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Britney Spears Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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Britney Spears was born in Kentwood, Louisiana on December 2, 1981. Appearing in variety shows and choirs throughout her hometown, Britney’s talent was obvious from a young age. The aspiring young performer’s first major audition was for The Disney Channel’s “Mickey Mouse Club” at the age of eight. Too young for the show, but too talented to dismiss, a Disney ... Read more in Amazon's Britney Spears Store

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  • Audio CD (11 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jive
  • ASIN: B00005RC93
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,955 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'm A Slave 4 U
2. Overprotected
3. Lonely
4. I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman
5. Boys
6. Anticipating
7. I Love Rock 'n' Roll
8. Cinderella
9. Let Me Be
10. Bombastic Love
11. That's Where You Take Me
12. When I Found You
13. Before The Goodbye - BONUS TRACK
14. What It's Like To Be Me

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As Brit and her fan base grow older, it's perhaps inevitable that Miss Spears's third album would be one of those difficult "coming of age" affairs. Luckily Britney manages to carefully mix the more "credible", Prince/adult style tunes (thankfully there are only two--"I'm A Slave 4 U" and "Boys")--with the more formulaic pop anthems that have made her great ("Anticipating", "Cinderella", "Bombastic Love" and "Let Me Be"). The pressures of "growing-up" and the adolescent gripe of being taken seriously, seems to a dominant theme which runs right through the album from the, "...I need to make mistakes to know who I am" lyrics on the N'Sync-style "Overprotected", to the appropriately titled, "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman". Perhaps Britney's street-wise maturity explains why there's no power ballad on the album, with the lower songs like "That's Where You Take Me" and "When I Found You" still having a bit of a swing to them. In true Britney album style, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" is the obligatory rock cover of the Joan Jett classic. Winding the album down, "Before The Goodbye" is a Hi-NRG powered track (in the style of Dana International), which would make an excellent Eurovision entry given the chance. While this album might suggest a slight shift in musical direction for Britney, there's plenty of material on here that will appeal even to the most conservative Spears fans. --John Galilee

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Britney genre swings beautifully! 6 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
1. I'm A Slave 4 U: The Neptunes (who have worked most recently with Usher, P.Diddy, *NSYNC, Busta Rimes and the list goes on) bring amazing minimalistic beats and jerks to show off a completely new side to Britney. It’s fresh, funky and perfect to introduce the her new side, you will probably find American fans treasuring it more than Europeans fans. 10/10
2. Overprotected: A typical pop song produced by her first producer Max Martin which I would call the "safe" single. Old fans will cherish this one - but no new ground covered here. You will probably find her remixing it for her American audience. 7/10
3. Lonely: A true gem amongst gems. Britney almost raps in the beginning and end to this one. The track was produced by Michael Jackson's latest go-to man Rodney Jerkins who brings an amazing backtrack - very good. I would say I very good contender as her 4th or 5th single. 10/10
4. I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman: A well written, sung and produced ballad co-written by Dido. Britney is at her best at 2'19" showing she has the voice not just the look. 9/10
5. Boys: The 2nd Neptunes' produced track. If described in one word it would be "sexy". Fast and furious beats blended perfectly with a well written lyrics about Britney meeting boys at a club and how they turn her on. This could be compared (with some imagination) to Madonna's "Erotica" lyrically. I can’t wait to see a video to this one – she will no doubt get mothers demonstrating outside Jive records 10/10
6. Anticipating: This happy feel good song which is surprisingly good considering it sounds fairly cheesy in the first 5 seconds. Britney used a completely new producer for this one and she also co-wrote the lyrics bringing some real personal meaning to it.
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Britney Spears was always my favourite singer. I sort of went off her last year. When she released I'm A Slave 4 U, I thought it was the worst song she had ever recorded. I hated Britney! There was no way I was ever gonna buy the new album. Then she released Overprotected. I thought it was very good but not good enough for me to buy the album. Then I heard I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman and I was blown away!!! Gone was the slinky I'm A Slave 4 U, gone was the bland Overprotected. I finally realised here was a girl changing into a woman. People are going to have to realise that. She can't stay in a school uniform or red catsuit all her life. I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman was enough to convince me to buy her third album and what a shock I got. It is the best work she has ever done. It's so mature and good for her age and she wrote 5 tracks herself. I own her previous two albums and I have to say this is better than both of them. This is the type of album that you can listen to all the way through and not have to skip a track.
I'm A Slave 4 U (8/10) - This has grown on me since it was released. A catchy R'n'B track.
Overprotected (9/10) - Another good pop song from Britney. Again, this has grown on me.
Lonely (10/10) - Absolutely fantastic. Sounds a lot like a Janet Jackson track. It sounds like Don't Go Knockin' On My Door from the second album.
I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman (10/10) - A fantastic ballad - her best, in fact. This has become a huge hit all over the world - especially in the UK where it entered at No.2 and became her biggest single since Oops!...I Did It Again.
Boys (10/10) - A great R'n'B track. Better than I'm A Slave 4 U. My friends say it sounds like a song a stripper would dance to!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This album is very different to anything Britney has ever done before - it's better!!! A lot of people say this album is rubbish but Britney deserves a pat-on-the-back for being so daring as to break away from her trademark poppy formula, even if it isn't as successful as her last two albums. Britney's first album sold 22,000,000 and her second sold 20,000,000. This third, and best, album has sold 14,000,000 but I think it'll sell more because it's only being around for eight months. Tracks like I'm A Slave 4 U really get things going with her new R'n'B sound which we later hear in her new single, Boys. Britney still manages to maintain her poppy signiture with tracks such as Overprotected, Anticipating and Cinderella. There is only one ballad on the whole album - I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman. This was a big hit in the UK and deserved to be because it's just amazing!!!I Love Rock 'N' Roll is a cover version and is well done. Bombastic Love and Let Me Be are two short tracks that are more R'n'B pop than just pop.
So what you waiting for? Buy this album NOW!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE GREATEST ALBUM YOU WILL EVER OWN 5 May 2002
Format:Audio CD
Firstly I gotta admit I was worried when I heard that Britney's new album was gonna be completely different from the last two. My fear wasn't helped when I heard her track "Slave 4 U" and I thought it was crap. However I received this album for christmas and since then I haven't taken it out of my Hi-Fi. It's incredible bcause it works on so many levels. The new stuff gives such a feeling of admiration for the Girl (or woman) that its hard to miss. However if people are still a fan of the old stuff then there is definately some tracks of that around as well. Britney also gives an amazing version of the song "I love Rock 'n' Roill" that will have u singing it for hours! This album really is the ultimate Britney experience. Believe no other review; The CD will be the best purchase you ever make. P.S "Slave 4 U" actually is an incredible track once youve heard it more than once.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Another great album this really is great I have a huge cd collection and this was a fantastic edition to my growing collection 100% recommended
Published 7 months ago by peter j pate
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I got this cd for my little girl for our school journeys, she really loves it and goes to school upbeat & happy.
Published 12 months ago by Carol Morrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite album from Britney.
This is definitely my favourite album from Britney. Great songs from the older days reminding me of when I was younger. I recommend to Britney fans.
Published 16 months ago by Chloe Gooch
5.0 out of 5 stars One of her best.
In my opinion this is probably one of her better albums, between this, Oops! I Did It Again and Circus. (Although I haven't quite heard the entire Blackout album). Read more
Published 22 months ago by A Private Person
5.0 out of 5 stars Britney is better than ever! (Despite what everyone else says!)
Oh, this album is SO underrated. I don't think critics understood that Britney needed to move on from her innocent era. ...Baby One More Time no. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mr. Andrew Herring
4.0 out of 5 stars What am I to do with my life?
My parents bought this 10 years ago but we never got round to playing it. To be honest we kind of forgot about it until I found the CD. Read more
Published on 21 April 2012 by CSH
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
This cd is very good. Britney may not be Britney Spears most successful album, but it's her most critically acclaimed.

1. I'm a Slave 4 You ~ A+ I like this song. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2012 by Jim Mitsopoulos
5.0 out of 5 stars Best One Ever!
This is by FAR her best studio album to date!. Each track is very good and they are all A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2011 by Mad Mark
4.0 out of 5 stars its BRITNEY
MMM good sleeve.. music also good Not yet hit with having to sound like everything els Britney but sonding better than alot of old Britney album filler tracks,prob the best all... Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2010 by MRwhatHeThinks
5.0 out of 5 stars Slave 4 the Music
What a brilliant album!!! Miss Spears has Done It Again! This is the first Album Britney started writting her own music. Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2010 by Mike
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