‘Toni Braxton’

‘Toni Braxton’ is her self-titled debut album released on July 13, 1993 by Laface Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Another Sad Love Song (Babyface, Daryl Simmons) – 05:01 . 2.Breathe Again (Babyface) – 04:29 . 3.Seven Whole Days (Babyface, Antonio Reid) – 06:22 . 4.Love Affair (Tim Thomas, Ted Bishop) – 04:28 . 5.Candlelight (Gaylor D, John Barnes) – 04:36 . 6.Spending My Time With You (Bo & Mcarthur) – 04:08 . 7.Love Shoulda Brought You Home (Babyface, Daryl Simmons, Bo Watson) – 04:56 . 8.I Belong To You (Vassal Benford, Ronald Spearman) – 03:53 . 9.How Many Ways (Vincent Herbert, Toni Braxton) – 04:45 . 10.You Mean The World To Me (Antonio Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons) – 04:53 . 11.Best Friend (Toni Braxton, Vance Taylor) – 04:28 . 12.Breathe Again (Reprise) – 01:19

Musicians : Toni Braxton – Vocals (Background) . Kayo – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 10 – 12) . La Reid – Drums, Percussion, Vocal Backing On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 10 – 12) . Babyface – Keyboards On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 12) . Derock – Percussion On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 12) . Vance Taylor – Keyboards, Acoustic Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 10 – 12) . Tim & Ted – Keyboards & Drums On (4) . Skip Pruitt – Saxophone On (4) . Bo Watson – Keyboards, Synthesizers On (6) . Mcarthur – Guitars On (6) . Rex Rideout – Keyboards On (11) . Ernesto Phillips – Guitars On (11) . Orlando Phillips – Bass On (11) . Tim Thomas – Vocals (Background) . Trina Broussard – Vocals (Background) . Pamela Copeland – Vocals (Background) . Valerie Davis – Vocals (Background) . Keisha Jackson – Vocals (Background) . Thom “Tk” Kidd – Vocals (Background) . Debra Killings – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Toni Braxton, L.A. Reid, Babyface, Daryl Simmons, Tim & Ted, Bo & Mcarthur, Vassal Benford, Vincent Herbert, Ernesto Phillips . Fil Brown – Engineer . Brad Gilderman – Engineer . John Rogers – Engineer . Steve Schwartzberg – Engineer . Matt Westfield – Engineer . Sean Young – Engineer . Jim “Z” Zumpano – Engineer . Ted Bishop – Engineer . Victor Flores – Engineer, Mixing . Ben Garrison – Engineer, Mixing . Barney Perkins – Engineer, Mixing . Herb Powers – Mastering . John Frye – Midi Programming, Mixing Assistant . Jon Gass – Mixing . Bob Rosa – Mixing . Dave Way – Mixing . Milton Chan – Mixing Assistant . Dana Vicek – Mixing Assistant . Vincent Herbert – Mixing

Package : Susan Mendola – Art Direction . Billy B. – Make-Up . Bernard Jacobs – Stylist . Marie Davis – Hair Stylist . Daniela Federici – Photography

Recorded 1992–1993 At Bosstown Recording Studios, Doppler Studios, Studio Lacoco (Atlanta, Georgia), Elumba Recording Studios (Hollywood, Los Angeles, California).

Released On July 13, 1993 By Laface Records.

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BBC
Urban enough to make it the bedroom album for the hip hop generation. It was spritely, mature soul at its best – and just urban enough to make it the bedroom album for the hip hop generation. There’s no denying how glossy, overcookedand, at times, overwrought it is, but there is little point in denying its beauty. […]

RateYourMusic
One of the best debut albums of my generation, there’s not a weak spot on the albumand Braxton successfully blends smooth RnB with adult contemporary where many other artists try and fail. […]

Robert Christgau
The apprentice diva of the debut was modest, composed, virtually anonymous. I’ll take the right It Girl anytime–especially one who insists on getting her props […]

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