Departure [Special Edition]

( 9 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like any 21-year-old, Jesse McCartney is eager to prove that he's no longer a kid, something that the very title of his third album, Departure, makes plain. Departure isn't merely a break from his Radio Disney past, it's also a departure from the stuffy adult contemporary vibe of 2006's Right Where You Want Me, which found the then-teenager acting far older than his years. Despite McCartney's role as a co-author of Leona Lewis' international blockbuster "Bleeding Love," the song that defined the new wave of mature pop in 2007/2008, Jesse is smart enough to act age appropriate here, patterning himself after the ultimate new millennial teeny bopper turned player, ...
See more details below
CD
$13.83
BN.com price
(Save 1%)$13.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $10.58   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like any 21-year-old, Jesse McCartney is eager to prove that he's no longer a kid, something that the very title of his third album, Departure, makes plain. Departure isn't merely a break from his Radio Disney past, it's also a departure from the stuffy adult contemporary vibe of 2006's Right Where You Want Me, which found the then-teenager acting far older than his years. Despite McCartney's role as a co-author of Leona Lewis' international blockbuster "Bleeding Love," the song that defined the new wave of mature pop in 2007/2008, Jesse is smart enough to act age appropriate here, patterning himself after the ultimate new millennial teeny bopper turned player, Justin Timberlake. McCartney dips heavily into JT's bag of tricks, recycling some Off the Wall grooves and draping his ballads in icy analog synths straight out of FutureSex/LoveSounds, moves so transparent they could hardly be called thefts -- they're more like savvy marketing. As always, McCartney's strength is his flair for playing the pop game with sincerity, happily giving himself over to the clich├ęs as that's what the rules demand. Sometimes, this can lead to awkward situations -- Sean Garrett does well as the producer of "How Do You Sleep?" but the duet on "Rock You" is too insistent -- but more the canny calculation of Departure is appealing, as McCartney has a weakness for big melodic hooks, a weakness that is better heard here than on "Bleeding Love" his own version of which is added as a bonus track to some international pressings of the album. So, in sound and style Departure is a successful maturation for Jesse McCartney, yet there is a wrinkle in his master plan: his thin, boyish voice hasn't caught up to his sensibility. This causes some disconnect between the singer and the song -- the overtly randy "Into Ya" sounds declawed -- but it's not enough to spoil an otherwise solid transition into adulthood from McCartney. [Hollywood issued a Special Edition in 2009.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087139995
  • Catalog Number: 000368902
  • Sales rank: 46,295

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leavin' (3:38)
  2. 2 It's Over (4:06)
  3. 3 Rock You (3:08)
  4. 4 How Do You Sleep? (3:29)
  5. 5 Into Ya (3:45)
  6. 6 Makeup (3:52)
  7. 7 My Baby (3:31)
  8. 8 Told You So (4:01)
  9. 9 Relapse (3:36)
  10. 10 Runnin' (3:43)
  11. 11 Freaky (3:37)
  12. 12 Not Your Enemy (4:15)
  13. 13 Oxygen (4:02)
  14. 14 Crash & Burn (3:17)
  15. 15 Body Language (3:39)
  16. 16 In My Veins (6:48)
  17. 17 [CD-Rom Track]
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jesse McCartney Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Claude Kelly Background Vocals
Kennard Garrett Keyboards
Gi Gi Hairston Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Rob Brill Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Eric Hudson Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Pat Thrall Engineer
Kuk Harrell Engineer, Vocal Producer
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer, Producer
James "Chip" Bunton Composer
Sherry Kondor Executive Producer
Walter Scott Composer, Instrumentation
Allison Hamamura Executive Producer
Balewa Muhammad Composer
Pastor Andrew Merritt Composer, Vocal Producer
Karl Egsieker Engineer
Jesse McCartney Composer
James Murray Engineer
Sean Tallman Engineer
J.R. Rotem Arranger, Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Sean Garrett Composer
Candice Nelson Composer
The-Dream Composer
Greg Ogan Engineer
Miles Walker Engineer
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Producer
Frankie Storm Composer
Chris Kasych Engineer
Atozzio Towns Composer
Raymond Oglesby Composer, Instrumentation
Theron M. Thomas Composer
Timothy J. Thomas Composer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(9)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Lots of fun

    Never thought I'd like Jesse McCartney but here i am buying his CD and loving it!! If you like Leavin', How Do You Sleep?, and Body Language, this CD will not disappoint.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It!

    What a great CD to get you out of a funky mood!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome!

    Jesse McCartney is a awesome singer and I would recommend him to any young and teenager girl that loves amazing music. Since the time I heard him on his first album Beautiful Soul I knew he was going to be my favorite singer. I have every album and I have been to a concert of his and it was... AMAZING! I love this CD! Go out in stores and buy it now!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews