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In the Zone [DualDisc]
     

In the Zone [DualDisc]

by Britney Spears
 

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If 2001's Britney was a transitional album, capturing Spears at the point when she wasn't a girl and not yet a woman, its 2003 follow-up, In the Zone, is where she has finally completed that journey and turned into Britney, the Adult Woman. Like her peer Christina Aguilera, Britney equates maturity with transparent sexuality and the pounding sounds of

Overview

If 2001's Britney was a transitional album, capturing Spears at the point when she wasn't a girl and not yet a woman, its 2003 follow-up, In the Zone, is where she has finally completed that journey and turned into Britney, the Adult Woman. Like her peer Christina Aguilera, Britney equates maturity with transparent sexuality and the pounding sounds of nightclubs, but since she's not as dirty as Xtina, her spin is a little different. Where Christina comes across like a natural-born skank, Britney is the girl next door cutting loose at college, drinking and smoking and dancing and sexing just a little too recklessly, since this is the first time she can indulge herself. And that's what In the Zone is -- Britney indulging herself, desperate to prove that she's an adult. She has been freed from her musical parent, Max Martin, who is absent for the first time from a Spears album, choosing instead to play the field and work with a bunch of different collaborators, including Madonna, Moby, the Matrix, Trixster, Roy "Royalty" Hamilton, Bloodshy & Avant, and R. Kelly. Since she's so determined to be a woman, not a girl, she has completely shed the sugarcoated big hooks and sappy love songs that drove her stardom, concentrating on music that glides by on mellow grooves or hits hard with its hip-hop beats. It's all club-ready, but despite some hints of neo-electro and the Neptunes, it doesn't quite sound modern -- it sounds like cuts from 1993 or Madonna's Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light. Production-wise, these tracks are not only accomplished but much more varied than any of her previous albums -- in particular, Moby's "Early Mornin'" has a sleek feel, Mark Taylor's "Breathe on Me" is alluring, and the Bloodshy & Avant productions, "Showdown" and "Toxic," are irresistible ear candy in what is surely Britney's most ambitious, adventurous album to date. [In the Zone

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0828766813425
catalogNumber:
68134

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Britney Spears   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Moby   Various
Cathy Dennis   Background Vocals
R. Kelly   Background Vocals
Madonna   Vocals
Jimmy Harry   Guitar
Donnie Lyle   Guitar
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Thomas Lindberg   Bass,Bass Guitar
Kendall D. Nesbitt   Keyboards
Jennifer Karr   Background Vocals
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton   Background Vocals
Henrik Jonback   Guitar
Brian Kierulf   Guitar,Keyboards
Emma Roads   Background Vocals
Blackcell   Background Vocals
Lindsay Greene   Background Vocals
Courtney Copeland   Background Vocals
Algozee   Performing Ensemble
DaCorna Boyz   Keyboards
Roxanne Estrada   Background Vocals
Roy Gartrell   Banjo,Guitar
Emma Holmgren   Background Vocals
Janson & Janson   Conductor
Kyron Leslie   Background Vocals
Penelope Magnet   Background Vocals
Wizardz of Oz   Background Vocals
Chyna Royal   Background Vocals
Tumbi   Performing Ensemble
Stockholm Session Strings   Strings
Josh Schwartz   Guitar
Gary O'Brien   Guitar

Technical Credits

Trixter   Audio Production
Moby   Composer,Programming,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Cathy Dennis   Composer
Matrix   Audio Production
R. Kelly   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Madonna   Composer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Jimmy Harry   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Guy Sigsworth   Producer,Instrumentation
Mark "Spike" Stent   Engineer
Mark Taylor   Producer,Engineer
Serban Ghenea   Arranger
Ed Alton   String Arrangements
C. Midnight   Composer
Mike Tucker   Engineer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Jackie Murphy   Art Direction
Chris Fudurich   Engineer
Rich Tapper   Engineer
Shepard Soloman   Producer
Britney Spears   Arranger,Composer
Abel Garibaldi   Programming,Engineer
Bloodshy   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Pablo Munguia   Engineer
Andy Gallas   Engineer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer
Josh   Producer,Engineer
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
S. A. Anderson   Composer
John Hanes   Engineer
Rishi Rich   Programming
Petter Winnberg   Composer
Henrik Jonback   Composer
Brian Kierulf   Composer,Programming
Janson & Janson   String Arrangements
Steve Lunt   Arranger
Penelope Magnet   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Sean McGhee   Engineer
Bloodshy & Avant   Audio Production
Dan Dymtrow   Management
Josh Schwartz   Composer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer
Avant   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation

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