Britney Jean [Deluxe Edition] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Typically, whenever a self-titled album arrives fairly far into an artist's career it signifies a rebirth, a moment when the musician reconnects to what's real and true. That's the party line on Britney Jean, Britney Spears' eighth album (she already used Britney as the title of her third album, way back in 2001). Prior to its December 2013 release, Britney called Britney Jean one of her most "personal" records, a term that carries a certain weight, suggesting that the brief album -- a mere ten songs and 36 minutes in its standard form and not much longer in its deluxe expansion -- would offer insight into the spectral pop star. As it turns out, Britney Jean is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Typically, whenever a self-titled album arrives fairly far into an artist's career it signifies a rebirth, a moment when the musician reconnects to what's real and true. That's the party line on Britney Jean, Britney Spears' eighth album (she already used Britney as the title of her third album, way back in 2001). Prior to its December 2013 release, Britney called Britney Jean one of her most "personal" records, a term that carries a certain weight, suggesting that the brief album -- a mere ten songs and 36 minutes in its standard form and not much longer in its deluxe expansion -- would offer insight into the spectral pop star. As it turns out, Britney Jean is a streamlined approximation of 2011's Femme Fatale, which itself attempted to re-create the producer-driven magic of 2007's Blackout, the album that seems destined to be the apex and turning point of Spears' career. Dr. Luke, the main producer behind Femme Fatale's two big hits ("Till the World Ends" and "Hold It Against Me"), is absent, as is her longtime collaborator Max Martin, who worked on those two Dr. Luke-produced hits. In their place is will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas leader who happened to be responsible for Femme Fatale's "Big Fat Bass." will.i.am sports producer credits on seven of the ten songs on Britney Jean and is listed as executive producer, responsible for shaping the sound and direction of the album. Often, this means Britney seems to be playing a role will.i.am created just for her, a situation not unfamiliar to Spears. The best moments arrive when she's forced to the front: she's the focus on the Katy Perry co-written and Diplo-produced "Passenger," the purest pop moment on the record that finds a counterpart in the album's best ballad, "Perfume"; her bizarre vocal affectations invigorate "Work Bitch" (it's hard to resist her faux British phrasing) and are mildly memorable on the Jamie Lynn Spears duet "Chillin' with You." Elsewhere, will.i.am, sometimes assisted by David Guetta, puts Britney through Euro-disco paces as she competes with synthesizers and bass; William Orbit works a similar territory but achieves a melancholy grace on the album opener, "Alien." [A Deluxe Edition added four bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/2013
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 888430165229
  • Catalog Number: 301652
  • Sales rank: 27,806

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alien (3:56)
  2. 2 Work Bitch (4:08)
  3. 3 Perfume (4:00)
  4. 4 It Should Be Easy - will.i.am (3:27)
  5. 5 Tik Tik Boom - T.I. (2:57)
  6. 6 Body Ache (3:26)
  7. 7 Til It's Gone (3:43)
  8. 8 Passenger (3:41)
  9. 9 Chillin' With You - Jamie Lynn Spears (3:39)
  10. 10 Don't Cry (3:15)
  11. 11 Brightest Morning Star (3:00)
  12. 12 Hold On Tite (3:28)
  13. 13 Now That I Found You (4:17)
  14. 14 Perfume (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Britney Spears Primary Artist, Background Vocals
William Orbit Musician
Mark Cargill Concert Master
Adrienne Woods Celli
Michael Valerio Bass
Sia Background Vocals
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Background Vocals, Musician
Neel Hammond Viola
Sebastian Ingrosso Musician
Karen Elaine Viola
Giorgio Tuinfort Piano
Pierre-Luc Rioux Guitar
Koool Kojak Synthesizer
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith Celli
Myah Marie Background Vocals
Henry Walter Background Vocals
Ana Díaz Vocals
Andre Lindal Guitar
Joshua Lopez Acoustic Guitar
Hygrade Musician
Otto Knows Musician
Anthony Preston Background Vocals
Christopher Braide Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Joakim Harestad Haukaas Guitar
Katie Mitzell Background Vocals
Cirkut Musician
Ginny Luke Violin
Rachael Findlen Background Vocals
Julian Prindle Vocals
Lucine Fyelon Violin
Jamie Lynn Spears Background Vocals
Kelsey Cunningham Background Vocals
A.C. Synthesizer
Rachel Grace Violin
Technical Credits
William Orbit Composer, Programming, Producer
Richard Vission Producer
Nick Clow Composer
Onree Gill String Arrangements
Britney Spears Composer
will.i.am Programming, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Oscar Ramirez Engineer
Richard Gonzalez Composer
Luciana Caporaso Composer
Dylan Dresdow Vocal Mixing
Sia Furler Composer
David Guetta Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Chico Bennett Producer
Joe Bozzi Mastering
Diplo Producer
Danny O'Donoghue Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer, Programming, Producer
Sebastian Ingrosso Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Giorgio Tuinfort Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Ruth-Anne Cunningham Composer
Ralph Wegner Sound Design
William Kebler "Keebz" Additional Production
Padraic "Padlock" Kerin Engineer, Vocal Editing
Katy Perry Composer
Koool Kojak Programming, Producer
Chris Kahn Assistant Vocal Engineer
Dan Traynor Composer
Myah Marie Composer
Henry Walter Composer
Alan O'Connell Engineer
AJ Clark Assistant Vocal Engineer
Alan Tilston Engineer
Keith Harris Producer
Ana Díaz Composer
Nicky Romero Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Andre Lindal Composer, Programming, Instrumentation, Vocal Editing
Nick Rotteveel Composer
Andrew Swanson Composer
Billy Hickey Assistant Vocal Engineer
Joshua Lopez Composer
Damien Leroy Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Jenson Vaughan Composer
Thomas Pentz Composer
Otto Jettmann Composer
Daniel Andrés Aguilar Assistant Vocal Engineer
Hygrade Programming, Producer
Marcus Van Wattum Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation, Sound Design
Clint Gibbs Engineer
Frederic Riesterer Composer
Jacob Dennis Assistant Vocal Engineer
Zach Heiligman Additional Production
Otto Knows Programming, Producer, Engineer
Bradford H. Smith Assistant Vocal Engineer
Anthony Preston Composer, Programming, Producer, Associate Executive Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Christopher Braide Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Joakim Harestad Haukaas Composer
Cirkut Programming, Producer
William Adams Composer
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. Composer
Allan P. Grigg Composer
Peter Carlsson Vocal Producer
Rosette Sharma Composer
Onique Williams Composer
Julian Prindle Vocal Engineer, Vocal Editing
Freshm3n III Producer
Todd Hurtt Assistant Vocal Engineer
LWAM Additional Production
Jose Luna Composer
A.C. Programming, Producer
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