Blurred Lines [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
When Marvin Gaye was pressured to make a commercial dance record, the singer responded with "Got to Give It Up," which went to the top of the Hot 100. Thirty-five years later, Robin Thicke -- he of the perpetual Marvin fixation -- offhandedly recorded "Blurred Lines," musically based on that 1977 hit, with producer Pharrell. Thicke wasn't gunning for number one, but a deliberately sexist video further polarized opinions and pushed the song to that spot -- a very rare achievement for a 2013 single within the marginalized genre of R&B. Ironically, the album of the same title also contains a motley assortment of high-gloss dance tracks seemingly made for pop-chart ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
When Marvin Gaye was pressured to make a commercial dance record, the singer responded with "Got to Give It Up," which went to the top of the Hot 100. Thirty-five years later, Robin Thicke -- he of the perpetual Marvin fixation -- offhandedly recorded "Blurred Lines," musically based on that 1977 hit, with producer Pharrell. Thicke wasn't gunning for number one, but a deliberately sexist video further polarized opinions and pushed the song to that spot -- a very rare achievement for a 2013 single within the marginalized genre of R&B. Ironically, the album of the same title also contains a motley assortment of high-gloss dance tracks seemingly made for pop-chart contention. "Take It Easy on Me" produced by Timbaland and J-Roc, "Give It 2 U" Dr. Luke and Cirkut, "Feel Good" will.i.am, and the deluxe edition bonus cut "Pressure" the Cataracs are nothing like the title track's undeniable disco-funk groove, and not one of them is among Thicke's best. They do, however, lack desperation and help convey the album's prevailing casual, lighthearted feel. Several other songs are more rooted in soul but are just as spirited, if not as moving as 2008's "Magic." Best of all is career highlight "Ooo La La," slick and perfectly crafted -- a 1979/1980 smooth soul throwback featuring some of Thicke's finest melodies and falsetto lines. Tucked near the end, after all the revelry, is "4 the Rest of My Life." A great soul ballad filled with personal flashbacks, like the time young Robin serenaded then-future wife Paula Patton with a Jodeci song, it's nonetheless relatable enough to be played at as many wedding receptions as "Blurred Lines." It adds a little something for longtime fans who might not be all that receptive to the glitzy synthesizers and pounding bass drums. [Blurred Lines was also released with four bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2013
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602537451944
  • Catalog Number: 001876902
  • Sales rank: 152,424

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blurred Lines (4:23)
  2. 2 Take It Easy on Me (3:47)
  3. 3 Ooo La La (4:38)
  4. 4 Ain't No Hat 4 That (3:20)
  5. 5 Get in My Way (3:11)
  6. 6 Give It 2 U - Kendrick Lamar (3:49)
  7. 7 Feel Good (3:28)
  8. 8 Go Stupid 4 U - Jorge Mario Da Silva (4:29)
  9. 9 For the Rest of My Life (4:55)
  10. 10 Top of the World (3:22)
  11. 11 The Good Life (3:12)
  12. 12 Pressure (3:46)
  13. 13 Put Your Lovin on Me (3:51)
  14. 14 Give It 2 U - 2 Chainz (4:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robin Thicke Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobby Keyes Guitar
Brandon Phillips Trumpet
Pro-Jay Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Rashawn Ross Trumpet
Donald Hayes Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Lemar Guillary Trombone
Joe Augello Bass, Guitar
Kendrick Lamar Vocals
Technical Credits
Chris Gehringer Mastering
André Harrell Executive Producer
Jimmy Iovine Executive Producer
Bill Malina Engineer
Sylvia Robinson Composer
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Composer, Producer
Melvin Glover Composer
Timbaland Producer
Chris Godbey Composer, Engineer
Pharrell Williams Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Pro-Jay Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Alan Thicke Composer
Timothy Clayton Composer
Tim Mosley Composer
will.i.am Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Denis Caribaux Vocal Engineer
Jacob Luttrell Composer
Andrew Coleman Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
John Hanes Engineer
Robin Thicke Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Paula Patton Composer
Jordan Feldstein Executive Producer
Edward Fletcher Composer
The Cataracs Producer
Padraic "Padlock" Kerin Engineer
Henry Walter Composer
Gelly Kusuma Engineer
Demacio "Demo" Castellon Engineer
Joe Augello Composer
Clifton Nathaniel Chase Composer
Clint Gibbs Engineer
Niles Hollowell-Dhar Composer, Instrumentation
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Derek "MixedByAli" Ali Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Jorge Mario Da Silva Composer, Sample Source
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth Composer
Cirkut Producer
William Adams Composer
Clifford Harris Jr. Composer
Young & Sick Art Direction, Packaging
Suzie Katyama String Arrangements, String Conductor
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