Piece by Piece [Deluxe Edition]

Piece by Piece [Deluxe Edition]

by Kelly Clarkson
     
 

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The gleaming surfaces of Piece by Piece offers evidence that during the four-year hiatus between 2011's Stronger and this 2015 release, Kelly Clarkson and 19/BMG spent considerable time figuring out which direction she should pursue as she entered the second phase of her career. Instead of consolidating the assured mature pop of Stronger, Piece

Overview

The gleaming surfaces of Piece by Piece offers evidence that during the four-year hiatus between 2011's Stronger and this 2015 release, Kelly Clarkson and 19/BMG spent considerable time figuring out which direction she should pursue as she entered the second phase of her career. Instead of consolidating the assured mature pop of Stronger, Piece by Piece refurbishes Kelly, piling on EDM accouterments and finding her singing cuts co-written by such successful contemporary pop hitmakers as Sia ("Invincible"), Matthew Koma ("Someone"), and MoZella ("Take You High") on an album largely produced by Greg Kurstin, who has had hits with Sia, Tegan and Sara, Ellie Goulding, and Lily Allen. Previously, Kurstin proved to be a good fit for Kelly -- he produced three cuts on Stronger, including its title track -- and his decision on Piece by Piece is to emphasize sound, not song. Clarkson nevertheless performs as powerfully as ever, as illustrated by Sia's "Let Your Tears Fall" with its appealing nocturnal pulse, "Good Goes the Bye" floating upon its percolating beats, and "Nostalgic," a nifty piece of neo-new wave. These cuts, along with the title track, manage to strike the right balance of Kelly's indomitable character and fresh electronic beats. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/03/2015
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0888750708625
catalogNumber:
507086
Rank:
6488

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kelly Clarkson   Primary Artist
Jennifer Brown   Background Vocals
Greg Kurstin   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Mellotron,chamberlain
David LaBruyere   Bass
Jason Halbert   Bass,Keyboards
Fred Martin   Background Vocals
Oliver Kraus   Violin,Cello,Viola
Shane McAnally   Background Vocals
Eric Olson   Bass,Keyboards
Lester Estelle   Drums
Cheche Alara   Keyboards
Tony Lucido   Bass
Chris DeStefano   Bass,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Todd Tidwell   Endingidi
Maren Morris   Background Vocals
Jesse Shatkin   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Miles McPherson   Drums
Erick Serna   Bass,Guitar
Nicole Hurst   Background Vocals
Levite Camp   Background Vocals
Regiment Horns   Horn Section
Joseph Trapanese   Conductor
Su'esu'e Seanoa   Background Vocals
Indyah Davis   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Oak   Additional Production
Natalie Hemby   Composer
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Maureen McDonald   Composer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Jason Halbert   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Oliver Kraus   String Arrangements
Mitch Allan   Composer
Antonina Armato   Composer
Joleen Belle   Composer
Matt Stanfield   Programming
Chris Dye   Vocal Engineer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Eric Olson   Programming
Tim James   Composer
Steve Mostyn   Additional Production
Sia Furler   Composer
Kelly Clarkson   Composer
Dan Rockett   Composer
Joacim Persson   Composer
Chris DeStefano   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Bonnie McKee   Composer
Todd Tidwell   Engineer
Justin Tranter   Composer
Dan Keyes   Composer
Maren Morris   Composer
Jason Angel   Vocal Engineer
Anjulie Persaud   Composer
Robert Venable   Engineer
Jesse Shatkin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Ryland Blackinton   Composer
David Jost   Composer
John DeNosky   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer
Ryan Gore   Engineer
Alex Pasco   Engineer
Jimmy Robbins   Composer
Meghan Foley   Art Direction
Jason Evigan   Composer
Ry Cuming   Composer
Audra Mae   Composer
Kelly Sheehan   Composer
Julia Michaels   Composer
Satoshi Noguchi   Engineer
Justin Womble   Programming
Kenta Yonesaka   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Julian Berg   Engineer
Joseph Trapanese   Arranger,Programming,Orchestral Arrangements
Matthew Koma   Composer
Vaughn Oliver   Composer
Nolan Lambroza   Composer
Christopher Dye   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Fransisca Hall   Composer
Julian Burg   Engineer
Stephen Mostyn   Composer
Rachel Orscher   Programming
Jason Lazurus   Arranger

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