Britney [Japan 2001 Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The title says it all -- that this third album is where it's all about Britney. Actually, the titles say it all: Britney is "Overprotected," she pleads "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," tries to let us all see "What It's Like to Be Me." All three songs are pivotal moments on Britney Spears' third album, the record where she strives to deepen her persona not the same thing as her character, of course, making it more adult while still recognizably Britney. That much was evident from the selection of the first single, "I'm a Slave 4 U," a sultry Neptunes-produced salute to Prince that is so far removed from the big, glitzy Max Martin productions that are her ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The title says it all -- that this third album is where it's all about Britney. Actually, the titles say it all: Britney is "Overprotected," she pleads "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," tries to let us all see "What It's Like to Be Me." All three songs are pivotal moments on Britney Spears' third album, the record where she strives to deepen her persona not the same thing as her character, of course, making it more adult while still recognizably Britney. That much was evident from the selection of the first single, "I'm a Slave 4 U," a sultry Neptunes-produced salute to Prince that is so far removed from the big, glitzy Max Martin productions that are her signature that at first it sounds awkward, even wrong. As it grows, it sounds like one of her best singles -- a skittering, spare funk number that is a perfect next move for her teasing, unformed sexiness. Such a departure seems to signal a full album of surprises like that, especially when teamed with the aforementioned title, but Britney isn't that bold -- after it opens with the Neptunes' retro-future funk, it delves right back into Martin territory with "Overprotected." At first, that's a disappointment, but then the small, yet significant, changes become apparent. Rhythmically and melodically, the whole album is sharper, tougher than what came before. What used to be unabashedly frothy has some disco grit, underpinned by Spears' spunky self-determination that helps sell hooks that are already catchier, by and large, than those that populated her previous two albums. While there's no denying that this reinvention and statement of dogged individuality is no doubt a calculated move and a brilliant, timely one at that, there's no denying that it's effective, in large part because Spears is committed to making this record work. She's co-written more songs than ever before, and these are strong selections, whether it's the hard-edged "Lonely," the sweet "That's Where You Take Me," or, especially, the neo-disco "Anticipating," one of the pure delights on this record. These are small steps forward -- really, the most overt steps forward are the collaborations with the Neptunes on "Slave" and "Boys," which are the sexiest sounding cuts she ever did -- but most of the Martin productions sound fuller particularly the Dido-written ballad "I'm Not a Girl", and Rodney Jerkins offers some welcome rhythmic invention on many of his contributions. This isn't a perfect record -- Martin stumbles on "Bombastic Love," Jerkins drops the ball on "I Love Rock N Roll" this year's entry of the now obligatory cringe-inducing classic rock by Ms. Spears -- but it does sound like the work of a star who has now found and refined her voice, resulting in her best record yet and rivaling Mandy Moore's eponymous album as the best teen-pop record yet released. It's enough of a reinvention to suggest that Britney will know what to do when the teen-pop phenomenon of 1999-2001 passes for good. [The Japanese release includes a video for "Overprotected" and two bonus tracks: "When I Found You" and "I Run Away."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2001
  • Label: Jive / Sbme Europe
  • UPC: 638592225428
  • Catalog Number: 22254

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a Slave 4 U (3:24)
  2. 2 Overprotected (3:20)
  3. 3 Lonely (3:21)
  4. 4 I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman (3:51)
  5. 5 Boys (3:28)
  6. 6 Anticipating (3:16)
  7. 7 I Love Rock 'N' Roll (3:07)
  8. 8 Cinderella (3:39)
  9. 9 Let Me Be (2:51)
  10. 10 Bombastic Love (3:06)
  11. 11 That's Where You Take Me (3:32)
  12. 12 When I Found You (3:37)
  13. 13 I Run Away (4:04)
  14. 14 What It's Like to Be Me (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Britney Spears Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tyler Collins Background Vocals
Nile Rodgers Guitar
Chris Thompson Background Vocals
Damion Hall Background Vocals
Jeff Pescetto Background Vocals
Jason Scheff Background Vocals
Wil Wheaton Background Vocals
Max Martin Guitar, Background Vocals
Esbjörn Öhrwall Guitar
Pharrell Williams Multi Instruments
Thomas Lindberg Bass
Carlos Vasquez Guitar
Ann Carwell Background Vocals
Isaac Phillips Guitar
Chad Hugo Multi Instruments
Jennifer Karr Background Vocals
Albert Hall Background Vocals
Jeanette Olsson Background Vocals
Annika Tömkvist Background Vocals
Paul Umbach Guitar
Daniel Savio Turntables
Josh Schwartz Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Alan Merrill Composer
Steven Barkan Engineer
James Biondolillo String Arrangements
Dido Composer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Mark Suozzo String Arrangements
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer, drum programming
BT Programming, Producer, Engineer
Jake Hooker Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Max Martin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Pharrell Williams Composer
Britney Spears Composer
John Amatiello Pro-Tools
Brian Garten Engineer
The Neptunes Producer
Chad Hugo Composer
Justin Timberlake Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Jörgen Elofsson Composer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
Rami Composer, Producer, Engineer
Wade Robson Composer, Producer
Fabian Marasciullo Engineer
Peter Kvint Producer, Engineer
Brian Kierulf Arranger, Composer
Fredrik Peterhoff Art Direction
Mathias Wenge Vocal Engineer
Josh Schwartz Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think brittany has an extremely good CD and has a wonderful voice!This is the best CD yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    britney 3rd album

    this album shows that britneys really grown up & alot just like her up comin 4th album in the zone which is also in stores on nov.18 & shes even more grown up but shes soooo mature for her age,soooo pretty,shes everything u would want in a singer & shes gotten the title of the pop princess of anerica & its true she rocks with some good tunes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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