Greatest Hits, Chapter 1

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol way back in 2002, there was no indication of whether the singer was a fleeting phenomenon or the start of something lasting. Ten years later, with her first compilation, Greatest Hits, Chapter 1, appearing, the answer is clear: American Idol and Kelly Clarkson wound up as institutions that had nothing to do with each other. Clarkson shrugged off the expectations of AmIdol as quickly as she could, dutifully -- and enjoyably -- hitting all her marks on her 2003 debut, Thankful, highlighted by the tossed-off Christina Aguilera co-written single "Miss Independent" and the coronation song "A Moment Like This," but she ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol way back in 2002, there was no indication of whether the singer was a fleeting phenomenon or the start of something lasting. Ten years later, with her first compilation, Greatest Hits, Chapter 1, appearing, the answer is clear: American Idol and Kelly Clarkson wound up as institutions that had nothing to do with each other. Clarkson shrugged off the expectations of AmIdol as quickly as she could, dutifully -- and enjoyably -- hitting all her marks on her 2003 debut, Thankful, highlighted by the tossed-off Christina Aguilera co-written single "Miss Independent" and the coronation song "A Moment Like This," but she wound up nailing her defiant, casually feminist persona a year later with "Since U Been Gone," one of the great singles of the new millennium. From there, Kelly both pushed too hard (her admirably conflicted neo-goth record My December) and not enough ("Stronger," an enjoyably by-the-books 2012 single that deservedly topped the U.S. charts), but throughout it all Clarkson remarkably retained her identity, producing a body of work that was pretty much untouchable when compared to any other pop star of the new millennium. Unlike Britney Spears, who slumped in the mid-2000s and never regained her footing, Clarkson always seemed in control of her career and image; she always seemed a little more mature than the divas who immediately preceded her and those who followed her. Consequently, Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 winds up sounding like pop sounded in the new millennium: alternatingly calculated and inspired, a pop star who always seemed in control of her fate even when she aspired to be heard as bumper music in malls from sea to shining sea. Remarkably, Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 doesn't contain all of Clarkson's great songs -- surprisingly, the Katy Perry-written anthem "I Do Not Hook Up" is nowhere to be found -- but nothing here is subpar; everything serves as testimony to Kelly's considerable vocal chops and potent charisma. She can sing like no other yet feels like the girl next door, a quality that grounds her poppiest songs and helped her transcend her made-for-TV diva persona. Despite all the calculations and constructions, Kelly Clarkson was a real, human pop star and that may be why her hits, when collected together, sound not like passing fancies but a body of work, the sound of pop music in the new millennium.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 887254908029
  • Catalog Number: 549080
  • Sales rank: 10,431

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kelly Clarkson Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Debra Byrd Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos Guitar
Steve Ferrera Percussion, Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Paul Gendler Guitar
Vince Gill Guitar, Background Vocals
Bryan Jones Background Vocals
David Kahne Keyboards
Greg Kurstin Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Rhett Lawrence Guitar, scratching, DJ
Victor Lawrence String Quartet
Chris McHugh Drums
Jerry McPherson Guitar
Steve Nathan Piano, Hammond B3
Steve Pearce Bass
Shawn Pelton Drums
Tim Pierce Guitar
Brian Ray Guitar
Mark Robertson String Quartet
Olle Romo Guitar
Phil X. Guitar
Robert Miller Background Vocals
Jason Halbert Piano, Keyboards, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Raine Maida Guitar
Chris Michaelessi Background Vocals
John Shanks Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Max Martin Synthesizer, Guitar
Pathik Desai Guitar
Eric Olson Keyboards
Steve Mac Keyboards
Chris Dye Background Vocals
Einar Pedersen Bass, Background Vocals
Jimmy Messer Guitar
Wayne Rodrigues scratching, DJ
Dr. Luke Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Drums
Olle Dahlstedt Drums
Mark Hill Bass
Billy Mohler Bass
Jeff Rothschild Drums
Tony Lucido Bass
Shanti Randall String Quartet
Shalini Vijayan String Quartet
Jason Lader Bass
Gina Taylor Pickens Background Vocals
David Hodges Piano
Ben Moody Guitar
Mark Colbert Drums
Andre Frappier Guitar
Jim Fredley Background Vocals
Randy Cook Drums
Miles McPherson Drums, Background Vocals
Brian Kennedy Keyboards
Leslie Smith Background Vocals
Marty O'Brien Bass
Leif Shires Trumpet
Fridrik "Frizzy" Karlsson Guitar
Nicole Hurst Background Vocals
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Cherie Oakley Guitar, Background Vocals
Jeremy Ruzumma Organ
Ashley Donovan Background Vocals
Kate Rapier Background Vocals
Jill Pickering Background Vocals
Suzy Benson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
John Reid Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Rob Brill drum programming
David Campbell String Arrangements
Steve Ferrera Producer
David Gamson Composer
Kim Gannon Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Matthew Gerrard Composer
Natalie Hemby Composer
Dann Huff Producer
David Kahne Programming, Producer, Engineer
Walter Kent Composer
Greg Kurstin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Rhett Lawrence Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Pro-Tools
Steve Marcantonio Engineer
Olle Romo Pro-Tools
Robin Sellars Engineer
Andy Zulla Engineer, Pro-Tools
Dave Arch String Arrangements
Kara DioGuardi Composer, Producer
Matt Howe Engineer
Jim Watts Pro-Tools
Brett James Composer
Jason Halbert Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Producer
Raine Maida Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
Mighty Mike Programming
Chantal Kreviazuk Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Steve McMillan Pro-Tools
John Shanks Producer
Lee Buddle Vocal Engineer
Steve Genewick Engineer
Max Martin Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Joe Zook Engineer
Eric Olson Composer, Programming
Jill Greenberg Cover Photo, Back Cover Photo
Steve Mac Producer
Jason Sellers Composer
Blair Daly Composer
Chris Dye Engineer
Cameron Webb Engineer
Christina Aguilera Composer
Emily Wright Engineer, Vocal Editing
Jörgen Elofsson Composer
James Michael Composer
Chris Laws Engineer
Kevin Guarnieri Engineer
Jimmy Messer Composer, Producer
Dr. Luke Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
John Hanes Pro-Tools
Avril Lavigne Composer
Dan Certa Engineer
Kelly Clarkson Composer
Brian Garcia Engineer
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Blu Sanders Composer
Jason Lader Programming
Ryan Tedder Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Todd Tidwell Engineer
David Hodges Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Sean Tallman Engineer
Ben Moody Composer, Producer
Johan "Brorsan" Brorsson Pro-Tools
Jason Aldean Producer
Dante Jones Composer, Additional Production
Michael Knox Producer
Claude Kelly Composer, Vocal Producer
Andy Gibson Composer
Jesse Shatkin Engineer
Brian Kennedy Programming, Producer
John DeNosky Engineer
Ester Dean Composer, Producer
Brian Seals Composer
Meghan Foley Art Direction
Sam Holland Engineer
Steven Valenzuela Engineer
Bridget Benante Composer
Joe Baressi Engineer
Thuy-An Julien Producer
Meghan Kabir Composer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Paul Jenkins Composer
Dewain Whitmore Jr. Vocal Producer
Ali Tamposi Composer
Lasse Marten Engineer
Sound Kollectiv Producer
Lindsay Chapman Composer
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  • Posted November 19, 2012

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    Among Kelly Clarkson¿s Best

    “Greatest Hits: Chapter One” by Kelly Clarkson showcases many of her quality music tunes throughout her career. It bears repeating that many Kelly Clarkson fans are going to have personalized sentiments on the songs that musically spoke to them. However, the following listing includes some of my personal favorites among the musical gems in “Greatest Hits”: Chapter One”:
    “Miss Independent”,”Breakaway”, ”Don’t You Wanna Stay”(with Jason Aldean), “Walk Away”, “Catch My Breath”, “People Like Us”, and “A Moment Like This”.
    “Greatest Hits; Chapter One” by Kelly Clarkson is best for those who enjoy greatest hits collections from the pop music genre and/or the music era from 2003-2011.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    I love THIS ALBUM! It is my favorite Greatest Hits behind Backs

    I love THIS ALBUM!

    It is my favorite Greatest Hits behind Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. I love her music, I love singing with her. I love the songs, "Catch My Breath", "People Like Us" and "Stronger(What Doesn't Kill You)". She is amazing on it and on the blue album they have "I'll be Home for Christmas" sample from her "Wrapped in Red" Christmas album. Go Kelly! Merry Christmas!

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