Calling All Lovers [Deluxe Edition]

Calling All Lovers [Deluxe Edition]

by Tamar Braxton

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Overview

Tamar Braxton's return to music in 2013 could not have gone much better. Love and War debuted at number two, featured a number one R&B hit and two additional singles that either scraped or peaked near the Top Ten. Three Grammy nominations resulted. Follow-up Calling All Lovers is wrapped up like it offers even more theatrics. Braxton isn't smiling in any of the photos contained in the booklet, which is made to look like a newspaper titled Tamartian Times. (Braxtonian Beacon was likely never considered; "Tamartian" is a nod to her followers). The album starts in scattered fashion with some neo-reggae, a retro-modern midtempo groove that evokes breakbeat-driven early-'90s productions, and a church-ified ballad. After those three songs, the album stabilizes, sliding between a number of plush ballads and sophisticated but bumping slow jams. Heartache prevails during the first half and crests with "Never," an authoritative and elegantly paced kiss-off of an inappreciative lover. The latter half is mostly about devotion and awe, while the back-to-back "Love It" (all booming bass, tapping keyboards, and rattling percussion) and "Must Be Good to You" (light and springy disco-funk) turn it up several degrees with Braxton offering firm declarations of her sexual power. Calling All Lovers doesn't merely offer more than what its packaging suggests. It might not feature a single as big as "Love and War," but it tops that song's parent album. [A Deluxe Edition added two bonus tracks, "S.O.N." and "Coming Home."]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2015
Label: Epic
UPC: 0888751404922
catalogNumber: 514049
Rank: 165899

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tamar Braxton   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Brian Alexander Morgan   Bass,Keyboards
Andrew Hey   Guitar
Tiyon Mack   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brenda Russell   Composer
Vincent Herbert   Executive Producer
Brian Alexander Morgan   Composer,Producer,drum programming
L.A. Reid   Executive Producer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Gerald Haddon   Producer
Peggy Lipton Jones   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Kevin Randolph   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Andrew Hey   Engineer
Tamar Braxton   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Jamal Jones   Composer
Anita Marisa Boriboon   Art Direction
Makeba Riddick   Composer
Courtney Harrell   Composer
Claude Kelly   Composer
Patrick "J Que" Smith   Composer
Isaac White   Composer
Muhammad Ayers   Composer
Atozzio Towns   Composer
Da Internz   Producer
Brandon Bell   Composer,Producer
Melvin Hough   Producer
Khari Cain   Composer,Producer
Marcos Palacios   Composer
Tiyon Mack   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Polow da Don   Producer
Leigh Elliott   Producer
Underdogs   Composer,Producer
Ernest Clark   Composer
Candice Boyd   Composer
Rivelino Raoul Wouter   Producer
Amber Streeter   Composer
Mel & Mus   Producer
David James Wolinski   Composer
Larry Griffin   Composer
Tiffany Fred   Composer,Producer
Patricia Austin   Composer
Dewain Whitmore   Composer
Blac Elvis   Producer
Anthony D. Bennett   Composer
Darhyl "DJ" Camper   Composer,Producer
Kameron Glasper   Composer
Tony Russell   Composer
Alessandro Calemme   Producer
Afro Steve   Producer
Atia Boggs   Composer
Blair Taylor   Producer
Vurdell Muller   Composer
Timothy Paul Hinshaw   Composer
Dashawn "Happie" White   drum programming
Theophilus Antonel   Producer
John Henry Gordon   Producer
Keon Young   Composer
Denisia Keys   Composer
McKenzie Brooke Lawson   Composer
Cedric "DaBenchWarma" Smith   Producer
Sherita Lowery   Composer
Edsel Alexander   Composer

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