Waiting to Exhale

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Mega-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds assembled quite a cast for this critically acclaimed soundtrack and movie. The phenomenal Whitney Houston leads a mostly all-star cast of artists. Houston is featured on three of the 16 selections including the "Exhale Shoop Shoop," which crested at the number spot on the Billboard R&B charts for eight consecutive weeks and one week at number one on the pop charts. The dynamic vocalist sails through the emotional "Why Does It Hurt So Bad." She teams with Cece Winans on the inspirational duet "Count on Me," and both accomplished singers raise all hopes with their comforting vocals. With a Sly Stone twist, Babyface concocts a ...
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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Mega-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds assembled quite a cast for this critically acclaimed soundtrack and movie. The phenomenal Whitney Houston leads a mostly all-star cast of artists. Houston is featured on three of the 16 selections including the "Exhale Shoop Shoop," which crested at the number spot on the Billboard R&B charts for eight consecutive weeks and one week at number one on the pop charts. The dynamic vocalist sails through the emotional "Why Does It Hurt So Bad." She teams with Cece Winans on the inspirational duet "Count on Me," and both accomplished singers raise all hopes with their comforting vocals. With a Sly Stone twist, Babyface concocts a laid-back funk groove for the single "Sittin' up in My Room," which features the humble vocals of Brandy. Though the song does not allow her to unwind with her higher notes, it does, however, reveal her lower octaves. The single reached number two on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts. "Not Goin' Cry" features the eccentric Mary J. Blige lamenting a lyric that became an anthem for many women. Rising star Faith Evans delivers a cynical lyric with her adulating vocals.This album also includes three stellar selections by three divas: Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Chaka Khan. Their voices just defy time by soaring to admirable feats. The lesser-known acts Sonja Marie, For Real, and Shanna impart excellent performances on this outstanding all-female set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/1995
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221879620
  • Catalog Number: 18796
  • Sales rank: 2,857

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Babyface Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Vocoder, Wurlitzer
Aretha Franklin Vocals, Track Performer
Whitney Houston Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Patti LaBelle Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Marc Nelson Background Vocals
Bruce Dukov Violin
Michael Thompson Guitar
SWV Vocals, Group, Track Performer
TLC Vocals, Background Vocals, Group, Track Performer
Chanté Moore Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Toni Braxton Vocals, Track Performer
Alex Alessandroni Piano
Mary J. Blige Vocals, Track Performer
Larry Bunker Percussion, Timpani
Chaka Khan Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Corbett Cello
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Kevin Edmonds Background Vocals
Melvin Edmonds Background Vocals
Brandon Fields Saxophone
Reggie Griffin Guitar
Clayton Haslop Violin
Debra Killings Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Brandy Vocals, Track Performer
For Real Vocals, Group, Track Performer
Faith Evans Vocals, Track Performer
CeCe Winans Vocals, Track Performer
William Ross Conductor
Shanna Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Sonja Marie Vocals, Track Performer
Bob Becker Viola
Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Whitney Houston Composer, Executive Producer
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Jules Chaiken String Contractor
Clive Davis Executive Producer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Dan Wallin Engineer
Sandy De Crescent String Contractor
William Ross String Arrangements
Michael Houston Composer
Christopher Stern Art Direction
Randy Walker MIDI Programming
Anthony Harrison Jr. Cover Design
Solombra Tucker Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    i like it

    its very sad thang that whitney passed away tho but nice soundtrack

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