Demi [Bonus CD-R Track]

Demi [Bonus CD-R Track]

by Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
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Her return from darkness out of the way, Demi Lovato returns to the serious business of stardom on Demi, her fourth album and the first positioned as the work of a true adult. Maturity is a bit of a tricky business on Demi, as it finds her copping modern trends without quite shaking off the studio system that fostered her. The latter is problematic, resulting in half-baked exercises in pageantry -- such as the "Skyscraper" rewrite "Nightingale" -- and the occasional cultural dissonance, like when she tells a suitor "you try to take me home like you're DiMaggio," a name not heard in a pop song for almost 25 years. Unfortunately, a lot of these stumbles arrive early in the record, but the back half of Demi shifts into a place where the studio professionalism and blatant cash-ins click. She brings in Cher Lloyd, from the seventh season of the British X-Factor, to rap on the brightly brickwalled kiss-off "Really Don't Care," she skips through the wildly appealing "Something That We're Not" -- quite easily the purest and best piece of pop here -- and deliriously rips off Katy Perry's "Firework" on "Fire Starter," which is shameless in its appropriating the prior hit's construction and progression but not its attitude. This second half is strong enough to make some of the earlier, tentative moments seem a bit better -- this is particularly true of "Made in the USA," which cops Miley's "Party in the USA," but it's not quite so fetching an exploitation as "Fire Starter" -- but ultimately, this isn't an album of purpose, it's a collection of moments, and it has just enough good ones to solidify Demi Lovato's comeback.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0050087285364
catalogNumber: 001805292

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Demi Lovato   Primary Artist
Larry Goetz   Guitar
Andrew Goldstein   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Emanuel Kiriakou   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Rami   Bass,Musician
Matt Squire   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Corky James   Banjo,Guitar
Mattias Johansson   Violin
BattleRoy   Keyboards
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums
Anton Patzner   Violin,Viola
Lewis Patzner   Cello
Chris Patrick   Background Vocals
Jonas Jeberg   Musician
Livvi Franc   Background Vocals
Carl Falk   Guitar,Background Vocals,Musician
Albin Nedler   Background Vocals
Jamie Snell   Guitar
David Bukovinszky   Cello
Matt Rad   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mattias Gothenburg   Violin
Jordan Sapp   Guitar
Felicia Barton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Larry Goetz   Engineer
Andrew Goldstein   Composer,Programming,Producer
Aaron Phillips   Composer
Mitch Allan   Composer,Producer
Emanuel Kiriakou   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Anne Preven   Composer,Vocal Producer
Roy Battle   Composer
Enny Joo   Art Direction
Rami   Programming,Producer,Vocal Engineer,Instrumentation,Vocal Editing
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Matt Squire   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Noel Zancanella   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Josh Wilbur   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
BattleRoy   Programming,Producer
Ryan Tedder   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Matt Radosevich   Composer
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers   Composer,Programming,Producer
Anton Patzner   String Arrangements
Mattias Bylund   String Arrangements
Kyle Moorman   Engineer
Chris Patrick   Vocal Editing
Jordan Johnson   Composer
Jonas Jeberg   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Rami Yacoub   Composer
Brendan Dekora   Engineer
Savan Kotecha   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Demi Lovato   Composer
Eddie DeLaGarza   Management
David "DQ" Quinones   Vocal Producer
Livvi Franc   Composer
Priscilla Renea   Composer
Jason Evigan   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Smith Carlson   Engineer
Phillip McIntyre   Management
Carl Falk   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Engineer,Instrumentation
Mario Marchetti   Composer
Julia Michaels   Composer
Steve Tippeconnic   Engineer
Nikki Williams   Composer
Albin Nedler   Vocal Editing
Zach Steele   Vocal Engineer
Jens Koerkemeier   Engineer
Stefan Johnson   Composer
Thomas Cullison   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Corey Chorus   Composer
Cher Lloyd   Composer
Freddy Wexler   Composer
Marcus Lomax   Composer
Ali Tamposi   Composer
Matt Rad   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Tiffany Vartanyan   Composer
Blair Perkins   Composer
Justin Evigan   Composer
Thesupex   Producer
Monsters   Producer
Strangerz   Producer
Sean Douglas   Composer
Felicia Barton   Composer

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