Lady Gaga The Fame Monster [Deluxe Edition] (2-CD)

Rolling Stone: 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]turdy club-thumpers....'Bad Romance' makes her name a Teutonic chant; 'Alejandro' is a loving Abba spoof."
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: November 23, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Interscope Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.89
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]turdy club-thumpers....'Bad Romance' makes her name a Teutonic chant; 'Alejandro' is a loving Abba spoof."
Paste (magazine) - "[B]uilding on the catchy, decadent sound of her debut, the album is an edgy and forward-thinking audio-visual extravaganza."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Just Dance
  • 2.LoveGame
  • 3.Paparazzi
  • 4.Poker Face
  • 5.Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
  • 6.Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
  • 7.The Fame
  • 8.Money Honey
  • 9.Starstruck
  • 10.Boys Boys Boys
  • 11.Paper Gangsta
  • 12.Brown Eyes
  • 13.I Like It Rough
  • 14.Summerboy

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Bad Romance
  • 2.Alejandro
  • 3.Monster
  • 4.Speechless
  • 5.Dance in the Dark
  • 6.Telephone
  • 7.So Happy I Could Die
  • 8.Teeth

Product Description:

Personnel: Lady Gaga (vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Colby O'Donis (vocals); Tom Kafafian (guitar); Joe Tomino (drums); RedOne , Calvin Gaines (programming); Flo Rida, Space Cowboy , Victor Bailey.
Audio Mixer: Robert Orton.
Recording information: 150 Studios, Parsippany, NJ; 2nd Floor Studios, Los Angeles, CA; 333 Studios, New York, NY; Chalice, Los Angeles, CA; Cherrytree Recording Studios; Darkchild Studios, Los Angeles; Dojo Studios, New York, NY; FC Walvisch, Amsterdam; Metropolis, London, UK; Poe Boy Studios, Miami, FL; Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Photographer: Hedi Slimane.
Initially planned solely as a standard double-disc reissue in the wake of the blockbuster success of The Fame, Lady Gaga decided to release the new material as a separate EP called The Fame Monster in addition to the standard two-CD set, where it's tacked onto a now standardized version of her debut. It's a nice move for fans, plus it helps emphasize the new material, which does act as a bridge from the debut to a forthcoming full-length. Everything on The Fame Monster bears a galvanized Eurotrash finish, as evident on the heavy steel synths of "Bad Romance" and the updated ABBA revision "Alejandro," as it is on the rock & roll ballad "Speechless" -- its big guitars lifted from Noel Gallagher -- and the wonderful, perverse march "Teeth." Even the stuttering splices on "Telephone," a duet with Beyonc‚, leans to the other side of the Atlantic, which just emphasizes the otherness that's become Gaga's calling card. And even as she's becoming omnipresent, with her songs mingling with those who co-opt her on the radio, she is still slightly skewed, willing to go so far over the top she goes beyond camp, yet still channeling it through songs that are written, not just hooks. The Fame Monster builds upon those strengths exhibited on The Fame, offering a credible expansion of the debut and suggesting she's not just a fleeting pop phenomenon. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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