I Am ... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe) CD (2008)

Artist: Beyonce

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"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.

Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 209741583
UPC 886974098027
UPC 14 00886974098027
Format CD
Release Date 11/18/2008
Links
Author Beyonce
Compilation Appearance Fired Up 3
Compilation Appearance Kingdom Come(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Compilation Appearance Futuresex/lovesounds(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Cadillac Records (Music from the Motion Picture)
Compilation Appearance Cadillac Records (Music From The Motion Picture) ( Deluxe Version)
Compilation Appearance Remix
Compilation Appearance 2011 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Compilation Appearance My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) [Deluxe Edition]
Compilation Appearance Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Talk A Good Game
Compilation Appearance Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pinkprint
Compilation Appearance Pinkprint
Compilation Appearance PINKPRINT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance PINKPRINT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 2015 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Fifty Shades Of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Journey To Freedom
Compilation Appearance Magna Carta Holy Grail
Compilation Appearance Magna Carta Holy Grail(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Watch The Throne (Explicit Version) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Compilation Appearance So Amazing:all Star Tribute To Luther
Associated Artist/Work Beyonce Tribute Band
Associated Artist/Work Gaga, Lady
Associated Artist/Work Jay-Z
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Slim Thug
Technical Info
Engineer Kuk Harrell; Mikkel S. Eriksen; Miles Walker; Andrew Hey; Marcos Tovar; Brian "B-Luv" Thomas; Jim Caruana; Ryan Tedder; Jim Jonsin; Toby Gad
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
CatalogID 88697409802
Lable Name Music World Entertainment
Released 11/17/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 46s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886974098027
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rico Love (vocals); Ian Dench (guitar); Dontae Winslow (trumpet); Philip Margiziotis (horns); Steven "Steven J." Jordan, Jens Gad (drums).
Audio Mixers: Dave Pensado; Jim Caruana; Mark "Spike" Stent; Matt Green; Jim Jonsin; Wayne Wilkins.
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.
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh.
Unknown Contributor Role: Lisa Logan.
Arrangers: Ryan Tedder; Toby Gad.
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.
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.'
Artist Bio
BeyonceOne 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.
Disc 1
1 If I Were A Boy,Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
2 Halo,Radio
3 Disappear,Diva
4 Broken-Hearted Girl,Sweet Dreams
5 Ave Maria,Video Phone
6 Smash Into You,Hello
7 Satellites,Ego
8 That's Why You're Beautiful,Scared Of Lonely
Disc 2
1 If I Were A Boy,Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
2 Halo,Radio
3 Disappear,Diva
4 Broken-Hearted Girl,Sweet Dreams
5 Ave Maria,Video Phone
6 Smash Into You,Hello
7 Satellites,Ego
8 That's Why You're Beautiful,Scared Of Lonely
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