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Format: CD
Sku: 220901429
UPC: 602527641256
UPC 14: 00602527641256
Release Date: 5/23/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Marry the Night ~ Lady Gaga
2. Born This Way ~ Lady Gaga
4. Judas ~ Lady Gaga
5. Americano ~ Lady Gaga
6. Hair ~ Lady Gaga
8. Bloody Mary ~ Lady Gaga
9. Bad Kids ~ Lady Gaga
10. Bad Kids ~ Lady Gaga
11. Fashion of His Love ~ Lady Gaga
13. Heavy Metal Lover ~ Lady Gaga
15. Queen, The ~ Lady Gaga
17. Edge of Glory, The ~ Lady Gaga
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Born This Way [Country Radio Version] ~ Lady Gaga
2. Judas [Dj White Shadow Remix] - (remix) ~ Lady Gaga

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Allertown Hill, UK; Gang Studios, Paris, France; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Living Room Studios, Oslo, Norway; Officine Mechaniche Studios, Milano, Italy; Paradise Studios; Setai, Miami Beach, FL; Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne; Studio 301, Sydney; Studio Bus; Switzerland; The Mix Room, Burbank, CA; Tour Bus, Europe; Warehouse Productions, Omaha, NE.
Muze PNote Creators: Nicola Formichetti; Nick Knight; Laurieann Gibson; Todd Tourso.
Muze PNote Photographer: Nick Knight.
Muze PNote Not long into the ceaseless promotional parade for Born This Way, Lady Gaga's second full-length record and easily the most anticipated record of the 2010s, a certain sense of inevitability crept into play. It was inevitable that Born This Way would be an escalation of The Fame, it was inevitable that Gaga would go where others feared to tread, it was inevitable that it would be bigger than any other record thrown down in 2011, both in its scale and success. Gaga has taken it upon herself to filter out whatever personal details remain in her songs so she can write anthems for her Little Monsters, that ragtag group of queers, misfits, outcasts, and rough kids who she calls her own. Whatever performance art shock Gaga had on The Fame/The Fame Monster has turned into pure theater. Her drama club ambition to marry rock & roll rebellion with her disco beats turns Born This Way into Like a Prayer by way of Bat Out of Hell. Gaga has chosen not to dig under the skin. She's quite content to state her themes then let them be, using them as the connecting thread on an `80s pastiche set to a relentless Eurotrash throb. Echoes of Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, and Bruce Springsteen -- whose longtime running partner Clarence Clemons blows sax on two songs --- can be heard throughout, but it is naturally Madonna who is the cornerstone, giving Gaga the "Express Yourself" melody and a pop precedent for Catholic guilt. Lady Gaga knowingly recontextualizes the Material Girl for a post-modern collage, the sly similarities offering tangible reminders that Gaga is the heir to the diva throne. And Born This Way does solidify her standing as something of a pop visionary. Gaga's true gift is her considerable dexterity at delivering the basics. Unlike so many of her peers, she does not cut and paste her tracks digitally, she constructs from the chords up, then accessorizes at will. She doesn't abandon this sensibility on Born This Way, but she does take it for granted, never pushing her compositions or productions into unpredictable territory. She serves up the expected, which can be quite satisfying: "Marry the Night" glistens with a neon pulse, "Born This Way" has a giddiness to its self-importance, "Judas" turns "Alejandro" into towering gothic disco, she achieves her metal-disco fusion on "Bad Kids," and she even shows vulnerability on "Yo and I." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Gretchen Anderson
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Lady Gaga - Born This Way - CD Review
Published on: 5/24/2011 11:31 AM
No-one can deny that Lady Gaga is a workaholic. In the span of three years, the inventive 25-year-old phenom has single-handedly hoisted herself from fledgling ingenue to the perch where she now sits as one of the planet’s instantly recognisable pop successes, boasting multi-platinum record sales, multiple Grammys, consistently sold-out global concerts and rabid supporters (“the little monsters”) who have utterly redefined the term the full review

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Associated Artists and Works

Jammy Jams
The Fame [Bonus Track] ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/23/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : BOO15371
Music Label Name Label : Kon Live
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602527641256

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.69)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "BORN THIS WAY is her Eighties arena-rock move, going for maximum goth Catholic bombast....BORN THIS WAY has all the electro-sleaze beats and Euro-disco chants that made her the Fame Monster."

Rolling Stone (p.68)
- Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "BORN THIS WAY saw the dance-pop queen embrace homegrown Eighties schlock pop and Springsteenian romanticism."

Spin (p.30)
- Ranked #29 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "BORN THIS WAY delivers a message that old glamazon Pete Seeger could dig: She thinks pop can still move policy, and she might be right."

Entertainment Weekly (p.110)
- "She brings expert songcraft to each cut -- tectonic chord changes, soaring choruses, and that sawtooth-edged voice..." -- Grade: B

Q (Magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Third single 'The Edge Of Glory' makes for a fitting crescendo, giving full vent to Gaga's torrential tonsils..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Lady Gaga
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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