Glee: The Music, Best of Season One

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Besides the Simon Cowell juggernauts of Pop Idol and The X-Factor, Fox comedy drama Glee has perhaps made more impact on the U.K. charts than any other TV show in history. Forty of the tracks performed in the hit series entered the Top 75, (15 of which made the Top 40), while their first three Glee: The Music volumes reached the upper reaches of the album chart, all within the space of six months. Listed in the order they were featured in the Emmy-nominated show, this U.K.-only compilation gathers 19 of the most popular tracks from their first season, starting with their most iconic number, their cover of Journey's rock classic "Don't Stop Believing," and ending with their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Besides the Simon Cowell juggernauts of Pop Idol and The X-Factor, Fox comedy drama Glee has perhaps made more impact on the U.K. charts than any other TV show in history. Forty of the tracks performed in the hit series entered the Top 75, (15 of which made the Top 40), while their first three Glee: The Music volumes reached the upper reaches of the album chart, all within the space of six months. Listed in the order they were featured in the Emmy-nominated show, this U.K.-only compilation gathers 19 of the most popular tracks from their first season, starting with their most iconic number, their cover of Journey's rock classic "Don't Stop Believing," and ending with their version of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's interpretation of "Over the Rainbow." While faithful solo renditions of Rihanna's "Take a Bow," Wicked's signature tune "Defying Gravity," and Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" showcase the impressive vocal abilities of stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith, Glee's stand-out moments undoubtedly occur on the epic productions of the ensemble performances. Alongside the show-stopping spectacles of Queen's "Somebody to Love" and Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" from New Directions, the high school glee club at the focus of the show, are two of the album's highlights, courtesy of rival group Vocal Adrenaline, whose covers of Duffy's "Mercy" and Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" turn the '60s retro-soul hits into toe-tapping musical numbers that sound tailor-made for Broadway. Elsewhere, All-American Rejects' revenge-fueled emo anthem "Gives You Hell" is given an infectious, shiny pop makeover, Beyoncé's R&B ballad "Halo" is mashed-up with Katrina & the Waves' '80s hit "Walking on Sunshine" with a surprisingly positive effect, while Idina Menzel stars on the stripped-down, cabaret-style version of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face." Of course, with such an extensive selection of songs to choose from, there will be some notable omissions. Luckily, Mr. Schuester's cringe-worthy attempts at hip-hop are neglected, but the hilarious performance of Madonna's "Vogue," from (arguably) the show's most watchable character, Sue Sylvester, and their medley of Usher's "Confessions" and Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" -- one of three singles to make the Top Ten -- seem like rather bizarre exclusions. With its sugary-sweet production, musical theater-esque vocals, and bonus karaoke disc, Glee: The Music - Best of Season One is unlikely to convert anyone previously immune to its undoubted charm, but for the already initiated, it provides a welcome retrospective of one of the biggest cultural hits of the year.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886978140920
  • Catalog Number: 7814092

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Stop Believin' - Cory Monteith (3:50)
  2. 2 Rehab (3:24)
  3. 3 Take A Bow - Lea Michele (3:35)
  4. 4 Mercy (3:27)
  5. 5 Somebody To Love - Amber Riley (4:42)
  6. 6 Halo/Walking On Sunshine - Amber Riley (2:05)
  7. 7 Keep Holding On - Cory Monteith (4:01)
  8. 8 Sweet Caroline - Mark Salling (1:57)
  9. 9 Defying Gravity - Chris Colfer (2:21)
  10. 10 Don't Stand So Close To Me/Young Girl - Matthew Morrison (2:26)
  11. 11 True Colors - Jenna Ushkowitz (3:33)
  12. 12 My Life Would Suck Without You - Amber Riley (3:31)
  13. 13 Gives You Hell - Lea Michele (3:26)
  14. 14 Like A Prayer - Jonathon Groff (5:15)
  15. 15 Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Mark Salling (4:25)
  16. 16 Jessie's Girl - Cory Monteith (3:14)
  17. 17 I Dreamed A Dream - Lea Michele (3:08)
  18. 18 Poker Face - Lea Michele (3:39)
  19. 19 Over The Rainbow - Matthew Morrison (2:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Take a Bow (3:37)
  2. 2 Mercy (3:26)
  3. 3 Jessie's Girl (3:15)
  4. 4 Total Eclipse of the Heart (4:27)
  5. 5 Defying Gravity (2:22)
  6. 6 Gives You Hell (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glee Primary Artist
Jessalyn Gilsig Vocals
Colin Benward Vocals
David Loucks Vocals
Tim Davies Vocals
Adam Anders Vocals
Jenna Ushkowitz Vocals
Onitsha Shaw Vocals
Windy Wagner Vocals
Storm Lee Vocals
Chaz Mason Vocals
Ravaughn Brown Vocals
Matthew Morrison Vocals
Lea Michele Vocals
Emily Gomez Vocals
Dianna Agron Vocals
Chris Colfer Vocals
Kamari Copeland Vocals
Kevin McHale Vocals
Cory Monteith Vocals
Zac Poor Vocals
Amber Riley Vocals
Drew Ryan Scott Vocals
Jane Lynch Vocals
Chris Mann Vocals
Nikki Anders Vocals
David Baloche Vocals
Jayma Mays Vocals
Mark Salling Vocals
Naya Rivera Vocals
Jimmy Andrew Richard Vocals
Kala Balch Vocals
Shelley Scarr Vocals
Kent Avenido Vocals
Jeanette Olsen Vocals
Technical Credits
Neil Diamond Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
Steve Perry Composer
Neal Schon Composer
Rick Springfield Composer
Sting Composer
Jonathan Cain Composer
Jim Steinman Composer
Dan Marnien Engineer
Claude-Michel Schönberg Composer
Louie Teran Mastering
Dominick Maita Mastering
David Bett Art Direction
Adam Anders Producer, Engineer
Beyoncé Knowles Composer
Peer Astrom Producer, Engineer
Amy Winehouse Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Ryan Murphy Producer
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
Ryan Petersen Engineer
T. Ritter Composer
N. Wheeler Composer
A. Lavigne Composer
N. Khayat Composer
J. Natel Composer
H. Kretzmer Composer
P. Leonard Composer
Madonna Ciccone Composer
E. Bogart Composer
M. Eriksen Composer
T. Hermansen Composer
S. Schwartz Composer
J. Fuller Composer
T. Kelly Composer
Brad Falchuk Soundtrack Executive Producer
Dante Dilreto Soundtrack Executive Producer
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