Circus [Deluxe Edition] by Britney Spears

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Track #1 Womanizer

Track #2 Circus

Track #3 Out from Under

Track #4 Kill the Lights

Track #5 Shattered Glass

Track #6 If U Seek Amy

Track #7 Unusual You

Track #8 Blur

Track #9 Mmm Papi

Track #10 Mannequin

Track #11 Lace and Leather

Track #12 My Baby

Track #13 Radar

Track #14 Rock Me In

Track #15 Phonography

Track #16 Bonus Material

Track #17 Photo Gallery

Artist Britney Spears

Record Label Jive

Format CD

Release Year 2008

Release Title Circus [Deluxe Edition]

Genre Rock, Rock & Pop

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Out from Under
Kill the Lights
Shattered Glass
If U Seek Amy
Unusual You
Mmm Papi
Lace and Leather
My Baby
Rock Me In
Bonus Material
Photo Gallery
PERFORMER NOTES: * Personnel: Britney Spears (background vocals); Lukasz Gottwald (guitar, keyboards, drums, programming); Greg Kurstin (guitar, keyboards, programming); Chris B. Worthy, Henrik Jonback (guitar); Andy Page (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, strings, piano, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, drum programming); Guy Sigsworth (strings, keyboards, drum programming); Max Martin (programming, background vocals); Leah Haywood, Candice Nelson, Claude Kelly, Nicole Morier, Myah Marie, Kasia Livingston, Debi Nova, Windy Wagner, Luke Boyd, Cathy Dennis (background vocals). * Audio Mixers: Niklas Flyckt; Harvey Mason, Jr. ; Marcella Araica; Andy Page; Serban Ghenea; Tony Maserati . * Audio Remasterer: Tom Coyne. * Recording information: Bloodshy & Avant Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Chalice Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Echo Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Frou Frou Central, London, England; Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA; Legacy Studios, New York, NY; Maratone Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; Sunset Studios, Los Angeles, CA; The Underlab, Los Angeles, CA; Train Tracks Studios, Los Angeles, CA. * Photographer: Kate Turning. * Barely more than a year after her much-hyped comeback album, BLACKOUT, Britney Spears returned with another studio outing, 2008's CIRCUS. Though the title acknowledges the drama of Britney's personal and public life, the record primarily takes on the big-top theme in a general "let me entertain you" approach, as evinced by the sassy, uber-catchy singles "Womanizer" and "Circus." This dance-pop vibe extends to "Kill the Lights" and the winking "If U Seek Amy," among other tracks, proving that Spears still has the club in mind despite past unfortunate nightlife exploits. The relatively wholesome, soft-focus cover of CIRCUS isn't completely misleading, however, since Britney puts the beats and her bad-girl persona aside for mellow, thoughtful tunes such as "Out from Under" and "My Baby," gentle tracks produced by Guy Sigsworth, also renowned for his work with Bjork and Madonna. While not a drastic departure from BLACKOUT, CIRCUS is the work of a seemingly more grounded superstar, and it largely succeeds in refocusing on Britney as a performer, rather than reinforcing her status as a tabloid fixture.
PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The clubby, adventurous pop on her sixth album...would have made a fine follow-up to 2003's IN THE ZONE."
Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "alfway through, CIRCUS shifts from defiant booty calls to subtler material; suddenly, it's a first-rate electro-pop album." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.41) - "From the synthy open of 'Womanizer' to the regretful ache spurring 'Blur,' CIRCUS gives Brit pop a whole new meaning, as the singer does double duty as a dance diva and brokenhearted balladeer."
Blender (Magazine) (p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "andy-coated bangers that move beyond freaky tantrums and into Madonna-type provocation."
PRODUCER: Rob Knox, K. Briscoe, Greg Kurstin, Guy Sigsworth, Harvey Mason, Jr., Max Martin
FORMAT: CD (1 Disc); Stereo
RELEASE DATE: 2 December, 2008
DIMENSIONS: 12.7 x 14.6 x 1.1 centimeters (0.07 kg)

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