Stronger [Deluxe Edition]

Stronger [Deluxe Edition]

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by Kelly Clarkson
     
 

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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 andSee more details below

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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.,"

Editorial Reviews

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."]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2011
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886979618022
catalogNumber:
796180
Rank:
32039

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Tracks

  1. Mr. Know It All  - Kelly Clarkson
  2. What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)  - Kelly Clarkson
  3. Dark Side  - Kelly Clarkson
  4. Honestly  - Kelly Clarkson
  5. You Love Me  - Kelly Clarkson
  6. Einstein  - Kelly Clarkson
  7. Standing in Front of You  - Kelly Clarkson
  8. I Forgive You  - Kelly Clarkson
  9. Hello  - Kelly Clarkson
  10. The War Is Over  - Kelly Clarkson
  11. Let Me Down  - Kelly Clarkson
  12. You Can't Win  - Kelly Clarkson
  13. Breaking Your Own Heart  - Kelly Clarkson
  14. Don't You Wanna Stay  - Jason Aldean
  15. Alone  - Kelly Clarkson
  16. Don't Be a Girl About It  - Kelly Clarkson
  17. The Sun Will Rise  - Kelly Clarkson

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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   Vocal Producer
Chrys Dye   Programming
Ali Tamposi   Composer

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