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Breakout [Platinum Edition] [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Technically, Breakout is Miley Cyrus' second album, but her first was part of the two-disc set Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus, which attempted to capitalize on Cyrus' huge popularity as The Disney Channel's pop star in disguise and establish her as a real pop star under her own name. Though she scored a tween-pop hit with "See You Again," the songs Cyrus recorded as herself on Meet Miley Cyrus weren't significantly different than her Hannah Montana fare. She takes another step toward having her own pop identity with Breakout, the first album credited to Miley Cyrus alone. Breakout is possibly the most generic title this set of songs could have, but it expresses the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Technically, Breakout is Miley Cyrus' second album, but her first was part of the two-disc set Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus, which attempted to capitalize on Cyrus' huge popularity as The Disney Channel's pop star in disguise and establish her as a real pop star under her own name. Though she scored a tween-pop hit with "See You Again," the songs Cyrus recorded as herself on Meet Miley Cyrus weren't significantly different than her Hannah Montana fare. She takes another step toward having her own pop identity with Breakout, the first album credited to Miley Cyrus alone. Breakout is possibly the most generic title this set of songs could have, but it expresses the album's purpose nicely: Miley sheds the confines of her Hannah Montana image for an identity that is just as stylized and calculated as her alter ego. As with all Disney music, nothing has been left to chance. Breakout hits all the marks that a 2008 pop album should, right down to a dance remix and a song about saving the environment; cunningly, "Wake Up America" is one of the album's catchiest moments. These songs were written and produced by committee, designed to present the feisty, carefree Miley (the title track's schoolgirl rebellion) and the sensitive Miley ("The Driveway," "Goodbye") to the widest audience possible. Truth be told, these sides of Miley still aren't drastically different from Hannah Montana's music -- "Full Circle," with its bubbly melody and playful lyrics, plays like a slightly more sophisticated Hannah Montana single. Cyrus' sound is still a mix of Avril Lavigne-esque sass and Michelle Branch-like vulnerability, served with a bright sheen borrowed from new wave, which she nods to with an oddly rushed, strings-driven cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Cyrus' voice is deeper and rougher than when she's singing as Hannah, and there are a few more reflective moments here than there would be on her other project, but only a handful of songs truly break out from the Montana mold. "Bottom of the Ocean" is so polished and restrained that it could be a hit on triple-A radio, while "7 Things" is a twangy, clever piece of love-hate pop that feels descended from Shania Twain's flirty mix of rock and country. The controlling boyfriend putdown "Fly on the Wall" goes in a completely different direction, playing like a G-rated version of Britney Spears' "Toxic" with fuzzed-out guitars and keyboards that lead into girlishly snotty vocals. Even if these songs are derivative of much more established pop divas, they provide clues to the kind of company Cyrus aims to keep. And while Breakout isn't as much of a breakthrough as it could be, it still moves Miley closer to an identity and career outside of Hannah. [The Platinum Edition of Breakout includes a DVD with the music video for "7 Things," a Making of the Video featurette, and live performances including "Fly on the Wall," "See You Again," and "Breakout."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087131128
  • Catalog Number: 000284700
  • Sales rank: 54,177

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breakout (3:26)
  2. 2 7 Things (3:33)
  3. 3 The Driveway (3:43)
  4. 4 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (3:06)
  5. 5 Full Circle (3:14)
  6. 6 Fly on the Wall (2:31)
  7. 7 Bottom of the Ocean (3:15)
  8. 8 Wake Up America (2:46)
  9. 9 These Four Walls (3:28)
  10. 10 Simple Song (3:32)
  11. 11 Goodbye (3:53)
  12. 12 See You Again (3:19)
  13. 13 Hovering (2:30)
  14. 14 Someday (5:35)
  15. 15 [CD-Rom Track]
Disc 2
  1. 1 7 Things
  2. 2 Making of the Video
  3. 3 7 Things
  4. 4 The Driveway
  5. 5 Simple Song
  6. 6 See You Again
  7. 7 Breakout
  8. 8 Fly on the Wall
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miley Cyrus Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Matthew Wilder Keyboards
Rusty Anderson Guitar
Tommy Barbarella Keyboards
Michael Bland Drums
Paul Bushnell Bass
John Fields Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Josh Freese Drums
James Harrah Guitar
Jon Lind Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac Piano
William Owsley III Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Tim Pierce Guitar
Terry Wood Background Vocals
Sean Hurley Bass
Gigi Worth Background Vocals
Ken Chastain Percussion
Anne Preven Background Vocals
Stephen Lu Keyboards
Dorian Crozier Drums
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Zac Rae Keyboards
David Levita Guitar
Windy Wagner Background Vocals
Ryan Star Background Vocals
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Keyboards, Track Performer
Katy Perry Background Vocals
Aaron Dudley Guitar
Parker Jayne Drums
Gina Shock Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Matthew Wilder Programming, Producer, Engineer
Robert Hazard Composer
Scott Campbell Engineer
Scott Cutler Composer, Producer
John Fields Programming, Producer, Engineer
Gavin MacKillop Engineer
Gina Schock Composer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Jeffrey Steele Composer
Nigel Lundemo Engineer, Digital Editing
Anne Preven Composer, Producer
Stephen Lu String Arrangements
Antonina Armato Composer, Producer
Enny Joo Art Direction
Tim James Composer, Producer, Digital Editing, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Jason Morey Executive Producer
Cheyenne Kimball Composer
Miley Cyrus Composer
Peter Anderson Engineer
Heather Sturm Engineer
Steve Hammons Engineer, drum programming
Devrim "DK" Karaoglu Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, drum programming
Aaron Dudley Composer
Trey Vittetoe Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Miley Cyrus

    I dont like Miley Cyrus. I dont think she is a good singer. She is thinking too much of herself.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    MILEY YOU DID A GREAT JOB

    this CD truely helped me through alot! my 15 year old grandaughter really enjoyed it too! her favorite song was breakout! i think that a great song for ages 5-17 also some of the songs were really touching and alot of them were fun to dance too! me, my daugter and grand daughter had a blast dancing and singing girls just want to have fun by miley cyrus! also the bonus songs were terrific! my personal favorite was "someday" my daughter enjoyed both of the bonus songs but her personal favorite was "driveway" a really touching song. also "these four walls" was a VERY emotional song along with "bottom of the ocean" wich was probably the most brilliant song ever written in MY opinion. my grand daughter enjoyed "hovering" the most out of the bonus songs! also this CD/DVD came with some cool photos wich we didnt really find a use for but theyre great if you have kids that can actually talk! my grand daughters song is only 1 year old.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    i love it!

    amazing, i love it. so much. miley is awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2013

    i like miley cyrus

    i like miley cyrus

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

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    this cd stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this cd stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    My grandaughter wanted this for Christmas and really does enjoy it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Grand daughter loves it!

    I listened to some of this cd with our 12 year old grand daughter. We gave it to her as a gift to put on her MP3 and she loves it. Thats all that matters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love Miley!

    Great Album!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    well miley you blew it for me and the rest of my homies and crew

    my friends bought this album expecting it to be just as heavy as both slipknots and mushroomheads second studio album when we all listening to it all together it was the most lamest cd ever made after that m,e and my homies and crew made a choice never to buy cds from both disney and hollywood records alot of people are saying miley cyrus is the next ozzy osbourne and they are akso saying miley cyrus is going to make solo albums the same way as ozzy does it all these rumors im hearing about miley cyrus are seriously untrue check out the bands i reccommanded they blow miley cyrus out of the water

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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