In the Zone [Australia Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. [An Australian version added a bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • Label: Sony Australia
  • UPC: 828765714921
  • Catalog Number: 657149
  • Sales rank: 91,168

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Me Against the Music (3:43)
  2. 2 (I Got That) Boom Boom (4:51)
  3. 3 Showdown (3:17)
  4. 4 Breathe on Me (3:43)
  5. 5 Early Mornin' (3:45)
  6. 6 Toxic (3:21)
  7. 7 Outrageous (3:21)
  8. 8 Touch of My Hand (4:19)
  9. 9 The Hook Up (3:54)
  10. 10 Shadow (3:45)
  11. 11 Brave New Girl (3:30)
  12. 12 Everytime (3:53)
  13. 13 Me Against the Music (4:31)
  14. 14 The Answer (3:55)
  15. 15 Don't Hang Up (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Britney Spears Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Cathy Dennis Background Vocals
Jimmy Harry Guitar, Keyboards
Donnie Lyle Guitar
Kara DioGuardi Background Vocals
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Background Vocals
B.U.D. Background Vocals
Thomas Lindberg Bass
Kendall D. Nesbitt Keyboards
Ying Yang Twins Background Vocals
Jennifer Karr Background Vocals
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton Background Vocals
Henrik Jonback Guitar
Brian Kierulf Guitar, Keyboards
Emma Roads Background Vocals
Blackcell Background Vocals
Courtney Copeland Background Vocals
Algozee Keyboards
DaCorna Boyz Keyboards
Roxanne Estrada Background Vocals
Roy Gartrell Banjo, Guitar
Janson & Janson Conductor
Kyron Leslie Background Vocals
Penelope Magnet Background Vocals
Wizardz of Oz Background Vocals
Chyna Royal Background Vocals
Bollywood Strings Strings
Juggy D Shouts
Josh Schwartz Guitar, Background Vocals
Steve Anderson Keyboards
Technical Credits
Trixter Producer
Moby Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Cathy Dennis Composer
R. Kelly Composer, Producer
Madonna Composer
Jimmy Harry Arranger, Programming, Producer
Rob Paustian Engineer
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
Tom Coyne Mastering
Diddy Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Dan Yashiz Digital Editing
Rich Tapper Engineer
Shepard Soloman Producer
Britney Spears Arranger, Composer
Abel Garibaldi Programming, Engineer
Pablo Munguia Engineer
Andy Gallas Engineer
Ian Mereness Programming, Engineer
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
S. A. Anderson Composer
John Hanes Engineer, Digital Editing
Chris Haggerty Digital Editing
Petter Winnberg Composer
Henrik Jonback Composer
Brian Kierulf Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ryan Leslie Producer, Instrumentation
Janson & Janson String Arrangements
Steve Lunt Arranger
Penelope Magnet Arranger, Composer, Producer
P-Dub Walton Digital Editing
Sean McGhee Engineer
Bloodshy & Avant Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing, Instrumentation
Josh Schwartz Composer, Producer, Engineer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer, Digital Editing
Steve Anderson Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Super CD!

    I just love this CD! It is so great! I always enjoy it! so buy it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing CD

    One of the best Cd's I have ever listened to in my entire life. So eclectic and danceable. I don't care what anyone says about Britney, this album is fire right here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spears is a WMD

    I thought Americans were out to eliminate Weapons of Mass Destruction! If that's the case, mate, then why send Spears' cd to us in Australia? Surely you folks should know that we have better taste than this giggling, moaning, groaning mess. Keep it in the US. Or send it to Iraq. But that would be cruelty beyond measure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT

    Best album of 2003!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Britney's "In The Zone"

    Britney has retured with a WAY BETTER vocal ability on this album. She shows that she can REALLY sing! It's AMAZING. No other singer has the talent that she does. She is an entertainer/performer, not a vocalist singer, but gosh THIS GIRL CAN SING! I give her PROPS, she might not have the best voice in the world, but she really has a more sensual voice... that's really cool! This CD is so great that if I had the money I would buy 1,000,000,000 copies of it!

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