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Radio 1's Live Lounge, Vol. 4

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
With its combination of acoustic originals and intriguing cover versions, the Radio 1 Live Lounge albums have cleverly filled a gap in the market to become one of the most successful compilation series in recent years. Volume Four, which as always, consists of tracks recorded live for Jo Whiley's mid-morning show, is as eclectic as its predecessors, with acts as diverse as Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, and Kelly Clarkson all stepping into the now-famous studio. Without the comfort of multiple takes and glossy production, the Live Lounge can expose artists in a way no other compilation does, and where some can surprisingly thrive, others even more surprisingly falter. Florence ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
With its combination of acoustic originals and intriguing cover versions, the Radio 1 Live Lounge albums have cleverly filled a gap in the market to become one of the most successful compilation series in recent years. Volume Four, which as always, consists of tracks recorded live for Jo Whiley's mid-morning show, is as eclectic as its predecessors, with acts as diverse as Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, and Kelly Clarkson all stepping into the now-famous studio. Without the comfort of multiple takes and glossy production, the Live Lounge can expose artists in a way no other compilation does, and where some can surprisingly thrive, others even more surprisingly falter. Florence and the Machine, one of the most critically acclaimed artists of 2009, caterwauls through a quite painful rendition of Beyoncé's "Halo," Lady Gaga unnecessarily turns her electro-pop juggernaut "Poker Face" into a rather ropey and overblown vaudeville-style number, while Black Eyed Peas don't seem to have entirely grasped the concept, using a pre-recorded backing track on their number one "Boom Boom Pow." However, the likes of the Saturdays and Sugababes, often derided for miming, sound near-perfect on entertaining renditions of MadCon's "Beggin," and Keane's "Spiralling." While Katy Perry (MGMT's "Electric Feel"), Kasabian (Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape"), and Newton Faulkner (Pixie Lott's "Mama Do") tackle songs completely outside their comfort zone without disgracing themselves too badly at all. The album doesn't quite deliver a Leona Lewis moment (her number one cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" was specifically recorded for the Live Lounge, although has strangely never appeared on its albums) but there are several impressive moments. Hot Chip's intelligent electronica transfers surprisingly well to a cover of Wiley's thumping grime hit "Wearing My Rolex," Little Boots turns JLS' "Beat Again" into a synth-heavy early-'80s pastiche, while Marmaduke Duke and Biffy Clyro, both of whom feature vocalist Simon Neil, pull off charming versions of hits by Ciara and Beyoncé, respectively. With its impressive caliber of artists and its entertaining track list, Volume Four is a consistently curious listen and is undoubtedly a welcome addition to the increasingly popular Live Lounge series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886976075729
  • Catalog Number: 7607572
  • Sales rank: 128,345

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Poker Face (4:04)
  2. 2 Sweet Dreams/Beat Again - Tinchy Stryder (3:40)
  3. 3 Boom Boom Pow (3:26)
  4. 4 Not Fair (3:20)
  5. 5 Electric Feel (3:29)
  6. 6 Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) (2:53)
  7. 7 Halo (3:46)
  8. 8 Sexy Chick (4:07)
  9. 9 A Million Love Songs (3:32)
  10. 10 When You Were Young (3:32)
  11. 11 Love Sex Magic (2:48)
  12. 12 Paris (3:48)
  13. 13 Wearing My Rolex (3:59)
  14. 14 Heavy Cross (3:56)
  15. 15 If I Were A Boy - Jamie T. (3:03)
  16. 16 T Shirt - Shontelle (3:18)
  17. 17 Bonkers (2:30)
  18. 18 Tiny Dancer (3:42)
  19. 19 Beautiful Day (5:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ready for the Weekend (3:40)
  2. 2 The Sweet Escape (3:15)
  3. 3 Beat Again (3:55)
  4. 4 Red (3:56)
  5. 5 Candy (4:38)
  6. 6 Sex on Fire (3:31)
  7. 7 Spiralling (3:09)
  8. 8 Beggin' (3:10)
  9. 9 Since U Been Gone (3:13)
  10. 10 Times Like These (3:22)
  11. 11 Shake It (2:44)
  12. 12 Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (2:20)
  13. 13 Mykonos (3:43)
  14. 14 Just Dance (3:05)
  15. 15 Daniel (4:01)
  16. 16 Jump in the Pool (3:39)
  17. 17 Raindrops (3:27)
  18. 18 Papa Can You Hear Me? (4:34)
  19. 19 Bonkers (2:53)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
Phil Thornalley Composer
The Edge Composer
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Bob Gaudio Composer
Richard Hughes Composer
P. Klein Composer
Greg Kurstin Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Foo Fighters Composer
Stacy Ferguson Composer
Armand Van Helden Composer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer
Mike Elizondo Composer
James Scheffer Composer
Gwen Stefani Composer
Steve Mac Composer
Simon Ratcliffe Composer
Felix Buxton Composer
Amanda Ghost Composer
Beyoncé Knowles Composer
Paul Epworth Composer
Wayne Wilkins Composer
Justin Timberlake Composer
Wayne Hector Composer
Andrew Frampton Composer
Caleb Followill Composer
Nathan Followill Composer
Jared Followill Composer
Matthew Followill Composer
Allen Pineda Composer
David Guetta Composer
Beth Ditto Composer
Dylan Mills Composer
Sandy Wilhelm Composer
Ryan Tedder Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Nathan Howdeshell Composer
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez Composer
Tom Chaplin Composer
Tim Rice-Oxley Composer
Brandon Flowers Composer
David Keuning Composer
Mark Stoermer Composer
Ronnie Vannucci Composer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Composer
Blake Healy Composer
Toby Gad Composer
Edward Gibson Composer
The-Dream Composer
Rico Love Composer
Paolo Nutini Composer
Lily Allen Composer
Natasha Khan Composer
Robin Pecknold Composer
Nicholas Peterson Composer
Giorgio Tuinfort Composer
M. Hauge Composer
Calvin Harris Composer
RedOne Composer
Trace Cyrus Composer
Mason Musso Composer
Anthony Improgo Composer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Ben Goldwasser Composer
Andrew VanWyngarden Composer
Lady Gaga Composer
Jack Savidge Composer
Peggy Farina Composer
Robin Tadross Composer
Hannah Blilie Composer
Jean-Claude Sindres Composer
G. Barlow Composer
Scott McFarnon Composer
BC Jean Composer
Edward Macfarlane Composer
Axel Willner Composer
James Fauntleroy II Composer
Thaddis Harrell Composer
Richard Rawson Composer
Ian Drench Composer
Costadinos Contostavlos Composer
Tulisa Contostavlos Composer
William Adams Composer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart Composer
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