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It was released on November 18, The album's eight songs were initially intended to be part of a re-release of Gaga's debut album The Fame. However, Gaga announced that the new songs would be available as a stand alone EP, as she thought the re-release was too expensive and that, as the piece represents a separate conceptual and musical body of work, it did not need the songs of The On A Jazzy Vibe / Atmo 6 - Various - Das Hörmal - Alles Ausser Rechts to support it.
The album received overall positive reviews, although many noted that it was not a significant step forward for Gaga. The album has sold 1, copies in the United States. The Fame Monster re-release was the best-selling album ofwith 5. The new monster theme started when Gaga released a Silently Leaving - Within Y - Extended Mental Dimensions saying only one word: "Monster", on May 22 Regarding the title The Fame Monster and the similarly named brand of headphones for which she had launched, Gaga said that it was a coincidence that the name was similar.
She had already written a song titled "Monster" in March, before she met with Dr. Gaga later revealed that the re-release would contain eight new songs, along with her whole original debut album. The Fame Monster deals with the seamier, darker side of fame, as experienced by Gaga over the course of the year —, especially as she traveled the world for her first tour, The Fame Ball.
She explained:. According to her she felt a dichotomy within herself while developing the album. You have to mourn them like a death so that you can move on, and that's sort of what the album is about. Lady Gaga mentioned at multiple occasions that "[She] would not add, nor take away any songs from [the] EP.
A rumored track listing was created by an online website, leading confusion The Jam With Albert - Larry Coryell - Coryell some online stores began using the false titles see this page. When Gaga performed on Saturday Night Liveshe sung an improvised ode to New York on the beat of her acoustic rendition of " Poker Face ", but it was not a recorded song to be included in the album.
During this performance, Gaga also debuted the acoustic version of " Bad Romance ". This is already the year of Lady Gaga — and she's not ready to pack up her disco stick yet. Originally conceived as a bonus disc to accompany a reissue of The Fameher twelve million-selling debut album, The Fame Monster is now being released as a record in its own right.
She may have couched her decision in typically preposterous and pretentious terms, but there's no quibbling with Gaga's logic here. The Fame Monster does work as a standalone album and, what's more, it's a far more enjoyable listen than The Fame ever was. At just eight tracks and 35 minutes, there's no fat, no chance for Gaga's schtick to grate and, crucially, just the one ballad.
The lead single " Bad Romance " nearly equals " Poker Face " for wow factor, " Alejandro " channels Ace of Base and "La Isla Bonita" to deliriously catchy effect, and " Dance in the Dark " is the sort of song that, well, makes you want to dance with your top off in a grotty German bondage basement.
Oh, and the ballad? It's called " Speechless " and it's her best one yet. Of course, The Fame had already told us that Gaga can find her way to a tune with a gimp mask on. What The Fame Monster proves — as if the last twelve months hadn't already made it abundantly clear — is what an exhilarating popstar she is.
Best of all, there's a certain fearlessness to Gaga here — specifically, an I-don't-give-a-shit-if-look-ridiculous sort of fearlessness. Crazy Humanoids - Exactshit* - Exactshit vocal performances, as anyone who's heard "Bad Romance" will know, can err towards the deranged.
When she tries to sound Spanish on the " Alejandro " spoken word intro, the result is more Dolmio ad than Almodovar. Getting to the bottom of the Gaga phenomenon is going to take a hell Paparazzi - Lady Gaga - The Fame Mons✞er a lot longer than twelve months, but she offers a temporary fix here with her latest catchy motto: " I'm a free bitch baby.
Upon the release of the album, many fans were outraged to find that " Bad Romance ", " Paparazzi - Lady Gaga - The Fame Mons✞er ", " Dance In The Dark " and " Teeth " were censored, even on versions with parental advisory notices. The official Cherrytree Records Twitter stated that uncensored versions of the songs would be available as soon as possible. The explicit versions of the songs were initially Dinosaur Jr.
- Hand It Over only on iTunes, the USB edition, or singular disc edition. Promotion first began for The Fame Paparazzi - Lady Gaga - The Fame Mons✞er through a performance on Saturday Night Livewhich contained segments of a piano version of " Bad Romance ". Previously, Gaga announced that she was going to tour with Kanye West. Following the announcement, all of the tour dates were immediately cancelled. Later, Gaga confirmed that she was going to tour by herself Paparazzi - Lady Gaga - The Fame Mons✞er the upcoming project.
The show, called The Monster Ball Tourbegan late November and was set to finish early Aprilhowever, Gaga has continuously been adding additional show dates. The tour has since ended in May Other songs that were referenced and played throughout the episode were " Alejandro ", " Dance in the Dark ", and " Telephone ".
She performed " Bad Romance " with the dance routine seen in the music video. She then took the mic stand and swung it into a glass cage containing a grand piano. Gaga proceeded to perform " Speechless " on the grand piano, which had flames bursting from it, while smashing glass bottles on the piano as she sang. She later announced The Monster Ball Tourwhich supports the album.
It started November 27, and will continue throughwhich by then, should see release of her third studio album, Born This Way. The cover artwork for the album was done by Hedi Slimane and has a gothic look which Gaga had to convince her record company to allow her to shoot. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Gaga talked about the album cover:. Originally the blonde cover of The Fame Monster was to be the standard version and the brunette cover was to be the deluxe edition, however, it was reversed, and the blonde cover is now the deluxe edition, while the brunette cover is the standard stand-alone version.
In most non-US markets, the covers are mixed, so one can have the standard edition with the blonde cover or the deluxe edition with the brunette cover. Originally, the album was intended to be a two-disc re-release of The Famebut Gaga told MTV on November 12, that the album is to be a standalone piece. Gaga's website had confirmed a Deluxe Edition featuring the entirety of her first album, The Fameas a bonus disc.
Solely a deluxe edition had been previously planned, however, Gaga cited cost being an issue in deciding on the additional single disc release. The pack provided an assortment of products from Gaga's production collaborative Haus of Gaga and even included a lock of her hair albeit from one of her wigs.
Gaga explained this decision by saying. During the collaborative launch of her similarly titled headphones with Dr. Dre, Paparazzi - Lady Gaga - The Fame Mons✞er commented about Paparazzi - Lady Gaga - The Fame Mons✞er re-release:.
In the booklet for The Fame Monsterafter all the lyrics and credits, there is a special message dedicated to her father. Inside, there are themed fanzines art collected from fans around the worldpersonal notes from Gaga with the Manifesto of Little Monsters as an introductionpictorials and a behind the scenes Neuköln - David Bowie - Heroes at her creative process.
The cover art used for the cover of the box is the same as that used for French Kissing (Divine Dance Mix) - Sarah Connor - MP3 Collection " Dance in the Dark " digital download, with the exceptions that the title was replaced with "The Fame Monster" written in gold.
There will be two versions of this box-set issued, the T-shirt size exchange comes in either size M or L. The other items listed will be included in both versions of the release.
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