The Essential Britney Spears

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Anybody seeking an exhaustive Britney Spears compilation has been waiting for a collection like 2013's The Essential Britney Spears. Where other Britney compilations ran no longer than a single CD, this is a double-disc set with over 30 tracks -- more than enough space for all of her hit American singles, although that does mean that there are some singles from non-U.S. territories that are missing in action. Usually, the earliest of these are the ones most notable -- the sugary "Born to Make You Happy" is the greatest omission, but "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," "I Love Rock N Roll," and "Anticipating" are all absent, along with latter-day dance and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Anybody seeking an exhaustive Britney Spears compilation has been waiting for a collection like 2013's The Essential Britney Spears. Where other Britney compilations ran no longer than a single CD, this is a double-disc set with over 30 tracks -- more than enough space for all of her hit American singles, although that does mean that there are some singles from non-U.S. territories that are missing in action. Usually, the earliest of these are the ones most notable -- the sugary "Born to Make You Happy" is the greatest omission, but "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," "I Love Rock N Roll," and "Anticipating" are all absent, along with latter-day dance and European singles "MMM Papi" and "Lace and Leather," European singles like "Someday (I Will Understand)" -- but only hardcore fans will notice what's absent, as all the hits are here, from "…Baby One More Time" to "Till the World Ends" (plus "Scream & Shout," the will.i.am hit featuring Spears). Skeptics might suspect shorter is better for Britney -- and those looking for a quick blast of hits will be well-served by Playlist -- but this double-disc set reveals that she had two strong, distinct phases to her career: the bubblegum pop ingénue of the new millennium, followed by the blackout club diva of ten years later. There are slow patches in both phases, but there's tremendous pop in both, and they both shine on this Essential disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2013
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888837546928
  • Catalog Number: 375469
  • Sales rank: 5,884

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 ...Baby One More Time (3:32)
  2. 2 Sometimes (3:57)
  3. 3 You Drive Me Crazy (3:19)
  4. 4 From the Bottom of My Heart (4:36)
  5. 5 Oops!...I Did It Again (3:33)
  6. 6 Lucky (3:26)
  7. 7 Stronger (3:26)
  8. 8 I'm a Slave 4 U (3:26)
  9. 9 I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman (3:52)
  10. 10 Overprotected (3:21)
  11. 11 Boys (3:47)
  12. 12 Me Against the Music (3:46)
  13. 13 Toxic (3:21)
  14. 14 Everytime (3:52)
  15. 15 Outrageous (3:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Perogative (3:35)
  2. 2 Do Somethin' (3:24)
  3. 3 Giimme More (4:13)
  4. 4 Piece of Me (3:33)
  5. 5 Radar (3:50)
  6. 6 Break the Ice (3:17)
  7. 7 Hot As Ice (3:18)
  8. 8 Womanizer (3:45)
  9. 9 Circus (3:13)
  10. 10 If U Seek Amy (3:37)
  11. 11 Out From Under (3:55)
  12. 12 3 (3:26)
  13. 13 Hold It Against Me (3:50)
  14. 14 Till the World Ends (3:59)
  15. 15 I Wanna Go (3:32)
  16. 16 Criminal (3:47)
  17. 17 Scream & Shout - will.i.am (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Britney Spears Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Cathy Dennis Composer
Bobby Brown Composer
R. Kelly Composer, Producer
Madonna Composer
Dido Composer
Gene Griffin Composer
Shelly Peiken Composer
Teddy Riley Composer
Guy Sigsworth Producer
Eric Foster White Arranger, Producer
Mark Larson Art Direction
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer
Max Martin Composer, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Ellen Von Unwerth Tray Photo
Pharrell Williams Composer
Per Magnusson Composer, Producer
Britney Spears Composer, Executive Producer
Balewa Muhammad Composer
will.i.am Executive Producer, Additional Production
The Neptunes Producer, Remixing, Additional Production
Chad Hugo Composer
Bloodshy Producer, Engineer
Jean Baptiste Composer
Jörgen Elofsson Composer, Producer
Rami Composer, Producer, Engineer
Gary Graff Liner Notes
Klas Åhlund Composer
Wayne Hector Composer
Arnthor Birgisson Composer
Henrik Jonback Composer
Theresa LaBarbera Whites Executive Producer
Dante Santiago Executive Producer
Trixster Producer
Larry Rudolph Executive Producer, Management
Angela Hunte Composer
Keri Hilson Composer
Ezekiel Lewis Composer
Penelope Magnet Composer, Producer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Bonnie McKee Composer
Alexander Kronlund Composer
Randee St. Nicholas Cover Photo
Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills Composer, Producer
Candice Nelson Composer
T-Pain Arranger, Composer
Claude Kelly Composer
The Clutch Producer
J. Que Composer
Billboard Producer
Benny Blanco Producer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Shellback Composer, Producer
Lazy Jay Producer
Nikesha Briscoe Composer
Pontus Winnberg Composer
David Kreuger Composer, Producer
The Outsyders Producer
Rafael Akinyemi Composer
Kesha Sebert Composer
K. Briscoe Producer
James Washington Composer
Christian Karlsson Composer
Benjamin Levin Composer
Gary O'Brien Composer
Tiffany Amber Composer
Jef Martens Composer
Terius "The-Dream" Nash Composer
Marcella Araica Composer
Mathieu Jomphe Composer
E.F. White Composer
Avant Producer, Engineer
William Adams Composer
Sean Brennan Mastering
Annette Stamatelatos Composer
Tab Nkhereanye Composer
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  • Posted August 12, 2014

    I loved the fact that it had all the songs I loved, but they cou

    I loved the fact that it had all the songs I loved, but they could have included a few more of her songs like the ones that weren't just her singles but I still loved it and if you are a Britney fan you will love it too

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