Glee: The Music, Vol. 4

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Don't let the title fool you; Vol. 4 is actually the eighth release from Glee's inexhaustible catalog of show tunes and revised pop songs. It's also the show's third album to appear during the 2010 holiday season. That may be a lot of music for the average Gleek to handle, but Vol. 4 has a few aces up its sleeve, including a trio of songs from the spot-on "Britney/Brittany" episode and several tuneful solos by Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss, the show's two newcomers. In addition, Heather Morris Brittany steps out from behind her ditzy cheerleader façade to perform a pair of Britney Spears songs, and it's nice to see another member of the supporting cast enjoy a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Don't let the title fool you; Vol. 4 is actually the eighth release from Glee's inexhaustible catalog of show tunes and revised pop songs. It's also the show's third album to appear during the 2010 holiday season. That may be a lot of music for the average Gleek to handle, but Vol. 4 has a few aces up its sleeve, including a trio of songs from the spot-on "Britney/Brittany" episode and several tuneful solos by Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss, the show's two newcomers. In addition, Heather Morris Brittany steps out from behind her ditzy cheerleader façade to perform a pair of Britney Spears songs, and it's nice to see another member of the supporting cast enjoy a much-deserved turn in the spotlight. The album's true highlight, though, is an a cappella version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," performed by Criss with backup from Tufts University group the Beelzebubs. The song topped the Billboard digital charts one week after its release -- the first Glee single to ever hit number one, and perhaps the first a cappella tune since Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" to hold that honor, as well -- and it's proof that Glee hasn't run out of inventive ideas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886977921421
  • Catalog Number: 779214
  • Sales rank: 55,868

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Empire State of Mind - Naya Rivera (4:39)
  2. 2 Billionaire - Mark Salling (3:32)
  3. 3 Me Against the Music - Naya Rivera (3:46)
  4. 4 Stronger - Mark Salling (3:25)
  5. 5 Toxic (3:26)
  6. 6 The Only Exception (4:28)
  7. 7 I Wanna Hold Your Hand - Chris Colfer (2:38)
  8. 8 One of Us - Amber Riley (4:02)
  9. 9 River Deep Mountain High - Naya Rivera (3:34)
  10. 10 Lucky - Chord Overstreet (3:09)
  11. 11 One Love (People Get Ready) - Mark Salling (2:36)
  12. 12 Teenage Dream - Darren Criss (3:41)
  13. 13 Forget You - Amber Riley (3:42)
  14. 14 Marry You - Harry Shum Jr. (3:46)
  15. 15 Sway (3:09)
  16. 16 Just the Way You Are - Cory Monteith (3:37)
  17. 17 Valerie - Naya Rivera (3:35)
  18. 18 I've Had The Time Of My Life - Chord Overstreet (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glee Primary Artist
Jon Hall Vocals
Colin Benward Vocals
David Loucks Vocals
Adam Anders Vocals
Jenna Ushkowitz Vocals
Onitsha Shaw Vocals
John Kwon Background Vocals
Jeanette Olsson Vocals
Windy Wagner Vocals
Storm Lee Vocals
Samantha Jade Vocals
Heather Morris Vocals
Ravaughn Brown Vocals
Matthew Morrison Vocals
Missi Hale Vocals
Lea Michele Vocals
Michael Grant Background Vocals
Dianna Agron Vocals
Chris Colfer Vocals
Kamari Copeland Vocals
Kevin McHale Vocals
Cory Monteith Vocals
Zac Poor Vocals
Amber Riley Vocals
Tim Davis Vocals
Jack Thomas Background Vocals
Drew Ryan Scott Vocals
Nikki Anders Vocals
Chord Overstreet Vocals
Mark Salling Vocals
Naya Rivera Vocals
Kala Balch Vocals
Darren Criss Vocals
Sam Cantor Background Vocals
Penn Rosen Background Vocals
Kent McCann Background Vocals
Evan Powell Background Vocals
Eric Morrissey Background Vocals
Eli Seidman Background Vocals
Conor Flynn Background Vocals
Cailin Mackenzie Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Tommy Faragher Producer
Sally Stevens Arranger
Ed Boyer Arranger, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Dominick Maita Mastering
David Bett Art Direction
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Britney Spears Composer
Adam Anders Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, Vocal Arrangements
Alex Anders Engineer, Digital Editing
Peer Astrom Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Stefan Persson Horn Arrangements
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Bryan Smith Engineer
Ryan Murphy Producer
Kerstin Thörn String Arrangements
Katy Perry Composer
Martin Persson Arranger, Programming, Orchestration
Dante DiLoreto Soundtrack Executive Producer
Tim Davis Vocal Arrangements
Madonna Ciccone Composer
Brad Falchuk Soundtrack Executive Producer
Robert Smith Engineer
Deyder Cintron Digital Editing
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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    Glee Makes My Heart Go Wee. Like Super Wee.

    I've been a fan of Glee since season 1 - both the plot and the talented actors. But, this CD is probably my favorite. With fellow Starkid Darren Criss covering Katy Perry's Teenage Dream, and Naya Rivera doing a great cover of Valarie, this album is one that everyone can enjoy. Chris Colfer leads his voice to a classic Beetles song, and of course the Britney/Brittany episode - which has to be my favorite (Or extremely close behind Never Been Kissed). Every genre of music is given, and you won't be disappointed !

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    Best of the Glee cd's, great to see Leahey review credits the Bubs

    who provide the back-up tracks on "Teenage Dream" (they aren't seen on the episode, their tracks are lip synced by actors). They're college kids, just singing for the pleasure of it and for the recognition of the group, the Tufts Beelzebubs, which was founded in the 60's. Their earnings go to fund the groups' tours, CD's and community projects. Darren Criss (the on camera talent and actual lead on "Teenage Dream") is terrific. I hope someday they'll perform live together.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

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    Please NO MORE PALTROW on Glee!

    While I loved the renditions of "River Deep, Mountain High" and "Me Against the Music" I could have done without Paltrow's "Forget You". With all the talent on that show why bother bringing in Paltrow for buzz appeal? Amber Riley is phenomenal and Lea Michelle manages to conect to her audience on a level that I have NEVER experienced before! Her "The Only Exception" was heart wrenching and I hope she'll make a solo album soon!
    Glee has enough talent to forgo guest stars all together, but, as guest stars are a fun break, at least make them worthy, like Kristin Chenowith, Idena Menzel and Jonathan Groff.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

    Music Great, Show Bad

    The TV show Glee is vastly overrated. The stories are pedestrian and the characters obnoxious. But all the soundtracks are first rate, especially the Paltrow "Forget You." I just wish Lea Michelle wasn't so loud and strident. But all the CDs are worth having.

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