Girl On Fire [+digital booklet]
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Girl On Fire [+digital booklet]

November 27, 2012

  Song Title Artist
De Novo Adagio (Intro) Alicia Keys
Brand New Me Alicia Keys
When It's All Over Alicia Keys
Listen To Your Heart Alicia Keys
New Day Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj
Fire We Make Alicia Keys & Maxwell
Tears Always Win Alicia Keys
Not Even The King Alicia Keys
That's When I Knew Alicia Keys
Limitedless Alicia Keys
One Thing Alicia Keys
101 Alicia Keys
Digital Booklet: Girl On Fire

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 23, 2012
  • Release Date: November 23, 2012
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 53:08
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  • ASIN: B00A5052YE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,777 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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52 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive, with a few strains November 27, 2012
Format:Audio CD
De Novo Adagio (intro) - A short and simple intro that showcases the classically trained skills that some may have forgotten Ms. Keys possessed. Would have been lovely if this were longer with lyrics attached. I wonder what that would have sounded like.

Brand New Me - The intro goes straight into this song, which actually brings the lyrics that I hoped to hear mentioned above. I think this song is a personal note to all of her critiques out there that have had issues with the way her personal life has resulted to the past few years. She talks about her growth, and how no one should be mad or feel bad for the changes that have occurred with her. This song is about accepting oneself, and not worrying about the opinions of others. It's a really good song with a poignant message. However, there were essences of straining in some areas of the song.

When It's All Over - Right away reminded me of an old school, late 60s/early 70s kind of feel. I really appreciate the different directions that are shown throughout this album. This song is about accepting the fact that you loved someone, regardless of the amount of time you had with that individual. It's about living the love in the moment, and not worrying about what may happen tomorrow. I don't think it has a foreboding vibe or nature to it, but more-so growing old with someone and enjoying the time you have with them, for life is impossible to foretell. And the inclusion of her son at the end was sweet.

Listen to Your Heart - Smooth mellow song that would definitely fit on the adult r&b contemporary stations. I think this would definitely fit into that vein. The title of the song essentially reads the entirety of the song. It's about listening to your heart and going after what it tells you.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Consistent, Powerful, Intimate November 27, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Something's gone awry when the singles are the weakest tracks on the album. As weak as the singles are lyrically ("looks like a girl, but she's a flame" from the title track), they fit well in the musical landscape that Keys has painted. Easily the most consistent and cohesive set of songs we've heard from Keys, "Girl on Fire" moves effortlessly from piano ballads ("Brand New Me") to Jamie XX ("When It's All Over"), to synth-heavy groove "Listen to Your Heart". Some have lamented Keys' refusal to truly open up in the past, and they will likely find plenty wrong with another album where she keeps the listeners at arms length, mostly. But look harder at the thematic elements of a few tracks and you'll see that she's subtly addressing the things that have been said about her. For example, "101" is a thinly veiled dig at the naysayers regarding her relationship with the notoriously unfaithful Swizz Beatz. Not to mention that it sounds fantastic. "Not Even The King", while certainly not currently personal for Keys, finds her at her most intimate on a recording, stopping to sit down, breathe, and push the pedal down before beginning the future nominee for Song of The Year at the Grammy Awards.

I'm a longtime Alicia Keys fan, disappointed with the last album of mostly filler music, and am really thrilled to see Keys back at the top of her game and turning out an album even better than "As I Am". Great music!
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A New Discovery November 27, 2012
Format:Audio CD
While Alicia Keys has been around for over 10 years, Girl on Fire is the first of her albums that I have bought or listened to. So, I guess I've been missing the boat if this is representative of her previous work - which I intend to check out soon, btw. She has a great combination of vocal, piano, and songwriting talent. I do find it curious that "Girl On Fire" is the first single; however, I think it is far from the strongest track on the album. I like everything but "Fire We Make" (sorry, I didn't care for Maxwell's vocals) better than "Girl On Fire". My favorites are "That's When I Knew", "Brand New Me", and "When It's All Over" the last of which ends with a playful dialog toddler son. I thought this gave her already personal lyrics and even more personal touch. All three of those songs have vocals that are very expressive and earnest, and I connected with them the most. The rest of the songs are also good (with the exceptions noted above). I would recommend this album to anyone who likes strong vocals and piano with R&B backing.

Download this: When It's All Over
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe My Expectations Are Too High November 30, 2012
By jackie
Format:MP3 Music
I don't know what is is about Alicia's vocals lately that have been not rubbing me the right way, but I've gotta say that I'm not loving or even liking this new album. I'm really disappointed because I bought three hard copies, one for me and the other two as gifts for my sisters. Not one of us has really gotten into this cd. I will say that my baby sister adores Listen to Your Heart and plays it non-stop. I can't really say that there's even one song that I'm crazy about; they just all seem ok.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Girl On Fire December 27, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I really like one song. The duet w/Maxwell The rest of the CD I don't really like at all.Girl On Fire No! Not Really
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiery November 27, 2012
By M. Otto
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wow!!! I am thrilled. My first album by this singer, ordered due to the song "This girl is on fire". It hits you right where you feel it in all your fibers. Again, thank you Amazon for a great price and preorder option.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Like this and was amazing to listen. It should be bought it's worth the money. So buy it and enjoy.
Published 6 days ago by Mashel M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Girl On Fire album
I bought this for my wife basically for the "Girl on Fire" track. Since we both like Alicia Keys I anticipated that the album would be good. Not so much. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Broke_Daddy
5.0 out of 5 stars As expected - Great!
Was not surprised one bit. Bought it for my Significant Other, and I certain I have secured a few brownie points!
Published 16 days ago by Fitz Jackson
2.0 out of 5 stars The greatest voice EVER!!! BUT
Well it appears that voices get better with each generation. I'm an old timer. But this kid has the best pipes I have ever heard. Read more
Published 16 days ago by submariner
4.0 out of 5 stars Girl on Fire Music CD by Alicia Keyes
I Love most of this CD. Girl on Fire is excellent!
She is such a pretty girl. Good picture of her
on the cover of this music CD! Read more
Published 17 days ago by Debra J. Munz
5.0 out of 5 stars again, love this CD
It is good to see she is still writing her own music and performing. Her voice is magic. I hope she proves to have staying power.
Published 25 days ago by Vanissa Thurman
3.0 out of 5 stars No Alicia Keys others to compare.
Wanted a GREAT version of "Girl on Fire". This version is not exactly what I wanted, but it was an introduction to Alicia Keys.
Published 1 month ago by Marybeach Sharksteeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!!
Fabulous album - love the "Girl On Fire" song! Alicia Keys is, as always, absolutely awesome!!! Here's to her next album!!
Published 1 month ago by Sunflower
5.0 out of 5 stars Alcia Keys
I like all of her music and especially this particular song., My granddaughter and grandson both love to sing with her.
Published 1 month ago by HENRY
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
I'm a semi alicia keys fan but there were only three good songs on the album
7) Fire We Make
1) De Novo Adagio (Intro)
4) Listen To Your Heart
Published 1 month ago by duffy
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