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Learn more about I Am ... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe):

Format: CD
Sku: 209741583
UPC: 886974098027
UPC 14: 00886974098027
Release Date: 11/18/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. If I Were A Boy ~ Beyonc?
2. Halo ~ Beyonc?
3. Disappear ~ Beyonc?
4. Broken-Hearted Girl ~ Beyonc?
5. Ave Maria ~ Beyonc?
6. Smash Into You ~ Beyonc?
7. Satellites ~ Beyonc?
8. That's Why You're Beautiful ~ Beyonc?
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) ~ Beyonc?
2. Radio ~ Beyonc?
3. Diva ~ Beyonc?
4. Sweet Dreams ~ Beyonc?
5. Video Phone ~ Beyonc?
6. Hello ~ Beyonc?
7. Ego ~ Beyonc?
8. Scared Of Lonely ~ Beyonc?
 
"The new record is a double album and has two covers, like a magazine would have two covers," Beyonce revealed. "One of the covers is named I Am... and the second cover is named Sasha Fierce. That is my alter ego and now she has a last name. I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am. That's why half the record, I Am... is about who I am underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights, and underneath all the exciting star drama. And Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage. The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that people only know me see."

The Deluxe Edition of I Am...Sasha Fierce features five bonus tracks that further explore the emotional depths of Beyonce and her alter ego.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Rico Love (vocals); Ian Dench (guitar); Dontae Winslow (trumpet); Philip Margiziotis (horns); Steven "Steven J." Jordan, Jens Gad (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Dave Pensado; Jim Caruana; Mark "Spike" Stent; Matt Green; Jim Jonsin; Wayne Wilkins.
Muze PNote Recording information: 2nd Floor Studios, Orlando, FL; Bangledesh Studios, Atlanta, GA; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; GAD Studios, Ibiza, Spain; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Mansfield Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; South Beat Studios, Miami Beach, FL; Strawberrybee Productions, New York, NY; The Boom Boom Room, Burbank, CA; The Campground, Los Angeles, CA; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Peter Lindbergh.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Lisa Logan.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Ryan Tedder; Toby Gad.
Muze PNote I AM. SASHA FIERCE represents another change of pace for Beyonc?. Unlike the relatively streamlined, retro-soul inflected B'DAY, I AM... is a sprawling two-disc set designed to reflect two conflicting sides of Beyonc?'s musical personality. The first disc sports reflective, sometimes moody ballads, while the second, attributed to Beyonc?'s brash alter ego, Sasha Fierce, is loaded with propulsive dance-floor fillers. Except for this stylistic divide, I AM. pays only nominal attention to its supposed concept, focusing instead on a set of excellent, radio-ready songs--neatly avoiding the possibility of I AM. becoming some sort of Chris Gaines-style conceptual disaster. Though the second disc, which boasts the synth-drenched lead single, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," is more immediately gratifying, the impeccably produced ballads of the first disc represent a vast improvement on the often awkward torch songs that weighed down Beyonc?'s first solo record.

Producer: C. "Tricky" Stewart; Andrew Hey; Amanda Ghost; Dave McCracken; Harold Lilly; Ian Dench; Rico Love; Ryan Tedder; Beyonce Knowles; Jim Jonsin; Toby Gad; Wayne Wilkins

Engineer: Kuk Harrell; Mikkel S. Eriksen; Miles Walker; Andrew Hey; Marcos Tovar; Brian "B-Luv" Thomas; Jim Caruana; Ryan Tedder; Jim Jonsin; Toby Gad
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Beyonce - I Am... Sasha Fierce [Deluxe Edition] - CD Review
By: Donald Gibson Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 11/19/2008 5:07 AM
I Am… Sasha Fierce finds Beyonce at her most creatively daring to date, exploring the breadth of her talent while broadening the scope of her sound. Over the span of this double album, she melds elements of rock, hip/hop, folk, and R&B into a cohesive soundtrack that refreshingly renders her as less an elusive superstar than it does a visceral (and vulnerable) woman. ...read the full review

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Fired Up 3
Muze Music Compilations Kingdom Come(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Viento A Favor
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Muze Music Compilations Futuresex/lovesounds(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Here I Stand
Muze Music Compilations Cadillac Records (Music from the Motion Picture)
Muze Music Compilations Cadillac Records (Music From The Motion Picture) ( Deluxe Version)
Muze Music Compilations Remix
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Watch The Throne (Explicit Version) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Muze Music Compilations My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Muze Music Compilations My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) [Deluxe Edition]
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play
Muze Music Compilations Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Talk A Good Game
Muze Music Compilations Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Journey To Freedom
Muze Music Compilations Pinkprint
Muze Music Compilations Pinkprint
Muze Music Compilations PINKPRINT(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations PINKPRINT(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations So Amazing:all Star Tribute To Luther
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Magna Carta Holy Grail
Muze Music Compilations Magna Carta Holy Grail(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Beyonce Tribute Band
Gaga, Lady
Jay-Z
Original Soundtrack
Slim Thug

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/17/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697409802
Music Label Name Label : Music World Entertainment
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 : 00886974098027

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.121)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The SASHA disc boasts Beyonce's most adventurous music yet....The girl who blew up going all melismatic has never sung with more restraint than she does on SASHA."

Entertainment Weekly (p.71)
- "[S]everal of the high-gloss bangers on SASHA are more than equal to the gauntlet laid down by 'Single Ladies.'" -- Grade: B

Billboard (p.77)
- "[I]t's the classic, more timeless R&B songs on the I AM portion of the album that seem like a much-welcomed stretch for the singer.'

Bio

Beyonce

One of 2008's most hotly anticipated new album releases, Beyonce's new album is the artist's first new studio collection since the Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling B'Day debuted at #1 on charts around the world shortly after its international release on September 4, 2006 (in celebration of Beyonce's 25th birthday).

Beyonce's fans got their first taste of the two sides of I Am...Sasha Fierce with the simultaneous release of "If I Were a Boy" (from I Am...) and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (from Sasha Fierce).

Songs on Beyonce's I Am... include "If I Were a Boy," "Halo," "Disappear," "Broken Hearted Girl," "Ave Maria," and "Satellites." Beyonce's Sasha Fierce performances include "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," "Radio," "Diva," "Sweet Dreams," and "Video Phone."

I Am...Sasha Fierce is Executive Produced by Beyonce Knowles and Mathew Knowles for Music World Productions, Inc.

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