So Many Ways

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All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
The Braxtons are the siblings of contemporary soul superstar Toni Braxton, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that their debut album, So Many Ways, is quite similar to the sound of their sister. What is a surprise is how effective the music is. Much of the credit should go to superstar producers like LA Reid, Rod Temperton, Daryl Simmons, and Jermaine Dupri, who craft and select songs that downplay the group's weaknesses and accentuate their virtues -- this is expertly crafted urban soul. So Many Ways does sag in momentum, but that's only because the record is too long -- with some judicious editing, this record could have been even more impressive. Nevertheless, So ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
The Braxtons are the siblings of contemporary soul superstar Toni Braxton, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that their debut album, So Many Ways, is quite similar to the sound of their sister. What is a surprise is how effective the music is. Much of the credit should go to superstar producers like LA Reid, Rod Temperton, Daryl Simmons, and Jermaine Dupri, who craft and select songs that downplay the group's weaknesses and accentuate their virtues -- this is expertly crafted urban soul. So Many Ways does sag in momentum, but that's only because the record is too long -- with some judicious editing, this record could have been even more impressive. Nevertheless, So Many Ways is a strong debut from a group that defied the odds and became something more than curiosities.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4943674091362
  • Catalog Number: 854351
  • Sales rank: 278,044

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Many Ways (3:54)
  2. 2 Slow Flow (4:24)
  3. 3 Only Love (4:25)
  4. 4 I'd Still Say Yes (4:42)
  5. 5 L.A.D.I. (4:10)
  6. 6 Take Home to Momma (4:29)
  7. 7 Where's the Good in Goodbye (5:23)
  8. 8 What Does It Take (5:26)
  9. 9 Girl on the Side (4:42)
  10. 10 In a Special Way (4:55)
  11. 11 Never Say Goodbye (3:09)
  12. 12 The Boss (9:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Braxtons Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Lisa Fischer Background Vocals
Demail Burks Vocals
Joel Campbell Keyboards
Barry Danielian Trombone
Benny Diggs Background Vocals
John Frye Multi Instruments
Ronnie Garrett Bass
Richard Jones Violin
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals
Vince Montana Conductor
Kevin Osborne Trumpet
Christine Reeves Violin
Daryl Simmons Keyboards
Barbara Sonies Violin
Phil Tan Multi Instruments
Anthony Posk Violin
Albert Sterling Menendez Keyboards
Orest Artymiw Violin
Victoria Ann Matosich Viola
Gregory Teperman Violin
Gene Perez Bass
Tomi M. Guitar
Anthony J. Pirolla Jr. Cello
Tamar Braxton Vocals
John Scarpulla Saxophone
Technical Credits
Dave Darlington Engineer
Jermaine Dupri Producer
John Frye Programming
Allen Gordon Jr. Producer
John Howcott Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Thom "TK" Kidd Engineer
Vince Montana String Arrangements
Emanuel Officer Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Donald Parks Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Herb Powers Mastering
Daryl Simmons Producer, drum programming
Phil Tan Programming, Engineer
Sean "Sep" Hall Producer, Engineer
Carl-So-Lowe Producer
The Braxtons Vocal Arrangements
Andy Blakelock Engineer
Phil Pagano Engineer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer, Producer, Engineer
Angelo Quaglia Engineer
Bryant Reid Executive Producer
Silena Murrell Vocal Arrangements
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