Toni Braxton More Than a Woman
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- Released: November 19, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Arista
- 1.Let Me Show You the Way (Out)
- 2.Give It Back - (featuring Big Tymers)
- 3.A Better Man
- 4.Hit the Freeway - (featuring Loon)
- 5.Lies, Lies, Lies
- 6.Rock Me, Roll Me
- 8.Do You Remember When
- 9.Me & My Boyfriend
- 10.Tell Me
- 11.And I Love You
This is a Hyper CD, which contains regular audio tracks and also provides a link to the artist's website with the help of a web browser.
Personnel includes: Toni Braxton (vocals); Pharrell Williams (vocals, various instruments); Loon, The Big Tymers, Baby, Manny Fresh (rap vocals); Stokely (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Blake English, Tomi Martin (guitar); Keri Lewis (keyboards, programming); Ricky Kinchen (bass); Chris Dave (drums); Tamar Braxton (background vocals).
Producers include: The Neptunes, Chink Santana, Irv Gotti, Rodney Jenkins, Keri.
Personnel: Toni Braxton (background vocals); Pharrell Williams (vocals); Mannie Fresh, Birdman (rap vocals); Keith Lewis , Ricky Rouse, Tomi Martin, Blake English (guitar); Stokley (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Assa Drori, Al Hershberger, Brian Benning, Johana Krejci, Henry Gronnier, Phillip Levy , Sally Berman, Dennis Molchan, Patricia Aiken, Becky Bunnell, Agnes Gottschewski, Irma Neumann (violin); Jorge Moraga, Thomas Diener, Lynn Grants, Renita Koven (viola); Maurice Grants, Earl Madison, Dan Smith (cello); Keri Lewis (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, drum programming); Babyface (keyboards, drum programming); Terrence "Bearwolf" Williams (keyboards); Drew Dembowski, Oscar Hidalgo (double bass); Chris "Daddy" Dave (drums); Gerrard C. Baker (programming); Andrea Martin , Tamar Braxton (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Kevin "KD" Davis; Dexter Simmons; Victor Mancusi; Keri Lewis; Phil Tan; Serban Ghenea; Steve Hodge; Leslie Brathwaite; Blake English.
Recording information: Baseway Studios, LA, CA; Brandon's Way Recording, LA, CA; Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Circle House Recording Studios, Miami, FL; DarkChild Studios, NJ; Denim's Den, LA, CA; Patchwerk Recording, Atlanta, GA; Sound on Sound Studios, New York, NY; The Enterprise, Burbank, CA; The Hit Factory-Criteria, Miami, FL; the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Track record; Westlake Studios, LA, CA.
Editor: Keri Lewis.
Photographers: Daniela Federici; Tony Duran .
Arrangers: Ivan Matias; Keri Lewis; Andrea Martin ; Pharrell Williams; Brent Fischer; Chad Hugo .
Those who might have pegged quintessential R&B balladeer Toni Braxton as a monochromatic artist in the past will be taken up short by the variety of sonic colors on offer throughout MORE THAN A WOMAN. The moody, mid-tempo "Give it Back" boasts a bit of hip-hop flavor by virtue of a contribution from the Big Tymers. Loon lends a rap to "Hit the Freeway" as well, but the tune is set apart by its strikingly funky, urgent production. "Me and My Boyfriend" boasts some Spanish guitar amid its slinky grooves.
All this eclecticism aside, it's obviously the ballad form in which Braxton excels, and she certainly gets a chance to strut her stuff here in that regard. However, even on these cuts, the production--incorporating everything from odd, strident electronic effects to distorted rock guitar--is so consistently inventive that there's no possibility of coming off with anything like a generic tune.
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