organ,Multi Instruments
Nathan East   Bass
Sherree Ford-Payne   Background Vocals
Simon Franglen   Synclavier
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Andrea Martin   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Piano
Tony Rich   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Jakkai Butler   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements
David Foster   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Toni Braxton   Composer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
R. Kelly   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Leslie Brathwaite   Engineer
Keith Crouch   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Eugene Lo   Engineer
Manny Marroquin   Engineer
Andrea Martin   Composer
Peter Mokran   Engineer
Neil Pogue   Engineer
Herb Powers   Mastering
L.A. Reid   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Tony Rich   Arranger,Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer
Gloria Stewart   Composer
Tim Thomas   Vocal Arrangements
Bryce Wilson   Composer,Programming,drum programming
Davett Singletary   Art Direction
Randy Walker   Programming
Brayn Reminic   Contributor

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Secrets 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an awesome album i love this one it is so hot. Toni has a great voice similar as Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin if you mix them you will regonize Toni´s Alto-Soprano 8 octav voice. This album includes the no1#Singles UN-BREAK MY HEART AND YOU´RE MAKING ME HIGH and the nice mid tempo ballad HOW COULD AN ANGEL BREAK MY HEART WITH KENNY G.ANOTHER FAVE ON THIS SUPER ALBUM IS LET IT FLOW AND LOTS MORE. Toni Braxton is my favorit singer with Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this is her best cd to date and this cd deserves to sale platinum status.i will not be surprised if it goes over 10 million
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd ws amazing. my faves are "how could an angel..." and "in the late of night." this album is full of soul
Guest More than 1 year ago
Few years back i wrote a review about this album and i was wrong about her voice she doesn´t have 8 octave vocalrange it doesn´t exist and it´s not human Toni has an 4 octav vocalrange like Mary J Blige,Heather Hedley,Brandy and Monica. There are only few singers who has over 4 octaves and they are Mariah Carey,Celine Dion,Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand who has about 7 octave vocalrange that´s barely human. This album is just awesome and my all time favorit song from this album and my fave Toni song ever is the number#1 single Unbreak My Heart produced by David Foster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago