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The sticker affixed to the disc proclaims "Good Girl Gone Bad: Remixed and Reloaded." (Reloaded again? Maybe Rihanna's nickname should be Ri-Ri-Ri.) In a way, this remix-compilation companion to Good Girl Gone Bad is both a cash-in and a wasted opportunity. Having already released the "Reloaded" version, which trailed the original by a year, Def Jam compiles a dozen club remixes to further bleed the turnip, but the label opted to go with the radio edits. The edits, which are three to four minutes shorter than the superior full-length versions, were possibly favored to further emphasize the disc's alternate standing to the original set; after all, only two of the original album's songs are not represented here, so it plays out more like a proper album than a standard, disjointed remix compilation. If you've worn out the original album and don't know the remixes, the disc will certainly help pass the time before Rihanna's fourth album, especially if any of it is spent on freeways -- but the ten best full-length remixes (at 80 minutes) instead of 12 edited remixes (at 45 minutes) would've been the better way to go.
Performance CreditsRihanna Primary Artist
Julian Jonah Guitar
Pastor Andrew Merritt Background Vocals
Julian Napolitano Keyboards
Seamus Haji Drums,Keyboards
Jon Cohen Keyboards
Chris Brown Background Vocals
Simon Langford Keyboards
Paul Emanuel Drums,Keyboards
Andre Merritt Background Vocals
Andy Hickey Keyboards
Technical CreditsMichael Jackson Composer
Lionel Richie Composer
Russ Morgan Remixing
Brian Kennedy Audio Production
Paul Roberts Remixing
Evan Rogers Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Sly Dunbar Composer
Peter Hook Composer
K-Klass Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Tony Moran Remixing
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction
Carl Sturken Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Cynthia Weil Composer
Clifton Dillon Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Andrew Williams Remixing
Paul David Roberts Producer,Remixing
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Kuk Harrell Engineer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Doug Joswick Package Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Danny Harrison Producer,Remixing
Warren Rigg Remixing
Stargate Audio Production
Ewart Brown Composer
Shawn Carter Composer
Mike Tocci Engineer,Audio Production
Julian Napolitano Producer,Remixing
Seamus Haji Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Jody Den Broeder Producer,Remixing
George Seara Engineer
Andrew Williams Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Makeba Riddick Composer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
J.R. Rotem Composer,Audio Production
Chris Brown Composer
Carter Administration Executive Producer,Audio Production
The-Dream Audio Production
Neo DaMatrix Audio Production
Arthur Smith Remixing
Ne-Yo Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Greg Ogan Engineer
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners Producer,Remixing
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer,Engineer,Vocal Recording
Soul Seekerz Remixing
Simon Langford Producer,Remixing
Daniel Laporte Engineer
Frankie Storm Composer
Brian Kennedy Producer
Andrew James Vastola Vocal Recording
Paul Emanuel Producer,Remixing,Audio Production
Jim Sullivan Sound Producer,Remixing
Ciarra Pardo Art Direction
Marcos Tovar Audio Production
Brian Seals Composer
Eddie Craig Producer,Remixing
Lindbergh Palace Remixing
Russ Morgan Producer,Remixing
Moto Blanco Producer,Remixing
Robert Allen Composer
Tor Erik Hermansen Composer
Andre Merritt Composer
S. Smith Composer
Tim Sullivan Remixing
Shea Taylor Audio Production
Brian Thompson Composer
S. Taylor Composer
Jim Sullivan Remixing
L. Martin Composer
Thaddis Harrell Composer
Qaadir Atkinson Composer
Terius Nash Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rihanna has produced an outstanding third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, which is in my opinion her best one yet. She has really stepped up a knotch with her music, producing songs such as Breakin' Dishes, Shut Up and Drive, Rehab, and her all time hit Umbrella. Although being popular in the R&B genre alongside singers such as Beyonce Knowles and being a very young singer for that matter, Rihanna has shown that nothing stands in her way from being one of the best! WAY TO GO RIHANNA!
I am a big fan of Rihanna's and this album proves how good she is. It's even better with the 3 new tracks. With the ballad Take a Bow, If I Never See your Face Again with Maroon 5, and the new "sure to be summer jam of the year" Disturbia. All of the original tracks plus the DVD is worth buying this album again.
This CD was amazing. Not only was it up beat but, also fun to dance too. The new songs in the album were great. My favorite song is Distribia, it never gets old.
I loved Good Girl Gone Bad when it came out last year, but the 3 songs added to it makes it more funkier! Disturbia, Take A Bow, and the heavy funk of If I Never See Your Face Again with Maroon 5 are strong songs and Rihanna continues to sound better vocally. She stays with the same producers that helmed her 2007 album on these 3 2008 songs, but these are solid, accessible numbers with nifty hooks and rhythms. As for the other 12, they still sound solid a year later with three opening heavy hitters in Umbrella, Push Up on It and Don't Stop the Music! The rest of the songs continue the momentum. Please play this (again!) on your long summer 2008 road trip or a cookout!
Okay... so she's doing something new, she's showing off an edgier side of her, but that's okay! She's growing up and she doesn't want the world to view her as this little innocent person who doesn't take risks. She's a woman now, and she's embracing it. Don't try to stop her from growing up. The new sound is amazing! I love Umbrella, it's catchy and it's something that sticks with you (which is a good thing!). I also love the video, it's artistic and sexy, how does it get better than that?
When I first saw Rihanna's video for "Umbrella," I had to do a double take. I wasn't sure if it was really her. Not only did her style in fashion change, but her style in music did and I think it's for the better. I love almost all of her songs on "Good Girl Gone Bad." There are probably one or two songs that I don't really like, but I can listen to without wanting to go crazy. At first I wasn't really feeling the whole pop/ rock thing that she had going on, but the more songs I listened to, I realized that she was bringing something new to the music game. All of her songs are single material. I recommend this cd to anyone who likes hip hop, r&b, pop, or rock because you will find a variety of those genres on her album. Two thumbs up to Rihanna!!!
After S.O.S and Unfaithful, I really hated Rihanna! When she came out with Good Girl Gone Bad, I loved her! Umbrella, Don't Stop the Music, Breakin' Dishes, and Hate that I Love you were my favorites! Then one day, on the radio, I recognized Rihanna's voice in an upbeat song. I went to itunes and found Disturbia, my new favorite song on this album! I bought it because I loved it so much! I can't believe I didn't get the original!
I love this cd! I listen to it each day! My favorite songs are Umbrella, Hate that I love you, and Question Existing. I'm proud of Rihanna and I hope she stays in the business for a long time.
Rhianna has abandoned the Caribbean flavored sound that many are used to on her earlier releases, and moved into the mainstream pop scene head first. The only real hint of tropical hip-hop comes from tracks (8) "Sell Me Candy" and (9) "Lemmie Get That" which tells us that Rhianna is still Rhianna. "Good Girl Gone Bad" seems to develope late in the album, as the tracks become gritier and the rhythms become heavey but it doesn't hurt the CD one bit. It may take a little time for fans to ajust to her new sound, but there is no doubt that they will also embrace her new image.
The umbrella song is so stupid come on rihanna you can do sooooooo much better! F.Y.I your not jamacian so stop tryin to be!
Rihanna is back with a very hot album is very hot and will dominate the charts. The song umberlla is off the chain. You can hear it on her myspace
i know this cd isnt out yet but i know its going to be awesome!!! umbrella is my favorite song. i am definitely going to get this cd!!!
It was back in 2005 that Rihanna dominated the summer charts with her dance hall hit, 'Pon De Replay' and it was only a year ago that she released two smash hits 'SOS' and 'Unfaithful' from her sophomore album 'A Girl Like Me'. Now, Rihanna's back with a new album, 'Good Girl Gone Bad'. Her third album in two years is going in a different direction with dance-pop songs like 'Don't Stop the Music' and 'Push Up On Me', the latter of which show s a more playful and sexual side of the Barbadian songstress. And of course, everyone knows 2007's BIGGEST song, 'Umbrella' featuring Jay-Z which is an absolutely brilliant combination of pop, r&b and even some tinges of rock. 'Sell Me Candy' is probably the best song on the disc, with a danceable, sexy feel, that just makes you want to get up and shake it.Two other Timbaland produced tracks, 'Lemme Get That' and 'Rehab', a nice r&b, pop jam are also standouts. As a matter of fact all the songs are standouts, even the weird and confessional, 'Question Existing'. Good Girl Gone Bad, is definitely one of the best albums of the year. Buy it and enjoy yourself. I know I will.
i was so excited when i got the album at F.Y.E but that all changed when i wacthed the DVD she basically performed all the worst song's off the album....she didnt perform "Umberlla" or..."Please Dont Stop the Music" or any other of her big hits i really woudnt recommned buying this reloaded version of good girl gone bad its really not worth it ..... sorry rihanna but i still love her ... my point is the album was AMAZING.... but her DVD was HORRIBLE..="
I'm 44...straight up classic rock, some Luther, Sade...I wasn't even listening to anything after 80s U2. This CD changed that. It's in my player right alongside Zepplin, Stones, The Who, Dylan and others. I'm reborn!
I thought I was going to dwell on the way she used to sound and be dissatified with her new sound. So WRONG! This cd is her best yet! I love every song on this cd. She walked out of shallow water and dove into the deep end and she is swimming! I love the consistence of this album and the delivery is wonderful. My fav songs are Breakin Dishes, Rehab, and Say It. I recommend this cd to everyone. Keep doing what you are doing Rihanna cuz I will be listening.
Rihanna's third album is a great effort. She is young, energetic, and is showing a little longevity. By the way Rihanna can't be trying to be Jamaican because she is not from jamaica. She is from Barbados and she is reppin' to the fullest.