Sweet Talker [Deluxe Edition]

Sweet Talker [Deluxe Edition]

by Jessie JJessie J

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Though Jessie J's 2013 album Alive had several singles enter the U.K. Top 40, it did little in the U.S. J followed the ballad-heavy set with Sweet Talker, a collection of songs tailored to regain her footing as a pop star in the States. At the very least, this album is a lot more energetic: filled with cameos by American artists as well as collaborations with A-list producers, Sweet Talker is the opposite of what came before it. Sometimes the too-much-is-never-enough approach actually works: "Bang Bang," the Max Martin-produced hit single that presented J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj as a saucy girl group for the 2010s, goes so over the top with pop fizz that it demands listeners' attention. While it's arguable that Minaj's mile-a-minute rapping and 2014's pop It Girl Grande steal the show from Jessie, "Bang Bang" did get her back on the charts and on people's minds in the U.S. The rest of Sweet Talker finds J trying as many sounds and styles as possible. The album's second single, "Burnin' Up," nods to rap via a cameo by 2 Chainz and to EDM with strobing synths; elsewhere, she returns to P!nk-esque pop on "Masterpiece" and "Said Too Much," a decent riff on "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" and the brash attitude of her debut on "Ain't Been Done." Elsewhere, "Seal Me with a Kiss," which features De La Soul, channels "Bang Bang"'s sense of fun into playful retro-soul with hip-hop flair, while "Keep Us Together" opts for a more mature R&B pop sound. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602547029072
catalogNumber: 002194202
Rank: 65844

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jessie J   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
O.C.   Guitar,Keyboards
Louis Biancaniello   Keyboards
Steve Booker   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Susan Dench   Viola
David Gamson   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Joi   Background Vocals
Ivan McCready   Cello
Leo Payne   Violin
Audrey Riley   Conductor
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Fenella Barton   Violin
Joy Hawley   Cello
Peter Lale   Viola
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Clare Thompson   Violin
Andrew Parker   Viola
Scott Harris   Guitar
Max Martin   Keyboards
Ian Humphries   Violin
Steve Mac   Piano
Derrick McKenzie   Drums
Warren Zielinski   Violin
Sophie Harris   Cello
Nick Barr   Violin
Roland Roberts   Violin
Adrian Bradbury   Cello
Joan Atherton   Violin
Richard George   Violin
Bridget Carey   Viola
Laura Melhuish   Violin
Johan Carlsson   Keyboards
Courtney Harrell   Background Vocals
Matt Beckley   Guitar
Lifted   Keyboards
Rickard Goransson   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gregory Warren Wilson   Violin
Christopher Tombling   Violin,Leader
Katherine Gowers   Violin
Taura Stinson   Background Vocals
Greg Warren Wilson   Violin
Jonas Thander   Horn
William "Nasty Kutt" Wiik Larsen   Background Vocals
Peter Carlsson   Percussion,Drums
Kevin Figs   Guitar,Keyboards
Ricky Reed   Guitar,Background Vocals
Ammo   Guitar,Keyboards
Chonita Gillespie   Background Vocals
Jon Hill   Violin
ILYA   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Godz   Producer
Philippe Wynne   Composer
O.C.   Programming,Additional Production
Louis Biancaniello   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Steve Booker   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
George Clinton   Composer
David Gamson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Pat Thrall   Programming,Engineer
Scott Roewe   Pro-Tools
Kuk Harrell   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Corey Rooney   Composer
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer,Programming,Producer
Scott Harris   Composer
Max Martin   Composer,Programming,Producer
Steve Mac   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Josh Alexander   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Wayne Hector   Composer
Chris Laws   Engineer
John Hanes   Engineer
Lewis Allen   Composer
Kelvin Mercer   Composer
Diplo   Producer
Claude Kelly   Composer,Vocal Producer
Jonas Jeberg   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Lifted   Programming,Producer
Todd Russell   Art Direction
Eric Frederic   Composer
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Andrew Wuepper   Engineer
Smit   Programming
Rickard Goransson   Composer,Programming,Producer
Sean Douglas   Composer
Emily Warren   Composer
Sam Holland   Engineer
Jessica Cornish   Composer
Jason Evigan   Composer
Joshua Coleman   Composer
Dave Jolicouer   Composer
Jacob Kasher   Composer
Dann Pursey   Engineer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer
Thaddis Harrell   Composer
Rob Stevenson   Executive Producer
Onika Maraj   Composer
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Jenna Andrews   Composer,Vocal Producer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer,Producer
William "Nasty Kutt" Wiik Larsen   Composer,Instrumentation
Terius Nash   Composer,Programming,Producer
Britt Burton   Composer
Antonio Rizello   Programming
Elle Varner   Composer
Jonathan Sher   Vocal Engineer
Andreas Schüller   Composer
Oakwud   Producer
Tauheed Epps   Composer
Yonatan Ayal   Composer
Peter Carlsson   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Editing
John Newman   Composer
Stepan Taft   Composer
Daniel Zaidenstadt   Engineer
Sevyn Streeter   Composer
Kevin Figs   Programming,Additional Production
Kassa   Vocal Engineer
Axident   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Hidde Huijsman   Composer,Engineer
Will Idap   Producer
Ricky Reed   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Picard Brothers   Programming,Producer
Ammo   Programming,Producer
Ryan Vojtesak   Composer,Producer
Chloe Angelides   Composer
Alessia Degasperis Brigante   Composer
Clement Picard   Composer
Maxime Picard   Composer
Gamal Lewis   Composer
Dfrns   Producer
Pop & Oak   Instrumentation
Michel Van Der Zanden   Composer
Massimo Cacciapuoti   Composer,Engineer
James Somani   Composer
Jack Brown   Vocal Engineer
Arek Kopera   Drum Engineering
ILYA   Programming

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