Stronger [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide
Kelly Clarkson's fifth studio album, Stronger, features the original American Idol winner on tracks she says were influenced by a mix of Prince and Tina Turner with a bit of a country vibe thrown in. The album follows up her hit 2009 release All I Ever Wanted. Having begun work on the album in 2009, Clarkson collaborated with a handful of writers and producers, including Claude Kelly and Howard Benson as well as Jason Halbert, Rodney Jerkins, and others. Released in September of 2011, Stronger features the single "Mr. Know It All.,"
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
No longer needing to reassure her label and fickle fans in the wake of her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Kelly Clarkson's fifth studio album, Stronger, features the original American Idol winner on tracks she says were influenced by a mix of Prince and Tina Turner with a bit of a country vibe thrown in. The album follows up her hit 2009 release All I Ever Wanted. Having begun work on the album in 2009, Clarkson collaborated with a handful of writers and producers, including Claude Kelly and Howard Benson as well as Jason Halbert, Rodney Jerkins, and others. Released in September of 2011, Stronger features the single "Mr. Know It All.,"
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
No longer needing to reassure her label and fickle fans in the wake of her wild detour My December, Kelly Clarkson settles into her skin on Stronger. Using 2009's All I Ever Wanted as a rough template, Clarkson is nevertheless willing to dip back to the beginning of her career for skyscraping, crowd-pleasing power ballads, but she's assuredly not retreating. Kelly lives in the modern world, and quite cannily so, at times co-opting Rihanna and Katy Perry while also making room for a duet with country hunk Jason Aldean, all the while never seeming as if she's desperately chasing different demographics. Nevertheless, Stronger certainly has something for anybody who has ever loved Kelly: she belts out the show stopper "Standing in Front of You," then turns around for a blast of furious pop-punk in "I Forgive You"; she even dips her toe into brooding My December territory on "The War Is Over," then pushes into the brilliantly dense pop of "Let Me Down"; and she cheerfully gets tough on the girl power anthems "Einstein" and "Don't Be a Girl About It" (the latter only on the deluxe edition). Certainly, part of the variety is down to the multitude of producers and writers on Stronger, but the album's success is entirely due to Kelly Clarkson, whose personality and professionalism turn it into her best album since her Breakaway breakthrough in 2004. [This deluxe edition expands the original album with the inclusion of four bonus tracks, including "Don't Be a Girl About It."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2011
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886979618022
  • Catalog Number: 796180
  • Sales rank: 34,276

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mr. Know It All (3:52)
  2. 2 What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) (3:41)
  3. 3 Dark Side (3:44)
  4. 4 Honestly (3:36)
  5. 5 You Love Me (4:04)
  6. 6 Einstein (2:58)
  7. 7 Standing in Front of You (4:00)
  8. 8 I Forgive You (3:04)
  9. 9 Hello (2:59)
  10. 10 The War Is Over (3:58)
  11. 11 Let Me Down (3:24)
  12. 12 You Can't Win (4:21)
  13. 13 Breaking Your Own Heart (3:48)
  14. 14 Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean (4:19)
  15. 15 Alone (3:01)
  16. 16 Don't Be a Girl About It (3:28)
  17. 17 The Sun Will Rise (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kelly Clarkson Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Lauren Christy Background Vocals
Howard Benson Keyboards
Kim Bullard Keyboards
Paul Bushnell Bass
Kevin Dukes Guitar
Josh Freese Drums
Dann Huff Guitar, Soloist
Greg Kurstin Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Lee Levin Drums
Jerry McPherson Guitar
Phil X. Guitar
Jason Halbert Keyboards
Dan Warner Guitar
Randy Cooke Drums
Brent Paschke Guitar
Chris Rodriguez Guitar
Tony Lucido Bass
Chris DeStefano Background Vocals, Musician
Aben Eubanks Guitar
Frank Zummo Drums
Toby Gad Musician
Andre Frappier Guitar
Miles McPherson Drums
Felix Bloxsom Drums
Brian Kennedy Keyboards
Craig Duncan Hammered Dulcimer
Thaddaeus Tribbett Bass
Technical Credits
Lauren Christy Composer
Joe Baldridge Engineer
Howard Benson Programming, Producer
Kim Bullard Programming
Paul DeCarli Digital Editing
David Gamson Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Greg Kurstin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
John Mark Painter String Arrangements
Rodney Jerkins Composer
Mike Plotnikoff Engineer
Brett James Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Jason Halbert Producer, Vocal Producer
Mike Donaldson Engineer
Eric Greedy Engineer
Ryan Williams Composer, Engineer
Josh Abraham Composer, Producer
Jason Sellers Composer
Jörgen Elofsson Composer
Alex G. Composer
Jennifer Hanson Composer
Kelly Clarkson Composer
Deborah Lurie String Arrangements
Marc VanGool Guitar Techician
Oliver Goldstein Composer
Chris DeStefano Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Orlando Vitto Engineer
Bonnie McKee Composer
Aben Eubanks Composer
Sean Tallman Engineer
Catt Gravitt Composer
Toby Gad Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
James Fauntleroy Composer
Jon Nicholson Drum Technician
Dante Jones Composer, Additional Production
Michael Knox Producer
Jesse Shatkin Engineer
Felix Bloxsom Composer
Brian Kennedy Programming, Producer
Buckley Miller Engineer
Brent Kutzle Composer
Michael Logen Composer
Ester Dean Producer
Brian Seals Composer
Meghan Foley Art Direction
Olivia Waithe Composer
Busbee Composer
Oligee Producer
Kyle Jacobs Composer
Esther Dean Composer
Robert Marvin Composer
Andre Lindal Composer, Producer
Danelle Leverett Composer
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Producer
Andy Gibson Composer
Paul Jenkins Composer
Bridget Kelly Composer
Hatsukazu Inagaki Engineer
Dewain Whitmore Jr. Vocal Producer
Chrys Dye Programming
Ali Tamposi Composer
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