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Alicia Keys is arguably one of the greatest and most gifted talents to emerge this century. In her relatively short career, Alicia Keys has already been awarded 9 Grammy's; sold over 25 million albums; been referred to as 'the female Stevie Wonder' or 'today's Aretha Franklin' by critics world-wide; and, moreover, been immortalised in song by Bob Dylan.

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  • Vinyl (11 Dec. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B0091LRZX4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,043 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. De Novo Adagio (Intro)
2. Brand New Me
3. When It's All Over
4. Listen To Your Heart
Disc: 2
1. New Day
2. Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj
3. Fire We Make - Alicia Keys & Maxwell
Disc: 3
1. Tears Always Win
2. Not Even The King
3. That's When I Knew
Disc: 4
1. Limitedless
2. One Thing
3. 101

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Fifth studio album by the American artist. Featuring the singles 'Girl on Fire' and 'Brand New Life' and duets with Maxwell and Nicki Minaj, the follow up album to 2009's 'The Element of Freedom' has been well-received and critically-acclaimed.

BBC Review

The Alicia Keys we find on Girl on Fire is much removed from how we left her on 2009’s The Element of Freedom, a rumination on the death of her grandmother and the break-up of a relationship. For the first album of her 30s, Keys is now married (to producer-rapper Swizz Beatz) and the proud mother of a young son. And understandably, the record takes this as its centre.

For all its big beats and stellar collaborations (and there are many: Frank Ocean, Emile Sandé, Darkchild, Babyface and Salaam Remi to name a few), the core of the album is Keys’ remarkable voice and simple songwriting. The tone is set by the piano introduction, a sombre reflective piece, and then the defiant, nose-thumbing Brand New Me which makes Keys’ stance clear when she sings: “It’s been a while, I’m not who I was before.”

Girl on Fire is classic Keys at her most commercial. The beautiful, sensual Fire We Make, a duet with Maxwell, is all muted horns and synth bass, a textbook quiet storm. The more you hear this track, the deeper you fall in love with it. Tears Always Win, co-written by Bruno Mars, is a convincing soul/gospel pastiche, played with a small band.

Not Even the King, written with Sandé, is probably the key track. Shorn of all bangs and crashes, it is a straightforward piano ballad, and although exploring the well-worn analogy of how being rich in love is better than all the world’s money (“Your arms around me / Worth more than a Kingdom”), it is strangely and sweetly affecting.

The credits say that Girl on Fire was “conceptualised and produced” by Keys. When you look at other artists of a similar ilk, you know that she hasn’t just dropped in to record with the latest producer. As a result, Girl on Fire is a smart album, maintaining the high standards set on The Element of Freedom. It showcases her as a maturing performer and keeps her there or thereabouts alongside Beyoncé as the world’s leading contemporary stylist of mainstream RnB.

--Daryl Easlea

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MeHB on 26 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD
After being rather disappointed with Element of Freedom (and when I say disappointed, I'm talking 8/10 as opposed to the usual 10/10 I give an AK album!) I was very apprehensive about getting this one because a lot of artists tend to drop off once they start reaching they're 4th / 5th albums...not mentioning any names (usher)...but anyway...ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!

I think this one does still (just slightly) sit behind A Minor & Diary, but the snippet of soul (Fire We Make), touch of musical genius (Least I Got to Love You), girl power anthem (Girl on Fire), lyrical inspiration (Brand New Me), beautiful melodies (Not Even the King / One Thing) and the token R&B Reggae track with a bassline that your blow your neighbours' mind (Limitedless) mean that this album will certainly be listened to for years to come! Each track is easygoing enough for everyone to like but without lacking the depth that makes this a credible piece of musical work! Thanks Alicia!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amillionmiles on 29 Dec. 2012
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Alicia Keys has once again taken her time to write new material and has let three years pass before releasing her fifth studio album "Girl On Fire". Compared to her previous effort "The Element Of Freedom", this collection of songs is much more energetic and fresh. It is actually quite difficult to compare the two as they are so different, but Alicia sounds much happier on this outing, possibly because she is now married and has experienced motherhood.

Following the Classical music inspired intro "De Novo Adagio", the piano led ballad "Brand New Me", co-written by Emeli Sande, is very classy and stylish with a breathtakingly powerful bridge section that adds immensely to the quality of this song. "When It's All Over" is quite an interesting composition as it contains elements of R&B, Jazz and Funk, but then swiftly unravels and transforms into a melodic Dance track with lots of energy and commercial appeal. There are a variety of different styles on this album - "Listen To Your Heart" falls comfortably in between Neo Soul and R&B slow jam territory whilst "New Day" boasts punchy Hip-Hop drum beats and brings bags of energy and hope to this release, although it is my least favourite track due to its simplicity, being aimed solely at the commercial market. The lead single and title track "Girl On Fire", featuring the Hip-Hop artist of the moment Nicki Minaj, is another mainstream R&B creation with very passionate and soulful vocals from Miss Keys and a catchy melody, although it is slightly over-sung and a tad middle of the road. The duet with the ever so talented Maxwell "Fire We Make" oozes sensuality and has some beautiful soft vocals from both artists that blend with the suave and gentle Soul, Jazz and Funk arrangements.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By fatz on 28 Dec. 2012
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Album is fantastic, worth buying, every single track a classic. Track 3 features her son Egypt, listening to him makes you want to melt. I listening to it all the time. Well worth the investment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By me on 20 Dec. 2012
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I really love this album. Alicia never disappoints. I actually think that Girl On Fire is one of the worse songs on the album. I love the song Brand New Me, It is filled with so much raw emotion and is catchy. The duet with Maxwell is amazing. Two of my favourite artists together. All in all a good buy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harry Perkins on 16 Dec. 2012
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On each album that Alicia releases she improves and her latest release is simply fab. The title track is the best on here but they are all so good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Beare on 14 May 2013
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This was to replace a copy of 'Girl on Fire' that I had lost and I think it's a great album, & I received this album very quickly after ordering it, & after having discovered I had lost it , was very gratefull.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Francis on 12 May 2013
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Have been a fan for a while. This album is a bit different, exploring a different angle of this artist. There are 3 tracks I would call "edgy", but the rest are sublime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justin on 11 May 2013
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Brought as a gift for my better half. Did to think it would be my kind of music but very pleasant on the ear.
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