Secrets [Japan Bonus Tracks]

Secrets [Japan Bonus Tracks]

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. Kelly, See more details below

Overview

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 cros 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. [Secrets is also available in an import release.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/1998
Label:
Arista Europe
UPC:
0743214601228
catalogNumber:
146012
Rank:
334184

Tracks

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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
Terry Burrus   Keyboards
Marc Nelson   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Shanice Wilson   Background Vocals
Shanice   Background Vocals
Chanté Moore   Background Vocals
R. Kelly   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Luis Conte   Percussion
Keith Crouch   Organ,Multi Instruments
Nathan East   Bass
Doreen Edwards   Background Vocals
Sherree Ford-Payne   Background Vocals
Simon Franglen   Synclavier
Reggie Griffin   Synthesizer
Reggie Hamilton   Bass
Andrea Martin   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes
Tony Rich   Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Michael Hart Thompson   Electric Guitar
Colin Thorpe   Guitar
Jakkai Butler   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Frankie Knuckles   Producer,Remixing
Marc Nelson   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Toni Braxton   Composer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
David Morales   Drum Editing,Percussion Consultant
R. Kelly   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Leslie Brathwaite   Engineer
Keith Crouch   Arranger,Composer,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
John Poppo   Engineer
L.A. Reid   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Tony Rich   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer
Gloria Stewart   Composer
Tim Thomas   Vocal Arrangements
Satoshi Tomiie   Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Karlin   Arranger,Producer
Bryce Wilson   Composer,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Jonathan Buck   Composer
Randy Phillips   Management
Davett Singletary   Art Direction
Randy Walker   Programming,Engineer,MIDI Programming
Lee Monteverde   Engineer
Brayn Reminic   Contributor
Arnold Stiefel   Management
Darrell Spencer   Composer

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